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* NEW* ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM

 

For the first time ever we are having an Adult Summer Reading Program. Activities include a book discussion (James Donovan's "Shoot for the Moon"), wine & cheese wrap party and a Grand Prize lottery for those who complete the activity-based “Bingo Board.” The Grand Prize is a $100 gift certificate to Books on the Common.
 
The Bingo Board and instructions are available at the circulation desk. To be entered in the lottery, adults must complete one row of squares on the Bingo Board. Each square has a required reading category - eg a book set in NY, a memoir, a book about space. You can read any book you like that fits the category for a square, but to help you out we have lists of suggested books for each category. The lists can be picked up with the Bingo Boards.
 
If you complete one row you can try for another and an additional entry in the lottery! All Boards must be handed in by August 22.

 

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Please register for all programs via the links below or by calling the library at 875-9004. There will be no confirmation sent for online registration, unless more information is needed.

 

Educational & Instructional Seminars:   

   

ADULT SUMMER READING PARTY  Register Here

Thursday, August 22, 7:00 pm

Why should the kids have all the parties? Adults who participated in our Summer Reading Program are invited to a wine and cheese party to chat about the books you read this summer and enter a lottery for a gift card to Books on the Common.

 

CUT PAPER COLLAGE CRAFT  Register Here

Tuesday, August 27, 7:00 pm

Looking for a unique birthday, new baby or housewarming gift? Mount a colorful cut paper collage as a striking backdrop for a simple themed silhouette.

 

DEFENSIVE DRIVING PROGRAM

Saturday, September 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $45/$35 for Seniors

The Defensive Driving Insurance Reduction Program is a 6-hour course consisting of a series of films and discussions about driving attitudes and behaviors. It is designed for licensed drivers, but those with permits may attend. Completion of the course results in a ten percent liability insurance discount to the principal operator as well as a maximum of four points off the driver's violation record. Please register at the Library after June 1. Payment is required at time of registration - cash or a check made out to John Coxen.

 

 

FACT OR FAKE? Register Here

Sunday, September 15, 2:00 pm

Exploring the role of the media in politics. The League of Women Voters of Westchester presents a civics workshop about the role of the media in today's political environment and how technology has influenced political change like never before. Learn how to spot media biases and fake news and different ways to access unbiased news. 

 

J.R. ZUCKERBERG AUTHOR VISIT  Register Here

Friday, November 15, 7:00 pm

For teens and adults. John Jay alum J.R. Zuckerberg, co-author of A Quick and Easy Guide to Queer and Trans Identities, will be joining us for a special discussion of the book, its awesome illustrations and theme of acceptance. Afterwards, we’ll do an interactive art-making activity!

 

 

Technology Classes: 

 

 

IPAD/IPHONE TIPS & TRICKS  Register Here

Wednesday, August 21, 2:00 pm
Have a new device? Come hear about the latest tips, tricks and apps available for the iPhone & iPad.

 

Android tips & Tricks Register Here
Thursday, August 1, 2:00 pm
Want to know how to get the most from your Android device? Bring your device and your Google Playstore ID and password.

 

WHAT IS THE CLOUD? Register Here

Saturday, August 17, 11:00 am

Cloud Computing: what it is & how it works. Learn the benefits and drawbacks and how we can use it to our advantage.

 

 

Download Books & More and Other Technical Assistance

Individual appointments and coaching are available to get you started on using the Library's downloadable digital media and streaming services and to answer other basic technology questions. Please contact the Library for an appointment.

 

 

Films & Recurring Programs:

 

BROWN BAG FILM SERIES   Register Here

First & Third Tuesdays of the Month, 1:00 pm

Bring your lunch and enjoy new film releases, documentaries and classics you may have missed.

 

August 20 - Apollo 13

We wrap up our "Universe of Stories" summer theme with a showing of the Oscar-nominated film Apollo 13, a 1995 American space docudrama directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. This Hollywood drama is based on the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission, when tensions within the crew and numerous technical problems threaten both the astronauts' survival and their safe return to Earth.

 

September 3 - The Public

An Arctic Blast in downtown Cincinnati has homeless patrons flocking to the public library to escape the extreme weather. With local shelters overflowing, they try and turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an "occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and local officials.

 

 

Evening Film Series  Register Here
Tuesday or Friday Evenings, 7:00 pm

 

Friday, August 16 - Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the three-day music festival that was a pivotal event of the 1960s peace movement. The Academy Award-winning documentary captures the great performers of that time period and interviews with concert-goers and organizers.

 

 

STITCH TOGETHER
Meets: Weekly on Fridays at 1:00 pm
             Monthly on third Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm

This casual gathering of those who knit/crochet has two sessions to accommodate member schedules. Daytime group meets weekly on Fridays and the evening group meets on the third Thursday of each month. Bring a project you are working on.

 

Book Groups:

 

Lewisboro Library Book Group

The Lewisboro Library Book Group usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The group does not meet in August or December. The book selection for September 18 is Ghost Map, by Steven Johnson. Books are available through the Westchester Library System. New members are always welcome in this adult, co-ed book group. For more information contact Myrna or Steve Shomstein at 533-2550.

 

Senior Book Group at South Salem Firehouse

This book group meets during the Lewisboro Senior Adults meeting at the South Salem Firehouse on the third Wednesday (usually) of each month at 11 am. The book selection for August 21 is The Girls in the Picture, by Melanie Benjamin. The book selection for September 18 is The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth. The Library will provide copies of the book to all participants. Large print copies and CD audio books are also available upon request. All seniors are welcome to participate. Please contact the library if you need a copy of the book.

 

 

 

 

 

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