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Nightclub@Lewisboro Library: Steve Shapiro Quartet with Special Guest BEN MONDER

Friday, January 19, 8:00 pm, doors open at 7:30

Seats: $30 per person General Seating - No More Table Seating Available

Got the Winter Blues? Warm up with some smooth jazz at the Nightclub@Lewisboro Library! An exciting evening of jazz with special guest Ben Monder, an innovative NYC guitarist, ECM recording artist and contributor to David Bowie’s Grammy-winning final album “Blackstar.” (Ben's work on that album can be seen in the new HBO documentary "David Bowie: The Last Five Years.") Ben will be performing alongside Steve Shapiro on vibes, Marcos Varela on bass, and Mark Ferber on drums. Reserved seats may be purchased at the Library or online via the button below. Wine, beer and dessert are included. Proceeds benefit the Lewisboro Library operating fund.

 

RESERVE SEATS for JANUARY 19

                                            

Nightclub@Lewisboro Library: Echoes of Sinatra

Friday, February 9, 8:00 pm, doors open at 7:30

Seats: $60 per person Table Seating/ $30 per person General Seating

If you like the music of “Old Blue Eyes,” this is one concert you can’t miss! “Echoes of Sinatra” features the voice of Steve Kazlauskas accompanied by members of the Tony T. Orchestra. It’s a great evening for those who love the music of Old Blue Eyes – and for those who want to score some early Valentine’s Day points! Since the concert falls the weekend before Valentine's Day, the performers will allow audience members to purchase a song dedication to their special someone, with dedication proceeds going directly to the Library.  The concert playlist will be available on the Library website a week or two in advance.

Reserved seats may be purchased at the Library or online via the button below. Wine, beer and dessert are included. Proceeds benefit the Lewisboro Library operating fund.

 

FEBRUARY 9 SEATING OPTIONS

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Annual Meeting with Speaker Thomas Panek

Sunday, January 28, 4:00 pm

This year’s special guest speaker is local resident Thomas Panek, President and CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind. When Panek learned at age 20 that he would lose his eyesight, he vowed that his disability would not prevent him from living a full life. His speech is aptly titled “One stride at a time—reaching your goals.” Come hear his inspiring talk and meet a few of his canine friends. The discussion will be preceded by a short business meeting of the Library Board of Trustees.

 

Lewisboro Community Volunteer Fair

Saturday, March 4, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Give back to your Community! This annual event pairs would-be volunteers with local agencies in need of help. Please take the time to stop by and speak with representatives of local groups who will have tables at the Library with information on their services and volunteer needs. This year we’ve added “Hands-on” stations for all ages where people can drop in and make much-needed items to donate to non-profits, such as dog toys for Guiding Eyes for the Blind and also paint uplifting messages on rocks to distribute throughout Lewisboro for our "Community Rocks" program. To register your agency, contact Liz Gabriele at 875-9004. There is no fee for participation.

 

Vintage & Antiquarian Book Sale
March 24 - 31, right in the Library

Are you interested in books that are older than you -- first editions and sets from your favorite authors? Good copies of books out of print for decades from noted authors and scholars? This specialty sale has it all. Whether for reading, collecting, impressing your friends or even staging your home for sale, you can get wonderful books while helping the Library raise much-needed operating funds. All books are very reasonably priced.

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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.

 

Author Talks & Educational Seminars:

    

The Nature of Suicide: Current Understanding and Evaluation Practices  Register Here

Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 pm

Dr. Mark Stracks will discuss the current trends related to adolescent and adult suicide risk and intervention strategies for families and professionals.

 

A Taste of Change: Hand-written cookbooks as documents of social and family history  Register Here

Sunday, February 11, 2:00 pm

Family cookbooks and scrapbooks often indicate the family’s ethnicity and how that ethnicity was retained over generations through the continuation of customs and celebrations. Food historian Peter G. Rose will discuss examples of recipe/scrap-books dating from the late 17th to 20th centuries. The audience is welcome to share old family cookbooks/recipe boxes and their history.

     Long-time resident of South Salem, culinary historian Peter G. Rose  is the author of nine books on the Dutch influence in America and on Hudson Valley food. She has lectured on a variety of topics related to Dutch and Dutch-American culinary history at: The National Gallery; The Smithsonian Institute;  Harvard University's Fogg Museum;  New York University; the New York State Library; the New York Historical Society; as well as more than a hundred other historical societies and libraries in New York State and various museums in the Netherlands, including the Mauritshuis National Picture Gallery in The Hague.

 

Author Talk: Sport of a Lifetime  Register Here

Sunday, February 25, 2:00 pm

Author Judy Aydelott discusses her book Sport of a Lifetime: Enduring Personal Stories from Tennis. The book, written from personal interviews, contains motivational stories about those who love and participate in tennis. Subjects include professionals Gardnar Mulloy and Betty Eisenstien, as well as Mayor David Dinkins.

 

Financial Planning for Families with Special Needs Register Here

Tuesday, February 27, 7:00 pm

A frank discussion of the psychological and financial consequences of special needs planning, current changes in care taking place today, the practical and legal solutions to help individuals and families be proactive in protecting their income and more.

 

Create a LinkedIn Profile to Promote Your Brand  Register Here

Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 pm

Distinguish your profile from your resume and learn how to promote your personal brand.

 

Estate Planning for Everyone: How to Secure Your Family’s Future  Register Here

Saturday, March 10, 2:00 pm

Estate planning is not only for the rich – learn all about how and when to write (update) wills; life insurance, special needs planning and other trusts, elder care law and plain answers on Medicare and Medicaid.

 

Hemingway in Paris  Register Here

Sunday, March 11, 2:00 pm

Elizabeth Kemble, founder of Travellati Tours, gives an illustrated talk on the places where Hemingway and his counterparts lived, worked, and partied; many places still in existence today.

 

Author Talk: Mickey Mantle: Inside & Outside the Lines  Register Here

Sunday, March 18, 4:00 pm

Join local author Tom Molito as he tells the stories behind his book Mickey Mantle: Inside and Outside the Lines. As a longtime friend of Mantle, Tom brings a unique and fresh perspective on the baseball legend and his legacy.

 

Life of a Cathedral  Register Here

Sunday, April 8, 4:00 pm

Professor Stephen Murray takes the audience on a visually stunning virtual tour of the art and architecture of the famed Notre-Dame of Amiens Cathedral - granting an insider's glimpse into spaces not open to the public.

 

What is Ayurvedic Medicine and How Does it Compare with Western Medicine? Register Here

Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 pm

Ayurveda is thought to be the world’s oldest healing system. Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik will discuss how Ayurveda can work with Western medicine to achieve balance and harmony, and how naturopathy (natural therapy) integrates with Ayurveda.

 

Medical Marijuana Today  Register Here

Saturday, April 14, 2:00 pm

Dr. Lynn Parodneck discusses medical marijuana and the NY State Compassionate Care Act. Topics include qualifying conditions and methods of delivery.

 

Author Talk: Uniquely Normal  Register Here

Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 pm

Author Robert J. Bernstein discusses his book Uniquely Normal: Tapping the Reservoir of Normalcy to Treat Autism, and his goal for people with ASD to be able to live in the world and connect with the people in it as themselves.

 

Bookshelf Blitz  Register Here

Wednesday, April 18, 8:30 am

Join the staff before opening for a light breakfast and straightening up of the Library shelves.

 

Demystifying Medicare & Healthcare Coverage for Seniors  Register Here

Saturday, April 21, 10:15 am

This interactive presentation is to help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions.

 

History Talk: Lewisboro Ladies  Register Here

Sunday, November 19, 2:00 pm

Lewisboro was home to many interesting women through the centuries. Maureen Koehl will touch on the lives and accomplishments of a few of them, including suffragette Edith Bailey, town benefactress Alice Poor, hermitess Sarah Bishop and spy Martha Dodd.

 

Earring Design Workshop   Register Here

Tuesday, May 1, 7:00 pm

Adults/Teens. Make earrings to keep and earrings to donate to women's shelters. Led by Joan Lloyd, who donates over 900 pairs of earrings per month to women’s shelters.

 

Technology Classes: 

 

 

 Android Tips and Tricks  Register Here

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am OR

Thursday, February 15, 2:00 pm

Learn how to get the most from your Android device.  Bring along your device and your Google Playstore ID and password.

 

iPad/iPhone Tips and Tricks   Register Here

Tuesday, January 23, 2:00 pm OR

Thursday, February 22, 11:00 am

Learn useful tips, tricks and apps for the iPad/iPhone. Must know your Apple ID and password.

  

Exploring Photoshop with Alex Lau  Register Here
Tuesday, January 23rd, 30th, February 6th, and 13th, 7:00 pm

In this lively four week series, progress from novice to expert. Bring your own device loaded with Photoshop and your photos.

 

Free Digital Audiobooks  Register Here
Saturday, February 10, 11:00 am

Do you listen to audiobooks in your car and on your phone? Learn about the digital audiobook services available from your Library.


Present with PowerPoint (Registration limited to 5 people)  Register Here
Saturday, February 24, 11:00 am

Learn how to create engaging presentations.


Design with Publisher (Registration limited to 5 people)  Register Here
Saturday, March 17, 11:00 am

Discover how to design your own flyers and marketing materials with this fun, easy to use tool!


Cutting the Cord  Register Here
Saturday, May 5, 11:00 am

Learn cost-saving alternatives to cable and satellite television.

 

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.

 

 

Recurring Programs:

 

Brown Bag Film Series  Register Here

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

Bring your lunch and enjoy alternating new film releases and documentaries on the first and third Tuesdays.

  • January 16 - Served Like a Girl: The film profiles several female veterans as they compete in the 2015 Ms. Veteran America pageant, and takes a look at the hardships that these women face upon returning home.

  • February 6 - Dunkirk: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Mahjong Group
Meets Weekly on Fridays, from 10:30 am - 12:30pm

The Library is pleased to offer a weekly Mahjong group where the experienced players teach beginners. If you are interested in joining, please let us know at 875-9004 or via email at lewisborolibrary@gmail.com.

 

Stitch Together
Meets: Weekly on Fridays at 1:00 pm
             Monthly on fourth 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 January 31 is The Immortal Irishman, by Timothy Egan (rescheduled from January 17). 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. There is no November meeting. The book selection for January 24 is Faithful, by Alice Hoffman (rescheduled from January 17) . 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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