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Please register for all programs by calling the library at 875-9004, or sending an email to lewisborolibrary@gmail.com.

Color Yourself Happy 

Meets Monthly on third Tuesday of the month, 2:00 pm

Adult coloring is the latest social and stress-relieving craze, so we've stocked up with a supply of adult coloring books and colored pencils. Join your neighbors for these relaxing monthly gatherings.

 

Fabulous Fundraisers:

Have a fun night out with friends while raising money for your favorite Library!

 

Lewisboro’s Saturday Night Fever

Saturday, October 15, 8:00 pm

Admission: $30/person

Put on your boogie shoes and 1970’s disco outfit and get ready to shake your groove thing! A DJ will spin danceable faves under a glittery disco ball while guests enjoy beer, wine and light bites. Prize for best costume. Paid reservations must be made in advance at the Library or online. Deadline for reservations: October 13.

 

Nightclub@Lewisboro Library:

Jay Prince & Friends (with special guest)

Friday, November 4, 8:00 pm

Admission: $30 person general seating/$60 person table seating

Our “Nightclub” series continues as Jay Prince brings an all-star lineup of musicians for an amazing evening of funky jazz, blues and music for the soul! Musicians include Bill Heller, Joel Rosenblatt, Dave Anderson, Chris Eminizer plus a special guest vocalist. Seats are limited for this exciting evening of music. Paid reservations must be made in advance at the Library or or online. Deadline for reservations: November 1. Don’t delay – our Nightclub events sell out! Wine, beer and dessert are included. Sponsored by Hal Prince Music.

 

Creative Classes:

 

Fiction Writing Workshop

Wednesdays, Sept 21, 28, October 5, 19, 26, 10:00 am

 

Paperback Pumpkins

Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 pm

Make a creative pumpkin decoration from a recycled book and art supplies.

 

“Local Color” Note Cards

Tuesday, November 1, 2:00 pm

Color your own note cards that feature local landmarks.

 

Fall Harvest Tealight Jars

Monday, November 7, 1:00 pm

These DIY tealight jars will make a great Thanksgiving decoration.

 

Earring Design Workshop

Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 pm

Adults & Teens. A fun night out for a good cause! Make earrings to keep and earrings to donate to women’s shelters. Led by Joan Lloyd, who donates over 500 pairs of earrings to women's shelters each month.

 

Educational Seminars:

 

Gardening: It’s for the Birds!

Thursday, September 8, 7:15 pm

Want to attract birds to your yard but don’t know how? Michele MacKinnon, a UCONN Master Gardener, discusses how to attract feathered friends to your garden with plant arrangements. This presentation will identify plants you can use, approaches to planting

Sponsored by Lewisboro Garden Club.

 

Trees & Shrubs for Fall Color

Thursday, October 6, 7:15 pm

Adam Wheeler, of Broken Arrow Nursery, reveals how to get the right mix of fire engine red, russet and bronze in your landscape. Come explore the world of fall color and learn why the hallmark colors of the Northeast Landscape develop as they do and how they can be promoted. Adam will teach these secrets while showcasing a diverse selection of outstanding landscape trees and shrubs for brightening your autumn display. Sponsored by Lewisboro Garden Club.

 

Financial Planning for all Stages of Life

Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 pm

Bryan P. Stern, CPA, gives an overview of key financial planning considerations that people should be aware of at various stages in their lives. Topics include financial basics to teach your children, investing basics, all about credit scores, caring for aging parents, deciding to retire and working during retirement.

 

Financial Planning for College

Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 pm

Bryan Stern returns with a presentation for parents on saving for college, using tax advantage accounts, financial aid 101 and education tax deductions and credit.

 

Asset Preservation & Long Term Care

Saturday, October 1, 2:00 pm

Learn how to protect your assets from the soaring costs of long term care.  Michele Cassidy, JD, LLM, an elder law attorney practicing in Westchester, will discuss the ins and outs of accessing VA benefits and Medicaid as sources of payment for these looming expenses. 

 

Demystifying Medicare & Healthcare Coverage for Seniors

Saturday, October 15, 10:15 am

This presentation is designed 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. This engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Sponsored by the Lewisboro Library and Lewisboro Seniors.

 

Healthy Living for Body & Brain

Thursday, October 20, 1:00 pm

A free educational program by the Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter with information about research in diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to develop a plan for healthy aging.

 

Small Business 101: Avoiding Traps that Could Sink Your Business

Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 pm

Statistics show only one out of nine business startups are successful. Dr. Bert Shlensky, President of Startup Connection, offers professional advice on how to be that successful one! The workshop includes interactive exercises on business tips, how to make money and how operations can add to profits. Startup Connection helps entrepreneurs make money by showing them how to navigate and balance all aspects of starting a business. Dr. Shlensky had over 40 years experience with managing and consulting various organizations.

 

Small Business 101: The Power of the Inbox

Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 pm

This powerful seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing. Learn how to help your email and social media efforts be more effective marketing tools. Led by David Fischer, CEO and Founder of Solutions for Growth and an acknowledged expert on marketing for businesses and non-profits. He teaches business owners and non-profits how to increase their company’s profiles without a big advertising budget. 

 

Social Security Benefits Strategy

Saturday, November 12, 1:00 pm

Many Americans think Social Security is simple and straightforward, often it is not. Making a mistake when selecting your benefit option can cost thousands - sometimes, even tens of thousands - of dollars over the course of retirement. Consequently, it’s a good idea to talk with experts in the field, gather the information you need, and make informed benefits decisions. Certified Financial Planner Robert Leitner shares his expertise in Social Security benefits and reviews new changes to social security laws about claiming retirement and spousal benefits.

 

Entertainment:

 

The Connecticut Ghost Hunter

Saturday, October 8, 7:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to meet a real Ghost Hunter? Do you want to hear actual recordings of ghosts captured at haunted houses in and around the Connecticut and New York area? Join paranormal investigator Barry Pirro of ConnecticutGhostHunter.com who will share chilling stories from recent investigations, play recordings of real ghosts, and share ghost hunting tips. Questions will be answered and members of the audience will have a chance to share their ghost stories. This event is geared toward adults and young adults, ages 12 and up. 

 

Lewisboro Sustainability Committee Film Series

Third Friday of the Month, 7:30 pm

Suggested Donation of $5 to cover license fees

 

Indian Point

Friday, September 16, 7:30 pm

Indian Point looks at nuclear power by going inside the core activities at an aging nuclear plant and posing the simple question: is this safe?

 

To Make a Farm

Friday, October 21, 7:30 pm

This beautifully photographed documentary explores the lives of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers.

 

Population Boom

Friday, November 18, 7:30 pm

In this award-winning film, filmmaker Werner Boote investigates whether there are too many people on the planet.

 

Monday Movies

Usually Second Monday of the Month, 1:00 pm

Revisit an old favorite or watch something new to you

 

September 12: Cocoon

October 17: On Golden Pond (3rd Monday)

November 14: The Bucket List

December 12: Away from Her

 

History Series:

 

Hermits in the Hamlet:

The Leather Man & Sarah Bishop

Sunday, October 9, 2:00 pm

Learn about the Leather Man, a mid-19th century wanderer who followed a monthly 360-mile circuit through New York and Connecticut for 30 years; and Sarah Bishop, a Revolutionary War era hermitess who lived in a cave overlooking the Three Lakes area.

 

Hermits in the Hamlet:

Captain Guirey

Sunday, October 23, 2:00 pm

Twentieth Century Lewisboro’s hermit was Captain Chingis Guirey, a man of incredible genius who chose to live out his later life in a cement block shelter on Todd Road. Come learn the Captain’s intriguing story.

 

Lewisboro Postcards

Sunday, November 6, 2:00 pm

Town Historian Maureen Koehl shares the town’s collection of historic postcards that  illustrate “the way we were” from early 20th century to more modern times.

 

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

 

Download Books to iPad/iPhone

Wednesday, September 28, 2:00 pm or

Tuesday, October 25, 11:00 am

Discover how to download free eBooks and audiobooks onto your iPad/iPhone. Must know your Apple ID and password.

 

iPad/iPhone Tips and Tricks

Tuesday, September 27, 11:00 am or

Wednesday, November 2, 2:00 pm

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

 

Kindle Class

Tuesday, October 25, 3:00 pm

Learn how to download free eBooks onto your Kindle. (All Kindle devices EXCEPT Kindle Fire.) Must know your Amazon User ID and password.

 

Kindle Fire Class

Tuesday, November 29, 3:00 pm

Learn how to download free eBooks and audiobooks onto your Kindle Fire. Must know your Amazon User ID and password.

 

Google Drive - 15 GB Free!

Learn how to store your files securely and access them from any device using the Google Drive free service. Open or edit documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms or drawings and you or your collaborative team can change your files anywhere, even without internet access!

 

Google Drive Overview - Saturday, October 1, 11:00 am

Google Docs - Saturday, October 22, 11:00 am

Google Sheets - Saturday, November 5, 11:00 am

Google Slides - Saturday, December 3, 11:00 am

 

Windows 10 Overview

Tuesday, September 27, 3:00 pm

Learn the new features of Windows 10.

 

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 21 is All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque. 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 September 21 is The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. . 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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