Eastchester 5K run
The Eastchester 5K will be run on Sunday, Sept. 27. All proceeds from this year’s race will go toward improvements at the Eastchester Public Library. More details to follow.
Free museum passes
Looking for something to do during the lazy, hazy days of summer? Thanks to the Friends of the Eastchester Public Library, the library offers free museum passes to 11 different museums. Ask for more details at the reference desk or visit eastchesterlibrary.com for more information.
Fall Storytime programs will begin in October this year. New registrants must come to the library with proof of their child’s age, using a copy of their passport or birth certificate in order to sign up. Returning registrants who participated in Storytime during the spring of 2015 and had regular attendance may pre-register via email, and will receive an email with instructions on how to do so.
Eastchester and Tuckahoe library cardholders receive priority for Preschool Storytime. Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list; if there are still openings one day prior to the beginning of the program, spots will be offered to those on the waiting list. More information is available at eastchesterlibrary.org. Please note the change in dates.
Bronxville Public Library
Family Film Fridays
The library’s weekly film series will continue with “Epic” on Friday, Aug. 28, screening from 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world. Rated PG, running time: 102 minutes. The next film in the series will be “Miniscule,” screened on Friday, Sept. 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Join a little lost ladybug as she is thrown between two feuding colonies of ants in this groundbreaking animated masterpiece of insect proportions. The race is on as her unlikely new friends must transport the ultimate treasure, a stolen picnic basket, back home to their colony. With a fierce army of fire ants standing in their way, the little insects must work together to make the perilous journey home. Running time: 89 minutes.
Wednesday Movie Matinee
The library’s weekly movie matinee will continue with “Unbroken,” screening on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Rated PG-13, running time: 138 minutes.
Adult Summer Reading Grand Finale
This year’s adult summer reading workshop wraps up with a final party on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Grand prizes will be raffled off at the event.
Each month, the library will turn the spotlight on for a letter in the alphabet. This month, the storytime and craft will be about the letter A. This workshop is open to children ages 3 and up and will take place on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Annual Book Swap
Trade in gently-used books that you no longer want for other books. Take books to the Yeager Room on the lower level and pick up a ticket with the number of books you have returned written on it. Bring your ticket to the book swap and take the same number of books you dropped off, then return your ticket to the circulation desk on the first floor. Books that are traded in can be either fiction or non-fiction children, teen or adult books and should not be molded, stained, have yellow pages, broken pages, highlighted lines or broken spines. Textbooks, encyclopedia sets or reference books are not allowed to be traded in. Maximum amount of books traded in is 30 per family. The annual book swap will take place from Monday, Aug. 31 through Saturday, Sept. 5 during open hours.
Join the library for a knitting and crochet hour every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to noon. Chat and socialize while making beautiful items that will be donated to the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. For more information, call 337-7680 ext. 63 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuckahoe Public Library
Join the knit and crochet group that meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Please call to register at 961-2121.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Did you know that every 67 seconds an American is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Or that the price tag for this disease, which has no cure, no effective treatment or way in which its course can be slowed, will total $226 billion in the U.S. in 2015 alone? Alzheimer’s affects more people in the U.S. than any of the other top 10 diseases, yet it receives the least financial support.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the single greatest source of funding for research, education and treatment. Please join the walk with your spirit and energy. To locate a walk, for information on how to form a team, join a team, contribute time or make a donation, visitalz.org/hudsonvalley. The 2015 walk for Westchester County is taking place on Sunday, Oct. 4, meeting at the White Plains High School, 550 North St., near the Bryant Avenue entrance. Check-in is at 9 a.m., with a welcome and the walk starting at 10 a.m. To sign up, visit alz.org/walk or call 800-272-3900. For more information, contact Terry Kean at 253-6860 or email@example.com.
Bronxville Women’s Club
Guest artist exhibit
The guest artist exhibiting for the month of September at the Bronxville Women’s Club is J.M. Henry, showing a collection called “Yours, with ghosts drawn on my back.” The exhibition at the Bronxville Women’s Club at 135 Midland Ave. in Bronxville, will run from Thursday, Sept. 8 through Tuesday, Sept. 29 with an opening reception on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Henry, originally from New York, now resides in South Carolina. His works have been exhibited throughout the country and are in several museums and private collections. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call the BWC at 337-3252 or visit bronxvillewomensclub.org.
The Bronxville Women’s Club will discuss the book “Gone to Soldiers” by Marge Piercy on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Bronxville Women’s Club at 135 Midland Ave. in Bronxville. The meeting chair will be Carole Michaels.
There will be two movie classes with instructor Collin Simon at the Bronxville Women’s Club. The movies are viewed with a discussion following the screening. “Big Fish” will be screened on Monday, Sept. 14 and “The Princess Bride” will be screened on Monday, Sept. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m., movies begin at 7:15 p.m. There is no charge for attendance, but donations are accepted. Open to the public, reservations not necessary. For more information, call the BWC at 337-3252 or visit bronxvillewomensclub.org.
Recital for Nepal earthquake victims
The Bronxville Women’s Club, at 135 Midland Ave. in Bronxville, will be sponsoring a cello/piano recital to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal earlier this year. The concert will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. Donating their talents are Paul Wolfram, cello, and Manon Hutton-DeWys, piano. Donations are tax-deductible. Suggested donations are $10 for adults, $5 for children. If paying by check, please put “Nepal” in the memo section. There will be a reception immediately following the concert. Chairing the benefit are Oxana Mikhailoff, BWC music director, and Kathleen DeRusso, BWC philanthropy chairperson. For further information, call the BWC at 337-3252 or visit bronxvillewomensclub.org.
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