Eastchester Public Library
Teen End of Summer Reading Game Cosplay Party
For those entering grades six and up. The theme is “UNMASK!” Registration is now open and will continue through the end of the game on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Registration required and is done online. Dress as your favorite hero and take part in a summer raffle, trivia games and sundae bar. Contact Elizabeth at 721-8102 or email@example.com for more information.
End of Read-to-Me Game Party
Join musician Kurt Gallagher for a fun-filled, superpower-charged music concert to end this summer’s Read-to-Me Game. The concert will be followed by the Read-to-Me Game Raffle. Online pre-registration is required, and will begin on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. For Read-to-Me Game participants only. Please register for each attendee including parents/caregivers. Contact Teresa Chang at 721-8105 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Free technology lessons
If you need help accessing the library’s digital collections, call the Reference Desk at 721-8103 to make an appointment for a free one-on-one technology lesson.
Bronxville Public Library
Book donation drop-off
On Saturday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m. to noon, bring in your gently used books for the ongoing library book sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Bronxville Library. Limit 10 books per patron.
Become an expert player in mahjong, the Chinese game of skill and luck. Geared towards beginners and amateurs to learn the basic rules and strategies. Master a social, competitive game that requires practice, strategy and a little bit of luck. Taught by Regina Klenosky, a player and teacher for decades. On Mondays, 11 a.m. to noon. For more information and to register, call 337-7680 ext. 24 or email email@example.com.
Teen movie Monday
This week’s screening is “The Incredible Hulk,” screening Aug. 10 at 2:30 p.m. Rated PG-13. Running time: 112 minutes.
Create your own Superhero Shield
Design a shield worthy of a superhero. A drawing and pasting activity for children ages 3 and up. On Monday, Aug. 10 at 3:30 p.m. for one hour.
Join us for a knitting and crochet hour every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to noon. We chat and socialize while making beautiful items which we donate to the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. For more information, call 337-7680 ext. 63 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Film Friday
On Friday. Aug. 14, “Wreck-It Ralph” will be screened at 3:30 p.m. Rated PG. Running time: 101 minutes.
Tuckahoe Public Library
Learn how to Skype in a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. Also, join the knit and
crochet group that meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Please call to register at 961-2121.
Tornadoes, Witches & Rainbows
Part of the Super Science Special Program with the Westchester Children’s Museum. Students will explore story elements from “The Wizard of Oz” as they relate to weather, color, and solids, liquids and solubility. Open to ages 5 to 10. Registration is required. On Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. Visit tuckahoelibrary.org or call 961-2121 to register and for more information.
Do you need some help keeping up with your summer reading? Make an appointment to read with our Learning Ambassadors Renz and Morgan. On Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.
Do you like to play games online? Need someone to play with? Looking for a research buddy? Sign up for a time slot with a Learning Ambassador. On Thursday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m.
Take a peek into the future and try your hand at making a solar race car and test it in a race. On Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 4:30 p.m.
An outdoor curated arts, crafts and packaged food market featuring the best local artisans and vendors in the lower Hudson Valley. At the Fountain Plaza and Boardwalk.
Date: Saturday, Aug. 8
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Weather permitting. Schedule subject to change.
Historical fun for the kids
The staff of Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site invite children to see and experience some of the ways that leisure time was spent by children their own age more than 200 years ago. From bilbo catchers and whirligigs to tops and graces, children can stop by the Manor to learn about and try out some of the top toys from the 1700s. The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on select Thursdays during the summer: Aug. 13, 20 and 27. For more information about Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers, visit nysparks.com/historic-sites/37/details.aspx.
Westchester Ridge Hill hosts
A free family-friendly film series will start this summer on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Westchester Ridge Hill in Yonkers. The series will end on Aug. 10 with “Maleficent” (rated PG). Pre-film festivities begin at 7 p.m. and the films begin at sunset. For more information, visit westchestersridgehill.com.
Blood donation opportunities
Eligible donors are encouraged to choose their day to make a difference. Donors of all blood types—especially types O negative, A negative, and B negative—are needed.
Dates to donate blood:
Thursday, Aug. 13, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, 40 Bell Road in Scarsdale.
How to donate blood:
Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit redcrossblood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17, 16 with parental consent in some states, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. For more information, visit redcross.org or on Twitter at @RedCross.
Buy a brick to help Pet Rescue
A walkway of personalized, engraved red bricks will soon lead to the front door of Pet Rescue’s new home in Harrison. Purchase a brick and add the inscription of your choice to honor, remember or celebrate a special pet or person or to express support for Pet Rescue. Your words will create a lasting memorial that will greet visitors to Pet Rescue for years to come.
This path will be a reminder of the generosity and love for Pet Rescue’s rescues. The path will also fund upcoming renovations to Pet Rescue’s home and further their mission to save helpless animals and find them safe, loving homes.
The size and cost of bricks are:
4”x8” brick can be inscribed with up to
3 lines/18 characters per line at $150.
8”x8” brick can be inscribed with up to
6 lines/18 characters per line at $300.
Array of four 8”x8” bricks can be inscribed with up to 12 lines/36 characters per line at $1,000.
Payment can be by PayPal, or you can mail a check to Pet Rescue, P.O. Box 393, Larchmont, N.Y. 10538.
Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law. Proceeds will go to Pet Rescue’s Building Fund.
For more information on how to place an order, send an email to email@example.com or visit ny-petrescue.org.
Deadline for our What’s Going On section is every Thursday at noon. Though space is not guaranteed, we will do our best to accommodate your listing. Please send all items to firstname.lastname@example.org.