Eastchester Public Library
Summer Reading Games
Registration is now open for Children’s Summer Reading Games. This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” Participants are eligible to win prizes based on how many books they read this summer.
Registration for Summer Reading Games is open to all, regardless of residency or library card status. You may register in-person or online. Please note that for your child’s reading totals to count toward our end-of-summer raffles, they must visit the library and fill out their raffle tickets in person.
The library will also offer a number of activities for children participating in the reading games, including concerts, animal demonstrations and craft activities. Online pre-registration is required for these activities through the website, and begins one week before the activity at 9 a.m. Most activities are open to all; a select few are limited to Eastchester and Tuckahoe cardholders. Visit eastchesterlibrary.org for more information.
Teen Summer Reading Game
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. Each book you read this summer will earn you one raffle ticket for prizes, including brand new books, at the end of the summer. You will also be able to earn up to one prize a day by answering our daily trivia question at the Reference Desk. For a complete list of our teen reading events, visit eastchesterlibrary.org and click on the “Events” tab, or stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a brochure. Registration for all events is online.
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.
Summer Mystery Club
On Wednesday, Aug. 5, the EPL Mystery Club will discuss Jim Kelly’s “Nightrise: A Philip Dryden Mystery.” Copies are now available at the Circulation Desk. The Mystery Club is open to all and new members are always welcome. Meetings begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 793-5055.
Tuckahoe Public Library
For the kids
Registration is required for all programs.
LEGOS in the Library: Come to the library and create a masterpiece to display. Open to ages 5 to 10. Friday, July 31 at 4 p.m.
Superhero Crafts: Make your own superhero costume this summer during the rest of this three-part craft program. Open to ages 5 to10. Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 4 p.m. Registration is required. Call 961-2121 or visit tuckahoelibrary.org.
Bronxville Women’s Club
Happy Holiday Hour
On Friday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m., the Bronxville Women’s Club will host a preview showing of the new musical, “Happy Holiday Hour” at The Bronxville Women’s Club. The musical welcomes audience participation and is being prepared for the Norwegian Cruise Lines’ winter production. The audience will party like wacky elves as they enjoy six delicious cocktails and an uproarious holiday extravaganza.
The show features 20 beloved holiday favorites with a twist—such as “We Need A Little Cocktail” and “The 12 Drinks of Christmas.” “Holiday Happy Hour” will have guests jingling their bells and making their way under the mistletoe in this rollicking new interactive show starring an amazing cast of Broadway favorites, including Dominic Sheahan-Stahl from “Xanadu,” Matt Ban from “Rock Of Ages,” Kate Morgan Chadwick from “Grease” and Sarah Nathan from “Bring It On,” and directed by Holly-Anne Palmer of “Jersey Boys” and “700 Sundays.”
Advance reservations are strongly encouraged as seating is limited. Light fare will accompany the musical. Reservations are $10 for BWC members; $20 for non-members. Reservations may be made by calling the BWC at 337-3252 and/or mailing checks made out to the Bronxville Women’s Club, 135 Midland Ave., Bronxville, N.Y. 10708.
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.
Date 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.
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