Mamaroneck Public Library
Visit mamaronecklibrary.org for more information on events and programs.
All ages story and craft hour
On Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Room on the second floor. No registration required. There will be stories that will appeal to kids of all ages and their caregivers, and a craft simple enough for the little kids and creative enough for the big kids.
De-stress and self-express
This activity, held on Monday, Dec. 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Community Room in the lower level, involves coloring for adults ages 18 and older. The library will provide music and calming adult coloring books with intricate designs. Refreshments will also be served.
Teacher in the library
On Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 21. Need homework help? Come visit the teacher in the library in the Homework Room on the second floor. For children in kindergarten through grade five.
Information session: ‘Do You Need Health Insurance?’
Make an appointment with a one-on-one information session with a Westchester County health department navigator, who will be in the library’s Tech Room on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Representatives will answer questions about health insurance-related topics, including essential plans, Medicaid, Child Health Plus and health coverage for business owners’ employees. Clients should be prepared with their Social Security numbers, documents for legal immigrants, birth dates, employer and income information and insurance policy numbers. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Westchester County Department of Health at 813-5192. Appointments are available in English and in Spanish.
Free math study help
On Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Teen Room on the lower level. Arithmetic got you down? Need some help with homework or maybe just a refresher? Former high school math teacher Lynne Prior will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about middle and high school math.
English conversation group
On Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Historical Society Room on the first floor. Make friends as you practice speaking English. Registration is suggested but not necessary. Contact the Adult Reference Desk or call 630-5887 for more information.
On Thursday, Dec. 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room. Calling all yarn crafters. Come join library staff and friends who, like yourself, love to create beautiful things. Bring your current projects to work on, ideas to explore, and your best teaching skills so all can learn from and with each other.
Larchmont Public Library
The library will be closed for construction until the summer of 2016. Existing shelves will be moved to the Village Center and the Burchell Children’s Room will remain open. For more information about the library’s relocation, call the Reference Desk at 834-2281 ext. 3, email email@example.com, or visit larchmontlibrary.org.
‘A Christmas Carol’ reading
On Monday, Dec. 14 from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Michael P. Coords Activity Room. No registration required. Librarian Frank Connelly reads the timeless classic by Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol,” in what has become an annual tradition at the Larchmont Public Library. No holiday season can be complete without attending this performance.
Itty Bitty Babies
On Thursday, Dec. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to noon. For babies newborn to 5 months. Online registration required. Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, cuddles and books appropriate for the youngest of the young. Learn how to introduce your child to words and language by incorporating songs into all your routines such as bath time, diaper changes, getting into the car seat and naptime. Please bring a small blanket to lay your child on.
Stories for Mad Scientists:
Long Winter Naps
On Thursday, Dec. 17 from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. For ages 5 to 7. A free ticket is required to attend this event. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the program.
Ready for a long winter’s nap? Come hear stories about bears that sleep all winter long. In this month’s “Stories for Mad Scientists,” learn about hibernation, perform an experiment that demonstrates how blubber and fat keep animals warm, and make your own little bear cave.
Rhythm and Rhyme for Babies
On Friday, Dec. 18 from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. For ages 6 months to 17 months. Join in for an early literacy enhanced storytime with books, music, rhymes, cuddles and fun. Online registration is required and is limited to Larchmont library cardholders.
Village of Mamaroneck Committee for the Environment
New textiles recycling program
Got tattered towels, torn trousers, faded drapes, shabby shoes, old handbags, stained shirts, or socks with holes in them, all too grubby to donate to a charity? Don’t toss them in the trash. Drop them off in the Village of Mamaroneck’s new textiles recycling bin located in the parking lot of Toy Box at 300 W. Boston Post Road across from the West Basin. They’ll be transformed into useful products, lower our waste disposal costs and help the environment.
Village board and commission
The Village Board of Trustees is requesting residents to volunteer for the boards and commissions. Boards, committees and commissions with openings are: Board of Architectural Review; Board of Traffic Commissioners; Budget Committee; Committee for the Environment; Arts Council; and Flood Mitigation Advisory Committee.
The village board is looking for people with interest in community service, and seek to expand the pool of volunteers and include people who have not volunteered before. Please send an email with a copy of your resume stating which board or committee you would like to serve on to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Resource Center
Winter coat drive
The CRC will be holding a winter coat drive for companies or families to drop off gently-used coats, especially those of youth sizes. Coats may be dropped off at 134 Center Ave. in Mamaroneck. For more information about the winter coat drive, call 835-1512.
On Saturday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. at Larchmont Avenue Church, 60 Forest Park Ave.
Who’s singing? You are, if you wish! Your $10 admission buys you a delightful holiday afternoon of singing with up to 400 fellow music lovers, as you perform together some of the most thrilling and beloved choruses ever composed: the Christmas portion and Hallelujah Chorus of “Handel’s Messiah.” It’s your ticket, too, for refreshments and the use of a rental score, although you may want to bring your own cherished, well-worn copy. For further information, visit WestchesterChorale.org or call 309-0279.
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