Community Briefs

Ebook downloads from the library
On a rainy day, isn’t it nice to know that you can stay home and download a free e-book from the Mamaroneck Library? Go to our homepage, and click on the “Download eBooks & eAudio” icon on the lower right side of the homepage. Please have your library card number on hand.

Mamaroneck Public Library events
Clearance sale
Come check out the books and DVDs for sale on the lower level of the Mamaroneck Library.
All childrens books: $.50 each or 3 for $1.00
All paperback books: $.50 each
Hardcover books: $1.00 each or 3 for $2.00
Music CDs: $.25 each
Videos: $.75 each
DVDs: $1.00 each
Art Books: $5.00 each
Please pay at the check-out desk on first floor.
Clearance sale on the first day of every month: Everything 50 percent off. Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 1 and Dec. 2, until further notice.

To volunteer at the book sale, please contact John Hofstetter at 914-698-4789.
Mamaroneck Public Library
136 Prospect Ave. Mamaroneck, 10543
Are you a Business Owner in
Westchester County?
Are you Self-Employed?

Find out more about how the New York Health Benefit Exchange affects you. Enrollment begins Oct. 1, 2013, so please join us for this free program designed to help you navigate these changes. Presentation sponsored by Business Council of Westchester County. Call the Mamaroneck Library for details 914-698-1250.

Five-hour pre-licensing class
Formula One Driving School located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave. Mamaroneck has the five-hour prelicensing class scheduled for: Saturday Aug. 31 at 10 a.m., Saturday Sept. 7 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m., Sunday Sept. 15 at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. This class is required by New York State for new drivers before they can take their road test. Please call 914-381-4500 or visit our web site at to register for this class or for other services and for upcoming insurance reduction/point reduction class dates.

The Junior League of Westchester on the Sound
announces new member information sessions

Looking for a way to give back to your community? A way to meet like-minded women in our Sound Shore community? Come learn more about joining the Junior League of Westchester on the Sound at one of our information sessions.
Sept. 10, 7:15 p.m.
Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club, 555 South Barry Ave., Mamaroneck, 914-698-1130.
Sept. 17, 7 p.m.
Molly Spillanes, 211 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, Questions? Or need more information? Please email:
The Junior League of Westchester on the Sound is a dynamic organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the Sound Shore communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Founded in 1950, JLWOS is celebrating 63 years of service to the Sound Shore community. JLWOS is comprised of women from Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye and Rye Brook. If you are interested in joining or learning more information please visit

Westchester nature center events
Saturday, Sept. 7
Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye
Where are the Warblers?
7:30 a.m. Bring binoculars to seek out these lively, energetic feathered friends.
Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers
Butterfly garden volunteer clean up
9 a.m. Bring work gloves and help out for as long as you like.
Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains
Botanical Imprinting Workshop
1 p.m. Bring a white tee-shirt and imprint designs from plants onto it. Bring a hammer if you have one.
Sunday, Sept. 8
Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson
Open house with the
New York Archaeological Association
1 p.m. Explore the past and work on the collections. Go to
Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye
Through a hand lens clearly
2 p.m. A hike to look for things high and low through the different habitats.
For more information, go to or call 914-864-PARK.
Friday, Sept. 22
Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Ave, Croton-on-Hudson, 914-862-5297
River Lovers Autumn Pot Luck Supper
6:30 p.m. All are welcome to join this organization that acts as an advocacy group for the Hudson River. Go to
Saturday, Sept. 21
Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street, Yonkers, 914-968-5851
Hawk Watch
10 a.m. Scan the skies for migrating birds of prey along the Hudson River flyway with members of Hudson River Audubon.
Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, 914-864-7377
Nature Games for Kids
10 a.m. Kids can have fun learning about and experiencing nature through games.
Cranberry Lake Preserve, Old Orchard Street, North White Plains, 914-428-1005
Quarry Makers
1 p.m.
A hike to re-visualize the landscape before it underwent transformations to serve New York City.
Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye, 914-835-4466
Fall Foliage Find
2 p.m.
A hike to view the changing colors of the fall landscape.
Sunday, Sept. 22
Marshlands Conservancy, Boston Post Road, Rye, 914-835-4466
Fall Shelter Building
2 p.m. Learn how to construct a life-size shelter using only materials found in nature.
For more information, go to or call 914-864-PARK.

Deadline for our Community Briefs section is every Friday at 12 p.m. Though space is not guaranteed, we will do our best to accommodate your listing. Please send all items to