Community Briefs

Harrison Public Library events
Volunteers wanted
Volunteer at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., as a conversation group leader for non-native English speakers. Volunteers should have an interest in meeting people from other cultures, and the ability to engage people in a pleasant, welcoming and encouraging manner.
Required Skills:
-Strong commitment to helping people.
-A friendly and approachable manner.
-Ability to get along with a diverse
group of people.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Second language is a plus.
Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of one to two hours per week, for a period of at least six months.
No prior experience necessary, guidelines will be provided.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Galina Chernykh, Library Director at
Special program for special friends
Friday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Kick-off event for sensory friendly programs at the library. Turtle Dance Music presents an inclusive, interactive music show. Open to all, but particularly appropriate for children on the autism spectrum. Matt Mazur leads children and caregivers through 45 minutes of participatory movement based songs. Children can try out different instruments throughout the show.
Teens celebrate the freedom
to read during Banned Books Week
Friday, Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Come talk about your generation’s books and appear in a short video about what makes them important to you.
Computer Orientation
Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. If you’re feeling left behind in this technology-oriented world, this one-hour class is for you.
Tail-waggin’ tutor
Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. Calling all kids. Come and read to Angie, the therapy dog. Dogs don’t mind if you make mistakes.
For ages 3 to 5. Monday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Miss Bonnie will delight all with great stories.
Board games at the library
Monday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. Bring a friend or two and play one of the library’s many board games in the Children’s Room.
Hadassah Film Festival presents: “Ushpizi,”
Monday, Sept. 23 at 6:45 p.m. You may bring a bag dinner. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Wiggle & Giggle with Dawny Dew
Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Music and puppets for ages 6 months to 6 years old. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Circle Time for Tots
For ages 0 to 3. Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and again 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Songs, dancing, stories and more with Miss Claudia.
Brown Bag Cinema
Thursday, Sept. 26 at noon. Bring your lunch and enjoy a matinee at the library. We will show “The Great Gatsby.” Refreshments courtesy of the Friends.
Children’s movie
Thursday, Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m. We will show an entertaining children’s movie. Juice, water and cookies courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Arts and crafts for special needs kids
Ages 3 to 5. Friday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for an arts and crafts program specifically designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, or other special needs. Have fun and make new friends. Families and caregivers participation is encouraged and needed. Sign-up is required. Limited to 10 families. Siblings are welcome.
Dinner and a movie
Harrison Public Library presents dinner and a movie on Sept 28. Enjoy a meal at Trattoria Vivolo, 301 Halstead Ave., Harrison from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., then watch “The Great Gatsby” at the library beginning at 7:30 p.m. Receive 20 percent off your dinner bill, cash only. Dress 1920s style; best dressed male and female win a prize. Dinner reservations required. Call
914-835-6199 no later than Sept. 27.

Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Visions of Air and Water”
Paintings by David W. Coffin at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave., Sept. 20 to Oct. 4.
The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For info call the library at 914-835-0324 or see

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