Community Briefs

Eastchester Public Library events
Library fair
On Sept. 21, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friends of the Eastchester Public Library will host the EPL Library Fair in the library parking lot. All proceeds will benefit a major renovation, which will provide a more lively and modern children’s room at the library. New carpeting and a 3D book themed circulation area populated by children’s book characters such as Greg from the Wimpy Kid series and Winnie the Pooh will be installed this fall.
The library fair will celebrate the library’s vibrant role in the lives of the children of our community. This family event will include crafts, games, food, Lego workshops and raffles. The day will also include activities for pets.
The library fair will include a library mascot competition with a fantastic first prize, a pet poetry contest and a pet look-a-like competition. If one’s pet resembles Pete the Cat, or Harry the Dirty Dog, or any other dog or cat in a library book, they can submit a picture of themselves with their pet and the book to win a prize. Submissions for the pet poetry contest will be accepted through Sept. 13.
Contact: Tracy Wright, Library Director, 914-793-5055
Bronxville Library events
Borrow a Kindle today
BPL Kindles are pre-loaded with content, no downloading necessary. New titles will be added monthly. 14 day borrowing period. Bronxville library cardholders only. Kindles have been provided through the generous support of the FOBPL.
Download e-books from the library for free
Do you own an iPad, Kindle, Nook, or tablet? Download ebooks and audio books directly to your laptop, PC, tablet, mp3 player, or smartphone. Download ebooks using a token system.
2013 Book Swap
Week of Sept. 16. Drop off books Sept. 16 and Sept. 17. Swap on Sept. 19 and Sept. 20. Time to clear off the shelves at home and exchange your previously-read books for others.
Would you score better on the
SAT or the ACT?
While many students try their hand at both the SAT and the ACT, most still only take one of the two tests.
But how do you decide which to take? Try Kaplan’s SAT/ACT Combo Sample Test
Kaplan’s 90-minute sample test provides 10 practice questions from each section of both tests. This gives students a taste of what to expect on test day whether they decide to take the SAT, ACT, or both. The sample test is followed by answers & explanations. Scores are given to provide a general indication of potential performance on each test.
Kaplan SAT/ACT Combo Test
Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Young Adult Room
Reserve a spot today
914-337-7680 x34
1913: Looking Back 100 Years
Sunday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m., Yeager Room
William “Pat” Schuber will talk about watershed events/happenings that took place 100 years ago in 1913, including worldwide demonstrations by suffragettes, the ratification of the 16th amendment‑federal income tax‑the opening of the Grand Central Terminal and the opening of the scandalous Armory Show in New York.
This event is made possible with the generous support of the FOBPL. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments to follow program.
Andrea Montalbano’s “Vee Caught Offside”
Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Bronxville’s own super soccer star turned writer, Andrea Montalbano, will present her latest book. “Vee” is nook number two in the popular Soccer Sister series, following last year’s “Lily Out of Bounds.”
Montalbano, a former captain of the Harvard Women’s Soccer Team, captures the spirit and emotions of girls sports while also conveying important life lessons for young girls through her fiction.
This book is appropriate for ages 8 and up, but all are welcome. Book signing and refreshments follow reading.
This event is made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the BPL.
Salute to Seniors Day
Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to noon
A community-wide celebration as part of International Active Aging Week, Sept. 22 to 28.
Seniors/Speeders are invited for a matinee with the Bronxville senior citizen at 2 p.m. for the movie “Quartet.” 99 minutes, PG-13.
Oktoberfest for kids at the library
Saturday, Oct. 5, 1:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pretzels, root beer, apple cider and donuts. Cider relay race, pass the pumpkin, polka freeze dance, German chocolate cupcake decorating and more.
Kitten and cat adoption day
Saturday, Sept. 28 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Petco of Hartsdale 324 N. Central Ave., 914-834-6955
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