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New Rochelle Public Library events
Nursery rhyme time
A joyful blend of stories, songs and finger plays for children ages 12 months to 24 months and their parent or caregiver is held on a drop-in basis at the main library every Friday, Oct. 4 to Nov. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m., and at HCL every Monday, Sept. 23 to Nov. 18 (except Oct. 14 and Nov. 11), from 10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Toddler time
Lively drop-in sessions engaging 2-year-old children and their parent or caregiver in music and games, meets at the main library every Friday, Oct. 4 to Nov. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and at HCL every Wednesday, Sept. 25 to Nov. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
3, 4, & 5’s story time and craft
Drop-in sessions that involve seasonal and picture book themes that inspire fun stories, songs, and a take-home craft for children ages three to five years. Parents may choose one of two sessions at the main library: Mondays, Oct. 7 to Nov. 18 (except Oct. 14 and Nov. 11), from 10 a.m. to 10:45 am, or Thursdays, Sept. 26 to Nov. 21, from 2 a.m to 2:45 p.m.; or between two sessions at HCL: Tuesdays, Sept. 24 to Nov. 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. or Thursdays, Oct. 11 to Nov. 21, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
October book sale at library
The Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library’s popular used book sale will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library’s lobby. A large array of quality used books—from popular novels and mysteries in hardcover and paperback, non-fiction in hardcover and paperback, to children’s books, music cassettes, and DVDs—will be available for purchase at very affordable prices.

The executive board of the Friends of the Library coordinates the mini book sales, with the assistance of other Friends’ volunteers. Money realized from book sales are used to underwrite the library’s extensive public programs.

The Friends of the Library bookstore is open every Tuesday and Thursday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eric Jennings to present “My Favorite Sondheim” at the library
Music master Eric Jennings is returning to the Ossie Davis Theater at the New Rochelle Public Library for a two-part lecture series, “My Favorite Sondheim,” on Sunday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. With live and recorded musical accompaniment, Jennings will explore the music and lyrics of the incomparable Stephen Sondheim. From his earliest days, including “West Side Story” and “Gypsy,” to his greates‑and not-as-successful‑subjects, few can compare to Sondheim for talent, longevity and the sheer breadth of his work. What makes Sondheim choose his subjects? How can he be so prolific for so many years? Can the Sondheim style be characterized or will he remain an enigma? Jennings will delve into these questions and more in the two-lecture series on two Sunday afternoons.

Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis of the Ossie Davis Theater. The programs are made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library. A donation of $2 is suggested at the door.
At Home on the Sound event
Retired television producer and writer Don Epstein, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, will relate humorous personal reminiscences of his 40-plus years in the industry in a talk hosted by At Home on the Sound on Oct. 16. His work brought him in close contact with so many TV and film stars that he can give his talk the reverse title “Celebrities Who Have Known Me.”
Hounds on the Sound
Join us for our fifth annual dog walk at Glen Island Park. Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the animals of the New Rochelle Humane Society and Pet Rescue of Larchmont with a portion of the profits to go to the Mt. Vernon Shelter. For more information, to register as a walker, to become a sponsor or donor, to register as a vendor or to make a donation please visit our website, www.houndsonthesound.com.
The officers and members of the Maybelle Chapter 18, Order Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation cordially invite to the celebrate at their luncheon for our 101st anniversary at noon on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the beautiful Juliano’s, 700 Main St. in New Rochelle. The keynote speaker will be Dorian R. Glover and the luncheon will honor Jerrice Duckette Epps, deputy director of the Westchester Human Rights Commission, and Dr. Bettye H. Perkins, CEO and founder of Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers.

Ticket donation is $70 per person. For more information, please call 914-633-7246 or 914-636-8193.
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