What’s going on in Mamaroneck

Mamaroneck Public Library events
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, www.mamaronecklibrary.org and click on the “Download eBooks & eAudio” icon on the lower right side of the homepage. Please have your library card number on hand.
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
All paperback books: $.50 each
Hardcover books: $1 each or 3 for $2
Music CDs: $.25 each
Videos: $.75 each
DVDs: $1 each
Art Books: $5 each
Please pay at the check-out desk on first floor.
Clearance sale on the first day of every month: Everything 50 percent off. 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
Meet author Lisa Fantino
Oct. 6, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who couldn’t wait to tell the world her story. Her parents bought her a typewriter and tape recorder for her third Christmas and so it began. NBC, CBS, 1010 WINS, WRKI and many more stations and networks all gave her airtime. She even produced her own celebrity chat show along the way, chatting with everyone from Bon Jovi, Robert Plant and Bono to Walter Cronkite, Yogi Berra and several world leaders.

Her mother gave her wings, her father a foundation, and somewhere along the way, attorney and author Lisa Fantino traveled the world, losing her heart and soul in Italy and finding herself along the way. The result is “Amalfi Blue: Lost and found in the south of Italy.” It’s a book of passion, l’amore and lessons of life learned while living la vita bella in Italy.

This free program will be held in the community coom of the Mamaroneck Library. All welcome. Signed copies of books will be available for purchase. To contact the author, visit
Larchmont Public Library events
Scarecrow Festival registration underway
Registration is now underway for the third annual Larchmont Scarecrow Festival sponsored by the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library. To participate in this year’s festival, registration must be completed by Saturday, Oct. 5. Registration can be done online at www.larchmontscarecrowfestival.org or by picking up an entry form at the library.

The annual Scarecrow Festival is a unique event in which participants purchase a metal frame on which to create their scarecrow. In addition to a nominal registration fee—$5 for members of the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library and $10 for non-members—the scarecrow frame costs $20. Once each participant has their frame, the real fun begins, decorating.

The Friends of the Larchmont Public Library have set aside two days to pick up the frame and decorate: Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to come to the library to pick up the frame and begin the decoration process, and Friday, Oct. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be materials and craft supplies available for those participating to use. The completed scarecrows will be displayed on the front lawn of the library, where they will be displayed from Saturday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 26.
Lively Scottish airs at
Larchmont Woman’s Club
The Larchmont Woman’s Club on Friday, Oct. 11, will host Eugene Bender, a master of the fiddle in a performance of Scottish airs. His program will also explore the musical aspect of Robert Burns’ poetry and lyrics, underlining why Burns’ work continues to influence the world of art today.
Bender’s music career began in fourth grade with the study of the Irish fiddle‑especially County Sligo style‑under the tutelage of recording artist Brian Conway. In eighth grade, Bender added the study of the classical violin. Now a senior and concertmaster at Manhattan College, he is majoring in chemical engineering.

The concert at 1:30 p.m. is free and open to the public at Larchmont Avenue Church, 60 Forest Park Ave. Refreshments. For more information call 834-7218. WomansClubofLarchmont.org
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 October 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.”

Among the many past and present celebrities with whom Epstein has worked are Marlon Brando, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Peter Ustinov, Willie Nelson and Dr. Joyce Brothers. “Working with them toward a mutual goal of putting on the best show possible, you get to know them in a way the public seldom can,” he said.

At Home on the Sound is a service organization for individuals 60 and up who live independently in the area. Epstein’s talk is free and open to the public at St. John and Paul’s rectory meeting room at 3:30 p.m. www.AtHomeonheSound.org.
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