What’s Going On in Eastchester 7-25-2014

Bronxville library events

New Kindle titles

Our Kindles are preloaded with content and available to Bronxville card holders and members of the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library. New Kindle titles include:


“The Target” by David Baldacci

“The Skin Collector” by Jeffery Deaver

“The Collector” by Nora Roberts

“Field of Prey” by John Sandford

“Orphan Train” by Christine Baker Kline

“Natchez Burning” by Greg Iles

“Unlucky 13” by James Patterson

Non Fiction

“Capital in the Twenty First Century” by Thomas Piketty

“Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis

“A Fighting Chance” by Elizabeth Warren

Not a Bronxville Library card holder? Download e-books from the Westchester Library System for free on your own device.

In case you missed it

We are thrilled to announce additions to the museum pass program and a new audio learning collection. We’ve updated staff and trustee book picks and have many more summer reading suggestions.

Friends of the BPL

Hello BPL book lovers

This year’s theme for the adult summer reading game is literary elements. This summer, it spans from June 24 to Aug. 31, 2014. Register by presenting your library card to any reference librarian. You’ll receive your reading game packet on the spot. Fill out a raffle ticket for each book you read, then mark your calendar for the grand prize drawing to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Questions? We’ll be delighted to answer them. Please call us at 337-7680 ext 24.

Dr. Dewey has turned into a mad scientist

Stay tuned as we reveal new plot twists in the exciting adventures of Dr. Dewey. You decide what will happen. Vote each week to choose the path we follow as we access more and more of Dr. Dewey’s crazy lab experiments.

And don’t forget to register for the 2014 summer reading program.

Summer daze

It’s a creative writing workshop for seniors on Saturdays starting July 19 to Aug. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the board room. No previous workshop experience is necessary. All genres welcome.

Summer daze is led and facilitated by Amy Laprade, MFA writing student from Sarah Lawrence College. Only the best for our seniors. For more information, or to sign up, contact Laprade at 413-768 8633 or

Bronxville Women’s Club events

Art sessions

The Bronxville Women’s Club offers free art sessions to its members on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Members bring their own supplies and enjoy an afternoon of drawing, sketching or painting with the company of fellow members and their immediate families. People interested in joining the BWC and group should call 337-3252 or drop by the club at 135 Midland Ave. or visit bronxvillewomensclub.org.

Events at the Lutheran Church

Prayer services

Held regularly on the last Saturday of the month. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., following the regular Saturday service, these brief moments for meditation and prayer offer personal prayers at the altar and the ancient tradition of anointing with oil.

Good News coffee house

The next Good News Christian Coffee House will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, featuring Frank Rendo. The Coffee House opens at 7 p.m. with coffee and pastries, and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students, $3 for children ages five to 12. Village Lutheran Church is located at 172 White Plains Road, Bronxville. For more information, call 337-0207 or visit vlc-ny.org.


Pastor Rob and Sue Hartwell are exploring sponsoring a Holy Land Pilgrimage‑Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus‑for 10 days: Feb. 2 to 11, 2015.

The tour itinerary is for Haifa, Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and would be $3,379 per person from New York, which includes the $700 govt. taxes/airline fuel surcharges. Tour includes: first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, services of a professional tour director, comprehensive sightseeing, all hotel service charges and local taxes, porterage and entrance fees.

You may contact Pastor Hartwell via e-mail at PastorH@VLC-NY.org or call 337-0207 x 1003 to receive a brochure. Start off 2015 by Walking where Jesus walked, cruising the Sea of Galilee…visiting Nazareth…climbing the Mt. of Olives and viewing the old City of Jerusalem…walking the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and visiting Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity.

Village Lutheran Church is located at 172 White Plains Road, Bronxville, New
York, 10708.

Courses at Sarah Lawrence College

The Center for Continuing Education is offering a wide range of courses for elementary school, high school, college students, as well as adults. Please contact 395-2205 or cce@sarahlawrence.edu with any questions about the educational and enrichment courses for learners of all ages.

Garden tour

The Untermyer Gardens Conservancy is overseeing tours of the gardens, located at

945 North Broadway in Yonkers. See the website at untermyergardens.org. It’s a beautiful Persian garden with many other features including Greek, Roman, Italian and much more, and there is an interesting background story. The garden is undergoing an extensive long-term restoration in partnership with the City of Yonkers. The conservancy gives 90-minute docent-led public tours every Sunday, $10 per person, free for children under 12, no pre-registration is required.

Call for artists and writers

The Blue Door Art Gallery in Yonkers is currently seeking submissions for its inaugural issue of the Blue Door Quarterly Journal a new literary and art publication.

The Journal, which will be available in print and online, will feature work from new and established artists working across various





-Fine art

Each issue of the publication will have a different theme. For our inaugural issue, the theme is community.

Show us your community and what it means to you. How do you define community?

Submission deadline: Aug. 10, 2014

Submission guidelines:

-Three submissions per artist.

-Word count limit for fiction/nonfiction work: 2,000

-Previously published work not acceptable.

-All submissions must be original work of artist.

-We accept the following formats: PDF, DOC, DOCX, PNG, JPG.

Please send all submissions to: BlueDoorJournal@gmail.com

Include the appropriate category of your submission in the subject line.

Additionally, please include your name, phone number and other methods of contact, should we publish your work. All decisions will be made by Sept. 1. If your work submitted to the Journal becomes published elsewhere, please notify us immediately.

For more information about the Blue Door Quarterly Journal, please email

Fundraiser for Honor Flight

Hudson Valley Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that offers American World War II veterans a free trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials. The organization is partnering with Westchester County Veterans Service Agency to make the trip out of Westchester County Airport possible on Oct. 18.

Volunteers are needed to help:


-Contact local businesses and organizations to seek sponsorship opportunities

-Locate interested veterans

-Coordinate travel information

-Escort veterans to and from Westchester County Airport

-Serve as a voice to the veteran community

Funds will send WWII veterans to visit memorials in Washington D.C.

Individuals interested in volunteering should visit HVHonorFlight.com or call
845-391-0076. Additional information is available at westchestergov.com.

New Rochelle farmers market

The New Rochelle’s Downtown Farmers Market will be held every Saturday through Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Library Green next to the New Rochelle Public Library on Huguenot Street between Memorial Highway and Lawton Street.

This festive neighborhood market features more than 30 weekly and guest vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other specialty foods. The market will also showcase artisanal products and community organizations. Shoppers can join friends and Dine on the Green with prepared foods from an assortment of Dine Downtown restaurants.

To make this a great community happening for the entire family, there will be free children’s activities and live music every Saturday.

The Farmer’s Market is sponsored by the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District, Monroe College, Green
Mountain Energy and Halstead New Rochelle.



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