What’s Going On in Harrison 5-23-14

Harrison Public Library events

Dinner and a concert with the New Originals

Saturday, May 31, presented by Harrison Public Library and Trattoria

Enjoy a meal at Trattoria Vivolo in Harrison from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and receive 20 percent off of your dinner bill. Reservations required, cash only, call 914-835-6199.

Concert begins at the library at 7:30 p.m., coffee house style, with refreshments.

Welcome summer with the soulful sounds of the New Originals, featuring acoustic and electric folk rock and pop music from the 60s to the present.

Friday, May 23

10 a.m. Open play at the library.

3:30 p.m. Teen summer volunteer meeting.

Calling all teens. Want to volunteer this summer? Come today to learn about what you can do. Our summer reading game starts early this year and we need your help getting ready. We need people who can read to children, help with crafts, write book reviews and teach basic computer skills. If you have a special talent, we need to hear about that. Meet community service requirements and have FUN too.

Saturday, May 24

10 a.m. Computer orientation

10:30 a.m. Introduction to Microsoft Word

12 p.m. Computer basics training

1 p.m. Introduction to the library’s eBooks and downloadable audiobooks

Tuesday, May 27

10 a.m. Train Time for Tots

10 a.m. Computer orientation for the computerized library catalog and Internet.

3:30 p.m. Airplane science, STEM program for K-5 graders. Come and learn about airplane forces and Bernoulli’s Principle and make your own paper airplanes. Put your creation to the test with science in action. No registration necessary.

Wednesday, May 28

10 a.m. Movers and shakers

11 a.m. Laptime

6:30 p.m. Intro to Microsoft Excel

Special Event, Discover Japan through music

7:30 p.m. From the Floating World, Japanese music past and present. Enjoy a mesmerizing performance of traditional Japanese and classical western music by Duo Yumeo.

8:20 p.m. Music workshop: Koto Music of Japan. Yoko Reikano Kimura, introduces the koto instrument, its history and music.

Friday, May 30

10 a.m. Open play at the library

3:30 p.m. Teen summer volunteer meeting

Saturday, May 31

10:30 a.m. Introduction to Microsoft Word

12 p.m. Computer Basics Training

1 p.m. Introduction to the library’s eBooks and downloadable audiobooks

Special Event: Saturday evening at the library

7:30 p.m. Welcome summer with the soulful sounds of The New Originals, featuring acoustic and electric folk rock and pop music from the 60’s to the present. Coffee house style with refreshments.

West Harrison Library events

Friday, May 23

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Citizenship and English class. Free, for adults 18 and older. Registration is ongoing. Space is limited. Please call 948-2092 for more information.

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Puppet time. Music, dancing, and puppets, of course. Ages 3 to 5.

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read with Rooney, the certified therapy dog, by appointment only, please call 914-948-2092 for more information.

Saturday May 24

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Disco tots with Ms. Dee. Move to the music. Ages 5 and under.

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Conversation partners. Come in, sit down and practice your language skills with us. We have conversation partners who are fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese. To make sure your language partner is here for you, please give us a call 914-948-2092 ahead of time or come in to schedule your sessions.

“Taking Time for Reflection” art exhibit

The Harrison Council for the Arts presents “Taking Time for Reflection,” paintings in Parks by Hilda Green Demsky at the Harrison Public Library, Bruce Ave. June 4 to 27 with an opening reception June 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Demsky began her professional life as a visual artist with a BFA in painting from Carnegie Mellon University. Three artists she studied with who strongly influenced her art were Josef Albers, Tony Smith and George Sugarman. Demsky has been painting “en plein air” in and around Westchester County parks. There are paintings from the Sheldrake Environmental Center and Memorial Park in Larchmont, the serpentine walk at the New Dawn Foundation, Hudson Beach and the reservoir in New Rochelle, Wampus Pond Park in Armonk and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River.

Demsky is inspired by the open natural surroundings of our local and county parks. Her primary reason for painting is to express feelings related to nature, to ecological concerns, and to celebrate life.

Demsky has been the recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and residencies, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship to paint in Italy. Some career highlights were an invitational exhibition in Greece focusing on pollution and the marine environment, an exhibition and presentation of her environmental art at the World Fulbright Conference in Budapest and the exhibition of her waterfall paintings at the Galeria Nacional in Costa Rica.

As a member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, Demsky visited and painted in a satellite factory in England, at Stonehenge and at Yellowstone National Park. She has exhibited extensively in New York, New England, Pennsylvania and Washington. Demsky is a member of the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Katonah Museum Artists Association, National Association of Women Artists, Pen & Brush Gallery and Pleiades Gallery in New York City.

The exhibit may be viewed Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For information call 914-835-0324 or see www.harrisonpl.org

Cat and kitten adoption day

Date: Saturday, May 24

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: Pet Value, Rye Ridge Shopping

Center, 134 So. Ridge St., Port Chester,

Contact: NY-PetRescue.org,

petrescueny@aol.com, 914-834-6955

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