What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 7-11-2014

Mamaroneck Public Library events

Required reads roundtable

For Hommocks, Rye Neck Middle School, Mamaroneck High School and Rye Neck High School students.

Meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Mamaroneck Teen Library on Thursdays July 24 and Aug. 7, and on Tuesdays July 15, July 29 and Aug. 12.

Stop into one of the new teen book discussions all about titles you must read and get the help you need with required school notes.

For weekly title schedules and to reserve your spot, contact the Mamaroneck Teen Library at 630-5875.

Light refreshments provided.

Free teen movies

Mondays from 4 pm. to 8 p.m. in the Mamaroneck Teen Library

Start time 5 p.m., All films rated PG-13

July 14 “The Book Thief”

July 21 “Ender’s Game”

July 28 “I, Frankenstein”

Aug. 4 “47 Ronin”

Aug. 11 “Jack Ryan”

No registration required; just stop in and grab a seat.

Xbox games available before and after film.

Free kids movie Mondays

3:30 p.m. in July and August

July 14 “Planes”

July 21 “The Pirate Fairy”

July 28 “Despicable Me 2”

Aug. 4 “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)”

Aug. 11 “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2”

Aug. 18 “Muppets Most Wanted”

Contact the Mamaroneck Children’s Library for details 630-5894. No registration required.

Fizz, boom, read

Summer reading programs and activities for grade school children begin.

July 8 Fizz Boom Act

July 15 Fizz Boom Yum

July 22 Fizz Boom Mix

July 29 Fizz Boom Bounce

Aug. 5 Fizz Boom Slime

Aug. 12 Fizz Boom Robots

“How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits”

Everyone thinks their Social Security benefits are fixed; set in stone. That’s just not true. You are cordially invited to join us for our free seminar event presented by Ralph S. Adorno & Associates, “How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits,” to be held at:

Mamaroneck Public Library Saturday, July 12 at 11 a.m. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Call 1-800-258-7608 to reserve your spot.

This posting is provided by the library for informational purposes only and does not suggest endorsement of any such posted material.

Spark a reaction: Teen summer reading programs

No camp? No problem.

Summer fun has begun for local teens at the Mamaroneck Library.

Teens entering Grades 6 through 12 are welcome to join us for:

Movie Mondays at 5 p.m.

Alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays for book discussions, simple science poppers and bingo

Spark a Reaction Wednesday activities and projects

NYS summer reading online, reviews and raffles

Community service and volunteer opportunities

Xbox and board games and much, much more.

Contact the Mamaroneck Teen Library at 630-5875 for detailed schedule of events or check out our website calendar mamaronecklibrary.org.

Program photos and events can be found on the Mamaroneck Library: Teens Facebook page.

Larchmont Public Library events

Three Minute Science: Potato plunger experiment

Ages 5 and up. Monday, July 14, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. No registration required. Drop in between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. and get involved in a cool experiment chosen and prepared by Thornton-Donovan High School student Dylan Pizzo. Each experiment takes only about three minutes to complete.

The Never Ending Story with Wendy Popp

Ages 8 to 11. Tuesday, July 15, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Registration required. We will work with a special design in paper engineering to create a continuous story. Using the theme what goes around, comes around, young artists and writers will work with the design to illustrate their idea on that theme. We will use prompts from nature and from word play to illustrate our circular story.

Rob Goldstone presents: The book and the movie “O. Henry’s Full House”

Wednesday, July 16, at 2:30 p.m. Meet in the Village Center. No registration required. Five of O. Henry’s short stories and put to the screen. John Steinbeck introduces O. Henry’s most celebrated stories from his New York Period, 1902-1910, in this anthology film. Not rated. The book will be available three weeks prior to the movie.

Stories for Mad Scientists Club: Recycle robots.

Ages 5 to 7. Wednesday, July 16, at 4 p.m. Registration required. Can a robot make your dinner? Come hear some funny robot stories and learn the answer to this and other technological questions. You will design and build your own robot out of recyclable materials.

Story Laboratory: Earth, Air, Wind and Fire

Ages 3 to 4. Thursday, July 17, at 2:15 p.m. Registration required. We’ll take a look at our beautiful earth, check out how we can make things move with air and create an object of beauty to blow around on our porches on a windy day.

Library Lab with the Westchester Children’s Museum: The Wright Stuff

Ages 8 to 11 on Thursday, July 17, at 4 p.m. Registration required. How do you invent something? The Wright Brothers are perfect examples of true inventors and their work offers important concepts about what makes things fly. We’ll use odd materials to create a flying object and experiment with the museum’s fantastic wind tunnel.

Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament

Thursday, July 17, at 6 p.m. Grades 5 to 8. Meet in the Village Center. Registration required. Test your gaming skills and compete against other gamers for the Smash Brothers tournament title. The game will be projected on our super-large screen.

Five-hour prelicensing class

Formula One Driving School, located at 584 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, has the five-hour prelicensing class scheduled for Saturday, July 12, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, July 16, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, July 19, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, July 23, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, July 26, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, July 30, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m.; Sunday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 4 p.m.; Saturday Aug. 16, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 4 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m.

This class is required by New York State for new drivers before they can take their road test.

Please call 381-4500 or visit our website at formulaonedrivingschool.com to register for this class or for other services and for upcoming Insurance Reduction/Point Reduction Class dates.

Westchester Broadway Theatre show

Comedy night

July 22

Enjoy a night of adult humor with six popular stand-up comics. Featuring Richie Byrne, Mark DeMayo, Mike Gaffney, Steve Marshall, Gregg Rogell and Mike Speirs.

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 mediums:

-Fiction

-Nonfiction

-Poetry

-Photography

-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 BlueDoorJournal@gmail.com.

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