February 2015

The YWCA Children’s Learning Center brings you…Family Fun Day featuring Zev Haber on March 1, 2015 from 1 PM—3 PM at the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester (515 North Street, White Plains, NY).  An afternoon of musical entertainment, crafts, games and raffle for preschool aged children.  Music by Zev is an Eclectic mix of music, instruments, dance and stories woven together to make a truly unique and fun interactive musical experience.  Fee: $5 / per person. Proceeds benefit the YWCA Annual Fund. Crafts, games and raffle tickets available at the Front Desk for $1/each.

He’s coming back to The Voracious Reader and we’re all thrilled! If you’ve already met George O’Connor, creator of the Olympians graphic novel series, you understand our excitement. If you haven’t seen him in action yet, DON’T MISS HIM! The newest and seventh book in the series, Ares: Bringers of War, has just been published. This is always a dynamic and lively presentation with one of our favorite authors! Best for mythology loving kids and adults! The event will start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6th. Call or e-mail to reserve your spot! Voracious Reader, Larchmont.

Treat yourself to a warm and wonderful night out at The Voracious Reader! Are you getting closer to an empty nest? Join Susan Morse, author of the delightful memoir, The Dog Stays in the Picture, as she talks about her shift to an empty nest and how her rescued greyhound eased the transition. Called by Kirkus “… an authentic memoir.” Wine and light appetizers. This event is March 12th at 6:30 p.m. Call or e-mail to reserve your spot now! Voracious Reader, Larchmont.

On Saturday, February 28, Yona McDonough, author of Who Was Louis Armstrong?, What Was the Underground Railroad? and many other children’s books, will talk about, read from and autograph her books from 11:30 to 12:30 at Barnes & Noble City Center, 230 Main Street, White Plains NY 10601. There will also be a Black History month Storytime at 11 am and a costume character Storytime at 2pm.  The author event is part of a fundraiser: for everyone who makes a purchase at any Barnes & Noble on Feb. 28 and gives our Library bookfair ID 11563590, Barnes & Noble will make a donation to the Freedom Library. We also get a donation if you visit bn.com/bookfairs to support us online from 2/28/15 to 3/5/15 by entering Bookfair ID 11563590 at checkout. For further information, call the library at 914-525-3076 or go to www.mlkfreedomlibrary.org.

March 21, 2015. All day. Join us for an all-day birthday party to celebrate eight years in business! Cake and candles at 3pm. We’ll have giveaways, stories and treats all day. Let us thank you for your support as we share some of the years’ highlights. 1997 Palmer Avenue Larchmont, NY 10538 (914) 630-4581.

Lewisboro Land Trust is proud to present their annual lecture at the Katonah Village Library on Sunday, February 22nd from 3-5pm. This year’s lecture is “Got Nature? Why We All Need Some,” and is about the concept of biophilia, our inherent need to be close to nature and experience it — the need to get outdoors! It’s about how important this is for all of us, and especially for children. Dr. Kellert teaches at Yale and has written the books Biophilia Hypothesis and Birthright. Please come early (at 2:30) for a reception with Stephen Kellert and a chance to mingle and enjoy refreshments before the lecture! Generously sponsored by the Jerome Levy Foundation. Free, all welcome!