Welcome to the Mamaroneck Library

Dear Patrons:

During this unprecedented health emergency, the safety of patrons and employees is our priority. We are working to stay on top of this evolving situation by following the guidelines issued by the CDC, the New York State Department of Health, and our County leadership. The current direction from health officials is that agencies such as ours close to the public to ensure social distancing, and that 100% of our employees work from home.

To this end, the Mamaroneck Public Library District closed on Monday, March 16th. We will remain closed at least through mid-April, and possibly longer. We will reopen for service only when it is prudent to do so.

During the Library closure:

  • No fines or fees will be charged on any materials while the Library is closed. Library cards due to expire will be extended during this period.
  • Our book drop will remain open to accept returns. If you cannot return your materials, simply hold on to them until we reopen for business.
  • All holds have been suspended and will resume when the Library reopens.
  • All in-house programs and events have been cancelled. This includes any scheduled meetings being held in our meeting spaces.
  • Our library building has undergone a thorough professional cleaning and disinfecting treatment during the closure. We are confident that our facilities will be ready for service when the crisis ends.
  • Our staff will be updating this website and ensuring online services and databases will continue to be available 24/7 with your library card. Our abundant e-resources include digital magazines and newspapers, OverDrive ebooks & audiobooks, streaming services like Kanopy and Hoopla, and much more. Click the e-Resources menu option above for a current list of options.

Next Steps: We are monitoring this developing situation closely, staying up-to-date on information from local, state and federal health agencies. Please monitor this site, and sign up for our e-newsletter, for the latest library news.

For authoritative, current information on COVID-19, please look at these resources highlighted by the Westchester Library System.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and for helping to keep MPLD and the Mamaroneck community a healthy environment.

Ellen Freeman                                                                           Edward Falcone

Library President                                                                    Interim Director (MPLDdirector@wlsmail.org)

Update: Anticipating a more lengthy closure, we are cancelling all library programming through mid-May. We will keep you updated going forward on when we can resume our normal operations and programming.
Although our physical library is closed, our online library is open 24/7.

 

Tutor.com  A fully online tutoring service. You can get a tutor in more than 40 subjects including Math, Science, Social Studies, English, AP support, Foreign Languages and Business. Tutoring sessions take place in our easy-to-use online classroom which runs in your browser.

Kanopy video streaming is now available for patrons age 13 and older. The Kanopy collection offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and training videos, including: the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, the Frontline series, and international films. Credit-free films have been added for additional access.

Hoopla Digital  is a groundbreaking digital media service  that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. You will need your library card number and PIN number to establish an account.


Overdrive & Overdrive Advantage
  A downloadable audiobook and eBook service offered by the Westchester Library System.  We have added a special collection of the most popular titles for Mamaroneck Library cardholders only, thus reducing wait times.

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If you need a temporary Mamaroneck Library card to access our digital resources during this emergency, please send a brief email listing your: name/address/telephone/birthdate/email to:

tbeebe@wlsmail.org

 

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“AARP Foundation Tax-Aide service has been suspended until further notice.”

 AARP has cancelled all of their sponsored events through May 1.

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Looking for local community events? Look here!

Try one of our 2 weekly exercise classes:

Walking – Tuesdays @ 10:15am

QiGong – Thursdays @ 10:15am

Call the Reference Desk @ (914) 630 – 5888 for further details.

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Health Care Navigator

New Hours: Every Saturday,        10am – 2pm.
Call (914) 336 – 6934 to schedule an appointment.

Senior Benefits Information Center
Second and Fourth Monday of Every Month
(Beginning April 2020)
Adult Coloring

Monday,  June 8 @  4 – 6:30pm
Tuesdays @ 11am – Noon
Community Room

Teens: Ride, read, and reduce your Library fines.
Call Ellen @ (914) 630 – 5875 for details.

Feb
2
Sun
Speak to Us of Love: The Poetry of Love
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Feb
4
Tue
Walk Your Way to Better Health
Feb 4 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Community Room

Adults are invited to burn calories and get in shape in our new low-impact exercise class.

Walking is a simple way to get exercise. The class will follow along with Leslie Sansone’s Walking series. These DVD’s are low-impact and take approximately 20 – 25 minutes.

All participants must sign waiver before participating.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.
Feb
5
Wed
Board Meeting
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Program Room
Feb
6
Thu
Qi Gong at the Library
Feb 6 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Community Room

Join certified QiGong teacher, Steve Goldstein. QiGong (pronounced CHEE-gung) is an ancient Chinese form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times and can be performed by just about anyone. The movements are very much like light stretching and light calisthenics. It utilizes gentle flowing low-impact movements and can even be done seated. Qigong combines movement, breathing, and meditation to improve health, fitness, and well-being by moving universal energy through the body.

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Class duration is 45 minutes.

All participants must sign a waiver before participating( waivers are available at the Reference Desk and will be available at the class).

Open to adults ages 18 and up.

Feb
8
Sat
Drivers Licenses and the Green Light Law
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Feb
9
Sun
The History and Health Benefits of Tea – Date Changed to Sunday, February 9 @ 2pm
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Date changed to Sunday, February 9 @ 2pm.
Feb
10
Mon
Coloring for Grown-Ups
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Community Room

 

Life got you stressed? Unwind at the library. Turn off your phone, unplug your computer.  Join us to experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring! Coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help promote overall wellness – and it’s fun! Join us for an afternoon of music, refreshments, and relaxation. Drop in anytime between 4 and 6:30pm. Coloring sheets and tools will be provided. Please be over 18 to attend.

Feb
11
Tue
Walk Your Way to Better Health
Feb 11 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Community Room

Adults are invited to burn calories and get in shape in our new low-impact exercise class.

Walking is a simple way to get exercise. The class will follow along with Leslie Sansone’s Walking series. These DVD’s are low-impact and take approximately 20 – 25 minutes.

All participants must sign waiver before participating.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers.
MESSAGES FROM MOSCOW: HOW RUSSIA WORKS TO INFLUENCE AMERICAN CITIZENS AND VOTERS
Feb 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Feb
12
Wed
Protecting Your Income: Free Financial Well-Being Educational Program
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm