Welcome to the Mamaroneck Library

The Library Is Now Open For Limited Service. Click Here for More Information.

Update: We have temporarily cancelled most library programming through September. We will keep you updated going forward on when we can resume our normal programming schedule.

 

Kindly note that we are NOT accepting any donations at this time. Please do NOT leave donations outside the Library.

Mamaroneck Library Reopening and Safety Plan      

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Children’s Summer Virtual Reading Programs   
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                                                       Adult Summer Reading Game 
Mamaroneck Library Adult Bingo

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     FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK   

 

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Even when the 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.

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

tbeebe@wlsmail.org

Mamlibchildren

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Looking for local community events? Look here!

The Mamaroneck Public Library encourages all our library patrons, friends and neighbors to fill out the 2020 Census! For more information: www.my2020census.gov 
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Health Care Navigator

The Navigator Program with Westchester County Department of Health is still up and running.  The Navigators are working with clients via telephone (they are not seeing participants on site).
If you need health insurance you can get personal assistance from one of the Westchester County Department of Health Navigators. You can apply whether you’ve lost a job that provided insurance or weren’t previously insured. Call 914-995-6350 or email hnav@westchestergov.com. To learn more visit: westchestergov.com
Senior Benefits Information Center
While SBIC sites are closed you can still receive unbiased Medicare counseling by calling our helpline at 914-231-3260 or by emailing
SBICS@wlsmail.org with your name, question, and preferred method of contact. Volunteer counselors will get back to you within two days, weekends included.

From The Village Planning Department: Hampshire Recreation, LLC, is asking for approval of a Planned Residential Development, pursuant to Village Code § 342-52, a wetlands permit, pursuant to Village Code § 192-7, and a subdivision, pursuant to Village Code § A348-6, for the proposed Hampshire Country Club Planned Residential Development of a 94.5 acre portion of the Project Site within the Village’s R-20 Zoning District. The location and scope of the proposed wetland activity is the installation of a 20-foot vegetative buffer consisting of native plantings along the edges of wetland areas on the site, and an increased water budget into pond 10.  The entire Project Site comprises 106.2 acres and is identified as tax parcel 9-42-568 on the Village of Mamaroneck Tax Map and 4-14-20 on the Town of Mamaroneck Tax Map.

The following link is for the Hampshire Club Redevelopment project: https://www.village.mamaroneck.ny.us/planning-department/pages/seqra-documents

Jul
16
Thu
Nature Mandela Virtual Workshop – via ZOOM
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  

Register in advance for this meeting:

Creating a mandala (Sanskrit for “circle”) is thought to be a calming and centering experience–something we can all use during this pandemic.  The nature mandala class has the added benefit of spending time in nature, touching, smelling and collecting found natural objects, and then creating an artwork in a virtual, supportive community.

Instructions:  The mandalas will be created from materials found in nature.  Please collect these items responsibly and do not collect anything in nature preserves.  You may collect from your own garden and from other areas.  If you collect leaves from living plants, be careful to take only 1 leaf from each twig or branch.  Please be careful not to pick any poison ivy leaves.  (If you’re not sure what poison ivy looks like, check out various images on Google Image.)

Here are some suggestions for items to collect:  3 fresh flowers, 10 wilted flowers, 15 flower petals, 20 green leaves, 15 leaf buds, 20 pebbles, 10 sticks, 20 evergreen leaves or pine needles, etc.  On Monday, also have on hand a large, solid colored surface upon which to create your mandala, and a camera to photograph your mandala.  This will be a 45-minute workshop.

Gail Koller, ATR, CTRS is a registered art therapist and a certified nature educator.  She has been giving free nature mandala workshops as a way of giving back to the community.

Jul
21
Tue
The Immune System – Balancing the Microbiome – via Zoom
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

To sign up for this lecture, register here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Ayurveda believes a balance of body, mind, and spirit will naturally result in a strong immune system that combats pathogens. Being out of balance results in a weakened immune system allowing illness to develop. Balancing our microbiome – the bacteria, viruses, and fungi that exist in our bodies – is critical to our health. And, nourishing not only our body, but also our mind and spirit is key to the health of our microbiome.

The topics covered will be:

 How the microbiome effects the body, mind, and spirit Why mental attitude & emotions affect the microbiome and the immune system

 Ways to keep the microbiome in balance

 How to nourish our bodies with proper diet and nutrition – seasonally

 Lifestyle habits that support a strong immune system and a healthy 
Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY.
With over 35 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America. 
Jul
22
Wed
Online Chair Yoga
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Denise Mathieson, is a Mamaroneck resident, mom, wife, dog owner and Yoga Teacher. Denise writes:
“In reading the library’s newsletter, I was inspired to offer Yoga to my community. In our current new way of life, I have been thinking of ways to reach out via Yoga, and have even created my own YouTube Channel called, Dear Yoga Diary.  Keeping myself sane documenting my Yoga life, has helped me through these uncertain times!”
Chair Yoga:
Chair Yoga is a 30-minute easier session designed for those who are unable to get to the floor or simply do not have a yoga mat. The class will explore modified Yoga poses for sitting and standing.  Participants will practice modifications of the Yoga Asanas (poses) and Pranayamas (breathing techniques). Moving our bodies is the best way to remain healthy and calm.
Chair Yoga Sessions will be given on alternate Wednesdays beginning on April 29. Participants may register for any, or all of these dates:

May 13,  May 27, June 10, June 24, July 8 all  @ 11 am

To register for Chair Yoga click  here:
Jul
29
Wed
What We’re Reading Wednesdays on ZOOM
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Aug
6
Thu
The Fashionable 20s By Laura Bott via Zoom
Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Combine your passions for Fashion and Art in this drawing workshop.
Laura will go over basic ratios, shapes, lines and coloring styles. Learn about 1920s fashion and how their distinctive design can be translated to 2020 style. Use that inspiration to design your own outfits and bring them to life through pencil, marker and colored pencil techniques.
Taught by Bott Shoppe’s very own Laura Bott, a graduate of Pratt Institute, this session is ideal for teens to adults, and is also a great workshop to do with friends or with family members.
Recommended supplies
  • Drawing Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Paper
  • Watercolors
  • Gel pen
  • iPad with ProCreate is also an option
CLASS THEMES/TOPICS
Basic Drawing & Coloring
  • First we learn about how to draw a basic figure using the “9-head system”
  • Then using pre-made croquis and inspiration we create our own rendering of a 1920s outfit
  • We will be inspired by what we’ve learned and will design a modern take on our first rendering
ASSETS
  • Croquis
  • 1920s inspiration
To register for this program, click here.
Open to Adults and Teens.
This event is co-sponsored by The Larchmont Public Library.
Aug
12
Wed
Less Sugar, Better Health: Zoom Presentation by Dr. Cedrick Batchateu
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 – Learn how sugar is hidden in our packaged foods
 – See how diseases are linked to excess sugar consumption
 – Learn healthy lifestyle habits to reduce the negative effects of sugar
To register, click here.
Aug
13
Thu
“Cerealism”: A Pop-up Collage Program with Michael Albert via Zoom
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

American Pop Artist & Author Michael Albert shows you how to create a collage out of a cereal box (or some other printed cardboard package).
This program is open to Adults and Teens.

 

Materials required:  This includes easy to find household articles:
    • A cereal or brightly colored cardboard box that has some lettering on it that can be cut out
    • A pair of scissors
    • Glue (Elmers, a white school glue, a glue stick or clear glue)
    • A piece of cardboard to use for the back of the collage (can be the back of the cereal or other box you have chosen
To register for this program, click here: 
Aug
19
Wed
We Came Here to Shine: Book Discussion with Author via ZOOM
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

One Book One Community continues!
Mamaroneck Book Club Reads New York will feature award-winning author Susie Orman Schnall, who will discuss her new novel about the 1939 World’s Fair. We Came Here to Shine, is a historical fiction novel featuring two bold and ambitious women who navigate a world of possibility and find out what they’re truly made of during a glorious summer of spectacle and potential…
To register for this event, click here.
Copies of the book are available on Overdrive.    This event is co-sponsored by the
Larchmont Public Library.
Aug
26
Wed
What We’re Reading Wednesdays on Zoom
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

 

To register, click here.