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.  Therefore, our April 6 Defensive Driving class is cancelled.

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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
19
Wed
Mamaroneck Book Club
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Community Room

Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month @ 2pm in the Community Room of the Library. Pre-registration is not required. Combined meetings with At Home on the Sound.

Teen Movie: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Teen Library

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: On Halloween 1968, reclusive Stella and her two friends meet a mysterious drifter, Ramón, and uncover a sinister notebook of stories.

Starring: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush

Rated: PG-13 for terror/violence, disturbing images, thematic elements, language including racial epithets, and brief sexual references.

 

Feb
20
Thu
Qi Gong at the Library
Feb 20 @ 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.

Teen Break: Pyrography!
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Program Room

Pyrography (wood burning) and crayon melting designs for beginners. Basic beginner supplies will be provided to registered participants. Please call (914) 630 – 5875 to register, or email emctyre@wlsmail.org

 

Feb
25
Tue
Baby Time
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Special Movie Presentation: I Am Sam
Feb 25 @ 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Feb
26
Wed
Toddler Time
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Program Room

 

Stories & songs for ages 18 – 36 months.

Registration is required; please call (914) 630 – 5894 to register. 

Mamaroneck Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Feb 26 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

The regularly scheduled meetings are open to the public and take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Meetings are in the Community Room of the library. Occasionally, dates are changed when they fall close to a major holiday or present a unique scheduling conflict (e.g., the Board meeting of Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019).

Note: The Board meeting on Wednesday, May 27 will be held in the Community  Room, followed by dinner.

Feb
27
Thu
Magnificent Puppet Show
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Mar
3
Tue
Baby Time
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am