Welcome to the Mamaroneck Library

The Library Will Be Closed Until Further Notice. Click Here for More Information.

Update: Anticipating a more lengthy closure, we are cancelling all library programming through early-September. We will keep you updated going forward on when we can resume our normal operations and programming.

 

Mamaroneck Library Reopening and Safety Plan

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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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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

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

Jun
24
Wed
Online Chair Yoga
Jun 24 @ 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
1
Wed
Yoga Flow Online
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Yoga Flow Class is a 30-minute easier session designed for those who have yoga mats and can get up and down from the floor with ease. We will be practicing Yoga Asanas (poses) in a continuous, fluid manner creating strength and balance.
Flow Yoga Sessions will be given on alternate Wednesdays beginning on May 6, 2020
Participants may register for any, or all of these dates:
May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1 all @ 11:00 am

To register for Yoga Flow click here:
Jul
6
Mon
Teen Writers Zoom Workshop Series: An Author Study with Jenny Theall
Jul 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teen Writers Zoom Workshop Series: An Author Study with Jenny Theall
Mondays in July from 4 – 5 PM
Open to Middle/ High school aged writers/ No experience necessary
Register via email at mamklibteens@gmail.com    Subject line: July Authors 
to receive Zoom program link
A new author or poet will be the focus for each session.
Background info on the writer, samples or excerpts, warm-up activity, inspiring video or archived poetry reading, writing prompt inspired by this specific author or poet, editing, ending with presentation of work and constructive feedback. 
Jul
8
Wed
Online Chair Yoga
Jul 8 @ 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
13
Mon
Teen Writers Zoom Workshop Series: An Author Study with Jenny Theall
Jul 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teen Writers Zoom Workshop Series: An Author Study with Jenny Theall
Mondays in July from 4 – 5 PM
Open to Middle/ High school aged writers/ No experience necessary
Register via email at mamklibteens@gmail.com    Subject line: July Authors 
to receive Zoom program link
A new author or poet will be the focus for each session.
Background info on the writer, samples or excerpts, warm-up activity, inspiring video or archived poetry reading, writing prompt inspired by this specific author or poet, editing, ending with presentation of work and constructive feedback. 
Jul
15
Wed
One Book One Community – Mamaroneck Book Club on Zoom
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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, 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…

Hi there,
You are invited to a Zoom meeting of the Mamaroneck Book Club.
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Jul
20
Mon
Teen Writers Zoom Workshop Series: An Author Study with Jenny Theall
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teen Writers Zoom Workshop Series: An Author Study with Jenny Theall
Mondays in July from 4 – 5 PM
Open to Middle/ High school aged writers/ No experience necessary
Register via email at mamklibteens@gmail.com    Subject line: July Authors 
to receive Zoom program link
A new author or poet will be the focus for each session.
Background info on the writer, samples or excerpts, warm-up activity, inspiring video or archived poetry reading, writing prompt inspired by this specific author or poet, editing, ending with presentation of work and constructive feedback. 
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
27
Mon
Teen Writers Zoom Workshop Series: An Author Study with Jenny Theall
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teen Writers Zoom Workshop Series: An Author Study with Jenny Theall
Mondays in July from 4 – 5 PM
Open to Middle/ High school aged writers/ No experience necessary
Register via email at mamklibteens@gmail.com    Subject line: July Authors 
to receive Zoom program link
A new author or poet will be the focus for each session.
Background info on the writer, samples or excerpts, warm-up activity, inspiring video or archived poetry reading, writing prompt inspired by this specific author or poet, editing, ending with presentation of work and constructive feedback. 
Aug
5
Wed
Short Story Performance via Zoom: Acclaimed Voice Actor Alan Sklar reads two short stories by Lawrence Block
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please join us for a special short story reading by acclaimed voice actor Alan Sklar.  Alan will read “A Bad Night for Burglars” and “How Far Could it Go“, both written by Grand Master mystery writer Lawrence Block.
Lawrence Block has been writing crime, mystery, and suspense fiction for more than half a century.  He has published more than 100 books, numerous short stories, and was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1994.
A Dartmouth graduate, Mr. Sklar has narrated audiobooks for over 25 years and has won awards for the stories he has read.  He has recorded over 150 audiobooks by bestselling authors.  For more information, visit alansklar.com.
To sign up for this program, click here.