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  

 

Children’s Summer Virtual Reading Programs

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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
8
Mon
Zoom Meeting: Astronomy on the Ceiling: The Constellations of Grand Central Terminal
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dr. Lawrence Faltz, former president of the Westchester Amateur Astronomers, will share the myths, legends, history and wonder of the night sky. Come and learn the fabulous tales about the constellations in our night sky. How did those creatures get up there, and how did some of them end up on the ceiling of Grand Central Terminal? This “One Book One Community” program is co-sponsored by the Mamaroneck Historical Society and Larchmont Library.
To register, click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Jun
10
Wed
Online Chair Yoga
Jun 10 @ 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:
Jun
11
Thu
Meet Karen Dukess, author of The Last Book Party, online on Zoom
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join a native Larchmont resident and Mamaroneck High School graduate, Karen Dukess, as she discusses her debut novel The Last Book Party. Karen can sometimes be seen writing at both the Mamaroneck Public Library and the Larchmont Public Library! The Last Book Party is a propulsive tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980’s New York and the timeless beaches of Cape Cod.
Karen Dukess has a work history as eclectic as her taste in books. She has been a tour guide in the former Soviet Union, a newspaper reporter in Florida, a magazine, puhere:blisher, in Russia and, for nearly a decade, a speechwriter on gender equality for the United Nations Development Programme. She has blogged on raising boys for The Huffington Post and written book reviews for USA Today. She has a degree in Russian Studies from Brown University and a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University. She lives with her family near New York City and spends as much time as possible in Truro on Cape Cod. The Last Book Party, which the New York Times called “a spare, bittersweet page-turner,” is her debut novel.
This event is co-sponsored by the Larchmont Public Library.
To get an invite to the book discussion, click here.
Jun
16
Tue
Parent Perspective: The College Admissions Process – ZOOM Meeting
Jun 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

  

Tackling the college admissions and application process with your children can feel daunting, stressful, and anxiety-provoking. It can even be combative! Rest assured, you’re not alone.

Hear from a panel of Westchester County parents as they discuss how they navigated the process with their children and came out the other side with each of their children committing to highly selective colleges. Topics discussed include: what they wish they knew before they started, minimizing stress, biggest obstacles/what to look out for, where to compromise, timeline and deadlines, the “sweet spot” for supporting without overstepping, supporting their children’s ultimate choice, and reaching the finish line!

Register here.

 

Jun
17
Wed
Yoga Flow Online
Jun 17 @ 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:
Jun
18
Thu
Meet Luis Quiros, the author of Justice Unplugged via Zoom
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Justice Unplugged is written impatiently from the margins, unearthing our endless narratives – pulling the plug on justice as it has come to be defined – and reclaiming its meaning.  Embedded into every fabric of society, taking some of our own to fight against us, the Non-Others use our language, knowledge, safety and even mother nature against our survival. For these reasons, I could never be a bystander-Others had to know history of resistance and thriving spirit, and come together amid the chaos. Justice Unplugged incites action through its interdisciplinary analysis and its application of bridging street smarts to scholarship.” – Luis Quiros
Luis Quiros, is also a community organizer, activist, and educator. Quiros pursues justice aimed at dismantling that which promotes solutions that inflict pain and trauma on Others – against models that departmentalized justice when it requires hybridity and holistic frameworks. Discourse on these topics is also captured on talk radio podcasts indexed on justice unplugged.
Mr. Quiros is also the author of An Other’s Mind (2011).
To join the zoom meeting on June 18, click here.
To receive an email reminder of this event, please email lbhandari@wlsmail.org.
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
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
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.