Friday, October 14, 2005

Children's Room Autumn 2005 Schedule

Here is a short list of events happening in the Children's Room at the Katonah Village Library this Fall. For information on all events in the Children's Room please call the children's librarian at 232-3508.

Please scroll down this page to see announcements for other library events.

New Mothers Discussion Group

New mothers and their infants, birth to 12 months, are invited to attend these monthly meetings. The goal of this progam is to give new mothers information to enrich their parenting skills and an opportunity to meet other new mothers. Each meeting will feature a speaker who will lead a discussion on a topic of interest to new mothers. There is always an opportunity for questions and group discussion. All the meetings will be held at The Katonah Village Library at 10:00 a.m. on the following dates:
      November 4th, Friday
      The ABC's of Spinal and Neuromuscular Development in Infants
      Presented by Dr. Stuart Weitzman, a local chiropractor who specializes in pre- and post-natal and infant care

      December 2nd, Friday
      Baby's First Foods
      How and when to introduce your baby to solid foods so that you start them on the road to healthy eating. Presented by Dr. Kathy Purvis, MD, IBCLC.
For information call Vicki Ingrassia at 232-3508 at the Katonah Village Library.

Story Time for Preschoolers

Toddler Time
Thirty minute program of stories, crafts and nursery rhymes for children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2, and their caregivers. Please sign up for this program as the space is limited.
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., until November 6th, 2005.

Story Time
Picture books, songs and crafts introduce children to the wonderful world of books. Drop in.
For 3's and 4's
Mondays at 1:00 p.m., until December 12th, 2005

For 4's and 5's
Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m., until December 12th, 2005
Thursdays at 2:00 p.m., until December 12th, 2005

Friday, October 07, 2005

Founding Day Fundraising Festival, Dec. 10

125th Anniversary Celebration!

The Katonah Village Library opened on December 10th, 1880 with a total of 400 volumes on hand. Join trustees and library staff in celebration of our 125th birthday with a festival of activities on the big day.

Billy Collins will read in the afternoon, there will be tours of the original library building, a library history slide show, a children's party with entertainment, a holiday boutique and, best of all, an author's meet and greet downstairs on the lower level of the library. To wrap it all up, famed jazz guitarist John Scofield will be playing an intimate concert.

All proceeds from the concert ticket sales will go to benefit the library.

For further details go to

Westchester Reads - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Nov. 7

The Katonah Village Library celebrates Westchester Reads…..Charlie and The Chocolate Factory with a Family Fun Evening November 7 at 7:00.

Actor and friend of the library, John BedfordLloyd will read the first two chapters of this wonderfully, wacky children’s classic by Roald Dahl. Following the reading we will be serving “make your own “chocolate sundaes. Families can check out a copy of the book and receive the first half of their GOLDEN TICKET. When you finish reading the book come into the library and answer a Trivia question about the book and receive the second half of your GOLDEN TICKET. You can use it to enter our Tower of Chocolate Raffle. The drawing will be held November 30.

Please register for the Family Fun Evening by calling The Children’s Room at 232-3508.

The Westchester Reads program is an annual event sponsored by the Westchester Library System to promote family reading. In past years families have enjoyed reading together The Hobbit and Charlotte’s Web.

Literary Luncheon, Tappan Hill, Nov. 3

In celebration of the 125th Anniversary, the Katonah Village Library cordially invites you to attend our Literary Luncheon on Thursday, November 3, 2005, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm.

The guest authors are:
Nancy Pearl (Book Lust, More Book Lust)
Valerie Tripp (American Girl series)
John Richardson (My Father The Spy)

Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill, Tarrytown

Tickets: $95 per person

There will be a luncheon raffle featuring American Girl Collection, jewelry, wine & other fine prizes.

Book signing will follow the luncheon.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by October 15. Call the Katonah Village Library at 914-232-3508 for information.

Mother-Daughter American Girl Tea, November 2

For children ages 6 and up!

Readers of the American Girl books will have an opportunity to meet Valerie Tripp, one of the authors of the American Girl series, who will be the guest speaker at this exciting new event. There will be an opportunity after her talk to ask questions. Refreshments will be served.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 4:15 p.m. in the Garden Room of the Katonah Library.


$10 per child and mothers can come for free!

Please contact the Children's Library at the Katonah Library to register for this event. Call 232-3508 and ask for the Children's Librarian. There is limited seating.

Ms. Tripp is the author of many of the books in the American Girl series, an historical fiction series for young readers, ages seven to twelve. To research her characters' time periods -- Molly, 1944; Kit, 1934; Samantha, 1904; Josefina, 1824; and Felicity, 1774 -- Tripp reads extensively; consults with historians, curators, educators, and archivists; visits historical sites, museums, and libraries; and when possible, interviews women who were born at the same time as her characters.

For more information about Valerie Tripp, please
click here.

For a list of juvenile books that she has authored please
click here.

Annual Fall Book Sale Begins October 22, 2005

The Annual Book Sale to benefit the Katonah Village Library is a block buster event. As generous donations from the community have increased stock from 20,000 to 25,000 volumes this year, it's become one of the larger sales of its kind in Northern Westchester.

At the sale will be non-fiction books on cooking, travel, history, health and beauty, biography, performing arts, pets, religion, science, and just about any subject that interests you. Fiction works by popular authors will delight, as well as a great selection of videos and CD's. With the large inventory of children's books, patrons can purchase a year's worth of kid's literature for a very low price.

Book donations for the sale are no longer being taken.

Dates & Times

Saturday, Oct. 22 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (full price)
Sunday, Oct. 23 - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (full price)
Monday, Oct. 24 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (full price)
Tuesday, Oct. 25 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (full price)
Wednesday, Oct. 26 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (half price)
Thursday, Oct. 27 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (half price)
Friday, Oct. 28 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (bargains)
Saturday Oct. 29 - 10 a.m. to 12 noon (make an offer)

New This Year!! Expanded sale in Presbryterian church, across the street!

Saturday, Oct. 22 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23 - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 24 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.