Monday, October 15, 2007

Volunteers needed at Katonah Historical Museum

The Katonah Historical Museum plans to re-open this fall, with its continued showing of the exhibit "Living Historically: A Celebration of Katonah's Historic Homes". "Living Historically" features sets of photographs taken over time that show the architectural changes, restoration and current residents of many of Katonah's historic homes. Volunteers are needed to man the Museum on Saturdays for all or part of the shift from 12:00-4:00 p.m. No particular historical expertise is required. The Historical Museum is located under the cupola of the Katonah Village Library. Contact Carroll Welch at 232-1351 or Deirdre Courtney-Batson at 232-4320.

October & November at the Library

It is already October and the Annual Book Sale - the library's big fundraiser is just about to happen. It starts on October 20th and ends on October 27th - click here for more information.

The Children's Room will be celebrating Halloween with a costume parade and book displays have been set up in the Children's Room and the Young Adult table.

Another book display will commemorate Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 21-27).

Remember Children's Room has storytimes for preschoolers of different ages every week -
click here for more information.

Contact numbers:
Children's Room -914-232-1233
All other - 914-232-3508


Halloween Treats - Stories & Craft - Children's Room
Sign-up starts Oct. 5
Oct. 18, 4 pm - kindergarten & 1st graders
Oct. 25, 4 pm - 2nd & 3rd graders, 4 pm

2007 Bookmark Contest Starts - Children's Room
Starts Oct. 20; ends Nov. 2nd. , kindergarten to 6th grade

We are looking for original bookmark designs using the theme "Reading is Magical." Entry forms are available in the Children's Room. Winners will be announced on Nov. 12th.

Pizza Night and Book Discussion - Children's Room
Oct. 22, 6:30 pm
Come enjoy a pizza and lively book talking for 4th & 5th graders. Book to be discussed
On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck and will be available for pickup in the Children's Room.

Halloween Parade & Party - Children's Room.
Oct. 29, 1:30 pm
Pre-schoolers wear your costumes and join the fun. Sign-up by Oct. 25 in the Children's Room.

Comics Drawing Workshop - Teens
Starts Nov. 5, 7 pm (also on Nov. 12, Dec. 3, & Dec. 10)
The 1st of 4 workshops - attend all or any one of them.
Learn to draw your favorite comic character or invent one of your own with Andrei Lukianoff.
Registration required - contact Pat, YA librarian. $5 materials fee.

Decorate Your Denim - Teens
Nov. 6, 3-5 pm
Girls here's the chance to decorate your jeans like the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. For information and to register contact Pat, YA librarian. $5 materials fee.

Adult Book Discussion Group
Nov. 7, 8 p.m.
The group led by Virginia will discuss The Accidental by Ali Smith.

Meet the Author
Nov. 7, 7:30 pm
Architect Micheal Molinelli, author of BuildneatStuff, will provide a presentation on "How Green is Green" explaining "green" or "sustainable" architecture.

Movies in the Afternoon - Billy Wilder Film Series
Nov. 8th, 2:30 pm (intro at 2:15 pm)
Showing the movie The Apartment (2 hr. 5 min.) starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine & Fred MacMurray. There will be an introduction at 2:15 pm and a discussion for participants after the movie ends. For more information -
click here.

Art Opening - Jane Cooper & Friends
Nov. 10, afternoon

Reception for art exhibition.

Woodland Indians - Children's Room
Hands-on learning with Diane Kessler about the Native Americans who live in our area.
Sign-up starts Oct. 26.
Nov. 8, 4 pm - kindergarten & 1st graders.
Nov. 15, 4 pm - 2nd & 3rd graders

Teen Reading Group
Nov. 15, 5 pm

Drop by for an easy-going roundtable discussion of some great reads with Pat, YA librarian. We'll be discussing Heir Apparent by Vivian Van de Velde. Book will be available at the library.

Scrabble & Sudoku - Adult
Nov. 19, 7 pm
Join us for a fun night of games. Registration required.

Adult Book Discussion Group
Nov. 21, 8 pm
Virginia will lead the discussion of Angels & Insects by A.S. Byatt.

Games Galore for Families
Nov. 23, sessions start at 3 & 4 pm.
Bring your favorite game or learn a new game for a fun afternoon. Call Pat, YA librarian, to register.

Meet the Author Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m. ; Nov.24, 2-4:30 p.m.

Katonah author Michael Balkind will discuss his recent book Sudden Death.

Meet the Author Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m

Natalie Danford discusses her new novel Inheritance.