Monday, March 17, 2008

Spring Events

The Katonah Village Library has many events planned for this Spring.

First, we are announcing new Sunday hours, from 1 to 5 p.m. beginning March 30. The library will be open on Sundays during the school year in response to many requests.

On April 6 at 4 p.m. we will have a Piano Fund Concert performed by Trio con Brio featuring Eric Stand on the flute, Robert Kogan on cello and Sylvia Russakoff on piano. They will play selections from Haydn, Pierne, Kabalevsky, deRoxla and Bach. Ten dollars admission will be charged which will help maintain the library’s Steinway Grand.

In April, our Financial Services for Women Series will continue on April 3 with a talk on Investment Strategies, April 10 discussing Funds and April 17 covering Income for Life. These seminars for women, hosted by Julia Strayer, a Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch, will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration is required. Call the library at 232-3508 to register.

On April 13 in honor of Earth Month the library will co-sponsor along with Conversations for Action, a local environmental action group, a screening of the The Story of Stuff a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled, humorous look at the underside of production and consumption that points the way toward a more sustainable and just world. In addition, some selected short films by local high school students will be shown. Refreshments will be served at 3 with the screening at 3:30 followed by a discussion with Westchester’s Don Weeden, Executive Director of the Weeden Foundation, an environmental philanthropic foundation. Reservations are appreciated at ]

On April 14, our children’s room is proud to present Mozart Lives! This musical program features young musicians from New York City. Tickets are necessary and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis at the circulation desk in the children’s room beginning April 1.

April is National Poetry Month and we will host “Speaking in Rhythms,” an open mic poetry reading, on April 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. Register with Pat, our reference librarian, at 232-3508.

The Katonah Poetry Series continues with award-winning poet Anne Marie Macari. She will read on April 27 at 4 p.m. followed by a reception and book signing.

A three-part fiction writing workshop will take place Mondays, May 5, 12 and 19 from 7-8 p.m. No prior writing experience is required—just a pen and paper. Registration is required. Register with the circulation desk at 232-3508

On May 17 at 8 p.m. the library will host a Chamber Music Concert featuring New York City soloists from the faculty of the Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music and other distinguished artists. Admission is $25 and tickets are being sold at the circulation desk.