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May 2020

News from the Mamaroneck Library

Meet Fiona Davis, author of The Masterpeice

Online through Zoom

Sunday, April 26 @ 2pm


Join Mamaroneck and Larchmont Libraries for an online author visit with Fiona Davis, who will bring her wonderfully crafted and meticulously researched piece of New York historical fiction (The Masterpiece) to life.  Readers will enjoy learning about both the well-known and well hidden histories of Grand Central Terminal. The Masterpiece is a jewel of a read.


To sign up for this program, click here.







Marvel announces free access to popular comics! 12 Free titles now through May 4, 2020 via their Marvel App.


To access these, click here.














Monday, May 4, 2020 @ 8- 9:00pm


The Extracurricular Activity Profile + the Additional Info Space (Key Nuances of the Common Application)


This free live online video workshop will explain how students can perfectly package their extracurricular activities profile in order to enhance their overall college applications. Through clear examples, we will examine the best ways to shine a spotlight on all aspects of a student's activities.  In addition, we will examine how to best utilize the most underutilized portion of the Common Application, the "Additional Info" space. It's here where students can explain an outlier grade, give a more layered description to an activity, discuss a health issue, and more.




20 Great Writing Prompts for Kids, and Kids' Books About Writing


Need a diversion for your Teens while they are at home? Well, here are a few ideas that might help.





Book Riot


Neil Gaiman Stories read by LeVar Burton



Join us for Online Yoga Classes @ Mamaroneck Library taught by Denise Mathieson, E-RYT


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:


April 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am

May 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am

May 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Jun 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Jun 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am

July 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am


To register for Chair Yoga click here:


Yoga Flow:

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, 2020 @ 11:00 am

May 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Jun 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Jun 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Jul 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am


To register for Yoga Flow click here:



Senior Law Day Live Webinars


Senior Law Day Collaborative is offering live webinars almost weekly and will be doing so in the months to come.  The programs are recorded and posted to their website, which also offers the opportunity to ask a question of the team of more than 150 professionals supporting the collaborative - attorneys, financial planners, geriatric care managers, and more.


Visit their website: seniorlawday.info for more information.


Coming up next week:


ELDER LAW 101: EVERYTHING FAMILIES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PLANNING TO PRESERVE YOUR ASSETS | Salvatore M. Di Costanzo, Esq. | Thursday, April 30, 10:00 AM | LIVE - Register here.




Mamaroneck Munchkins: Blossoming News


Actress Julie Andrews will be sharing a new podcast for children ages 4 - 10 featuring appearances by Meg Medina, Kai Cheng Thom, and Michelle Knudson. Titled, "Julie's Library, " Julie Andrews wants her stories and ideas to take children on a grand adventure and provide family listening pleasure. Check out Julie's Library here every Wednesday: julieslibraryshow.org


by Renee Rauch, Children's Librarian


Mondays with Michelle Obama - Read Along


Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children's Books, and PBS KIDS today announced a special collaboration with former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, in support of the recently announced "Read Together, Be Together" Penguin Random House literacy initiative and PBS KIDS' "Read-Along" effort on Facebook and YouTube.


"Mondays with Michelle Obama" (#PBSKIDSRead, #ReadTogetherBeTogether) will be live-streamed simultaneously on PBS KIDS' Facebook page and YouTube channel, and on Penguin Random House's Facebook page, and will remain available for viewing on demand on all of those platforms immediately thereafter. The four books Mrs. Obama will read are:


April 27, 12 noon: THERE'S A DRAGON IN YOUR BOOK

Written by Tom Fletcher and illustrated by Greg Abbott


May 4, 12 noon: MISS MAPLE'S SEEDS

Story and pictures by Eliza Wheeler



By Eric Carle


Michelle Obama says, "As a little kid, I loved to read aloud. And when I became a parent, I found such joy in sharing the magic of storytelling with my own children-and then later, as First Lady, with kids everywhere. At this time when so many families are under so much stress, I'm excited to give kids a chance to practice their reading and hear some wonderful stories (and to give parents and caretakers a much-needed break)."


A suite of activities, tips, and resources for each of the books that Mrs. Obama will read are available at www.readtogetherbetogether.com, and companion literacy resources are available on pbskidsforparents.org.



Special Virtual Storytime!


Please join New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul for a  Virtual Storytime from her Facebook page on Friday, April 24, @ 11:00am.