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June 2020

Upcoming Programs Featured From The Mamaroneck Public Library

The Mamaroneck Public Library will present the following virtual events in June:


The Stamford Museum and Nature Center will host, Meet the Animals: A remote learning experience, on  Thursday, June 4 @ 11-11:30am.

The Zoom link will be sent a few days before the program. Email lbhandari@wlsmail.org to sign up.


Local Author Luis Quiros, will be speaking on his new book,  Justice Unplugged,  on Monday, June 18 @ 7pm.

“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,” notes Quiros.  “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, 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.


He is also the author of An Other’s Mind (2011).


To receive an email reminder of this event, email lbhandari@wlsmail.org.

 Meet Karen Dukess, author of The Last Book Party, online on Zoom Thursday, June 11 @ 7pm.


Join native Larchmont resident and Mamaroneck High School graduate, Karen Dukess, as she discusses her debut novel The Last Book Party. Dukess 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 publisher 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.


One Book One Community Continues on Wednesday, July 15 @ 2pm on ZOOM.

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...


You are invited to a Zoom meeting of the Mamaroneck Book Club.


Register in advance for this meeting. This book is available to reserve on overdrive. The publication date is June 16, 2020.


Denise Mathieson, is a Mamaroneck resident, mom, wife, dog owner and Yoga Teacher. She will be teaching Chair Yoga and Yoga Flow.


“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, 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!” Mathieson notes.


Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is a 30-minute easier session designed those unable to get to the floor or simply not have a yoga mat. The class will explore modified Yoga poses sitting and standing. Participants will practice modifications of the Yoga Asanas (poses) and breathing techniques (Pranayamas). Moving ones  body is the best way to remain healthy and calm.


Chair Yoga Sessions will be given on alternate Wednesdays. Participants may register for any, or all of these dates: June 24, 2020 @ 11am and July 8, 2020 @ 11am.

Yoga Flow


The Yoga Flow Class is a 30-minute easy session designed for those that have yoga mats and can get up and down from the floor with ease. Participants will be practicing Yoga Asanas (poses) in a continuous, fluid manner creating strength and balance.

Flow Yoga Sessions will be given on alternate Wednesdays and  participants may register for any, or all of these dates: June 3, 2020 @ 11am; June 17, 2020 @ 11am; July 1, 2020 @ 11am.


The Teen Library is now on Instagram!



See  daily posts about upcoming library events, programs, online summer games and contests just for Teens.


For more information and to register for all of these programs, call 698- 1250 or visit mamaronecklibrary.org