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Celebrating Pride Month at NRPL

Meet the Author!

Join us for our next Tween Book discussion for tweens ages 9 - 12, on Tuesday, June 11, 4:30 pm. In celebration of Pride Month, author Phil Stamper will join us to talk about his book, Small Town Pride, his writing process, and answer any questions the children have. 

Registration required. The first ten registrants will be given a free copy of the book! Register by calling 914-813-3716 or ask at the Desk in the Children’s Room. 

A Rainbow of Reading

Join us on Saturday, June 15, 2:00 pm for a Rainbow of Reading with Drag Story Hour. There will be books, songs and a craft with special guest Angel Elektra that celebrates inclusion, diversity and individuality. Intended for children 3 - 8 years old and their families.

Tickets are required to attend. One ticket per family. A child must be present to receive a ticket and to participate in the program. Tickets can be picked up from the Children’s Room beginning at noon the day of the program. Space is limited. First come, first served.

These programs are made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill and LGBTQ+: A History (Virtual)

LGBTQ+ people have always been part of our history, although the absence of definitive primary sources has often obscured the details of their lives, experiences, and perspectives. Eleanor Roosevelt had many friends and allies that today we would consider to be part of the LGBTQ+ community. Their stories are integral to the history of Val-Kill, the home of Eleanor Roosevelt, and to our understanding of Eleanor Roosevelt’s personal development as well as her transformation into a humanitarian and activist.


In celebration of Pride Month, join us on Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 pm, for an illuminating virtual visit to the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site at her home, Val-Kill. Our guide, Ranger Danielle Massaro, will tell us about Eleanor and the women who helped shape her career.



Juneteenth Celebration: Firey String Sistas Jazz Concert

In celebration of Juneteenth, join us for an inspiring concert with Firey String Sistas on Friday, June 7, 7:00 pm. Featuring three powerhouse women: Nioka Workman on cello, Marlene Rice on violin and piano, and vocalist Mala Waldron, they blend world music, global funk, soul, and jazz into a captivating fusion, using violin, cello, bass, piano, and percussion.


Gardening Pop Up: Lawn Removal Demonstration

Bob and Stefanie from Healthy Yards New Rochelle will be demonstrating the process of converting lawn to a pollinator garden bed on Saturday, June 8, 12:00 - 3:00 pm at their home in the North End of New Rochelle. They will demonstrate lawn removal, area prep, pollinator plant installation, cardboard coverage, and mulching. Discussions will be presented on each phase. The conversion will cover an area approximately 75 square feet and is expected to take about 2 hours. A follow up virtual presentation will take place on a later date TBD. 

Registration required. Location information will be provided a few days prior to the event. Space is limited. 


National Gallery of Art: Sculpture Garden Tour (Virtual)

Join us virtually on Wednesday, June 12, 10:30 - 11:30 am in the National Gallery's outdoor Sculpture Garden for an engaging tour that explores modern and contemporary sculpture in a landscape setting.


Women and Money Roundtable (Virtual)

The Women and Money Round Table (virtual) series continues Wednesday, June 12, 1:00 pm. This monthly financial literacy program is designed to educate women of any age about the financial matters that affect their lives.


Juneteenth Celebration: Eddie Allen Quintet Concert

Join us on Friday, June 14, 7:00 pm for a musical extravaganza celebrating Juneteenth with the Eddie Allen Quintet, who will light up the stage with jazz standards made legendary by the likes of Horace Silver, the Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, and other jazz greats.


Yankee Stadium: From the (Organ) Bench with Ed Alstrom (Virtual)

Ed Alstrom just finished his 20th season as the Weekend Organist at Yankee Stadium. In this virtual presentation on Thursday, June 20, 6:30 pm, he will talk about that job, demonstrate how it gets done, and tell stories about his experiences at the Stadium.


Learn English

The online placement test for in-person beginner classes is Thursday, July 2; classes begin Monday, July 8.

The online placement test for online low intermediate and high beginner classes is Thursday, June 6; classes begin July 12. Learn more and register.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Workshops for Adults & Teens: Sign Up Today

Our very popular Mexican Dance Workshops, led by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, return this summer, Thursdays, July 11 - August 8, 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Participants will learn traditional Mexican dance movements and choreographies in this fully interactive workshop series. Participants will also gain a deeper understanding of Mexican culture as a caring teaching artist describes the history and background of all dances. This summer workshop ends in a lively culminating performance where participants have the opportunity to share what they learned.


Save the Dates and Register

NRPL Film Series: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Saturday, June 22, 2:00 pm

Gentle Yoga with Angela Taylor

Monday, June 24, 6:30 pm

Eleanor Roosevelt's Val-Kill and LGBTQ+: A History (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 pm

Sing Your Heart Out Concert

Saturday, June 29, 12:00 - 2:00 pm


Computer Classes


Join us on Saturday, June 8, 10:00 - 11:30 am for Intro to Mobile Apps. (Please note, Classes begin promptly. If you arrive more than 15 minutes after the start of class, you will not be admitted and your spot may be given to someone on the waiting list.)

Computer Class: Introducción al Uso de Microsoft & Google Docs

Lunes 10 de junio, 5:00 - 6:30 pm Aprenda a crear un documento simple, editar y darformato al texto, corregir la ortografía, ajustar losmárgenes, guardar, imprimir y abrir archivos enMicrosoft y Google Docs. Gratis.

Se requiere registro. Regístrese en línea o llame al 914-813-3737, o pase por el mostradoe de referencia en el segundo piso.

Click here to see all upcoming computer classes. Register in advance to secure a spot. (Note: If class is full, you may still come to the library to see if any spots are open the day of the program due to last minute cancellations. ) PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU CANNOT COMMIT TO THE DAY AND TIME. THESE CLASSES HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY AND WE ARE FINDING HIGH RATES OF NO SHOWS, WHICH TAKES A SPOT AWAY FROM SOMEONE ELSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND.

Qi Gong

Friday, Jun 7, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Chair Yoga 2023

Chair Yoga

Monday, June 10, 12:30 -1:30 pm

Wednesday, June 12, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

NRPL Knitting Club

Friday, June 14, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free Notary Public Services

Thursday, June 20, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Job Search Coach

Mondays, 5:00 - 7:30 pm

NOTE: Job Search Coaching hours are now Mondays, 5:00 - 7:30 pm. In addition, on the first Monday of each month, our Job Search Coach will lead a workshop on a specific job search- related topic. Learn more about and register for workshops here.

Westchester County Dept. of Health: Healthcare Navigator Assistance

Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Happy Father's Day!

Brighten Dad’s day with these fantastic books that feature fathers at their finest!

We're Having A Poetry Party this Saturday at HCL

Join us at Huguenot Children's Library on Saturday, June 8, 2:30 - 3:30 pm for a Poetry Party. We're having a celebration of our former Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman. Explore her wonderful poetry, do a frog craft, and receive a free book.

Wag Your Tale!: Read to a Dog

On Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, elementary school students ages 4-12 can practice their reading skills and build self-esteem a story loving and certified therapy dog. Space is limited to six children per session. Sign up at the desk for a 10 minute slot on the day of the program. First come, first serve.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party: "Adventure Begins at Your Library"

NRPL is kicking off the Summer Reading Challenge, "Adventure Begins at Your Library", on Saturday, June 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, with a fun-filled morning featuring bubbles, crafts and, of course, books! The morning festivities will include:


  • Bruce the Bear Meet & Greet!
  • Blast Off & Boogie Down with The Bubble Bus!
  • Button-Making Fun!
  • Backpack Giveaway! (while supplies last)

Calpulli Mexican Dance Workshops for Children: Sign Up Today

Our very popular Mexican Dance Workshops, led by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, return this summer, Thursdays, July 11 - August 8. (ages 5-7, 1:00 - 2:30 pm; ages 8-13, 2:45 - 4:45 pm)

Participants will learn traditional Mexican dance movements and choreographies in this fully interactive workshop series. Participants will also gain a deeper understanding of Mexican culture as a caring teaching artist describes the history and background of all dances. This summer workshop ends in a lively culminating performance where participants have the opportunity to share what they learned.



Daily Doings in the Teen Room

Stop by the Teen Room on Monday, June 10, 4:00 - 8:00 pm to use our 3D Pens to make your own Mustache! On Wednesday, June 12, 3:00 - 6:00 pm, we're getting ready for the July 4th holiday. Stop by to make your own Beaded Flag.

And you can stop by any day at 3:00 until closing to play games on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, or play with our Quest 2 VR headsets. Bring a friend, hang out and have fun.

Save the dates!

The Teen Summer Reading program kicks off on Saturday, June 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Come sign up for Summer Reading, make a craft, and take a Grab & Go bag.

Come decorate your own object (or get a free water bottle) during Vinyl Sticker Week, Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28.

Celebrate the end of school and welcome summer at the always popular Teen water balloon fight on Friday, June 28, 3:00 pm.

Check out our Teen calendar for a full listing of all Teen events that take place daily in the Teen Room.

Calling All Aspiring Screenwriters!

Director’s Cut: Emerging Screenwriters is a nine-week competitive screenwriting intensive designed for high school students aspiring to a career in screenwriting. Recognizing the importance of nurturing creativity, The Jacob Burns Film Center in collaboration with NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, is offering all fellowships free of cost to participants. Additionally, fellows will receive a sizable stipend to offset transportation and other costs. Applications are now open and will be accepted through Monday, July 8.



A Fictional Look at Fatherhood

Father's Day is Sunday, June 16. In the spirit of the day, Beth has put together this list of books celebrating fathers in fiction.

Wedding Bells

June is wedding season. Enjoy these works of fiction about planning or attending weddings.

June NRPL Reading Challenge: Novellas

Join our June reading challenge. This month read a novella - a form of fiction that sits between a short story and a full novel in length (Here are some suggestions.) Fill out this form to submit your June book.

Reading challenge participants are invited to join together periodically to discuss, in person, the books they have read. Our Head of Adult Services, Kira, keeps it fun with snacks and raffles!

Brown Bag Book Club: The Heiress

Join us on Tuesday, June 11, 12:00 pm for a librarian-led book discussion about The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins. Bring a lite lunch. Newcomers welcome.


"Black Icons of New Rochelle - Activists, Artists, Religious Leaders & Community Advocates”

The exhibit, on display Tuesday, June 4 - Friday, June 21 in celebration of Juneteenth, features the Influencers of the Black Community and their impact from the 1960s to the present, and illustrates the ties these influential individuals had to the Historic New Rochelle African American Community and to the world.

Curated by Linda Tarrant-Reid, Executive Director, The Lincoln Park Conservancy, Inc. 


Fathers in Film

This Father’s Day, celebrate the special bond between fathers and their loved ones with heartwarming films on Kanopy. From dramas to laugh-out-loud comedies, Kanopy has curated a collection of movies that capture the joys and challenges of fatherhood.


The next Board of Trustees meeting will take place on Thursday, June 13, 7:30 pm in the Ossie Davis Theater at the Main Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle.

Summer Hours

The Library is closed Sundays June 2 - September 1.

Summer Saturday hours will go into effect on Saturday, June 29. Beginning on this date, the Main Library will be open 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and the Huguenot Children's Library will be closed on Saturdays. Regular Saturday hours will resume on September 7.

The Libraries will be closed on Thursday, July 4

The Friends Bookstore

The Friends Bookstore is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Stop by and see what bargains you can find among their extensive collection of best sellers, children's books, gift-quality books, cookbooks and more. Learn more about the Friends here.


Citywide Scavenger Hunt

The Huguenot & New Rochelle Historical Associations, and The Lincoln Park Conservancy are hosting a Juneteenth Celebration Scavenger Hunt throughout the month of June. This historical-themed, city wide scavenger hunt is designed for families to explore New Rochelle, have fun and celebrate the African American story of New Rochelle.

The Scavenger Hunt runs through June 30. Find map, clues and questions at . Click here for a printable version of the map and clues.

Hunt at your own pace June 1st-30th. Prizes for all participants.

Pride Month: NYS Library Public Programs

In celebration of Pride Month, the NYS Library is offering two virtual programs, free and open to all. On June 7, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, join author and history Wendy Rouse for The Queer History of the Women's Suffrage Movement. On Tuesday, June 11, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, join author Aidan Key for Trans Children in Today's Schools. Key explores the barriers encountered by schools as they attempt to create gender-inclusive environments in

Pride Festival

On Saturday, June 8, 2:00 - 5:00 pm, the second annual Pride Festival will be held at Ruby Dee Park and adjacent Lawton Street. This year’s Carnival! theme will feature games, a photo wall, local vendors, community organizations, food trucks and live performances. NRPL will be there. Be sure to stop by and say hi!

Summer Sizzle Free Concert Series

The New Rochelle Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series presents, PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM A Tribute to Elton John on Saturday, June 8, 6:00 - 9:00 pm in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green.


Thomas Paine Day

Celebrate the life and legacy of Thomas Paine on Saturday, June 8, 1:00 - 8:00 pm at the Thomas Paine Memorial Building, 983 North Avenue. There will be exhIbits, music, theatrical performances and more.


League of Womens' Voters Candidates Forums

The League of Womens' Voters will be hosting moderated virtual candidate forums for the countywide contested races in the June Primary.

Tuesday, June 10, 7:00 pm: U.S. Congressional District 16 Candidates: Jamaal Bowman and George Latimer


LinkedIn 101 - In Person Workshop

Westchester Libary System Career Coaching Services will present LinkedIn 101 on Thursday, June 13, 6:00 to 7:30 pm at John C Hart Memorial Library in Shrub Oak. This workshop is geared towards beginners, and will cover the basics of setting up a profile and using LinkedIn for networking, including

  • Why you need a LinkedIn profile
  • Learn the basics for setting up your profile
  • See how to display your skills, education, experience and more
  • Understand how to connect to others and begin networking

Juneteenth Celebration at Glen Island Park

TLPC presents its annual Juneteenth Celebration on Wednesday, June 19, 12:00 - 6:00 pm at Glen Island Park. In addition, multiple organizations are hosting events at multiple locations throughout the City throughout the month of June. This year's theme is Resilience! Be sure to check out the Juneteenth concerts at NRPL on Fridays, June 7 and June 14, 7:00 pm, as well as the Juneteenth Art Exhibit on display through June 21 in the Lumen Winter Gallery. (See details above.)


NRPL Calendar

For a full listing of all NRPL events, visit our online calendar

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