June 2011

One-Day Book Sale at New Rochelle Public Library

June 23, 2011 - 00:29

The Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library will be conducting a Used Book Sale on Friday, July8, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the library’s lobby. A selection of terrific summer “reads” for the beach, audiotapes for long car rides, and a varied assortment of cookbooks, gift books and other items will be available for purchase at bargain prices. The Friends’ popular and highly successful book sales fund the library’s extensive public programs,equipment, and other needs not included in the library’s operating budget.

The Friends of the Library Bookstore is open every Tuesday from 1 pm to 3:00 pm and every Saturday (except July 2) from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in July and August. The Bookstore is located next to the Community Relations Office on the first floor of the library.

Free Children's Programs at the Libraries This Summer

June 23, 2011 - 00:28

School-aged children may chose from a wide range of free summer workshops and programs at the New Rochelle Public Libraries – the Main Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library. The programs are designed to complement the Summer Reading Game theme, “Discover Creatures Great and Small @ Your Library” and provide children with enriching educational experiences through the summer. Admission to most programs is on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning 15 minutes before the start of each program.

Craft Workshops: Children ages 6-12 years are invited to drop-in to create fanciful animal projects to take home, Mondays, July 11 – August 8. From 10:30 am – 12:00 noon.

Needlework for Beginners: Knitters and crocheters, ages 8 – 10 years, will learn how to make and complete a project, on Mondays, July 11 – August 8, from 1:00 am – 2:30 pm, at the Main Library.

Nature Workshops involves hands-on nature activities, crafts and tastes of food offered for children ages 6 – 12 yrs, on Tuesdays, July 5 – August 9, from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon, at the Main Library.

Free Summer Workshops for Teens at the New Rochelle Public Library

June 23, 2011 - 00:27

Students ages 10 – 17 years of age have a choice of great workshops to keep them engaged and enriched this summer, as the New Rochelle Public Library again offers a slate of free programs designed especially for and by teens and tweens. These workshops are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning 15 minutes before each session, and are made possible by the Friends of the Library and the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation.

Jewelry-Making Workshops will take place on six Mondays, July 11 – August 15, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm, under the expert guidance of Melanie Rose, the owner of Beadz based in Larchmont. Each week students (both girls and boys) will be introduced to new beading techniques, various stringing materials and tons of interesting and beautiful beads, charms and pendants.  Each class will feature a new project.  

Anthony Wooden returns to the library to give another phenomenal 6-session course in traditional African Dance and Drums, Tuesdays, July 5 – August 9, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. All participants will be invited to dance in the culminating performance on the stage of the Ossie Davis Theater, on Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00 pm.

New Rochelle Public Library Free Summer Programs for Infants, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers

June 23, 2011 - 00:26

Free summer library programs for children ages six months to 5 years are being offered at the main New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library (HCL) beginning Tuesday, July 6 through Friday August 13. All programs are on a drop-in basis, on a first-come, first-served basis, except the Bedtime Stories at HCL. The six-week programs are as follows:

Bouncing Babies, is a Mother Goose program of songs, music, movement and a story for children 6 – 24 months, on Fridays, July 8 – August 12, from 9:45 am – 10:15 am, at the Main Library; and from 11:45 am – 12:15 pm at the Huguenot Children’s Library.

Let’s Pretend, for children ages 3 – 5 years, introduces theater through games, songs, nursery rhymes, and an on-stage experience, with Nora Maher, will be held on Fridays, July 8 – August 12, from 10:30 am – 11:15 am, at the Main Library; and from 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm at the Huguenot Children’s Library.

Joint Statement by the Independent Democratic Conference on Ethics Reform Announcement

June 23, 2011 - 00:20

Joint statement by the Independent Democratic Conference, Senators Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), Diane Savino. (D-Staten Island/ Brooklyn), David Valesky, (D-Oneida), and David Carlucci, (D-Rockland/ Orange):

“We are encouraged that many of the items included in the Independent Democratic Conference's ethics reform proposal are also part of The Clean Up Albany Act of 2011. These include: Having a watchdog system that doesn't hinge on having legislators sit in judgment of each other; expanding disclosure requirements for outside income and business interests; and stripping public pensions from those who violate the public's trust. While we reserve final judgment on this measure until we are able to read the bill's language, this seems to be a solid step forward in restoring trust in our state government.”

Matt O'Shaughnessy To Interview Milwaukee Metal/Hardcore Band Cause For Revelation on WVOX'S "Metal Mayhem"

June 22, 2011 - 23:58

Milwaukee metal and hardcore masters Cause For Revelation are coming to WVOX this Friday at 8:10pm for some mayhem with Matt O'Shaughnessy only on 1460 am and worldwide!

An unyielding ferocious assault of metal and hardcore fury, Cause For Revelation trek onward playing a vicious hardcore-fueled blend of American heavy metal. Constantly blurring the lines of heavy music, Cause For Revelation incorporate many styles from groove to thrash, uptempo to beatdown. All of these elements combined, have earned the band a reputation of being "straight forward", "technical", and "tight".

Cause For Revelation formed in Milwaukee, WI in 2003, with a focus on combining the elements of a death metal assault and a vicious hardcore attack. Featuring past and present members of several prominent midwest acts, the band's current line-up is as powerful and destructive as ever, featuring Austin Thomas (vocals), Kevin Forsythe (guitar), Ryan Baxter (bass), and Jim Garcia (drums).

Anthony Bongo Forced to Remove "Doctor" from Isaac E. Young Middle School Web Site

June 22, 2011 - 23:29

DrBongo1Since mid-May, Anthony Bongo has been telling people he "graduated" from Teachers College at Columbia University. The Isaac E. Young web site was edited to insert the title "Dr." before mentions of his name, even for letters and memos written and published before he "graduated".

A week after Bongo "graduated", we corrected the record: Isaac E. Young Principal Anthony Bongo Hooded at Columbia University Ceremony; Claims "Doctor" Title Prematurely

Suzanna Keith Announces Bid for County Legislature 7th District Citing Need for “New direction to help taxpayers”

June 22, 2011 - 22:46

Rye City Councilwoman Suzanna Keith announced today that she is a candidate for Westchester County Legislator in District 7, which encompasses the City of Rye, Village of Larchmont, Town of Mamaroneck, Village of Mamaroneck and parts of New Rochelle and Harrison.

“The message of less government spending, lower property taxes, and open government has long been ignored. The residents of this district pay the highest property taxes in the country and they deserve a legislator who will make tax relief a priority."

Keith established a strong record as a fiscal watchdog and for keeping taxes low, while on the Rye City Council. In her first year, she was named Deputy Mayor-evidence of her leadership skills and ability to work with colleagues. “I am running because I believe that many of the problematic financial issues we face in our communities are created by the County and the State. My goal as County Legislator is to make a difference in the long-term financial sustainability of our community, by bringing an independent voice to our County Legislature to stop reckless spending while lobbying our State for needed reduction in healthcare cost, pension reform and mandate relief”.

Bel Kaufman, 100-Year-Old Author of Best-Selling “Up the Down Staircase” To Address Members of Iona College’s Learning Program for Retirees

June 22, 2011 - 22:43

BelKaufmanNEW ROCHELLE, NY (June 2011) Bel Kaufman, the 100-year-old author of the best-selling novel, “Up the Down Staircase,” will speak before an audience who have a lot in common with her. They are seniors, many in their 80s and 90s, who are all actively engaged with life.

Ms Kaufman, who is a grande dame of letters, still teaches Jewish humor as an adjunct professor at Hunter College and attends weekly ballroom dancing classes, will address members of Iona’s Learning in Retirement at Iona College (LIRIC) program at 12:30 PM, Thursday, July 14 at Iona’s Romita Auditorium, 750 North Avenue, New Rochelle. It will be Ms. Kaufman’s first appearance before a group in Westchester. The program is FREE and open to the public but reservations are required by contacting Dawn Insanalli by e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:[email protected]" [email protected] or calling (914) 637-2726.