NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library will hold their monthly book sale on Friday, February 1st and Saturday, February 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Thanks to generous donations by the Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation, the NRPL is joining the Overdrive Advantage program.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Children in Pre-K through Grade 5 are invited to let their creativity soar in two craft workshops that will be offered during the school vacation week.Read more
The New Rochelle Public Library's Lumen Winter Gallery is hostingRead more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- “Day of the Dead” (El Día de los Muertos), a festive observance from Mexico that commemorates the return to earth of deceased family and friends each year, will be observed on November 1st with the opening of an impressive exhibit and festive family program at the Museum of Arts and Culture and Linda Kelly Theater, in the new wing of the New Rochelle High School. The free public event is one of final programs for New Rochelle’s 2012 Big Read of Sun, Stone, and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories. The community-wide project, orchestrated by the New Rochelle Public Library, began on September 16th with a Fiesta Grande for Mexican Independence Day and has since involved thousands of New Rochelle adults and young adults in reading and discussing the superb literary collection.Read more
Libraries Connect Communities: Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study 2011-2012 assesses public access to computers, the Internet, and Internet-related services in U.S. public libraries, and the impact of library funding changes on connectivity, technology deployment, and sustainability. The study builds on the longest-running and largest study of Internet connectivity in public libraries begun in 1994 by John Carlo Bertot and Charles R. McClure.
The report provides information that can help library directors and library IT staff benchmark and advocate for technology resources in communities across the nation. The data are also of importance for policymakers at local, state, and federal levels, manufacturers of information and communication technologies, and the communities served by public libraries.Read more
The wide range of free services to help residents prepare for employment, and connect with social services assistance, continue to be provided at the New Rochelle Public Library (NRPL) in September. Computer training, resume and cover-letter writing, one-on-one assistance with a job readiness coach or social worker, and additional targeted services continue to help residents of all ages and career levels each day, Monday – Saturday, through the library’s grant-funded Public Computer Center (PCC) - [email protected].
These resources include:
One-on-one assistance job readiness sessions with a trained coach/advisor are provided on a drop-in basis, Mondays, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, and Thursdays, 5:00 – 7:45 pm, in the 2nd floor Help Center.
Classes on How to Write a Resume and Cover Letter and Job Interview Skills are held every Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, in the 3rd Floor Computer Lab.
GED Preparation with trained volunteers helps participants with understanding what’s on the test and one-on-one help with the test components such as math and writing, Tuesdays, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm, in the 2nd floor Help Center, on a drop-in basis.Read more