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
Both the Main Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library will be closed on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 1st through Monday, September 3rd.
Both libraries will resume regular hours on Saturday, September 8th. The autumn hours are as follows:
Monday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Huguenot Children’s Library:
Monday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- On Mexican Independence Day, Sunday, September 16th, the New Rochelle Public Library (NRPL) will celebrate the rich cultural traditions, culture and flavors of Mexico with a large family-friendly fiesta that will also launch the library’s 2012 “Big Read”-- a community-wide reading of Sun, Stone and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories. The free event, which is organized in conjunction with Calaveras y Diablitos, a local group of Mexican artists, will be held on Library Green, at Lawton and Huguenot Streets, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.Read more
Two exciting proposals, two unique visions and one giant collaborative effort to revitalize the New Rochelle Armory in an adaptive re-use project were presented and welcomed by City Council inside chamber doors at City Hall. Both project teams consisted of professional knowledgeable members, many of them local residents of New Rochelle thus reinforcing a drive and enthusiasm to preserve the Armory to provide something unparalleled to anything else.Read more
The New Rochelle Public Library’s 29th annual International Music and Dance series will conclude on Tuesday, August 7th at 7:00 pm, with a performance by the Bokandeye African Dance and Drum Troupe. Directed by Anthony Wooden, the troupe performs dances that relate the rich cultural traditions of African villages, and includes his students of all ages.
The International Music and Dance series highlights New Rochelle’s richly diverse population by showcasing the cultural arts of various peoples. Geared for families, the colorful and entertaining performances frequently include audience participation. Admission is free and limited to the capacity of the library’s Ossie Davis Theater, on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:45 pm.
Bokandeye African-American Dance Theater was founded in 1994 by Anthony F. Wooden, Sr.Read more