“Handel and His Singers”, a classical concert, will be presented on Saturday, June 9 at 3:00 p.m. in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. Tenor Richard Slade, music director of The Sound Shore Chorale, will present an introduction to the Divas and Divos of 18th century England -- the singers for whom Handel wrote his leading roles.
An array of accomplished soloists, as well as pianist Diane Guernsey will join Mr. Slade for this dazzling program. A donation of $2.00 is suggested at the door.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- The New Rochelle Public Library’s Summer Reading Kick-off Party, designed to raise the level of enthusiasm for a summer of reading pleasure, will be held on Saturday, June 23, beginning at 1:00 pm, and will feature a 45-minute performance by the popular children’s entertainer, Louie Miranda. His lively bilingual program of spirited singing, dancing and games will begin at 1:15 pm in Library Green or in library’s Ossie Davis Theater in the event of rain. Children entering Pre-K – Grade 5 will have an opportunity to sample some of the programs being conducted at the main library and the Huguenot Children’s Library, from July 2 – August 10. The theme of the programs this summer is “Dream Big @ Your Library!” and complimentary craft stations will provide the materials and guidance for take-home projects. Parents will have the opportunity to register their children entering Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 5 in the library’s summer reading incentive program: Dream Big: Read!Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- The main New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library will be closed on Sundays from June 24 through September 2, 2012. The Huguenot Children’s Library will be closed on Saturdays from June 30 through September 1, 2012. The main library will be open on Saturdays, July 7 through August 25, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Both libraries will be closed on Saturday June 30, Sunday July 1, and Wednesday July 4. Both libraries will be closed from Saturday September 1 through Monday September 3 for Labor Day.
Regular Saturday hours will resume at both libraries on September 8, 2012. The Main Library will resume its regular Sunday hours (1:00 – 5:00 pm) on September 9, 2012. The Huguenot Children’s Library will remain closed on Sundays.
Summer Hours at the Main Library are as follows:
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Wednesdays – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fridays – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturdays – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (July 7 – August 25)
School Budget (yes/no)
School Budget Passes 1,770 734
570 Fifth 8/0
MLK Center 101/45
Holy Name 87/88
School Board (2 seats available)
Chrisanne Petrone 1,947
David Lacher 1,692
NRPL Budget Passes 1,767 644
Library Board of Trustees (2 seats available)
Bernardo Nunez 1,681
Haina Just-Michael 1,676
Incumbents David Lacher and Chrisanne Petrone are running unopposed for the New Rochelle Board of Education.
The proposed school district budget for the 2012-2013 school year is $234,174,978, an increase of 1.43% on a budget to budget basis with a projected tax rate increase of approximately 4.13%. The actual tax rate is determined in the fall when the city’s tax roll is set.
Incumbents Haina Just-Michael and Bernardo Nunez are running unopposed for the New Rochelle Public Library Board of Trustees.
The proposed library budget is $4,468,996 based on a 2.2% in the tax levy for New Rochelle residents. This translates to an increase of $93,209 in the tax levy. The increase is below the New York State property tax cap.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- UNESCO has declared April 23rd as World Book Day, an annual celebration of reading and books, which will see tens of thousands of people share books with others in their communities across America to spread the joy and love of reading. The date was chosen due to the anniversary of Cervantes’ death, as well as Shakespeare’s birth and death.
Successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, World Book Night will also be celebrated in the U.S. in 2012, with news of more countries to come in future years. This is the event’s inaugural year in the U.S.
The New Rochelle Public Library distributed free books (Q is for Quarry, by Sue Grafton), which were provided by World Book Night organization, at the New Rochelle Metro North Train Station.Read more
A delightful inter-generational concert, “Love Makes the World Go Round”, will be presented in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library on Saturday, May 5th at 3:00 pm. Young singers from Songcatchers will join singers from the Hugh A. Doyle Senior Center and Garito Manor for a concert featuring songs of love, joy, happiness and peace. The free concert is made possible by a grant from Communities For All Ages and the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- The 32nd annual Our Children, Our Artists exhibit will be featured at the New Rochelle Public Library from April 30th through May 24th in both the Lumen Winter Gallery and Community Gallery of the Library. The art work of students in the city’s seven elementary schools will be on display from April 30th through May 9th; and the work of middle and high school students will be exhibited from May 16th through May 23rd. The exhibit is curated by Erica Bogin, artist and art teacher.
A reception and awards ceremony for the elementary school students will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Library. The reception and awards ceremony for the middle and high school students will be on Wednesday, May 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Read more