New Rochelle Public Library is not displaying new banners in the Children’s Room banners, Each was created by college-aged New Rochelle artists.
Maya Menon and Aston Lemelle-Thomas standing below banners they created for NRPL Children's Room.
Free sessions of easy yoga to help reduce stress and relieve tension continue to be offered during Monday and Wednesday lunch hours at the New Rochelle Public Library, through June 2012. Monday sessions are held for 30 minutes, from 12:15 - 12:45 pm, and Wednesday sessions are 45 minutes in length, from 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm.
Participants do not need to change out of work clothes, and mats will not be needed for these sessions of breathing and meditation techniques as well as the guided relaxation. The drop-in sessions do not require advanced registration.Read more
Two classic films will be presented at the New Rochelle Public Library to complement the ANCIENT GREEKS / MODERN LIVES: Poetry—Drama – Dialogue project being conducted through a partnership of the library, the Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) at the New Rochelle High School, and the Aquila Theatre Company in March, 2012.
Jason and the Argonauts will be shown on Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm in the library’s Ossie Davis Theater. In the 1963 film, the legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the Golden Fleece. The action-packed fantasy classic featured Ray Harryhausen's amazing stop-motion special effects, and stars Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack and Gary Raymond. The 104 minute film is in color.Read more
The Greek spirit, culture and history will come alive in a sweeping program, “A Greek Musical Odyssey”, to be presented in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library on Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 pm. The acclaimed soprano Julie Ziavras will perform music by prominent Greek songwriters, with accompaniment by pianist/arranger Spiro Cardamis, bouzouki master Kostas Psarros and Ms. Ziavras on guitar. The program will include Greek acoustic classics with songs by renowned Greek composers, including Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Vassilis Tsitsanis, rembetika ("the blues of Greece"), and traditional songs. The fabulous music is a crossover from classical artsong to Greek folk music, creating a unique sound with roots in both the east and west.
A donation of $2.00 is suggested at the door. This concert is made possible by the Lillian Robbins Memorial Fund.Read more
New Rochelle, NY February 21, 2012 — The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will honor founding member Thea Eichler with a special exhibition at the New Rochelle Public Library from March 11th through March 28th. An opening reception on March 11th from 3 to 5 p.m. will feature a range of artistic performances for members of the NRCA as well as friends and family of Thea Eichler. The performance will take place in the Ossie Davis Theater and will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m.; both are free and open to the public.
Thea Eichler has been active in the cultural life of New Rochelle for more than 30 years. As the Program Chair of the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, she was the creative force behind years of themed art shows, concerts, special events and exhibits that highlighted the historic role New Rochelle played in contributing to the arts.
Among the events she conceived and coordinated were “Norman Rockwell Originals,” a show at the New Rochelle Public Library’s Lumen Winter Gallery and a costume ball based on Rockwell’s magazine cover characters; Frederic Remington, a show at the NRPL featuring originals from Ogdensburg plus an exhibit from the artist’s family album; a Reunion Gala of instrumentalists from the NBC Symphony who worked with New Rochelle resident Arturo Toscanini; “Fabulous Fakes,” an exhibit featuring “art forgeries” created in the style of great artists; exhibits by artists Charles Fazzino and Alton Tobey; a two-day Black Performing Arts Festival and “Music Makers of New Rochelle”, a comprehensive exhibit focused on the city’s celebrated songwriters.Read more
From leading abolitionists and suffragists to Broadway stars and television personalities, many prominent women have been a part of New Rochelle’s long and rich history. But many local women should also be recognized as heroines, as they were instrumental in shaping their community through unprecedented acts of charity, steadfast dedication to organizations, and keeping the “home fires burning” during times of war.
For the Friday, March 16th League of Women Voters’ “Coffee and Conversation” at the New Rochelle Public Library, City Historian Barbara Davis will give an illustrated slide presentation describing a few of these remarkable women and their impact on New Rochelle. The free Women’s History Month program runs from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Complimentary coffee and light breakfast fare will be served. For more information, call 632-8254.Read more
A craft workshop celebrating St. Patrick’s Day will be the BID Family Day program for Saturday, March 17, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, in the Meeting Room of the New Rochelle Public Library. Children in Pre-K – Grade 5 are invited to make a variety of crowns, pins, hats and other accessories for the “Wearing of the Green”.
The Bid staff of teachers and teens will provide the expert guidance and great materials for the projects.
BID Family Day programs are made possible through a partnership of the New Rochelle Downtown BID (Business Improvement District) with the New Rochelle Public Library, the City School District and PTA Council, and the Department of Parks & Recreation.Read more
The Board of Trustees of the New Rochelle Public Library issued a public statement today on their 7-month long investigation into Accounting Discrepancies first reported by Talk of the Sound last June.
After an investigation of the library’s financial records and those maintained by the City School District Treasurer, the New Rochelle Public Library Board of Trustees has determined that the apparent accounting discrepancy that was brought to the attention of the Board in June 2011 was due to an inconsistency in the designation and reporting of “restricted funds” versus “assigned funds” in the library’s Fund Balance. The cash shortfall was primarily solved by transferring funds owed by the Capital Fund to the General Fund in July 2011.
To prevent future accounting discrepancies the Board has taken the following measures: