Escape to the Aegean islands, Macedonia, central Greece and the Peloponnese, when members of the Greek American Folklore Society, based by the Astoria, Queens, perform in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00 pm. The family-friendly concert will showcase traditional dances performed in authentic costumes and accompanied by traditional Greek instruments - flute, clarinet and bouzouk. The concert is free.
One of New Rochelle Public Library’s most popular series, the library’s International Music and Dance series has been bringing the sounds and movements of global cultures to New Rochelle for 29 summers. All performances begin at 7:00 pm, and seating is on a first-come/first-served basis, to the capacity of the library’s 145-seat Ossie Davis Theater. Doors open at 6:45 pm.Read more
“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