NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- As the weekly summer workshops begin to wrap-up over the week of August 8th, (see www.nrpl.org for details,) the library continues to offer excellent cultural programs for all ages in the Ossie Davis Theater of the main library.
The final featured musical in the library’s Summer Family Film series, on Monday, August 8th at 6:00 pm, will be the 1944 musical, Meet Me in St. Louis. It stars Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, and Lucille Bremer. The story centers on a well-to-do family in St. Louis and the opening day of the 1904 World's Fair. Directed by Vincente Minnelli, this classic introduced the Garland standards "The Trolley Song," "The Boy Next Door" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." The film is in color and runs 113 minutes.
On Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00 pm, the International Music and Dance series will be present
Bokandeye African Dance and Drums. The group’s performance is always a highlight of the summer
at NRPL, as Anthony Wooden leads the ensemble of dancers and djembe drummers in a rousing show
filled with the spirited sounds, costumes and movements relating the cultural traditions of African villages.
The 2003 film version of The Cat in the Hat will be the featured Film for the Younger Set on Wednesday, August 10th, from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon. In this live-action film based on the favorite children's tale, the trouble-making Cat in the Hat (Mike Meyers) arrives at the home of bored young Sally Walden and her brother, Conrad, while their mother is out. The family's pet fish objects to the Cat's presence, but that doesn't stop the hat-wearing giant feline from trying to have fun.
The Live Science Show for elementary school aged students will take place that afternoon, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The library will welcome back the very popular “Animal Embassy” program, which involves an amazing spectrum of diverse live animals, including a Veiled Chameleon, an Argentine Black & White Tegu, Gray Tree Frogs, a Rabbit, a Carpet Python, a Eurasian Eagle Owl and a Lovebird. Fascinating information and messages about the importance of conservation and protection of animals and their habitats is shared in a lively narrative provided by the naturalists. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis to that capacity of the library’s theater stage and meeting room.