Monday 9am-9pm tuesday 10am-6pm Wednesday 1pm-9pm Thursday 9am-9pm Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 1pm-5pm
—Karen LaRocca-Fels, OPL Director
From the Director’s Desk
Main Gallery October 1-30 The Bronx Photographic Society Exhibit
Opening Reception on Saturday, October 13, 2-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
All are welcome to attend.
As we celebrate our 125th Anniversary, I would like to thank all of our patrons and community partners for their
generosity in donating to the library as part of our special year. I would like to extend a special thanks to Alan and
Ellen Marzelli, who produced a special Words & Music Concert Series show, An Evening with Kenny White. The
sold-out concert was a night to remember and the perfect way to celebrate our 125th.
Saturday October 6 at 1 p.m.
The Ossining Public Library Ancestry Group
The group will be facilitated by the Little Bertie County
Genealogy Society — A group comprised of Ossining
residents whose ancestors migrated from Bertie
County, North Carolina post emancipation, looking to
discover their roots. We will invite guest speakers on
topics relevant to the success of our research efforts.
Topics would include but not limited to: research skills,
document/heirloom preservation, documenting family
“stories/tales”, examination of documents, how to
interpret documents. In the 2nd floor Conference Room.
For more information contact Joyce Sharrock Cole at
All library programs are free, unless otherwise noted.
The Friends Annual Book Sale
Get great books at bargain prices.
Thursday, October 18th
Thursday, October 18th,
1-9 p.m.; October 19th,
10 a.m.-5 p.m.; October
20th, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;
October 21st, 1-4 p.m.
In the Main Art Gallery
Book Club Shelf
Copies of the books can be found at the Information Desk.
For more information, call (914) 941-2416, or visit: www.ossininglibrary.org
Bodies in the Library Book Club
Budarz Theater • Tuesdays • 12:30 to 1:30 pm
A Midsummer’s Equation
by Keigo Higashino
Manabu Yukawa, the brilliant physicist, goes to
the dying Japanese resort town of Hari Cove
where a former homicide detective dies from
carbon monoxide poisoning.
Skeleton God by Eliot Pattison
In Eliot Pattison’s Skeleton God, Shan Tao Yun,
now the reluctant constable of a remote Tibetan
town, has learned to expect the impossible at the
roof of the world, but nothing has prepared him
for his discovery when he investigates a report that a nun has
been savagely assaulted by ghosts. In an ancient tomb by the
old nun lies a gilded saint buried centuries earlier, flanked by
the remains of a Chinese soldier killed fifty years before and
an American man murdered only hours earlier. Shan is thrust
into a maelstrom of intrigue and contradiction.
Thursday Evening Book
Budarz Theater • Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Feel free to bring your lunch and a covered beverage.
Krakatoa: The Day The World Exploded,
August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester
The second book to be discussed is titled,”Krakatoa:
The Day the World Exploded, August 27th, 1883”
The Botany Of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View Of
The World by Michael Pollan
Apples, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato: what do
they all have in common? All have a long and revealing
relationship with man. Learn more about plants as well
as people in the book that propelled Michael Pollan to
the forefront of nonfiction writing. A trip to the florist,
French fries at MacDonald’s, apple pie at Thanksgiving
and maybe something else will never be the same after
reading this book, let’s talk about why.
Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Fall Film Series (Spanish)
9-year-old Manuel observes the lives of
children in his Colombian village. The film,
directed by Carlos Cesar Arbelaez, runs 93
minutes and features English subtitles.
Wednesday, October 3 at 7 p.m.
Love When You Least Expect It Presentation
We all know what it’s like to love and be loved. Love takes many
forms. Come and listen to a phenomenal true story of love
by author and psychologist, Roni Beth Tower, followed by a
discussion of ways love can be found and expressed throughout
our lives. Her memoir, “Miracle at Midlife: A Transatlantic
Romance,” will be available for purchase and signing afterwards.
All are welcome to attend. In the Budarz Theater.
Thursday, October 11 at 2 p.m.
Picnic at Hanging Rock Re-run Film | Matinee Series
A group of schoolgirls set out for a pinic at Hanging Rock and
some never return, in this haunting Australian supernatural
mystery. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome
to attend. In the Budarz Theater.
Saturday, October 13 at 3 p.m.
Concert featuring Ricardo Gatreau
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a
special program that will include many songs
from Latin countries such as: Colombia,
Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, and Brazil. All are
welcome to attend. In the Budarz Theater.
Monday, October 15 at 10 a.m.
AARP Smart Driver Course
This course is given one day only. Participants must
attend the entire day to receive credit. $20.00 for AARP
members and $25.00 for non-members. Forms and money
must be mailed directly to the instructor. All information
is on the form for you. Forms are available at the library,
on the library website and on our online calendar. The
deadline to register is Tuesday, October 9th. Any questions
please call James Trapasso at 914-941-2416 ext. 327 or
email@example.com. In the Budarz Theater.
Monday, October 15 at 7 p.m.
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
This is the regular monthly meeting of the library Board of
Trustees. All are welcome to attend. This meeting is and
open to the public. In the Director’s Office.
Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
125th Anniversary Film Series
In the Name of the Rose Our Anniversary film series
continues with this medieval Murder Mystery set in a
Benedictine Monastery, starring Sean Connery and Christian
Sater,. The film, which runs 2 hours and 10 minutes and is rated
R, explores religious fanaticism versus the power of thought.
Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m.
Open Mic Night
Have you written a memoir, a short story, a poem? Come to
our Open Mic Night and read your work in front of a live
audience. This is for the spoken word only. Please no singing.
Facilitated by author and poet, Catherine Wald. Sign-up is at
the door and is first-come, first-served. In the Budarz Theater.
For more information, call (914) 941-2416, or visit: www.ossininglibrary.org
Teens’ Calendar October
**Registration begins 30 minutes before the program ***Advance Registration Required – register online or call the Teen Room at x 336
day date event time location
Mondays 1, 15. 22, 29 Magic the Gathering 3:30 p.m. Teen Room
15. 22, 29 BEAMS 3 p.m. Teen Room
Tuesdays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 **Books to Small Screen Club — Goosebumps 3 p.m. Teen Room
9, 16, 23, 30 Math Tutoring (no longer on Wednesdays — now on Tuesdays) 4-6 p.m. Teen Room
23 ***Parenting Workshop — Families of Teens Talking Together 7 p.m. Conference Room
Wednesdays 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 **Wellness Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. Teen Room
10, 17, 24, 31 BEAMS 3 p.m.. Teen Room
Thursdays 4, 11, 18, 25 ** Geeky Chef Cooking Club 4 p.m. Teen Room
4, 11, 18 Battle of the Books Practice — Team members only 5:15 p.m. Childrens Program Rm.
Fridays 5, 12, 19, 26 **Games with James 3:30 p.m. Teen Room
5, 12, 19, 26 Animanga Club 4 p.m. Teen Room
12, 19, 26 BEAMS 3 p.m.. Teen Room
Saturday 13 Teen Advisory Board 1 p.m. Teen Meeting Room
Childrens’ Calendar October
day date event time
Mondays 1, 15, 22, 29 Mother Goose • for ages 1-2 1/2 with a grownup 10 a.m.
1, 15, 22, 29 Baby Laptime • for babies up to one year old 11 a.m.
1, 15, 22, 29 New Moms & Infants Support Group • for new parents and their infants 11:15 a.m.
1, 15, 22, 29 Treasure Hunt • for ages 8-12 4:15 p.m.
1, 15, 22, 29 Family Game Night • for all ages (6 and under must be accompanied by an adult) 7 p.m.
Tuesdays 2, 9, 16, 22, 29 Trivia Tuesdays • for grades 3-6 4:15 p.m.
Wednesdays 3, 10, 17 I ♥ Art • for ages 5 and up (6 and under must be accompanied by an adult) 4:15 p.m.
10 Parent Connections • for parents (and their children up to age 4) 6:30 p.m.
24 Haunted House • for grades 3-6 only 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays 4, 11, 18 Time for Twos • for age 2 with a grownup 10 a.m.
4, 11, 18, 25 *Battle of the Books Team Practice • for children entering grades 4-6 only
(Limited to team members only) 4 p.m.
Fridays 5, 12,19, 26 Planes, Trains & Automobiles • for children for ages 2 and up with a grownup 11 a.m.
12 OPLbery Club • for grades 4 -6 (OPLbery Club members only) 4:15 p.m.
5, 19 Full STEAM • for ages 5 and up 4:15 p.m.
26 Literary Legos® • for ages 5 and up (6 and under must be with an adult) 4:15 p.m.
Saturdays 6, 13, 20 Family Storytime • for all ages (children 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult) 11:30 a.m.
27 Parent Connections • for all parents/guardians and their children up to age 4 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. Sally Read Dow Children’s Program Rm.
Our Haunted House Is Back Our Haunted House program returns for ages 8 & up.
Visit the Children’s Room on the night of October 24th, but beware…scary things will be found. there!
A new school year is here and so is Math Tutoring,
on a new day! Our group of experienced and hel