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Spring Programs for Adults:

For a complete list of Fall 2014 Programs view our Fall 2014 Programs Brochure
Lincoln's Assassin: The Unsolicited Confessions of J. Wilkes Booth: Author Talk

Sunday, September 21 at 3:00 pm

Local author, J.F. Pennington, will read from his debut novel set in 1890, when actor John Wilkes Booth--long presumed dead--emerges from twenty-five years of anonymity to expose those truly responsible for the Lincoln assassination. The author will sign copies of the book, which will be available for sale.


Friday Night at the Movies: BELLE [PG] on Friday, September 12 at 7:00 pm

Registration is recommended but all are invited to attend. To register call the library at 941-7072 or email Shelley Glick at sglick@wlsmail.org.





Secrets of Surviving the College Application Process

Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 pm

Amid the barrage of misinformation and fear-mongering about college admissions, Linda Puner, co-founder of College Co-op will provide sensible, up to date information and reassuring guidance for students and their families. Learn how students can emerge from the process feeling good about themselves, and even speaking to their parents.


The Odyssey of Homer: A Great Courses DVD Lecture Series

Sundays, September 28, October 5 & 19, November 2, 9 & 23 at 1:30 pm

This program presents a series of lectures on DVD by award-winning classics professor Elizabeth Vandiver on The Odyssey. She covers the timeless human issues that ride along on Odysseus's journey, voyaging to strange lands on the shores of wine-dark seas, dealing face-to-face with gods and monsters. It is recommended that you attend all six sessions of this lecture series. There will be time for a moderated discussion after each lecture. Registration isrequired, space limited.


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Raising a Successful Student (K-5)

Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30 pm

In this workshop, parents of students in grades K-5 will learn strategies related to creating a culture of learning, dealing with the homework struggle, keeping students organized, using positive reinforcement, encouraging higher order skills and knowing when to seek outside help. Alex Yoken, an educator with 10+ years of experience teaching and tutoring students of all ages, will lead this workshop.


Get LinkedIn to Your Job Search

Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 pm
Need assistance in using social media as part of your job search? This workshop will allow you to broaden your knowledge of LinkedIn, a powerful job search and networking took, learn more about its features and how to use them effectively and find out what to put in an online profile and how to market yourself. The workshop is led by a professional career counselor and is presented through the WEBS Career & Educational Counseling Service of the Westchester Library System.


Saving for Your Child's Education

Saturday, October 11 at 2:00 pm

This seminar provides information for parents on plans for funding their children’s education and how saving for educational purposes is related to other aspects of family financial planning. The seminar is presented by Sun Chuang, a licensed family financial service representative at World Financial Group.


ABCD's of Medicare

Friday, October 17 at 11:00 am

Learn the  “Basics” including, the many parts of Medicare, comparing original Medicare and Medicare HMOs, Medigap (supplemental) plans and Rx drug plan. This will help you to understand your options better during this fall’s Open Enrollment Period. The workshop is presented by an expert from Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS), a project of the Westchester Library System.


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Book Discussion Groups -- Find the book club that is the right fit for you.

We offer two evening discussion groups: and one daytime discussion group:



Computer Classes -- Gain skills with Microsoft Office 2010. You may also sign up for one-on-one technological help for borrowing library eBook and audiobooks on your device or for how to access information from the library's databases.

Details about our computer classes



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This website was created by Amy B.G. Kaplan (abgkaplan@westchesterlibraries.org)

Last revised April 12, 2014