This Week's Events

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A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert. ♦ Andrew Carnegie

Documentary on Harper Lee Sets Stage for Broadway Show

On Wednesday, July 17 at 7 pm, we will present a documentary in the Community Room from the PBS American Masters series called, Harper Lee: from Mockingbird to Watchman. The showing will run for 83 minutes. It's the first of our three-part windup preceding the Friends of Blauvelt Library's trip to the Schubert Theatre on Saturday, September 21st for a matinee performance of the record-smashing play starring Jeff Daniels and Tony Award winner for Best Actress, Celia Keenan-Bolger.

The documentary is a 2016 revision of Westchester Director Mary McDonagh Murphy's 2011 video, Hey Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird, updated to include discussion of Lee's literary prequel, Go Set a Watchman, released in 2015. It details the long, interwoven history of the two books that took more than fifty years to unfold, and interviews some of Lee's many high-profile fans, including Oprah Winfrey and Tom Brokaw. Murphy's 2015 trip to interview Lee in her hometown is also included.

On Wednesday, July 24m look for our book discussion on the novel at 6:30 pm. Both events will include refreshments.

First-Ever Blood Drive Appeal on July 2nd

The Blauvelt Free Library's first-ever blood drive produced 10 whole units of blood for New York hospitals. Four of the donors were O negative, and one, B negative -- two of the rarer blood types in critical shortage. We are very grateful to everyone in the community who volunteered to "give life" by becoming a blood donor. You will receive an email notification as to how you can claim free Mets tickets as a thank-you.

"Tucson" Charlie Boone on the Road

Blauvelt Free Library's Food Blogger, Charlie Boone goes home to the Southwest in his latest posts to "Boone Appetit". His first stop is a a cafe in a venerable hotel in Tucson, Arizona with two working phone booths and terrific food.

Read about it here:

A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading 2019

Join us for Summer Reading this year!  We have Clubs for ages 2 through grade 12 ! Reading during the summer helps our kids to maintain their skills and to avoid the dreaded "summer slide." Receive prizes for reading, too. Click the image to access our Mighty 5 Libraries collaborative flyer with all the South Orangetown library programs. Please contact Marybeth, our youth librarian, with any questions or to register.
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Latest Post to "Boone Appetit," our Food Blog

Charlie Boone, our resident food blogger, takes his family on a culinary adventure to a Filipino restaurant in Spring Valley, NY that he's been meaning to try for years.

Charlie is the "full Monty" as a foodie -- he loves to bake and cook, loves restaurants and is curious about new, untried things.

Read his post at the link below, but take some time to scroll down to read more of his ruminations on edibles and potables.

Closed Sundays beginning Father's Day, June 16th

Just a reminder that the library will be closed on Sundays in the
summer, beginning with Father's Day, June 16th through the
Labor Day weekend, September 1st.

We will reopen on Sundays, beginning September 8th.

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