Led by Evelyn Murphy. Varied genre. May include a Skype or conference call with the author. Snacks every meeting relate to the story. Books are available at front desk at the beginning of each month.Call Evelyn at 845 480-4165 to register.

November 20 | Iron House | John Hart

The remarkable story of two orphaned brothers separated by violence at a tender age. When a boy is savagely killed in their brutal orphanage, one brother runs, taking the blame with him, and eventually finds his way to New York and into the heart of organized crime.

Led by Evelyn Murphy. Varied genre. May include a Skype or conference call with the author. Snacks every meeting relate to the story. Books are available at front desk at the beginning of each month.Call Evelyn at 845 480-4165 to register.

October 16 | Sugar Run | Mesha Maren

After a lengthy incarceration, a troubled woman returns to Appalachia and attempts to set her life right.

Lori Gordon is the good health guru at Organica, a natural foods and supplements store in nearby Northvale, NJ. Lori will give participants an insider's view of what to take from among the confusing array of supplements, tinctures, vitamins, teas, salves and homeopathics used to treat common, everyday ailments. Discover surefire remedies for bruises, pain, itching and a myriad of digestive and intestinal issues. Learn what supplements support your immune system and avoid the perils of the upcoming cold and flu season. Discover ways to combat insulin resistance, inflammation, anxiety and fatigue. Lori has personally tested hundreds of products in her quest to recommend the ones that produce the best results. You will be able to stock your own all-natural, health-oriented "medicine" chest for every season and become the hero of your family. Lori will be happy to answer questions throughout the presentation.

Toastmasters special meeting (monthly meetings are on the first and thrid Monday), For info, call John Carey at 914 429-1988.

Join the Friends of the Library for the critically-acclaimed Aaron Sorkin adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. This Broadway revival stars Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch (the role that won an Oscar for Gregory Peck in the 1962 film).

A coach bus leaves the library at 12pm for a 2pm curtain time. Tickets are priced at $125 (includes bus fare and show).

Registration is required. Payment is due at time of registration. Please call Barry to register at 845 359-2811

Read the book or listen to an audiobook of this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic by Harper Lee. We will meet in the Community Room to discuss. An outline will be handed out to get the talk going. Refreshments will be served.

You might also like to read "The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee," written by her neighbor and intimate friend, Marja Mills.

 

Private Club meeting. Not a Library event.

Monthly meeting of Blauvelt-Orangeburg Republican Club. Usually begins with a speaker; public welcome to this portion. Remainder of meeting is reserved for club business. Parties considering joining BORC are welcome to get acquainted.

Meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30pm

The Friends of the Blauvelt Free Library invite beginners and seasoned players to join other Mah Jongg fans for casual and friendly games. All skill levels are welcome. Up to 6 tables can be set up, and 2 Mah Jongg sets are available, but please bring your own if you have one.

It is not necessary to register ahead of time.

Canasta, Bridge, players are welcome as well, but note, do not have playing cards at on site at this time, so bring yours along.

In order to facilitate cleanup and setup, play may begin later when another program precedes game night.

NO play on Wednesday, November 27th (Thanksgiving eve) and Wednesday December 25th (Christmas Day).

"Protecting our Neighborhoods" - a talk with Orangetown Supervisor, Chris Day.Topics may include: Suburban Zoning, Regulatory Enforcement, Guarding Against Overdevelopment. All are Welcome.

Sponsored by the Blauvelt-Orangeburg Republican Club.

Club members and any interested parties will stay for the regular club meeting after the talk.

A planning meeting to prepare for the upcoming snapping turtle egg-laying season on Western Highway between Leber Rd. and O'Sullivan's Landscaping, which occurs every year between mid-May and mid-June. The organization, under the auspices of the Hudson Valley Humane Society, was formed to protect female snappers who emerge from the Hackensack River and cross Western Highway to lay eggs. Volunteers station themselves along the route and flag down cars while the turtles cross. In recent years, a successful initiative to reprogram the turtles to lay eggs on the river side of the road has been undertaken, via installation of a long fence of black plastic that is repaired annually as, to encourage the snappers to use fresh mounds of dirt piled on in front of the barrier. This is important because of the slow maturation of the species, which has lost reproductive adults faster than they can be replaced. The Turtles of Western Hwy holds an informational meeting in the library on "World Turtle Day",  May 23rd of each year, with live turtles and expert speakers on hand.

Private Book Club meeting.

Private book club meeting.

REGISTRATION CLOSED: EVENT IS FULL (Call if you wish to be added to waiting list): Learn how to use rag rolling, striation and glazing techniques to produce beautiful faux finishes with scenic/decorative artist, Hallie Coletta. Hallie has produced trompe l'oeil effects for residential and commercial clients, as well as the film industry. She is responsible for the clouds in our vestibule and the stucco/wood/aging treatment of our StoryCraft Cottage (Children's Room).

COMMUNITY ROOM

Non-library sponsored program

Toastmasters is a leadership and public speaking club where members learn the elements of speech writing, presentations, mentoring and more. The fear of public speaking is conquered in an enjoyable and supportive environment, while confidence and social skills are developed. Non-members are welcome to attend. Meet on the first and third Monday of the month unless otherwise noted.

Contact: John Carey at 914 420-1988

Meet Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30pm

The Friends of the Blauvelt Free Library invite beginners and seasoned players to join other Mah Jongg fans for casual and friendly games. All skill levels are welcome. Mah Jongg sets are available, but please bring your own if you have one.

Certified Wine Specialist, Janet Wheeler, returns for our 7th Annual Winetasting. This year we'll travel around the country for a taste of the vintner's art from the top-producing regions in the United States -- California, New York, Oregon, Washington state and Virginia. Discover how the wine industry developed here and how Americans became the number one consumer of wine in the world.

Limited to 30 | Age 21 + up

Please call Barry to register -- and don't delay -- this popular program fills up fast!
This year we've added a second seating to accommodate everyone.
Please specify first or second seating when registering.

Experience the ethereal beauty of legendary sculptor Dale Chihuly's glass works. Drawings and early works are included, set within the New York Botanical Garden's lush landscapes, ponds and hothouses.

Transportation by school bus, which departs promptly at 10:30am. Lunch is available onsite (not included in price). Cash or check payable to the Friends of the Blauvelt Free Library. Price to be determined.

Master Gardener, Aurelio Orlandini, returns to answer your questions about starting a garden. Topics may include: When to plant seeds and seedlings | Vegetables, annuals, perennials | Composters, composting and how and what to compost | Watering -- when and how much | Drip irrigation systems | Mulching

We'll also unveil our new, no-cost Blauvelt Seed Bank -- where garden lovers can exchange seeds and try some donated by select vendors

Call Barry to register at 845 359-2811

Join Program and PR Manager, Barry Koch, as he welcomes both newcomers and veterans to the art of running a successful yard sale in preparation for our 5th Annual Western Highway Roundup on Saturday and Sunday, May 6th and 7th. Participants are welcome to share their own tips and trade secrets! Choose to attend on one of two dates (Sunday, April 23rd and Tuesday, April 25th).

Cabaret (PG) 1972 | 124 min
Starring Liza Minelli, Michael York and Joel Grey
Winner of 8 Oscars

Movies are introduced by Paul Kaufman with homebaked snacks
by his wife, Linda

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (NR) 1948 | 126 min
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and Tim Holt
Winner of 3 Oscars

Movies are introduced by Paul Kaufman with homebaked snacks
by his wife, Linda

Annie Hall (PG) 1977 | 93 min
Starring Diane Keaton and Woody Allen
Winner of 4 Oscars

Movies are introduced by Paul Kaufman with homebaked snacks
by his wife, Linda

TWO BOOKS this month

Tommy: The Civil War Childhood of a President
by Julia Dockery Smith

The Making of the President 1789
by Marvin Kitman

Selections are of varied genre. Books are available at the front desk
at the beginning of the month.

To register, call Evelyn at 845 480-4165

The Girl Who Chased the Moon
by Sarah Addison Allen

Selections are of varied genre. Books are available at the front desk
at the beginning of the month.

To register, call Evelyn at 845 480-4165

At the Edge of the Orchard
by Tracy Chevalier

Selections are of varied genre. Books are available at the front desk
at the beginning of the month.

To register, call Evelyn at 845 480-4165

Your garden will be ready for spring if you prepare it for the rigors of winter. Gardening guru, Aurelio Orlandini, will discuss:

The Vegetable Garden • Perennials + Bulbs + Trees + Shrubs • Mulching • Gardening Tools

Space limited • Register at 845 359-2811 or email bkoch@rcls.org

The Jolson Story | 128 min | 1946
Larry Parks, Evelyn Keyes | 2 Oscars

St. Catharine Parish and The Friends of the Blauvelt Free Library invite 
you to Westchester Broadway Theatre for a dinner performance
of Million Dollar Quartet, when four giants of rock ‘n’ roll − Elvis
Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins − jammed 
in an impromptu Memphis recording session at Sun Records, run
by the legendary Sam Phillips on December 4, 1956. Enjoy hits like
Blue Suede Shoes, Who Do You Love, Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line, 
That’s All Right, 16 Tons, Houndog, Great Balls of Fire and more!

$105 includes coach transport, dinner and gratuities

• Bus boards at 5:15 pm in St. Catharine’s lot for a 5:30 pm departure
• Dinner theatre event starts at 6:15 pm.

For info call Joe Onativia at 646 648-0823

Cash or check payable to Friends of Blauvelt Free Library must be brought 
or sent to library or to Joe at 139 Moison Road North, Blauvelt

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