The library is open for No Contact Pickup.

The library will offer Browse by Appointment starting Monday, April 12th. 


Spring Storywalk

April 1st-April 30th

Parents, children and care givers are welcome to take a StoryWalk around the outside of the library and enjoy reading Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand. 

If you have any questions, please call (914)939-6710 and press 3 or email pcrbchildrens@wlsmail.org

Learn more Here

Virtual Spring Singalongs with Chloe

Wednesdays:

April 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

May 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers will sing and dance along with Chloe on Wednesdays this spring.

Watch Here

Virtual Spring Storytimes with Ms. Tee

Tuesdays:

April 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th 

May 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Join Ms. Tee as she shares some of her favorite stories with you on Tuesdays.

Watch Here

Bilingual Read Alouds in Spanish and English

with the Don Bosco Early Childhood Bilingual Program

Mrs. Jeannie Oliva-Rivera, bilingual preschool teacher and Martha Sud, Director of the Don Bosco Early Childhood Program present read alouds in Spanish and English.

WATCH HERE

May Grab and Go Craft

To register, please email PCRBCHILDRENS@WLSMAIL.ORG

or call 914-939-6710 and press 3

Children will be given a bag with all of the pieces needed to make a May craft.

 

 

The PCRB Film Club

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

7:00pm-8:30pm

The film for our 1st virtual session via Zoom is Princess Mononoke (1997), written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Seeking a cure for a deadly curse, Ashitaka stumbles into a bitter conflict. The enigmatic Princess Mononoke, raised by wolves, will stop at nothing to prevent humans from destroying her home and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there.

Please watch the film on your own before the 1st session. A limited number of copies will be available at the library starting March 22nd. It is also available from HBO Max. 

Email MBLANYAR@WLSMAIL.ORG for the discussion link.

 

English Classes

Both are taught virtually using Zoom. 

 

Art of English

Conversational English classes for intermediate-advanced students

 

Westchester Community College -- starting in May!

Reading, writing and conversational classes for levels 3 & 4

Free Tax Assistance

February 15, 2021—May 8, 2021

  • Because of COVID-19 restrictions, only no-contact electronic service will be available.
  • This involves transmitting forms and scans of tax documents using secure email. 
  • The AARP’s primary concerns are the health and safety of taxpayers and preparers, and the protection of confidential taxpayer information.   

How it works:

  • Your first contact must include your email, phone number, the best time for phone calls, and any preference for Spanish forms. Please DO NOT send any tax documents in your initial contact.
  • Forms and instructions are available in Spanish, but all emails and phone calls will be in English based on staffing.
  • You will receive an email with the contact name PORT CHESTER, NY and the subject AARP TAX PREPARATION 2020. It will include instructions and documents to print and fill out.
  • Please scan the completed documents and attach them to the return email. All documents must be legible and submitted in one email.
  • The process may involve several exchanges of emails, phone calls and documents over a few days.
  • There will be at least one Google Meet video meeting. You will need a computer with a camera, microphone and speaker, as well as a printer and scanner. A smartphone can be used instead if it has access to a printer.
  • Every effort will be made to schedule phone and video appointments to meet your needs.
  • The exchange and preparation may take several days.

Contact:

Please note:

  • Return phone calls may not be from a phone number you recognize.
  • Google Meet calls will be from 617-675-4444.
  • Calls will likely not occur until 24-72 hours after you contact us, as our volunteers are only available for a limited number of hours each week.

Adoption: Everything You Need to Know

Free Zoom Information Session

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

6:30-7:30pm

This free event is open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive or prospective adoptive parents, and adoptees. Come learn about the domestic adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption. Please contact them for pre-registration and meeting information at adopt@foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org or 914-939-1180.

 
 

The Story Behind the Song with Emil

Emil discusses Motown Music!

Watch HERE

The Sirens of Suspense Present:

Mystery Novel Readings

Mystery writers Lori Robbins, Cathi Stoler and D. M. Barr read excerpts from their latest novels. All three are board members of the NY-TriState chapter of Sisters in Crime, an organization for women novelists. 

View HERE

 

Virtual Local Author Showcase

Lou Del Bianco, author of Out of Rushmore's Shadow HERE

Nathan Eckel, author of The Rose of Antahs HERE

Leslie Kimmelman, author of Eight Knights of Hanukkah HERE

A. Longus, author of The Adventures of Silvana and the Magic Unicorn HERE

Joel Salomon, author of The 9 Money Rules Millionaires Use HERE

Sarah Bracey White, author of Primary Lessons HERE

If you are a local author and would like to be included, please send a video running from 5 minutes to 1 hour to pcrbpl@wlsmail.org.

 

Teen Hobby and Talent Videos

The library wants to share family-friendly videos by local teens displaying a talent, hobby or skill. Some examples of content options are singing, playing an instrument, reading children’s books, performing science experiments, discussing a historical figure, teaching knitting, demonstrating video game tips, grooming a dog, and changing a tire.

Please submit all videos via email to PCRBPL@WLSMAIL.ORG for review and approval. Please include your name, grade, and high school so credit can be given. All approved videos will be shared on the library YouTube channel: Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library. 

YouTube video requirements can be found HERE

The first video in this collection can be found HERE

Sewing with Sindy

Watch Sindy's instructional sewing videos HERE

Book Bundles

Each bundle contains 5 books on a particular theme. For more information, please call 914-939-6710 and press 3.

Ages 3-6 

 

Spring Books for Kids

Place holds on these items HERE.

 

National Library Month Books for Kids

Place Holds on These Items HERE

Earth Day

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Place Holds on These Items HERE

National Poetry Month:

Teen Reads

 

Tutor.com

Free Online Tutoring Service

Mondays-Fridays: 9:00am-10:00pm

Saturdays-Sundays: 3:00pm-10:00pm

Free, live online chat and email support for learners of all ages is available. Check your homework, have an essay reviewed, prepare for a test or have a résumé or cover letter checked.

Visit Tutor.com HERE.

Launchpad Lending

Borrow a Kid-Friendly Tablet

You can borrow these kid-friendly tablets that include storybooks, videos and games that help children learn to read.

For more information, call 914-939-6710 and press 3 or email PCRBCHILDRENS@WLSMAIL.ORG

 

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SPRYE Presents:

Gentle Chair Yoga

Joan Gibbons' popular chair yoga class has been filmed and viewers can participate in the exercises at their convenience.

View HERE.

Book Club

April 26th, 2021 at 7:00pm

We will discuss Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran. 

Electronic items: eBook Audiobook

Physical items are at the library. Call 914-939-6710 and press 5 to ask for a copy. Please specify regular, large print or CD audio. 

At the time of the meeting, please join us HERE.

Books on Diversity for Children, Teens and Adults

Enjoy these books for all age groups celebrating diversity.

You can place holds on the adult books here: FICTION NONFICTION

 

Libros para Niños

Nuestro Departamento de Niños tiene títulos para compartir con usted.

Haga reservas para estos artículos AQUÍ.

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon & Recent Releases

Our new book lists have moved HERE. They can be found in Recommendations under Adult Services in the menu on the left.

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