The library is open for No Contact Pickup.

Watch the Port Chester COVID-19 Summit Recording HERE. Please Press Play.

Cumbre Virtual de COVID-19 de Port Chester AQUI.


Winter Virtual Children's Programs

February 2021-March 2021

See our Winter 2021 Virtual Children's Programs HERE.

 

March 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 St. Patrick's Day craft. 

Virtual Singalongs with Chloe

Wednesdays:

January 13th, 20th & 27th

February 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th

March 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th

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

WATCH HERE

Virtual Winter Storytimes with Ms. Tee

Tuesdays:

January 19th & 26th

February 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd

March 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd

WATCH HERE

Bilingual Read Alouds in Spanish and English

with the Don Bosco Early Childhood Bilingual Program

WATCH HERE

Free Tax Assistance

February 15, 2021—April 15, 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.

English Classes

See the latest virtual English classes with Westchester Community College HERE.

 

Art of English

Mondays & Tuesdays

9:30am-10:30am

Free conversational English classes for intermediate-advanced students are meeting online using Zoom. 

To register and get the Zoom link, please contact Mary at mary4443@gmail.com.

Adoption: Everything You Need to Know

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 

6:30pm-7:30pm

 

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

The Pocantico Center Presents:

Duos in the Dining Room: Paired Meissen Figures at Kykuit

In this recorded presentation, Katrina London, manager of collections and curatorial projects at Kykuit, discusses the history of its pendant pairs of Meissen porcelain.

Founded in 1710 near Dresden, Germany, Meissen was the first European manufactory to produce hard-paste porcelain, which was previously only available in Asia, and quickly became the leading producer of figurative porcelain sculpture. Meissen's figures have played an important role in interior decoration from the eighteenth century to the present and were collected by several members of the Rockefeller family, including Nelson A. Rockefeller (1908-1979), who displayed them in Kykuit’s dining room. The pieces remaining there today include a flock of birds in various sizes and colors, ranging from monochrome vultures to brightly-painted parakeets.

View 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 

Ages 7 and Up

St. Patrick's Day Books for Children

Place holds on these items HERE.

 

Black History Month Books for Kids

Place holds on these items HERE.

Winter and Groundhog Day Books for Kids

Place holds on these items HERE.

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

 

.

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

March 22nd, 2021 at 7:00pm

We will discuss Playing Nice by JP Delaney. 

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.

Copyright © 2021 Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library.