Free summer library programs for children ages six months to 5 years are being offered at the main New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library (HCL) beginning Monday, July 2 through Friday August 10. All programs are on a drop-in basis, on a first-come, first-served basis, except the Bedtime Stories at HCL. The six-week programs are as follows:
Bouncing Babies, is a Mother Goose program of songs, music, movement and a story for children 6 – 24 months, on Thursdays, July 5 – August 9, from 9:30 am – 10:00 am, at the Main Library; and from 11:45 am – 12:15 pm at HCL.
Let’s Pretend, for children ages 3 – 5 years, introduces theater through games, songs, nursery rhymes, and an on-stage experience, with Nora Maher, will be held on Thursdays, July 5 – August 9, from 10:15 am – 11:00 am, at the Main Library; and from 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm at HCL.
3, 4 & 5s for children ages 3 – 5 years, includes stories, songs, and a take-home craft, and takes place on Tuesdays, July 3 – August 7, from 10:00 – 10:45 am at the main library. Five sessions will be held at HCL, on Mondays, July 2 – August 6, from 10:15 – 11:00 am.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Public Library has a full schedule for children this summer.
School-aged children may choose from a wide range of free summer workshops and programs at the New Rochelle Public Libraries – the Main Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library. The programs are designed to complement the Summer Reading Game theme, “Dream Big @ Your Library” and provide children with enriching educational experiences through the summer. Admission to most programs is on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning 15 minutes before the start of each program.
Craft Workshops: Children ages 5-12 years are invited to drop-in to create wonderful projects to take home, Mondays, July 2 – August 6, from 10:30 am – 12:00 noon at the Main Library.
Exploring Other Lands Workshops: Children ages 6 – 12 years will get a glimpse into past and present traditions of different cultures, when the talented “2 Hands 2 Learn” team introduces great
crafts, fascinating beliefs, delicious foods, and other aspects of daily life, on Tuesdays, July 3 – August 7, from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon, at the Main Library.
Escape to the Aegean islands, Macedonia, central Greece and the Peloponnese, when members of the Greek American Folklore Society, based by the Astoria, Queens, perform in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00 pm. The family-friendly concert will showcase traditional dances performed in authentic costumes and accompanied by traditional Greek instruments - flute, clarinet and bouzouk. The concert is free.
One of New Rochelle Public Library’s most popular series, the library’s International Music and Dance series has been bringing the sounds and movements of global cultures to New Rochelle for 29 summers. All performances begin at 7:00 pm, and seating is on a first-come/first-served basis, to the capacity of the library’s 145-seat Ossie Davis Theater. Doors open at 6:45 pm.Read more
“Handel and His Singers”, a classical concert, will be presented on Saturday, June 9 at 3:00 p.m. in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. Tenor Richard Slade, music director of The Sound Shore Chorale, will present an introduction to the Divas and Divos of 18th century England -- the singers for whom Handel wrote his leading roles.
An array of accomplished soloists, as well as pianist Diane Guernsey will join Mr. Slade for this dazzling program. A donation of $2.00 is suggested at the door.Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- The New Rochelle Public Library’s Summer Reading Kick-off Party, designed to raise the level of enthusiasm for a summer of reading pleasure, will be held on Saturday, June 23, beginning at 1:00 pm, and will feature a 45-minute performance by the popular children’s entertainer, Louie Miranda. His lively bilingual program of spirited singing, dancing and games will begin at 1:15 pm in Library Green or in library’s Ossie Davis Theater in the event of rain. Children entering Pre-K – Grade 5 will have an opportunity to sample some of the programs being conducted at the main library and the Huguenot Children’s Library, from July 2 – August 10. The theme of the programs this summer is “Dream Big @ Your Library!” and complimentary craft stations will provide the materials and guidance for take-home projects. Parents will have the opportunity to register their children entering Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 5 in the library’s summer reading incentive program: Dream Big: Read!Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- The main New Rochelle Public Library and the Huguenot Children’s Library will be closed on Sundays from June 24 through September 2, 2012. The Huguenot Children’s Library will be closed on Saturdays from June 30 through September 1, 2012. The main library will be open on Saturdays, July 7 through August 25, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Both libraries will be closed on Saturday June 30, Sunday July 1, and Wednesday July 4. Both libraries will be closed from Saturday September 1 through Monday September 3 for Labor Day.
Regular Saturday hours will resume at both libraries on September 8, 2012. The Main Library will resume its regular Sunday hours (1:00 – 5:00 pm) on September 9, 2012. The Huguenot Children’s Library will remain closed on Sundays.
Summer Hours at the Main Library are as follows:
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Wednesdays – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fridays – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturdays – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (July 7 – August 25)
School Budget (yes/no)
School Budget Passes 1,770 734
570 Fifth 8/0
MLK Center 101/45
Holy Name 87/88
School Board (2 seats available)
Chrisanne Petrone 1,947
David Lacher 1,692
NRPL Budget Passes 1,767 644
Library Board of Trustees (2 seats available)
Bernardo Nunez 1,681
Haina Just-Michael 1,676
Incumbents David Lacher and Chrisanne Petrone are running unopposed for the New Rochelle Board of Education.
The proposed school district budget for the 2012-2013 school year is $234,174,978, an increase of 1.43% on a budget to budget basis with a projected tax rate increase of approximately 4.13%. The actual tax rate is determined in the fall when the city’s tax roll is set.
Incumbents Haina Just-Michael and Bernardo Nunez are running unopposed for the New Rochelle Public Library Board of Trustees.
The proposed library budget is $4,468,996 based on a 2.2% in the tax levy for New Rochelle residents. This translates to an increase of $93,209 in the tax levy. The increase is below the New York State property tax cap.Read more