Mark your calendar for Kindergarten Library Card Sign-Up Day—from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 28th.

Pelham kindergartners can sign up for their first library card at this annual K-Day event. Parents and caregivers are invited to accompany theirchildren to the Town of Pelham Library for balloons, goody bags and snacks during the sign up event.

As Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee once said, "When you have a library card, it's like having a key to all the information in the world." (Parents or caregivers must bring proof of residence.) Adults can get cards too!

More about children's cards: Did you know that "juvenile" library cards become "teen" library cards when children turn 12 years old? If a child was born in 2006 or 2007, please stop by the Library to pick up their "teen" card before December 31.

K-Day is generously funded by the Friends of the Town of Pelham Public Library.

In other Town Library news:

Adult Book Club Selections Announced

After-Dark Book Club—

The Library's After-Dark Book Club for adults (newcomers welcome) usually meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Library's Program Room. Our first meeting is Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.when we will discuss "The Paris Architect" by Charles Belfoure.

Future selections include memoirs "Don't Le'ts Go to the Dogs Tonight" by Alexandra Fuller and "Inheritance" by Dani Shapiro as well as novels such as "White Chrysanthemum" by Mary Lynn Bracht and" The Bastard of Istanbul" by Elif Safak. For a full list please click here.

Second-Friday Bookclub—

The 2nd-Friday Book Club meets on the second Friday of the month (with the exception of this September when the meeting will be on the third Friday) at 10:30 a.m. in the Library's Program Room.

This popular group is facilitated by Carol Ipsen, a former journalist and Pelham resident. The first meeting will be on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss "Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver. The title for the October 11th meeting will be "Hidden Figure"s in conjunction with Pelham Reads! and future titles include "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens and "The Friend "by Sigrid Nunez.

The Second-Friday Bookclub is generously funded by a gift in memory of Karin and Ted Mayer.


Children's Programs

Children's Author Visit—

Thursday September 19th, 3:30

Amalia Hoffman will discuss the inspiration for her book "The Brave Cyclist." Her picture book tells the real-life story of Italian cyclist Gino Bartali who won the Tour de France but whose bravest feat was helping to save Jewish refugees during World War II. The book is intended for 3rd-5th graders but all ages are welcome!

2nd Grade and 4th Grade Book Club Sign Up!—

Friday September 20th, 3:30 (2nd Grade) and 4 p.m (4th grade)

Book clubs will be facilitated by Pelham resident and teacher Liselle Sakhrani. The first book selection will be "Hidden Figures" (children's version) for 2nd Grade and the YA version for 4th Grade in conjunction with the community-wide Pelham Reads! event. Please call Children's Librarian Oz Coto-Chang at 914-813-1657 for more details and to sign up.

Have Fun With the Monthly Monday Lego Club!—

Upcoming sessions: Monday, September 9, Monday October 7, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Lego lovers of all ages are invited to come to the Library's new Lego Club. You'll get to use your imagination to build unique Lego models to be displayed at the library! You provide the creativity; the library provides the Legos. Registration is required.

For all Library programs requiring registration, please call the Library at (914) 738-1234 unless otherwise noted. Adults must remain on premises while children attend programs.


Adult Programs

Knit Happens on Monday Nights!—

Upcoming sessions: Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Love to knit? Want to learn? Gather your needles and yarn and join us every Monday night for an informal needlework group. Needleworkers of all types and abilities are welcome, but beginners should call Librarian Augusta Turner at (914) 738-1234 beforehand to confirm an instructor will be available that night.

Crafty Adults—

Thursday, September 26, 7 p.m.

This popular monthly craft workshop run by Pelham resident and art instructor Sara Mallach returns this fall. First session: Make a pumpkin pin! Attendance is limited to the first 20 participants who show up. Ages 16 and up.

Coloring For Adults—

September 12, 16 and 23rd, 6:30 p.m.

You bring your creativity and we provide supplies! Ages 16 and up.

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