Upcoming Events

 

Reimagining the Future

Reimagining The Future as the Foundation turns 25!

Our SOLD OUT Gala was held on Thursday, May 9th at

The Greentree Country Club, New Rochelle

In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, the Foundation has established the Guardian Award  and Fareed Zakaria and Tom Goldstone have been  announced  as the inaugural recipients. Fareed and Tom  are the  Host and Executive Producer respectively, of  Fareed Zakaria GPS (Global Public Square) CNN’s flagship world affairs program.

Please support our 25th Anniversary Campaign

 

 

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#MyLibraryMyStory — Spoken Word Event

Sunday, April 7 at 3:30pm in The Ossie Davis Theater

READ 650, sponsored by the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation and New Rochelle Council on the Arts kicks off National Library Week with a spoken word event titled #MyLibraryMyStory. The event is free and open to the public; a reception will follow.

The theme, #MyLibraryMyStory, was chosen to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians. Writers were asked to “take us into your memory stacks and tell us about the unforgettable book or the dusty nook or the librarian’s look that’s become a dog-eared page in your life story.”

National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. This year’s theme is Libraries = Strong Communities, and the Honorary Chair is Melinda Gates.

READ 650’s mission is to promote writers and writing through live performances that celebrate the spoken word. It’s a literary forum for true personal stories—two pages and 650 words long, read aloud by the writer before an audience. Writers featured in the live events are coached and rehearsed in order to present them and their work in the best possible light. Individual readings are professionally recorded for the video archive and YouTube channel, and many writers are showcased and promoted in e-blasts, podcasts, broadcasts, and printed anthologies

For information on submitting work or attending events, visit www.Read650.com or call 914-799-1997

 

Law & The Library:   DON'T GET SUED:  5 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Law & The Library:   DON’T GET SUED:  5 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
Tuesday, April 16 at 6:00 PM  at The New Rochelle Public Library

This free workshop is presented by the NRPL Foundation in partnership with the New Rochelle Bar Association and the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce.

 

Cocktails & Conversation: PALACES FOR THE PEOPLE by Eric Klinenberg

Cocktails & Conversation: PALACES FOR THE PEOPLE  by Eric Klinenberg 
Thursday, March 14  at 6:30 PM  at Alvin & Friends

Join us for an exciting evening featuring internationally recognized sociologist and bestselling author, Eric Klinenberg, the Honorable Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle and moderator, Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History at the College of New Rochelle.

The discussion will center on Eric’s most recent book, Palaces for the People, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and an NPR Best Book of 2018. Palaces for the People offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society and recognizes the important role of libraries in this effort.
Tickets, $50 per person, includes 2 glasses of wine, beer or soda and appetizers. and much more!

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Cocktails & Conversation Series

The New Rochelle Public Library Foundation sponsors a popular series, moderated by Dr. Amy Bass, Director of the Honors Program and Professor of History at the College of New Rochelle, and author of four books.

Recent events:

9/13/2018

Topic: Kids, Guns and Schools, with Rhiannon Navin, author of Only Child, and Kate Way, whose documentary film G is for Gun aired on PBS. <View Photo gallery>

4/26/2018

Topic: Writing Politics in the Age of Trump, with David Friend, author of naughty nineties, and Dr. Amy Bass, author of One Goal: A Coach, A Team, and the Game that Brought a Divided Town Together. Moderated by Stuart Krichevsky, President, Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency, NYC. <View Photo Gallery>

9/28/2017

Topic: Politics & The Constitution, with Dahlia Withlick, attorney and senior editor at Slate and contributing editor at Newsweek and Rebecca Traister, writer for New York Magazine: “She’s okay. How about you?”, and author of Big Girls Don’t Cry and All the Single Ladies. <View Photo Gallery>

5/11/2017

Topic: Media Literacy in the Era of Alternative Facts. “Fake news”? “Alternative Facts”? The fourth Cocktails and Conversation event featured a ripped-from-the-headlines discussion on media literacy and the importance of research in the age of “fake news”. The event featured two noted journalists, Sunny Hostin, Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News and co-host of ABC’s morning talk show The View, and Christopher J. Farley, the Wall Street Journal’s Senior Editorial Director, Digital Features. The discussion was moderated by Prof. Amy Bass, Ph.D., Director of CNR’s Honors Program. <View Photo Gallery>

Law & The Library:   DON'T GET SUED:  5 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Law & The Library:   DON’T GET SUED:  5 TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
Tuesday, April 16 at 6:00 PM  at The New Rochelle Public Library

This free workshop is presented by the NRPL Foundation in partnership with the New Rochelle Bar Association and the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce.

Law At The Library

The popular Law At The Library series is a partnership between the Library Foundation and the New Rochelle Bar Association. Since the series began, our panels of professionals have presented topics of everyday interest to our residents.

Recent events:

9/22/2018

Legal & Life Matters for Seniors, with presentations on the following topics: Senior Scams, Presented by Jamie E. Fair, Esq., Westchester County Assistant District Attorney; Estate Planning/Elder Law – Should I Use a Will or a Trust? Presented by Patricia G. Micek, Esq.; Making It Easier to Care: Power of Attorney or Guardianship?, Presented by Edward Loughman III, Esq.; How to Pay for Long Term Care: Understanding Medicaid, Presented by Artem Djukic, Esq.

3/12/2018

Help for Homeowners: Navigating the City’s Building Permit Process, Moderated by attorney Richard Sosis, former Chair of the New Rochelle Planning Board. Panel members included: Real Estate Attorney, Gregory Varian; Deputy Commissioner/Building Official Paul Vacca; and Architect John Woodruff.

9/25/2017

Navigating the Stormy Waters of Separation and Divorce, Moderated by Barbara Lerman, Esq., Family Law Practitioner. Panel members included: Charna Fuchs, Esq., Partner, Fuchs & Eichen; Lisa Boslow Dorman, Esq., Principal Law Clerk to the Honorable John P. Colangelo, Supreme Court, Westchester County.

5/20/2017

Tips About How to Sell, Stage and Buy a Home, Moderator and Panelist Michele Tombini, Esq.; Panelists Gary Leogrande, Realtor, member of Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service; and Karen Prince, President, Rivertowns Staging.

3/27/2017

Inside the New Rochelle City Court, Moderated by Ron Zezima, Attorney, with guests The Honorable Susan Kettner and the Honorable Anthony Carbone, New Rochelle City Court judges.

9/28/2016

Estate and Gift Planning 101: What Everyone Needs to Know panelists included Patricia A. Bave, Esq., Kommer Bave & Ollman, LLP; and Mindy Eisenberg Stark, CPA, CFE

Other events

Valentines’ Day Luncheon: Clutching Your Pearls
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

View photo gallery from the event