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Ring in the New Year to Benefit NRPLF
Monday, December 31, 2018, 10:30 AM

For the 9th year in a row, New Roc City will host their festive Ring in the New Year at Noon event for kids ages 2 – 10 in the atrium on Sunday, December 31st from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Parents and kids will enjoy an exciting Times Square-inspired atmosphere in a safe and fun environment.

The highlight of the event is always the thrilling count down to a 3,000+ balloon drop at noon, along with face painting, arts and crafts, kiddy rides, clowns, wheel of chance, games, snacks, goody bag, raffle prizes, and much more!

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Spoken Word Event
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3 PM

Enjoy a “spoken word” event by Read650, the popular live reading series featuring stories that can be told in 5 minutes, at the Ossie Davis Theater at the New Rochelle Public Library. Produced by the acclaimed Read650, this program is made possible by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, the Friends of the Library, and the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation. Suggested donation $10. Reception follows the event. For information on submitting work or attending events, visit www.Read650.com or call 914- 799-1997.

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. Watch this space for updates on our 2019 Cocktails and Conversation events.

Recent events:


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>


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>


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>


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 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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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