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National Poetry Month - April 2023

Carol Ann Duffy, the United Kingdom’s Poet Laureate from 2009-2019, wrote: “You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what’s in your heart.” Her message that poetry is everywhere and that it is accessible to everyone is one of the reasons this literary form will always be an integral part of our lives and culture.

February is Library Lovers' Month!

The Scarsdale Public Library is here to serve as your community hub - providing you with a space away from home to read, relax, learn, connect, and enjoy friendly service. You can also experience the library from home or abroad. Download digital books, magazines, and stream movies, from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Libraries are for everyone! From birth through adulthood and into your senior years, the library has something to offer for every stage of life. 

Presidents' Day - February 20, 2023

Presidents’ Day, a Federal holiday which is celebrated this year on February 20, was originally established in 1885 to honor the February 22 birthday of our first president, George Washington.  Over time it also became associated with the February 12 birthday of 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.  Thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which created additional three day weekends for the country’s workers, the holiday will always fall on the third Monday of February but, ironically, never on th

Celebrate Black History Month - February 2023

February is Black History Month, an annual tribute to generations of African Americans whose invaluable contributions to this country were achieved in the face of tremendous adversity.  Originally a week-long observance created in 1926 by prominent scholar and historian Carter G. Woodson, the celebration was expanded to a month in 1976 by President Gerald R.

Time Travel - Books that "Transport"

Who hasn’t yearned for a “do-over,” an opportunity to correct missteps, undo wrongs, take a different fork in the road or even rewrite history? As the saying goes, “hindsight is always 20/20.” Of course, we inhabitants of the real world cannot travel to the past and reset the future but writers are not constrained by the limitations of the space-time continuum; they venture wherever their imaginations take them. The cusp of the new year, when the slate for 2023 is still blank, is the perfect time to conjecture about what it would mean to possess a prescient advantage.

A New Year, A New You - 2023; Books That Inspire Change

Resolutions: Inherent in every ending is a beginning; in December, we reflect back on the past year while in January we anticipate the future with cautious optimism. In the spirit of a new year, who  has not committed to resolutions for a better life, a better self, a better world?

Path to Empowerment: Empowering High School Girls forum

The Path to Empowerment: Empowering High School Girls forum is brought to you by SHS student Sonya Chen in partnership with the Greenburgh and Scarsdale Public Libraries.

This series was designed to equip girls to feel more empowered, self-confident, and better prepared to handle the day-to-day challenges they encounter. Participation is open to high school girls in grades 9-12.

Literary Prize Winners - 2022

As the year draws to a close we reflect back on goals achieved and goals left unrealized.  For many of us, the wish list of unread books just kept growing.  So many wonderful books were published in 2022 that choosing became a daunting challenge. Which ones to read? Why not start with the literary prize winners - the best of the best!

Celebrate the Season with a New Book 2022

December can be daunting - holidays, family gatherings, cooking and decorating are exhilarating but they can also result in exhaustion and sensory overload.  Add on the psychological impact of early sunsets and you have a perfect storm for stress.  How to decompress? Escape into a good book, the ideal way to reboot your psyche and re-center your soul.  What to read?

Native American Heritage Month - November 2022

November is Native American Heritage Month, also known as  American Indian Heritage Month.  While the annual month-long celebration has only been in existence for 31 years, efforts to honor America’s indigenous peoples go back more than a hundred years to “American Indian Day,” which was declared a holiday by the Governor of New York State in 1916 and celebrated on the second Saturday in May.  Fast forward to 1986, when Congress declared the week of November 23-30 as “American Indian Week.” This weeklong commemorati