Press Update October

Registration open for Upcoming October & November Community Events

From Book Launches to Spooky Story Time, Scarsdale is Invited to Enjoy Outstanding Local Programming at The Library

The Scarsdale Public Library is excited to present a wide range of engaging programming across its departments- Adult, Teen and Children Services- for October and November.  From music to art to book clubs and more, the library staff have scheduled an extensive line-up of events in support of the Library’s mission to be an active community center fostering and encouraging the lifelong joy of reading. 

The Scarsdale Public Library is committed to supporting authors and excited to welcome Anton Treuer, Misa Sugiura, Alex Recio de Fitch and Dan Schorr:

  • Adjunct professor and sexual misconduct investigator, Dan Schorr will be launching his new Novel, Final Table on October 7th (Register Here). 
  • The Scarsdale Salon celebrates its 6th anniversary with a presentation in which writers and visual artists will present their own views on Back to Basics. The event will take place  on Saturday, October 9th (Register Here).
  • The Library welcomes crime fiction author, Alexa Recio de Fitch to discuss her debut novel Triggers on October 28th  (Register Here).
  •  In collaboration with Diverse Books Teach Tolerance Initiative, Anton Treuer will be speaking on October 25 and discuss the Young Readers Edition of his book Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Month (Register Here).
  • Misa Sugiura, author of Love & Other Natural Disasters published in June 2021, will hold a TED style discussion on November 16 about representation and cultural appropriation with a focus on youth literature on.  The discussion is organized by Diverse Books Teach Tolerance and by Scarsdale Public Library's Teen Services Department & Teen Advisory Board (Register Here).

For both aspiring and experienced authors, or those who simply love reading & writing, and are seeking a community, the Scarsdale Writer’s Group is hosting a Meet & Greet at the Library on Thursday, October 14th (Register Here).  The Scarsdale’s Writer’s Center is a virtual community of writers looking to hone their craft, promote their projects, and exchange ideas about evolving markets and other publishing topics.  Their monthly meetings showcase the essays and works of local members and are open to the public.

For toddlers and their families looking to encourage reading, the Children’s Services department invites you to celebrate Halloween and join us for Not So Spooky Story Time on October 28 (Register Here).  Can’t make it?  The Librarian’s Corner features handpicked not so spooky picture book recommendations from Children’s Librarian Sarah.  The Library will also be hosting several children’s focused musical shows on the Library’s Lawn (Learn More and Register Here) weather permitting.

For bibliophiles looking for even more, the Library hosts multiple books clubs on a wide variety of topics and for different age groups:

  • Social Issues Book Group- Join the Social Issues Book Group on October 15 to discuss Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu. During the meeting, Yu will speak about the issues that Asian Americans face in the US and illustrate notes for care packages that will be delivered to elderly East Asians in NYC! (Register Here).
  • Book Club for Grades 5 & 6- Join us for a discussion of The In-Between by Rebecca Ansari on October 18. (Register Here)
  • Book Club for Grade 4- Join us for a discussion of Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead. After you register online come in to check out a copy of the book on October 20.  (Register Here).
  •  Books You May Have Missed Book Club- Learn more about hidden jewels in our stacks!  Join Librarian Katie for a lively discussion of Matt Ruff's Lovecraft Country - just in time for Halloween on October 20. (Register Here)
  • Trilogy Book Club for T(w)eens- Join our teen librarian Jen to discuss The Devlin Quick Mysteries Book 2: Digging for Trouble by Linda A. Fairstein on October 25 (Register Here).
  • Library Libations Book Club- Pour yourself your beverage of choice and join Librarian Katie for an informal and lively discussion of Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy on November 9. (Register Here)

The Scarsdale Library is more than just our books!  Our departments also focus on programming to promote appreciation for and support art of all kinds, especially local artists.  In celebration of art and Hispanic Heritage Month, don’t miss our Adult Services’ department’s upcoming webinar on Murals and Mosaics of Spanish Harlem on Wednesday October 13 (Register Here).  In celebration of Broadway returning, the Library will welcome Brian Stoll on November 1st  to give an update on the happenings and re-opening of Broadway, and a brief history of the Playbill and its importance (Register Here).  Finally, submissions for the Scarsdale Youth Art Show are being accepted until November 6.  The art show celebrates local teen artists and will be hosted in the Scott Room at the Scarsdale Public Library on the Weekend of November 13-14.

For a full list of our events, including exercising classes and college admissions webinars, please visit our website at  The Scarsdale Public Library looks forward to seeing you!