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While it's true that libraries have never been ONLY about books, they are an important part of our mission and our dedication to bring people together. Here are several ways that we can come together to discuss books, meet authors, and further connect with each other as book lovers.

Author Events

Discover Outstanding Authors: Meet Lynda Cohen Loigman, author of
The Matchmaker's Gift

Sun. Oct. 16th at 2:30pm

Scott room

Heartfelt and magical, The Matchmaker's Gift is about two women from two different eras—a matchmaker and her divorce attorney granddaughter—who defy societal expectations and embrace their unique gift for seeing soulmates in the most unexpected of places.

Special Event: An Evening with Fiona Davis, author of
The Magnolia Palace

Thurs. Oct. 20th at 7:30pm

Scott room 

The Scarsdale Library is thrilled to invite you to an evening with author Fiona Davis, Q&A and book signing to follow.  

The Magnolia Palace is a tantalizing historical novel about the secrets, betrayal, and murder within the Frick, one of New York City’s most impressive Gilded Age mansions. 

An Evening with authors Grant Ginder and Jonathan Vatner

Tues. Oct. 25th at 7pm

a virtual event

Join the Scarsdale and Mamaroneck libraries for a virtual conversation between authors Jonathan Vatner and Grant Ginder.  They will be discussing their new books The Bridesmaids Union and Let's Not Do That Again.

The Bridesmaids Union shows the power and limits of alliances we form on social media, and how to make the most of the ones we’re born into.

Smart and poignant, funny and tear-jerking, Let’s Not Do That Again proves that like democracy, family is a messy and fragile thing that means more than any mother, or senator, could ever dream.

Discover Outstanding Authors: Meet Soon Wiley, author of When We Fell Apart

Sat. Nov. 5th at 7pm

Scott room

A drama that untangles the complicated ties that bind families together--or break them apart--as a young Korean American man's search for answers about his girlfriend's mysterious death becomes a soul-searching journey into his own bi-cultural identity

Book Discussions

Books You May Have Missed: What Strange Paradise with special guest, author, Omar El Akkad

Weds Sept 28th at 7pm

a virtual event

More bodies have washed up on the shores of a small island. Another overfilled, ill-equipped, dilapidated ship has sunk under the weight of its too many passengers.

But miraculously, someone has survived the passage: nine-year-old Amir, a Syrian boy who is soon rescued by Vanna. Vanna is a teenage girl, who experiences her own sense of homelessness in a place and among people she has come to disdain. And though Vanna and Amir are complete strangers, though they don't speak a common language, Vanna is determined to do whatever it takes to save the boy.

Library Libations: Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez

Tues. Oct. 11th at 7pm

a virtual event

It's 2017, and Olga and her brother, Pedro "Prieto" Acevedo, are bold-faced names in their hometown of New York. Prieto is a popular congressman representing their gentrifying Latinx neighborhood in Brooklyn while Olga is the tony wedding planner for Manhattan's powerbrokers.

Despite their alluring public lives, behind closed doors things are far less rosy. Sure, Olga can orchestrate the love stories of the 1%, but she can't seem to find her own...until she meets Matteo, who forces her to confront the effects of long-held family secrets...

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Local Authors

Meet Brooke Adams Law, author of Catchlight

Sun. Oct. 2nd at 3pm

Scott room 

When Katherine Keene is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her four grown children must grapple with how to care for her – and how to remake their relationships with each other.
And then there’s the secret that threatens their family’s very identity. Will the Keenes find healing and reconciliation – or implode from within?

Meet Edward Farley Aldrich, author of The Partnership: George Marshall, Henry Stimson, and the Extraordinary Collaboration that Won World War II 

Mon. Oct. 3rd at 7pm

Scott Room 

The Partnership shines a spotlight on two giants, telling the fascinating stories of each man, the dramatic story of their collaboration, and the epic story of the United States in World War II.

Meet Gabi Coatsworth, author of Love's Journey Home

Sun. Oct. 23rd at 2pm

Scott room

A forty-year love story for readers who long to know that love can endure, this memoir doesn't shy away from the realities of life. But the relationship between these two lovers, tested by separations, alcoholism, and to its ultimate limits by pancreatic cancer, proves that love - and a sense of humor - can conquer anything, even death.