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New YA Books

New YA Books

We’ve added new YA books to our Overdrive Platform and Libby App:

The Best Laid Plans

Call Down the Hawk

Chain of Gold

Ember Queen

Five Dark Fates

The Fountains of Silence

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

The Kingdom of Back

Loveboat, Taipei

The Night Country

One of Us Is Next

Ruthless Gods

The Silence of Bones

Stamped–Racism, Antiracism, and You

Tigers, Not Daughters

Time of Our Lives

Tweet Cute: A Novel

Wicked Saints

Yes No Maybe So

 

Meet the 3D Printer

Meet the 3D Printer

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Upcoming Programs

Online Gaming with the Library - Play 'Fortnite'

Online Gaming with the Library – Play ‘Fortnite’

Wednesday, July 22

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for some friendly Battle Royale fun!  Will you be the last one standing?

Fortnite is free-to-play and available for cross-platform play on the following systems: Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC / Mac, and Mobile devices.  An Epic game account is required.

https://www.epicgames.com/site/en-US/home

Send your Epic Gamer Tag to dobref@wlsmail.org, and we will give you the Library’s Gamer Tag and add you to our ‘friends’ list.  Then on Wednesday, July 22nd at 4 PM, look for our game invite.  See you on the Battle Bus!

Please contact the library at (914) 693-6614 for more information or to register for a program.

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Cult Classic Movie Night Online via KANOPY and ZOOM - The Endless Summer / The Search for the Perfect Wave (Not Rated)

Cult Classic Movie Night Online via KANOPY and ZOOM – The Endless Summer / The Search for the Perfect Wave (Not Rated)

Thursday, August 6

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Movie starts at 8 PM via Kanopy: https://www.kanopy.com/product/endless-summer

Patrons may set up an account via their Westchester System Library card.

A group film discussion / trivia / Q&A to follow at 9:45 PM via ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81092597906

Zoom meeting id: 810 9259 7906 (no password)

Both the film and discussion require Internet access / the ZOOM discussion requires a webcam and microphone.

Questions?  Email Tim Deery at tdeery@wlsmail.org

The Endless Summer – The Search for the Perfect Wave (1966/NR/Documentary, Sport)

THE seminal surf film – Documentary filmmaker Bruce Brown, himself a competition-level surfer, follows surfers Michael Hynson and Robert August on an around-the-world surfing adventure. With Brown’s wry, sardonic narration and a twangy, guitar-driven instrumental soundtrack by The Sandals playing over the silent footage, Mike and Rob leave their California home to visit Hawaii, Australia, South Africa and other secluded surfing spots in a search for the surfer’s holy grail that Brown dubs ‘The Perfect Wave.’

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Virtual Book Discussion via ZOOM with Jasmine Warga - Author of 'Other Words for Home' (Registration Required)

Virtual Book Discussion via ZOOM with Jasmine Warga – Author of ‘Other Words for Home’ (Registration Required)

Tuesday, August 11

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jasmine Warga, author of Other Words for Home, will be joining us for a virtual book discussion.  Read the terrific book on the fifth grade suggested reading list from Springhurst, and come with questions!  The author will describe her writing process, read a few pages from her book, and answer any questions you have.

Registration is required – to register, please contact the Children’s Librarian at kfoster@wlsmail.org or call (914) 693-6615.  A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Grades 5 and up

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Cult Classic Movie Night Online via HOOPLA and ZOOM - Rock 'n' Roll High School (Rated PG)

Cult Classic Movie Night Online via HOOPLA and ZOOM – Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (Rated PG)

Thursday, September 10

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Movie starts at 8 PM via Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12188322

Patrons may set up an account via their Westchester System Library card.

A group film discussion / trivia / Q&A to follow at 9:45 PM via ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84705891428

Zoom meeting id: 847 0589 1428 (no password)

Both the film and discussion require Internet access / the ZOOM discussion requires a webcam and microphone.

Questions?  Email Tim Deery at tdeery@wlsmail.org

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979/PG/Musical, Comedy)

Vince Lombardi High School is the wildest, most rockin’ high school around! That is, until principal Togar comes along and tries to make the school a totalitarian state. With the help of The Ramones, teen Riff Randell and her friends look to get even.

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Online Resources

Overdrive

A downloadable audiobook and eBook service offered by the Westchester Library System.

Tutor.com

Offers live online chat and email support for learners of all ages. You can check a homework question, send in an essay for review, prepare for a test, and even have a cover letter or résumé checked. Hay tutores que hablan español.

Learning Express Library

Helps build skills in math, reading, and grammar. Use this to prepare for exams, including high school equivalency, college entrance, graduate school, career certifications, and licensing. Take practice tests including ACT®, AP®, PSAT®, SAT®, and TASC®.

CollegeBoard

Prepare and register for the SAT, PSAT, and more.