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September 17, 2014 - September 18, 2016
Fleur De Lis Parade
Fifteen fleur-de-lis sculptures -- five-foot- tall fiberglass sculptures, each individually decorated by a local artist -- are installed around downtown New Rochelle , a project which grew out of the city’s 325th anniversary celebration. The project is a collaboration between the the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) ,New Rochelle Council on the Arts, and the City of New Rochelle.
October 30, 2014 - November 4, 2014
EXHIBIT: Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Observances from Mexico
Día de los Muertos - The seventh annual Day of the Dead observance presented by Calaveras y Diablitos artists features an ofrenda, huge papier-mâché figures, tissue cut-outs and other traditional symbols of this ancient tradition celebrating late loved ones. The exhibit will be on view in the library’s Lumen Winter Gallery during regular library hours.
November 2, 2014
Day of the Dead Crafts and Performance - Sunday, November 2 from 2:00 – 6:30 pm
All ages are invited to create an array of traditional symbols and crafts. A free performance by the extraordinary group of Aztec dancers, Atl-Tlachinolli, will wrap-up the annual festivities, from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. Made possible by the New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with the Library, City School District, and Department of Parks & Recreation.
November 7, 2014 - November 8, 2014
Friends Holiday Book Sale Friday - November 7 and November 8 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Friends’ annual Holiday Used Book Sale includes a variety of gift-quality books from popular novels and mysteries in hardcover and paperback, non-fiction in hard-cover and paperback, to children’s books, brand new jigsaw puzzles, music cassettes, videos, and classic literature in attractive editions. The sale will also include gift wrap, holiday cooking and craft books, sets of books, and other bargain items for affordable gift-giving. For these holiday sale, we’ll also have a Give a Gift of Local History Table – with books about New Rochelle and historical postcards, pamphlets, and books. Library Lobby.
November 10, 2014 - December 3, 2014
EXHIBIT: Over There, Over Here: World War I Posters and New Rochelle’s Part in the Great War - November 10 – December 3, 2014
This year marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, the “Great War” that that involved all the world’s major economic powers and claimed over 10 million lives. NRPL presents a commemorative exhibit of twenty World War I posters loaned by a private collector, and archival photographs and items from of the library’s local history collection...
November 16, 2014
Rick Spencer “To End All Wars: Music of World War One” - Sunday, November 16, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
The folk and popular songs of World War One were patriotic and inspiring. Some were filled with pathos, describing tragedy, loss, and the fears and hopes of those who were affected. In his fascinating program, “To End All Wars: Music of World War One,” Rick Spencer performs both well-known and obscure songs of the period along with a discussion of the issues, events, and personalities of the First World War. Rick Spencer is known internationally for his work as a historian, researcher, singer, songwriter and performer of music in the American folk tradition. He sings and accompanies himself on a variety of instruments including guitar, banjo, concertina, mandolin, dulcimer, button accordion and others. Ossie Davis Theater. Suggested Donation: $2.00
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