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All rights reserved.info@newrochelledowntown.cominfo@newrochelledowntown.comWed, 22 Feb 2017 08:10:53 EST0Calpulli Mexican Dance Classes : January 28, 2017 - March 4, 2017Calpulli Mexican Dance Classes Five Saturdays, January 28 - March 4 (no session February 25) 1:30 pm  2:30 pm: For students 5 years  8 years 2:30 pm  3:30 pm: For students 9 - 13 years 3:30 pm  4:30 pm: For teens 14 years and older, and adultshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1416http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1416Sat, 28 Jan 2017 13:30:00 ESTExhibit: Notable African-Americans of New Rochelle : February 1, 2017 - February 26, 2017Exhibit: Notable African-Americans of New Rochelle February 1 through February 26 From powerful civil rights activists to internationally renowned vocalists; award-winning actors to celebrated sports stars, New Rochelle has been home to a significant number of the countrys leading African-Americans. The remarkable lives of 16 of these late, great New Rochelle residents are celebrated in this new exhibit from the librarys local history department.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1417http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1417Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:00:00 ESTFebruary School Vacation Week: Animal Embassy presents Rainforest Rendezvous : February 22, 2017February School Vacation Week: Animal Embassy presents Rainforest Rendezvous Wednesday, February 22, 11:00 pm  12:00 pm Join Animal Embassy on a journey through the four major tropical rainforest regions of the world! Youll explore the layers of a rainforest and meet Animal Ambassadors representative of rainforest regions around the globe, such as a Jungle Carpet Python, a family of Red-foot Tortoises, Red-eyed Tree Frogs, a Solomon Islands Monkey-Tailed Skink and a Spectacled Owl or Eclectus Parrot. For children in Pre-K through Grade 5. First come/first-served to the capacity of the Ossie Davis Theater stage and meeting room. Made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library. Free.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1419http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1419Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:00:00 ESTFebruary School Vacation Week Family Film: Jungle Book : February 22, 2017February School Vacation Week Family Film: Jungle Book Wednesday, February 22, 2:00 pm  3:30 pm In the 2016 Disney adventure based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, Mowgli, a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when hes forced to abandon the only home hes ever known. The movie features the all-star voice cast of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Scarlett Johansson. It runs 106 minutes and is rated PG. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1420http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1420Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:00:00 ESTFebruary School Vacation Week: Make a Snowman Workshop : February 23, 2017February School Vacation Week: Make a Snowman Workshop Thursday, February 23 11:00 am  12:00 noon, Huguenot Childrens Library Lower level 1:00 pm  2:00 pm, Main Library Meeting Room Create your own a magical winter wonderland with very cool snowmen using Model Magic clay. The Clay is soft, clean, air dries and easy-to-use. Art instructor Wendy Podell provides the guidance and materials for this totally fun craft workshop for children in PreK - Grade 5. Registration is required at HCL: please call 632-8954. Seating on a first come-first served, beginning at 12:45, in the Meeting Room of the Main Library. Made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library and the Partnership for the Huguenot Childrens Library.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1421http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1421Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00:00 ESTFebruary School Vacation Week Live Performance for the Younger Set: Singer, Songwriter & Entertainer Zev Haber : February 24, 2017February School Vacation Week Live Performance for the Younger Set: Singer, Songwriter & Entertainer Zev Haber Friday, February 24, 10:30 am  11:15 am One of our favorite childrens performers returns for another upbeat performance of funny stories, silly songs, and rousing audience participation. For children ages 3 - 7 years and their parent or caregiver. First-come, first-served, to the capacity of the 145-seat Ossie Davis Theater. Made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library. Free.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1422http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1422Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:30:00 ESTBokandeye African Dance and Drum Performance : February 25, 2017Bokandeye African Dance and Drum Performance Saturday, February 25, 2:00 pm Bokandeyes 21st Annual Performance at NRPL! Traditional movements and rhythms of African village life will reverberate throughout the Ossie Davis Theater, and the audience will be swept up by this exhilarating performance by Bokandeye Dance Troupe and students, directed by the fabulous Anthony Wooden. Be sure to arrive early! First come, first-served, to the capacity of the main librarys Ossie Davis Theater.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1423http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1423Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:00:00 ESTMilestone Negro Spirituals Until The Civil War: When Folksongs bring Freedom. Concert : February 26, 2017Renowned bassist Hilliard Green will perform an interactive concert that traces the role of spirituals and folk songs in the struggle for freedom from slavery. In the years leading up to the Civil War, the music of enslaved Americans preserved traditions brought from Africa, relieved boredom from tedious labor, and lightened spirits. Encoded spirituals also communicated important information for those escaping on the Underground Railroad. In this family-friendly concert, Hilliard will provide a lively narrative to explain the messages behind the familiar songs that have been passed down through generations, and will invite audience members of all ages to raise their voices as well! Ossie Davis Theater. Made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library. Suggested donation: $2.00 for audience members 16 years and older.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1424http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1424Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:00:00 ESTWorkshop: Sing Your Heart Out, Again! : March 4, 2017 - May 6, 2017Workshop: Sing Your Heart Out, Again! Saturdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:00 am - 12 noon Culminating Performance: Saturday, May 6, 3:00 pm Music aficionado Robert Puleo guides adults 55+ the basics of singing and performing. At the conclusion of the 9-session workshop, a grand finale performance in the Ossie Davis Theater will showcase the great talent. To register for the workshop, please call the librarys Community Relations Office: (914) 813-3706. Made possible by the Lillian Roberts and Rick Englander Memorial Fund. Free.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1426http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1426Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:00:00 ESTExhibit: The New Rochelle Council on the Arts Annual Members Exhibition Impact: Art for These Times : March 5, 2017 - March 30, 2017Exhibit: The New Rochelle Council on the Arts Annual Members Exhibition Impact: Art for These Times An exhibition and variety showcase reflecting the cultural communitys response to these historic times of disruption, emotional conflict and uncertainty. In the librarys Lumen Winter Gallery, Sunday, March 5 - Thursday, March 30, during library hours. Sunday, March 5, 3:30 pm: NRCA Variety Showcase in the Ossie Davis Theater, followed by a public reception in the Lumen Winter Gallery, 5:15 pm  6:30 pm.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1425http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/events/?event=1425Sun, 05 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EST