Special Events for Adults

A Fulfilling Retirement:  Living Your Purpose

Tuesday, February 27 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Fulfilling Retirement: Living Your Purpose

This event will take place in person in the Yeager Community Room located on the lower level of the Library.

Registration required:  Stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk, (914) 337-7680 ext. 824

Retiring well is about more than money –it includes health, family and purpose.  Knowing your purpose guides
your choices and contributes to a long, healthy, fulfilling retirement. It often takes time, introspection and planning to understand and articulate your purpose.  Sharing your purpose with your financial advisor can spark ways to structure your financial strategies and support you in your purpose.  Find out ways to give your money purpose as you plan for this next chapter in your life.

Presented by Gregory Pilla, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones.

Wednesday Matinee: Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Wednesday, February 28 | 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday Matinee: Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody

A joyous, emotional, heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest female R&B pop vocalists of all time, tracking her journey from obscurity to musical super stardom.

runtime: 144 minutes | rated: PG-13

Tuesday, March 5 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Night at the Oscars: Academy Award History (Zoom)

This is a Zoom event.  To receive the link, click here to register.

It’s time to get red carpet-ready! Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents the history of the Academy Awards and some of its memorable moments, while also showcasing previous Best Picture winners and this year’s Best Picture nominees.

Presented by:  Dr. Annette Bochenek is an archivist, film historian, professor, and an avid scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She manages the “Hometowns to Hollywood” blog, in which she profiles her trips to the hometowns of classic Hollywood stars. She also hosts a film series by the same name. She has been featured on Turner Classic Movies. A regular columnist for Turner Classic Movies, Classic Movie Hub and Silent Film Quarterly, her articles have also appeared in Nostalgia Digest, The Dark Pages Film Noir Newsletter, and Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine.

Wednesday Matinee: The Quiet Girl

Wednesday, March 6 | 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Wednesday Matinee: The Quiet Girl

In rural Ireland, a quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with relatives for the summer where she blossoms and learns what it is to be loved.

runtime: 95 minutes | rated: PG-13

Adult Craft Program

Thursday, March 7 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Adult Craft Program

This event will take place in person in the Yeager community Room located on the lower level of the library.

Registration required.  Stop by or call the Adult Reference Desk: (914) 337-7680 ext. 824

This month we will decorate an Easter egg and basket.  Take a plain white plastic egg and add your finishing touches to it.  We will then turn a plastic container into a beautiful basket using yarn and other embellishments.

Women's Work (Zoom)

Monday, March 11 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Women's Work (Zoom)

This event will take place virtually on Zoom.  To receive the link, please register by emailing cutchel@bronxvillelibrary.org no later than March 9th.

What is “women’s work?” How have broad trends in American economic, legal, and political history encouraged women to take certain jobs and restricted them from “men’s work?” How have race, ethnicity, social class, legal status, sexual orientation, and gender presentation impacted these distinctions? This exhibition and virtual program showcase objects from New-York Historical’s own Museum and Library collections to demonstrate how “women’s work” defies categorization, has been essential to American society, and is inherently political. Women’s work is everywhere.

Food as Medicine:  Kidney & Liver Health (Zoom)

Tuesday, March 12 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Food as Medicine: Kidney & Liver Health (Zoom)

This is a zoom event.  To receive the link, email cutchel@bronxvillelibrary.org no later than March 11th.

This series discusses the mechanism of action of food on the body and its healing abilities. In this lecture the focus is on kidney and liver health. Among their other functions, the kidneys and liver are two of the main detox organs of the body and it is critical that they function at optimal levels to prevent toxins from building up and causing illness. Certain foods have been shown to improve their function, prevent against fat buildup, and decrease oxidative stress and inflammation. In addition, maintaining balance of the doshas – Pitta, Vata, Kapha – is also critical as they impact organ function.

Come and discover:

  • Foods to avoid for kidney and liver health
  • Types and amount of protein that is beneficial
  • The role of sodium, phosphorus, and potassium
  • The link between the heart and the kidneys
  • Why coffee is one of the best beverages for liver health
  • The reason sweet potatoes are preferred over white potatoes
  • Ayurvedic herbs and spices that are recommended

Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician. To learn more about Dr. Kaushik, visit his website:  www.drkaushik.com


How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets (Zoom)

Wednesday, March 13 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How to Make Sense of Today's Financial Markets (Zoom)

This is a Zoom event in partnership with other libraries.  To receive the link, register here.

Join us for a virtual Women & Money Roundtable where Advisors from Merrill Lynch will discuss the current financial markets and trends.

Julia Strayer, CPWA®, CIMA®, CRPC® (Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor):
Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2000, Julia was a vice president and private banker for BankBoston’s Private Bank for 7 years, responsible for asset management and trust services. Previously, Julia worked in marketing for 9 years with Merrill. Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Julia has appeared on the CNBC show “Power Lunch,” CBS “This Morning,” WGCH’s “Women in Business,” in addition to featured articles in USA Today.

Liz Maccarone, CRPC® (Assistant Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor)
Liz joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2012. Liz works closely with high-net-worth individuals and their families to create personalized and comprehensive strategies that support their goals, including investment management, retirement planning, liability management, and multigenerational planning. Liz values the importance of establishing and cultivating relationships with families including the next generation.
Liz graduated from Fairfield University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. She began her career working at a boutique investment firm as a Business Development Associate, specializing in commodities and futures trading.

Wednesday Matinee: Hidden Figures

Wednesday, March 13 | 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Wednesday Matinee: Hidden Figures

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

runtime: 127 minutes | rated: PG

Thursday Matinee: The Miracle Club

Thursday, March 14 | 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Thursday Matinee: The Miracle Club

Set in 1967, a heartwarming film that follows the story of three generations of close friends, Lily, Eileen, and Dolly of Ballygar, a hard-knocks community in Dublin, who have one tantalizing dream: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes.

runtime: 91 minutes | rated: PG-13

DeNogla Academy Irish Dance Demonstration

Saturday, March 16 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am

DeNogla Academy Irish Dance Demonstration

The DeNogla Academy of Irish Dance  will be visiting the library for a special Saint Patrick’s Day performance and demo!  All are welcome to attend and participate in the Yeager Room.

Seating capacity limited 100 participants.

The DeNogla Academy of Irish Dance has been home to regional, national, and world champion dancers for over 30 years and counting! The DeNogla Academy has locations throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, with a local location is in Yonkers, New York.

Check them out on social media:
Instagram: @denogla_academy
Facebook: DeNogla Academy of Irish Dance

Tuesday, March 19 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It's a Wonderful Town: NYC in the Movies (Zoom)

This is a zoom event.  To receive the link, click here to register.

For more than 125 years, filmmakers have been drawn to the dynamic vitality of New York City. Its dramatic architecture, its diverse neighborhoods and populations, its universally recognized landmarks, its 24/7 lifestyle, and its 8 million stories have helped make the city a featured player in more than 17,000 movies—including such memorable films as King Kong, Naked City, On the Town, West Side Story, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Taxi Driver, Wall Street, and Do the Right Thing. Illustrated with more than 50 clips, this presentation demonstrates the changing ways New York has been captured on film, and why it still remains a star attraction today.

Presented by:  BRIAN ROSE is a professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. He’s written several books on television history and cultural programming, and conducted more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America.

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