The Harrison Public Library Offers February Programs

The Harrison Public Library will offer exciting programs in February.

On Thursday, February 3 and 17, Pilates with Instructor Alina Aronsky will take place at 11 am. All are welcome to join for a new Pilates series this winter season on Thursday mornings. Other dates include February 3 and 17, March 3, 17 and 31, and April 7 and 21 at 11 am. 


Pilates on the Mat-is an introductory three-part series, following the original blueprint created by Joseph Pilates a century ago. Utilizing all 34 exercises of the Pilates Mat sequence, participants will strengthen their core, pelvic floor and balance, improve posture and learn something new about themselves. Have a mat and a light set of weights nearby. 


For this free Program, register online at


On Monday, February 7, a free Poetry Reading and talk with author of “Boneyarn,” David Mills will take place virtually at 7pm.


Author Mills will be discussing his new collection, Boneyarn, about New York’s African Burial Ground, conduct a magnificent heart wrenching yet historically meticulous evocation/excavation of America’s contradictory allegiance to freedom and slavery, equality and racial hatred. Whether speaking about or through the voices of nameless servants, sailors or chimney sweeps, Mills combines a novelist’s love of character with a poet’s pitch perfect ear for idiom and eye for unforgettable detail. The historical imagination at work on every page of this remarkable book is humane, unflinching, erudite and utterly moving. A Q& A session will follow the talk and reading. Register online at


On Wednesday, February 9th, a free virtual Belly Dancing workshop series will start at 11 am ET. Learn a new form of exercise that is fun and easy to follow with instructor Bina Bora. Belly dancing is recommended for those suffering from back pain as it improves posture, less stressful on the bones. 


This is a four-part series which will meet throughout March.

Register online at

On Saturday, February 12, a free, live performance by Libby Richman and The Jazz Trio will begin at 2 pm. Enjoy an afternoon of soothing jazz music with your entire family. Registration is required to secure a seat.

Register online at


A free virtual Watercolor Painting workshop will take place on Monday, February 14 at 3 pm. Back by popular demand, Instructor Joan Lok will teach how to paint beautiful still life’s of flowers using watercolors in a new 3-part series. No experience needed. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register online at


A free, Upcycled Book Wreath Workshop will be held on Tuesday, February 22 at 3:30 pm. Art instructor Richela Morgan will be showing how to make a beautiful wreath from recycled books. All materials will be provided. Teens are welcome to join. Register online at,


In honor of National Women Inventors Month, lecturer Toni McKeen will be exploring women who were responsible for many important inventions that changed our world, making it both safer and easier on Wednesday, February 23 at 7 pm. Register online at


On Sunday, February 27 at 2:30 pm, A Virtual Five Towns One Book: The Sum of Us free discussion, with the support and funding from the Westchester County Board of Legislators, CURE will be hosting its second annual 5 Towns 1 Book event in partnership with the Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle and Rye libraries, LMC Media and many other county wide sponsors. Last year they reached over 1200 people when they read Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, and offered 6 virtual events around the book and had the honor of a virtual visit from the author herself. Ms. McGhee will join on March 27th at the New Rochelle library in person and there will be four other in-person, live-streamed events held at partner libraries through February and March. They will consist of moderated talks with experts focusing on specific chapters. Register online at