Authors Celebrated at the Harrison Public Library
Join in for Belly Dancing Class with Instructor Bina Bora on Wednesday, March 2 and 16 at 11 am at The Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Avenue. Learn a new form of exercise that is fun and easy to follow with instructor Bina Bora. Register online.
Author Jamiee Wriston in Conversation with Minrose Gwin will take place on Wednesday, March 2 at 7 pm. Join for an inspiring event with author Jaimie Wriston in conversation with Minrose Gwin who will be discussing strong female characters and important social issues in honor of Women’s History Month. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/harrison/18890.
Back by popular demand! Upcycled Book Wreath Workshop will take place on Friday, March 4 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 https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/harrison/19024.
A Watercolor Workshop Series with Instructor Joan Lok will be held on Monday, March 7 at 3 pm. Instructor Joan Lok will teach how to paint beautiful still life’s of flowers using watercolors in a new online series. For the month of March participants will be painting the cherry blossom. No experience needed. Registration is required at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/harrison/19000.
On Monday, March 7 at 7 pm, two Major Sports, Two Women Heroes Lecture in Honor of National Women’s Month with Toni McKeen explores two athletic women who made great contributions to the world of their sports. Babe Didrikson was outstanding in many sports but is especially known for her achievements in golf. Billy Jean King changed the world of tennis through her actions and efforts on and off the court. Register for the Zoom link at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/harrison/19179
Meet Author Veera Hiranandani on Monday, March 14 at 7 pm, in partnership with the Tuckahoe Public Library, Ardsely Public Library, Dobbs Ferry Public Library, and Katonah Public Library. Newbery Award Winner and Westchester author Veera Hiranandani is back for a discussion of her latest book, How To Find What You’re Not Looking For (September 2021). Registration is open at https://tuckahoelibrary.libcal.com/event/8729559.
The novel tells the story of how middle schooler Ariel Goldberg’s life changes when her big sister elopes following the 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision, and she’s forced to grapple with both her family’s prejudice and antisemitism she experiences, as she defines her own beliefs.
Hear Art Historian Mallory Mortillaro’s lecture on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 pm, which tells the story of her journey to authenticate a marble bust of Napoleon sculpted by Auguste Rodin, which had been sitting in a New Jersey town hall for almost 80 years. Mortillaro recounts the story of being hired straight out of college for a part time art cataloging project and how it morphed into a search for this mysterious piece’s provenance, eventually culminating in its authentication by the world’s leading Rodin expert. She also shares the story of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge, the woman who gifted this artwork, along with an entire town hall, all in the name of her one and only lost son. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/harrison/19356.
Author, Auctioneer, Appraiser and Radio show Host Mike Ivankovich will introduce you to “What Determines Value”…and reveal what your Antiques, Collectibles, and Personal Treasures are really worth today. Each attendee is invited to bring in 1-2 items for Mike to appraise on March 23 at 7 pm. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/harrison/18969
In honor of Women’s History Month, Sarah Wassberg Johnson will present on the women lighthouse keepers of the Hudson River, tracing their lives and the lighthouses they kept on March 28 at 7pm.
From the earliest lighthouses of the Hudson River in the 1820s and ’30s to restoration efforts of the 1980s and ’90s, women have played an instrumental role in maintaining Hudson River Lighthouses and keeping the lights burning. Includes information on Catherine Murdock, keeper of the Rondout Lighthouse for 50 years. Nancy Rose, keeper of the Stony Point Lighthouse for 47 years, the daring Kate and Ellen Crowley of the Saugerties Lighthouse, and many other women, including some who kept their lights for only a few months. Learn of how they weathered ice dams, storms, accidents, and political changes.
Sarah Wassberg Johnson is the Director of Exhibits and Outreach at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, New York. She has a master’s degree in Public History from the University at Albany and is the editor and co-author of the book, Hudson River Lighthouses (2019), published under the auspices of HRMM. She is currently working on a new documentary film produced by the museum called “Seven Sentinels: Lighthouses of the Hudson River,” due to be released summer 2022.
Register online for the Zoom link at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/harrison/19355
Call the library with any questions at 914)-835-0324