February Programs at The Harrison Public Library

Many exciting programs are featured this February at The Harrison Public Library. On Monday, February 7, at 7 pm, Online, an Author Talk with Jim Frawley on Adapting in Motion: Finding Your Place in the New Economy will take place. Register for the Zoom link at www.harrisonpl.org/events


Author Jim Frawley will discuss his book, Adapting in Motion: Finding Your Place in the New Economy. A Q&A session will follow the talk. 


On Friday, February 10 at 3:30 pm in the Community Room, join for a Beaded Earrings Workshop. Joan Lloyd will show how to make beautiful, beaded earrings. For each pair you make, you create a second one for donation to a local Women’s Shelter. All materials will be provided. Teens are welcome to join for this hands-on workshop!

Registration is required to reserve a spot at www.harrisonpl.org/events


In Honor of Black History Month, Lecturer Toni McKeen will speak on  Toni Morrison on Monday, February 13 at 7 pm Online. Seasoned lecturer Toni McKeen will explore the life and work of Black American author Toni Morrison, one of the most celebrated authors in the world. In addition to writing plays, and children’s books, Morrison’s novels earned her numerous prestigious awards, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. As the first Black American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Morrison’s work has inspired a generation of writers to follow in her footsteps. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link at www.harrisonpl.org/events


A Health & Wellness Series with Dr. Kaushik speaking on Hypertension and Heart Health will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 7 pm, Online. Register for the Zoom link at www.harrisonpl.org/events


Both western and Ayurvedic medicine agree that there are things you can do to keep your heart healthy – and stabilize blood pressure. Ayurveda, however, views the role of the heart somewhat differently than its western counterpart. In Ayurveda, the heart is the energetic center of the body, effecting and effected by the cells and tissues of every other organ. They are inseparable. The Ayurvedic philosophy of body, mind, spirit, is no more critical to any organ than to the heart, as it influences the whole. Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River.


On Saturday, February 18 at 2 pm in the Community Room, join a Valentine Dance Session with The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Mamaroneck. Registration is required at www.harrisonpl.org/events

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Mamaroneck will lead participants in dance. Wear pink or red to honor February as the month of heart matters. What better way is there to honor Valentine’s Day and improve your cardiovascular health simultaneously! No experience or dance partner required. This program is being offered in partnership with the Purchase Free Library. Registration is recommended to reserve a spot. (photo above)


On Saturday, February 25 at 2 pm in the Community Room, Hirschfeld’s Century with David Leopold will feature a Pop-Up Gallery of Signed Limited Edition Hirschfeld Prints at the Harrison Library.


Join author and curator David Leopold as he takes viewers on a tour of the Hirschfeld Century, an 82-year era in which Al Hirschfeld both recorded and defined so much of popular culture, especially through his drawings of productions on Broadway and in Hollywood. 

A book signing of The Hirschfeld Century: Portrait of Artist and His Age and The American Theatre as seen by Hirschfeld 1962-2002 will follow the presentation. Registration is recommended at www.harrisonpl.org/events


The Harrison Public Library is located at 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison. Call (914)-835-0324 for more information.