Purchase Free Library Events

The Purchase Free Library has many exciting programs for September. Register for the following events at www.purchasefreelibrary.org or call (914) 948-0550.


All library programs are free. The library will be closed on September 5 in observance of Labor Day.


September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month.  No library card?  Go to the library website to sign up for one today.  Click “Help,” then click “Apply for a Card.”  When you pick up your card, remember to bring proof of address. 


Children’s Chess Club will be on Thursday, September 15, 3:30 pm.  A few open spots are left in the chess club for children. Register before the end of September.  Beginning level.  Instructor provides boards and pieces.  Lessons are free.  In person for Grade 4 to Grade 6.


Painting Under the Stars.  Outdoor painting class for beginners.  No artistic background necessary.  No supplies needed.  Friday, September 16, 6:00 pm.  In person for adults.


Banned Books Raffle.  Alice Walker, Ernest Hemingway, S. E. Hinton, Richard Wright.  These American authors have all been banned from library shelves at one time or another.  Enter a raffle during Banned Books Week for a chance to win a banned book. The raffle link becomes active at 9:30 am on Sept 19.  Deadline to enter is 5:30 pm on Sept 23.  Go to https://www.purchasefreelibrary.org/banned-books-raffle to enter.  Winners will be announced between 1:00 and 1:30 during the Open House on Sept 24. For adults.


 On Saturday, September 24, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Residents of Purchase, West Harrison, or Harrison are invited to drop in and ask about becoming a library trustee.  Meet the staff!  Take a tour!  Inquire about services and programs at the library open house. 


The Real Book Club will take place on Sept 29, Oct 27, Nov 17, 6:00 pm.  The selection for September is The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis.  “Fiona Davis . . . returns with a tantalizing novel about the secrets, betrayal, and murder within one of New York City’s most impressive Gilded Age mansions.”  (Dutton, 2022)   For selections in October and November, call the library and ask for Deborah.  In person for adults.


Hot Spots Available.  New hot spots are available for check-out!  Loan periods are three weeks.  Your Purchase library card must be in good standing.


Museum Passes.  Stop by the library and check out a free museum pass to the Guggenheim, the Intrepid, the American Museum of Natural History, the Westchester Children’s Museum, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, the Museum of the City of New York, or the Stamford Museum & Nature Center.  Enjoy discounts to museum stores, local restaurants, and more.


Beginning Spanish for Adults.  Spanish classes to be held on a weekly basis at the library, in person.  Beginning level.  Start your journey toward becoming a fluent speaker with a, b, c, ch, d!  Registration accepted now.  Tentatively scheduled to begin in October for adults.


Personal Appointments for Tech Help.  Set up a personal tech appointment with a library staff member.  Appointments are in thirty-minute time slots.  In person on Mondays to Thursdays, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.