The Harrison Public Library Presents New Programs

The Harrison Public Library is offering many new programs this fall starting with a presentation on Carle Reiner and Mel Brooks–The Grandmasters of American Comedy with Brian Rose, on Thursday, November 17 at 7 pm ET Online. Register for the Zoom link:


Meet the YA Author Ruta Sepetys on Tuesday, November 15 at 7 pm ET. Online. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link at Young Adult writer Ruta Sepetys will be discussing her latest New York Times bestselling novel, I Must Betray You. This program is being offered in partnership with the Harrison High School. There will be a Q&A session following her presentation. The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville will be selling copies of her latest book.


A Jazz Music Art Collage Workshop with Patricia Bradshaw will be held Monday, November 28 at  4 pm in the Community Room. Register at Art instructor Patricia Bradshaw will be showing how to create a beautiful art collage inspired by Jazz music. All materials will be provided for this two-part workshop. Teens are welcome! The second class will be held on Monday, December 19 at 4 pm. Registration is required for both sessions.


(PHOTO ABOVE) Holiday Baking with Tina Zaccardi will be held on Monday, November 28  at 7 pm in the Community Room. Register at Award-winning, local baker extraordinaire Tina Zaccardi will be showing how to bake the perfect holiday dessert — Gingerbread Cookies and Gingerbread Houses  with Royal Icing. All ingredients and recipes will be provided. Best of all, participants will be tasting the end product. Teens are welcome.


Meet the Authors: Jean Hanff Korelitz in Conversation with Christina Baker Kline and Jane Green on Wednesday, November 30 at 7 pm in the Community Room. Register at


Bestselling author Jean Hanff Korelitz will be in conversation with Jane Green and Christina Baker Kline, discussing her latest novel, The Latecomers. There will be a Q&A session and book signing after the discussion. The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville will be on site selling copies of each author’s latest book. Jane Green: Author of twenty-one novels, including eighteen New York Times bestseller, one cookbook, and various short stories, Jane Green is published in over 25 languages, and has over ten million books in print worldwide. She has been part of the ABC News team covering royal weddings, has had her own radio show on BBC Radio London, and has made regular appearances on TV and radio. She contributes to a number of newspapers and magazines and is a graduate of the International Culinary Institute in New York. Green is an avid cook, amateur decorator, and passionate gardener. She is also a regular storyteller for The Moth. Her first story for The Moth, Greener Grass, was videotaped and subsequently went viral on Facebook, with over three million views. Christina Baker Kline: A #1 New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including The Exiles, Orphan Train, and A Piece of the World, Christina Baker Kline is published in 40 countries. Her novels have received the New England Prize for Fiction, the Maine Literary Award, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Award, among other prizes, and have been chosen by hundreds of communities, universities and schools as “One Book, One Read” selections. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in publications such as the New York Times and the NYT Book Review, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, LitHub, Psychology Today, and Slate. Kline was born in Cambridge, England, and raised there as well as in the American South and Maine. She is a graduate of Yale, Cambridge, and the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow in Fiction Writing. She has taught fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, English literature, literary theory, and women’s studies at Yale, NYU, and the University of Virginia, and served as Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University for four years. She is a recipient of several Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowships and Writer-in-Residence Fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.


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