Harrison Public Library Hosts December Events

The Harrison Public Library is gearing up for many exciting events in December. The Bling’s the Thing, a Beaded Earring Workshop will begin the month on Friday, December 2 at 4 pm. For each pair you create, you make a second one for donation to a Westchester Women’s Shelter. All materials will be supplied. Register at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/9527958


A Holiday Baking program with Tina Zaccardi making Gingerbread Houses will be held on Saturday, December 3 at 2 pm. Award-winning baker Tina Zaccardi will be showing how to bake the perfect holiday dessert — Gingerbread Cookies and Gingerbread Houses — with Royal Icing. Teens are welcome. Register at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/9538149


On Monday, December 5 at 7 pm, a Holiday Talk on the Three Kings, Jerusalem and Bethlehem with Toni McKeen will discuss the origins of the story of the Three Magi and the symbolism of the gifts they brought with them. The gifts of the Magi – gold, frankincense and myrrh – were carried a great distance. Since then, scholars have mused and debated over them. Register at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/9528046


Holiday Tales Narrated by Actor Alan Sklar will be told on  Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm, Online. Sklar will be narrating “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas and “The Gift of The Magi” by O. Henry, two favorite holiday tales to be enjoyed by the entire family. “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” is a popular Christmas tale told from the viewpoint of a young boy, portraying a nostalgic and simpler time, and short story “The Gift of the Magi,” first published in 1905, features a young husband and wife and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. This program is sponsored by the Dobbs Ferry, Harrison, Pelham, and Tuckahoe Public Libraries. Register at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/9373454 Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.


Delicious Gatherings with Cookbook Author Tara Teaspoon with Wendy Pregiato will be on site on Monday, December 10 at 2 pm. Magazine food editor and trained chef Tara Teaspoon will be speaking about her latest cookbook — Delicious Gatherings — in conversation with Westchester cook Wendy Pregiato. Register at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/9784558


The Zumba Gold Series will take place online on Monday, December 12 at 11 am. Zumba Gold is a gentler form of Zumba which is perfect for anyone looking for low-to-medium impact exercise. No experience required. Register at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/9730100


A Movie Matinee Screening of Bullet Train featuring Brad Pitt will be held on Monday, December 12 at 2 pm. Registration is not required. This film is rated R and includes graphic violence.  


(PHOTO ABOVE) Hayden Planetarium Scientist and Former News 12 weather person, Joe Rao has become a popular science presenter online. The Affable Astronomer projects the enthusiasm he holds for all things celestial, including possible science behind the Christmas Star. Join Astronomer Joe Rao on December 12 at 7 pm, Online to learn about The Christmas Star. Register at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/9532733


Japanese volunteers will host a relaxing origami workshop. Origami is the art of folding paper that is widely popular with all age groups. Instructors will be on hand to help you create a beautiful, folded object, step by step on Tuesday, December 13 at 11 am. On Site. No experience required. Register at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/9751775


The Harrison Public Library is going on a field trip to the New York Public Library’s Map Division! They will be touring the NYPL’s Map Division and getting a glimpse of some rare maps and others related to Harrison and West Harrison on Tuesday, December 13 at 3 pm. at The New York Public Library, The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Registration is required as space is limited. Register at www.harrisonpl.org/events


A Self Defense Tips Workshop with Rayot DiFate will be held on Friday, December 16 at 4 pm, onsite. Harrison Veteran and retired Yonkers Police Officer, Rayot Difate, will be discussing his new memoir and giving some self-defense tips. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Achievement for his commitment to martial arts and volunteerism, holds a 10-degree black belt, and is still competing in tournaments across the country. Registration is recommended Register at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/9805924

On Saturday, December 17 at 2 pm, in the Community Room, create a Masterpiece with Art Instructor Connie Manna. Register at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/9794828


On Monday, December 21 at 4 pm, in the Community Room, join New York based visual artist Patricia Bradshaw in making a colorful collage. Register at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/9769757. For ages 13+ to adult

America’s Favorite Holiday Movie: A Look Inside It’s a Wonderful Life, will be discussed on December 22 at 7 pm, Online. Register at https://www.harrisonpl.org/events/9271031 Register for the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89775590935?pwd=RXdIbmZTandTZE9lTlA2enVRUXBxUT09 This program is offered in partnership with the Dobbs Ferry, Harrison, Mt. Pleasant, New Rochelle, and Town of Pelham Public Libraries.


A Tibetan Sound Healing Workshop will be held online on Wednesday, December 28 at 4 pm. Register at www.harrisonpl.org

The Harrison Public Library is located at 2 Bruce Avenue. For more information call (914)-835-0324