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What Should I Read Next?

Book Recommendation Request Form - Let us know what kind of books you enjoy and our librarians will give you some great book recommendations!

Booklists for the library ebook collection

Brown Bag Titles - Booklist of past titles discussed in our Brown Bag Book Discussion series that are in the library's ebook collection.

Contemporary Fiction Titles - Booklist of past titles discussed in our Contemporary Fiction by Award Winning Authors Book Discussion Series that are in the library's ebook collection.

Award Winning Titles - Booklist of award winning books that are in the library's ebook collection.

Recommended Nonfiction Titles - Booklist of nonfiction books that we have discussed at the library's nonfiction book club in the past that are in the library's ebook collection.

Virtual Book Discussion

Washington Square by Henry James on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:30-9:00 PM

Join us for a virtual discussion of the classic Washington Square by Henry James on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:30-9:00 PM. Registration is required to Shelley Glick at

This title is available as an eBook and an eAudiobook from the library through OverDrive(Libby) and also through Hoopla. The Hoopla copies can be checked out for 21 days while the maximum for OverDrive is only 14 days. However, Hoopla is not compatible with a Kindle reader. Additional information on downloading from Hoopla and OverDrive can be found at

Washington Square by Henry James has been described as "a very modern novel indeed: all questions, no answers," which is exactly right. This novel's plot is fairly simple and easy to follow; its language, while at times antiquated and erudite, is not very difficult to decipher or understand. Its length is average: a little less than two hundred pages in my edition by Everyman's Library. Yet this novel provides a rich and engrossing tale that grips readers until its very last page and leaves them nonplussed; any reader in search of a definitive answer or "moral to the story" must look elsewhere, for the book does not outline any possible solutions to the intricate problems it cultivates. At the end, it remains a spectacle as resolute and nonsensical as the place of its title, Washington Square, a location which still exists today in New York City. (from The Lawrenthian, 2017)

June 2020 Primary Election and School Budget Voting Information

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and based on Governor Cuomo's Executive Order, the School Board Election and School Budget Vote will take place on June 9, 2020. school budget vote details

The Presidential and New York State Primary will take place on June 23, 2020. Voting by absentee ballot will be allowed by all registered voters as will voting at various polling sites throughout Westchester County. primary voting details.

Specific instructions on voting may change so please check with the Westchester County Board of Elections and your local school district for updated information. Links to these websites are included in the voting details.

Health and Wellness Resources

Medicare Counseling - The Westchester Library System's Senior Benefits Individual Counseling (SBIC) sites remain closed through April but you can still receive unbiased Medicare counseling by calling their helpline at 914-231-3260 or emailing with your name, question, and preferred method of contact. Volunteer counselors will get back to you within two days, weekends included.

Westchester County Department of Health Navigator Program - If you need health insurance you can get personal assistance from one of the Westchester County Department of Health Navigators. You can apply whether you've lost a job that provided insurance or weren't previously insured. To learn more visit:
  • Call 914-995-6350 or
  • email
COVID-19 Fact vs. Fiction Presentation

Westchester County Resources -- A listing of current contact information for Westchester County social service agencies and programs providing assistance to residents.

Virtual Exhibits

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