Valentine’s Day at the Library- no RSVP needed!!!

Come join us for Valentine’s Day art history classes at the North Castle Piblic Library- no reservations needed!!!

We’re covering Georgia Okeefe at 6 o’clock & Amadeo Modigliani at 7.

Little snack will be served!



Happy Valentine’s Day!

We’ve got love stories of all kinds out on display, and also a brochure listing still more stories to enjoy. Here are just a few of them:

perfect proposal

In this modern-day Cinderella story, Sophie is the “servant” to everyone in her family. When a friend offers her a trip to New York, she seizes the opportunity, and her life changes. But has she met her Prince Charming?

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Broaden Your Reading Horizons with the 2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge

Are you in a reading rut?  Is everything you pick up starting to sound the same?  Do you want to read more in 2018 but you’re having a hard time getting motivated?  Take a step – or forty or fifty steps – in and outside your comfort zone with the 2018 PopSugar Reading Challenge and discover genres you possibly didn’t even know existed as well as some you’ve long forgotten about.  There is something for everyone to be found in this challenge and lots of subjects you may never have considered before.

You can take the challenge on your own – just stick the list on your refrigerator and check the boxes as you go – or you can do the challenge in the company of a few thousand other people on Goodreads.  You can read 10 books or you can read all fifty books.  The point is to both read and challenge yourself.  Get out of your reading rut.

I did a similar challenge a few years ago and really enjoyed it.  I’m happy I stumbled across this one this year and I am good to go with it.  Stop by the reference desk at the library and let me know how you are doing and we can discuss, compare, or suggest book choices.

Enjoy the challenge!




Free French comedy tonight!

Free tench film

Join us tonight for a free screening of the French political comedy, THE FRENCH MINISTER.

The film, with English subtitles, is about a young writer who gets a job crafting speeches in one of the most dangerous environments in the world: the upper echelons of French politics…A place where nobody wants to get left behind, but nobody wants to admit to being left or right. This is a place where one wrong word can get you fired.

This intriguing comedy is a very timely one indeed. See you at 7 pm in Whipoorwill Hall.

What the Dickens!

Yes, the great storyteller was born on February 7, 1812.  And people are still reading, watching, listening to, and performing his stories. That’s pretty great! Here are a few classics to enjoy. I’m going to focus on movies and audio in this post, but, of course, we have the books as well. 🙂


David Copperfield

If you’re new to Dickens, this autobiographical novel is a good place to start. Young David Copperfield, orphaned too soon, is taken from school and made to slave in a blacking factory. That’s taken straight from Dickens’ life! David’s adventures as he grows up and discovers love have riveted generations of readers. We have the book and the audiobook, and the story has also been filmed many times.

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Tax forms

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Every year libraries seek to provide the forms our users need to complete their state (New York) and federal (U.S.) income tax forms.  More and more, forms are accessible online and requests to get print forms are also online.

Federal (U.S.) tax forms and publications
Here are two links which may help you obtain forms:
Forms and publications by U.S. Mail
Click on the image below to get to current forms and publications
You can order many of the tax forms, instructions and publications and these will be shipped to your home by U.S. Mail.
State (New York) tax forms and publications
Click on this image to get tax forms from NY state! (the forms will be current!)
NY Form
Please let us know if we can help you with additional information about forms and publications.

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Ursula Le Guin

One of our great American writers, Ursula Kroeber Le Guin, died on Tuesday. She won many awards, including the National Book award for Young People’s literature, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. This is a lifetime achievement award given by the National Book Foundation.  You can click on the image below to see her acceptance speech.

Ursula K Le Guin INS

And, of course, we’ve got her books in the library! Ursula Le Guin wrote both fiction and nonfiction for all ages, from young schoolchildren, to teenagers, to adults. Click on the image below to get a list of all of her books at the North Castle Public Library.