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Museums are starting to open!

Edited on July 30, 2021: More museums are open now!

Yes, it’s true. Admission is limited for safety’s sake, but several local museums are open now. Here’s how to book your ticket:

  1. Call the library and ask for the reference desk—that’s 914-273-3887, x 3. Ask us if the pass you want is available for the day you would like to go. We will sign you up in our checkout book.
  2. Be sure to also contact the museum and reserve in advance. Most museums require advance reservations.
  3. Either the day of or the day before your visit, please call the library and arrange a time to pick up your pass. We will check it out to you.
  4. Bring the pass to the museum at the time of your reservation and enjoy your visit!
  5. After your visit, please call us to arrange a drop-off time. Remember, museum passes must be picked up and dropped off in person. You can borrow them for a maximum of three days.
  6. Be sure, though, to check the list below. That’s the general procedure, but each museum is a little different.
  7. Note: Don’t worry if you need to “pay” for a timed reservation. There are almost always ways for members to reserve without paying. If you need help, please call the library!

Here’s a short list of museums that are now open, with info about their hours and how to book.

If you click on the pictures of the museums, you’ll get information about exactly how to plan your visit. The pictures are above the descriptions.

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Somm: Into the Bottle –

Join ProfValFranco as we look at 10 very different wines from all over the world. What makes them so intriguing? This delicious documentary explores not just the history of wine and the wine making process, but also the indescribable qualities that lift up a great wine from the adequate ones.

Please load Kanopy through the Library website, as we watch the film independently and then
meet up on Zoom for the intro to the film, and then again for the post-viewing film lecture and discussion.
Zoom ID 690 885 641 Zoom password 022366

Tonight- NOMA – Art in the Big Easy

Louisiana Culture in Art:
Join art & film lecturer ProfValFranco for a look at the vibrant arts scene in contemporary Louisiana. We’ll explore contemporary culture and its effects on the visual arts in Louisiana today, while we take a peek inside the holdings of the New Orleans Museum of Art and its incredible outdoor sculpture garden. We’ll also turn the spotlight on the contemporary arts scene in New Orleans through artists like muralist Brandon Odums & abstract artist Mallory Page, multimedia artist Franco Alessandrini, and representational painter James Michalopoulos. If time permits in the first of a two part series, we’ll even explore the Big Easy’s gallery scene as exemplified by the Stella Jones Gallery.

1: Go to the Zoom.us website

2: Click on “join a meeting”

3: enter meeting ID: 878 0879 9248

4: Enter Passcode: 683628

ALICE meets ANOTHER ROUND – 7 pm tonight

We will meet tonight at 7 as regularly scheduled for the intro to Another Round, and then will reconvene at 9:20 pm to discuss last week’s film ALICE & compare it to this evening’s film, the Danish film – ANOTHER ROUND.
See you this evening!


ANOTHER ROUND: Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, this feature, starring the magnetic Mads Mikkelson, follows four friends as they experiment with maintaining a constant low blood alcohol level in order to improve their lives. Is this sheer madness or brilliance? Join ProfValFranco to discuss the fallout in this thought provoking, life-affirming, gut-wrenching film. In Danish & Swedish with English subtitles.
Please load Kanopy through the Library website, as we watch the film independently and then
meet up on Zoom for the intro to the film, and then again for the post-viewing film lecture and discussion.


Go to Zoom.us website.
Enter zoom meeting ID zoom id 690 885 641Then enter Zoom password
password 022366