What’s happening @ your library!

HI! Here’s a brief video showing some of the wonderful programs at the North Castle Library. Enjoy!


Booktoberfest is Here!

BooktoberfestHello People,

It’s time again for the annual Booktoberfest adult reading game.  It began October 3rd and runs through November 30th.  This year’s format will be a ‘book bingo’ game.

Here is the link to the game, that you can print out if you want to play along.


For the opening night of the festivities, we were thrilled to have NYT bestselling author Will Schwalbe with us to talk about his newest book, Books for Living.  Mr. Schwalbe  spoke with us about the value of reading and how it can connect us to others.  His words were truly touching and inspiring.  Thank you, Will, for a wonderful evening!

Here is a link to the other programs that are part of the Booktoberfest celebration. Lots of fun stuff to enjoy, so please join us!




On Art & Film…

Hi All!

I have been very fortunate to do a great art and film series here at the North Castle Public Library, under the auspices of Library Director, Edie Martimucci.  Towards that end, we are going to be posting on the various films and specific artists that I cover during the series. I’ll also be covering the discussions (sometimes quite spirited!!) that the films and art classes inspire.  Looking forward to your input and opinions as well.


(Sottsass’ landmark 1969 Valentina laptop typewriter designed for Olivetti)             typewriter Our art class last night on internationally acclaimed architect and designer Ettore Sottsass is part of a month long series on fantastic Italian artists, Italian art movements, and Italian cinema in recognition of  Italian American Heritage Month. While we looked at how form meets function, and in fact surpasses it, in Sottsass’ work (see the above typewriter he designed for Olivetti & try not to drool), we also returned to the discussion about the nature and value of art, and the pervasiveness of  forgeries in the rt world. How do you define art? Consider questions posed in this post…  https://profvalfranco.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/on-art-film/


Val Franco


Indie Author Day!


If you love to read, love to write, or both, come to Indie Author Day at the North Castle Public Library this Saturday! We’ll be having three excellent authors visit us for readings, book signings, and conversations. They are:

Patricia Dunn, author of Rebels By Accident

Jimin Han, author of A Small Revolution

Diane Pomerantz, author of Lost in the Reflecting Pool

To find out more about these wonderful authors, just click on the images below!

rebels by accident        small revolution    Lost in the reflecting pool

Ms. Dunn and Ms. Han teach creative writing at Sarah Lawrence college, and they’ll be presenting two hands-on workshops at noon and at 1:00 p.m. All writers and aspiring writers will want to attend! Ms. Pomerantz will be doing a reading and a book signing, and you’ll have a chance to share coffee, donut holes, and conversation with all three authors.

Like all our library programs, Indie Author Day is totally free and open to the public. No registration is necessary, and writers of all ages are welcome. See you at the library!