Aaar! It’s talk like a pirate day-

So you might want to come in to the library to get some great stories about pirates! I’m starting off with a new nonfiction title for adults.

desert and sea

Journalist Michael Scott Moore was held captive by Somali pirates for three years. This is his story. It has been widely praised for both style and substance.

And here’s an older book that will appeal to archaeologists as well as adventure and history fans:


Did you know the first pirates were English privateers during the age of Elizabeth I? It’s true! But, during the high age of piracy, there were privateers from France as well as Spain and England. Here’s the story of the discovery of a lost French pirate fleet.


We may remember pirates as cruel thieves, but, in the Americas, the society of pirates was actually surprisingly democratic. For example, pirate crews included Black sailors, they elected their leaders, and they attacked slave ships. Here’s another good history, this one focusing on the 18th century.


Finally, here’s a story for the whole family! This may be the best ever filming of the classic tale.




Do You LOVE Our Programming?

Show your LOVElove heart of your library by going to the OUTDOOR ARMONK ART SHOW coming to town Sept 29-30!

In 1961, the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, including Charles Elson, Lucille Bruno and Jean West, decided to try an outdoor art exhibition as a way to raise funds for the library. With only a handful of artists showing their work on the lawn of the Armonk Methodist Church bordering Main Street, the Armonk Outdoor Art Show was born. The show soon outgrew the churchyard and was relocated to the parking lot in front of the library. read more

This is THE fundraising event that enables the library to bring the outstanding programming to our Library, but not everyone is aware of this. So if you get a chance, stop by the show, bring a friend (or two! Discount bookmarks available in the Library) Not only will you be helping to continue quality programs at the Library, but you may even find that perfect gift for an upcoming family occasion!

Come out and enjoy the weekend!  Share the LOVE of your Library!

    September 29 & 30, 2018
         Saturday & Sunday  10am–5pm
205 Business Park Dr., Armonk, NY     RAIN OR SHINE · NO DOGS Please

More Staff Book Pics For You!

Staff of the North Castle Public Library have updated  and added their favorite adult titles to the library’s special book collection curated for your reading pleasure.  This special book collection is located to the right of the circulation desk in Armonk.  More than 40 titles are highlighted at bottom of the  North Castle Public Library adult web page.  Scroll down from the top of the screen to view the thumbnail pictures of the book covers.  Both fiction and non-fiction titles are included with a sampling of thumbnail book covers below.

Staff welcomes feedback or suggestions for future titles; we would love to hear from you!

The Reference Staff


Beautiful Ruins   The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane  We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves




Behold the Dreamers

All the Light We Cannot See   Broken for You


Educated : a memoir   The lambs : my father, a farm and the gift of... by Carole Shelbourn George   The Hidden Life of Trees: The Illustrated Edition

The Promise of a Pencil : How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change by Adam Braun - Used (Good) - 1476730628, Scribner      Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Reminder: Many, many more titles await you!