Beware of Scams!

Here’s an important article from the Armonk Daily Voice:

I usually post happy things, like royal weddings! However, I got this very robocall on Thursday night and spent a half hour on the phone with Apple Support. If anyone calls you claiming your iCloud account has been compromised, hang up on them! If you are in doubt, hang up and contact Apple support yourself. They will walk you through how to check your account and ensure that it’s okay. Always remember:

Do not EVER give your personal information to any cold caller. I know from experience that legitimate Apple techs will not ask for your passwords!

If you feel uncomfortable, it’s okay to hang up.

Neither the police, nor the IRS, nor Dell, nor Apple, will ask for your credit card info over the phone. None of them will demand money. If anyone does this to you, they are not legitimate.

We have flyers about scams available in the library. If you have answered a call like this and feel your information has been compromised, we can help!

Stay safe!

 

Mary

 

 

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National Teacher Appreciation Week!

Yes, it’s this week! Time to read some great movies, watch some great books, and celebrate the teachers in our lives.

Read movies? Have a poll! Which of these terrific movies about teachers and teaching was not a book first?

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We’ve got either books, films or both of all of these titles in the library system. Why not take one or more of them home to enjoy?

(If you’re wondering if your answer was right, check the comments!)

 

 

Celebrate Librarians!

As my colleague Karen has said, it’s national library week! Why not come in and borrow some items about heroic librarians? Here are some books and videos for patrons of all ages. (note: I’m adding a couple of books that you can find in nearby libraries, as well as in North Castle. Most of these are available in our library. Click on the picture to get more information!)

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Clara Breed, the children’s librarian at the San Diego Library, became a lifeline to many children and teens incarcerated during WWII simply because of their Japanese ancestry.  An inspirational story for both teens and adults, available in the Westchester library system.

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And here’s a story about an imprisoned teen. Dita agrees to take charge of the few books smuggled into the concentration camp, where books are forbidden. This novel is based on fact.

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International Women’s Day!

Yes, it’s today! And here are some books to celebrate women leaders. Some of these are well-known, and others more obscure. But all of them are awesome!

Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper joined the Navy during WWII, where she began working on computer programming. She’s responsible for many “firsts” in the field; her colleagues called her amazing Grace! This biography will tell you about many of her accomplishments.

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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:

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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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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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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.

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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.

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