Library Programs for You

Your Pound Ridge Library has a broad spectrum of cultural and educational adult programs available throughout the year. Visit our Library Calendar for more specific information on dates/times and for a complete list of all Library upcoming events. Registration is required for all programs except Art Exhibits. All programs meet in the Schaffner Room unless otherwise noted.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Art Exhibits

Local artists have the opportunity to exhibit their work in the Library’s community room. A new show is installed every six weeks. To find out about the current exhibit, click on the Library calendar.  For more information about exhibiting work, contact the Library.

Book & Reading Groups

Second Saturday Review of Literature

Meet others in the area at this monthly book club that shares an interest in reading all kinds of fascinating works of literature. Fiction and non-fiction.  Books selected by the group and available for loan at the desk.

Adults
2nd Saturdays, 10:30 am – Noon

Around the World Book Group

Around the World is an exciting book group that focuses on books with themes from around the world. Books available for loan at the desk.

Adults
Monthly, Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Summer Fortnightly Readers Book Group

Our annual summer book discussion group meets two Thursdays a month at 4:30 p.m. You’ll be warmly welcomed whether you’re new to the group or a long-time member.  Join us in our community room to enjoy good books, good talk, and cool refreshments.  Registration is required.

Adults
Semi-Monthly, Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Book Sales

Book Sale Committee: Betsy McMahon, Marcia Thomas, Karen Merrigan, Paul Packer, Amanda Sutton

To add to funds for operations, the Library conducts volunteer-staffed book sales periodically, and welcomes donations of books in good condition for the sales. For further information about sale dates, click on the Library calendar. To volunteer or donate books, contact the Library for more information.  Donations must be approved by the Library.

Concerts, Lectures & Seminars

Music and lectures by a variety of local performers and authors occur throughout the year, often on weekend afternoons and evenings.  Click on the Library calendar for upcoming events.

Educational Offerings

TALC (The Adult Learning Center)

Elizabeth Hall, Instructor
TALC is a moderated, literature-based course, comprised of five to six sessions. Sessions will run in the Spring or Fall on selected Fridays. Contact Library for dates.

Adults
Spring/Fall, Fridays, 10:30 am – Noon

Mini-TALC (The Adult Learning Center)

Dr. Robert DiYanni, Instructor
Offering a moderated, literature-based course like our TALC program, mini-TALC course runs a shorter time period. Approximately three to four sessions are held on Tuesdays. Contact Library for dates.

Adults
Dates Varies

Internet Instruction For Adults

Learn to navigate on the Internet or increase your navigational skills. Beginners are welcome.

Adults
Fridays, 10:30 – 11:00 am

Technology Workshop

Instruction in using the library catalog to download free audio-books and e-books onto digital devices. Watch for our upcoming workshop or contact the Library for dates.

Adults
Dates Varies

Driver Safety Program

This single session class is offered in the spring and fall.  This AARP refresher course will help seniors drive defensively, deal with aggressive drivers and adjust to vision and hearing loss. Other topics include new traffic laws, proper use of anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts, and handling problem situations. Many insurance companies offer discounts to participants of this course. Contact Library for dates.

Adults
Spring/Fall, Dates Varies, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Writing the Memoir

Josina van der Maas, Moderator
Josina will lead us on a creative writing journey. You will learn the difference between an autobiography and a memoir as well as tips about what to include and what not to include. If you have already started a memoir, bring it along to share with the group. Contact the Library for dates.  Beginners are welcome.

Adults
Monthly, Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:00 am

OTHER PROGRAMS

New Mothers’ Coffee

Build your support network as new mom.  For new and expectant mothers, this group meets monthly to discuss various topics facing new mothers.  Contact Library for dates.

Adults
Monthly, Thursday, 11:00 am – Noon

 

Watch It @ the Library

Monthly Friday movies at 10:30 a.m. Bring a lunch to enjoy after the film.  Beverages provided.  Co-sponsored by Neighbor To Neighbor.

Adults
Monthly, Friday, 10:30 am

Silent Films at the Library

Join us at our Hiram Halle Cinema to watch screenings of silent films held monthly on Fridays. Contact the Library or visit the Library calendar for dates.

Adults
Dates Varies, Fridays, 7:30 pm

Meet the Author Series

Meet some of your favorite, best-selling authors as we talk about all aspects of the author’s book.  Books of the featured author will be available for purchase. A book signing follows each talk. Admission is free.  Contact the Library for dates.

Adults
Dates Varies