What's Happening at the Bronxville Library
The Sweet and Savory Sides of Chocolate
March 7 from 3 to 4pm
Chocolate lends an irresistible quality to sweet and savory dishes. In this class we will explore both sides of this cherished ingredient as we explore techniques, flavor combinations, and recipes for dinner, dessert, and more. Discover the fundamentals of baking and cooking with chocolate at home and learn how to select the best variety for your own creations. Presented by: Vanessa Young is a cooking instructor, recipe developer, writer, and educator known for her artful approach to food and wellness topics and her focus on seasonal meals. With her artistic sensibility and kitchen wisdom, she helps home chefs become more versatile in their approach to food, often reigniting their passion for cooking through private and community classes. As the founder of Thirsty Radish (www.thirstyradish.com), she shares recipes and inspires a creative approach to life in and out of the kitchen.
Photo credit: Thirsty Radish. Generously sponsored by The Friends of the Bronxville Library. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlce2vrTovHNWwuzl-TBY5j-lE2CQ-SYyL
Life Sketches Writing Workshop
Tuesdays, March 8 – April 12 from 1:30 to 3pm
Zoom event. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
View life experiences in new ways to write personal and family stories each week. Participants will be inspired to write about important people, places and milestones in this six week session. Author and writing teacher, Kim Kovach, brings fun, fresh ideas to turn memories and life events into interesting stories to share with family and friends. Kim Kovach teaches fiction writing and personal story writing for adults and creative writing classes for children and teens. Kim is the author of six fiction books and writes a weekly newspaper column, as well as magazine articles. Visit her website www.kimkovachwrites.com
Author Talk with Fiona Davis
March 9 from 7 to 8pm
This Friends event is taking place in the BRONXVILLE SCHOOL Auditorium.
Visit fobpl.org for registration information.
Fiona Davis, author of The Magnolia Palace, will be in conversation with Monica Malpass.
THE MAGNOLIA PALACE is a tantalizing historical novel about secrets, betrayal, and murder within the Frick, one of New York City’s most impressive Gilded Age mansions. Davis pulls readers into a captivating dual narrative exploring the Frick both as a private family residence and the museum it would become. The novel unwinds through the alternating perspectives of two women, both models, whose experiences at the Frick are separated by nearly 50 years and are linked across the decades by the imperious daughter of Henry Clay Frick, Helen Frick. Fiona Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of six historical fiction novels set in iconic New York City buildings, including The Dollhouse, The Address, and The Lions of Fifth Avenue, which was a Good Morning America book club pick. Her novels have been chosen as “One Book, One Community” reads and her articles have appeared in publications like The Wall Street Journal and O the Oprah magazine. She first came to New York as an actress, but fell in love with writing after getting a master’s degree at Columbia Journalism School. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and she’s based in New York City. The author talk will be moderated by Monica Malpass, business anchor at Nasdaq and formerly the longtime anchor for WPVI-TV’s award-winning evening news. Generously sponsored by The Friends of the Bronxville Library.
Irish Heritage & Culture in New York
March 14 from 3 to 4:15pm
Zoom event. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsde2orTojGtSIxu4qiaW7QL72P29g8WmC
The Irish are one of the largest and most influential groups in New York City. This presentation will trace their immigration from colonial days to their triumph over the potato famine in Europe to arrive here in mass numbers to become one of the greatest contributors to the development of the United States. You will hear about the Gangs of New York and the 5 Points area, once one of the worst neighborhoods in America. Additionally, you will learn about the accomplishments of the Irish including their building the Trans-Continental Railroad and becoming the backbone of the New York City Police Department, as well as their cultural contributions such as Irish Step Dancing, wonderful foods, musical delights, great writings and much more. Presented by Art & Susan Zuckerman. Generously sponsored by The Friends of the Bronxville Library.