What’s Happening at the Bronxville Library

Dr. Seuss & Friends Craft Activities

March 2 at 3:30pm

Drop-in after school craft in Children’s Sunroom. All ages welcome, first-come, first-served while supplies last.


Cleopatra: the Last Pharaoh of Egypt (Zoom)

March 7 from 4 to 5pm

Cleopatra herself will come from the pages of history to visit with us. Her story is more amazing and incredible than a fiction author could imagine! She will share her astounding story, audacious spirit, and astonishing guile.  She may surprise you by revealing the real Cleopatra, strikingly different from the Hollywood impression of her. Presented by Martina Mathisen:  www.martinamathisen.com. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtceqoqTkoG9ONjqnUx_wx6_0DygL4-DJW


Take-n-Make Bag

March 7 – Ongoing

Suitable for ages 3 through grade 2, while supplies last.


Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body (Zoom)

March 8 from 10 to 11am

At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline. Drawing on the latest research, this program explores steps to take to improve or maintain overall health in each of the four areas associated with healthy aging. Presented by the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcOmpqj8sH9C-S__KTN4GR_7fvieMbp5E



Marie Curie’s Life and Work (Zoom)

March 11 from 3 to 4pm

A scientist and early pioneer of radioactivity, Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the first person and only woman to win the Nobel twice. Curie is also still the only person awarded a Nobel Prize in two different sciences: Physics (1903), which she shared with her husband Pierre Curie and Antoine Henri Becquerel, and Chemistry (1911), for the discovery of polonium and radium. Edward Sierra will offer an engaging and informative presentation on the life and work of this early pioneer of radioactivity. Presented by:  E. Anthony Sierra, M.S., M.Ed., M.A. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcuqtqTovH9DgFNbdx1AG9PYb4-sZqUj1


Exciting Discoveries in Art History (Zoom)

March 14 from 4 to 5pm

Who doesn’t love learning about a priceless painting found in an attic? Or a sculpture sitting for decades in a public garden, only to be found out as a Renaissance treasurer?  After finding herself in the middle of her own art history discovery when she uncovered the provenance of a Rodin sculpture sitting in New Jersey town hall, Art Historian and Educator Mallory Mortillaro learned just how many times this has happened before.  This lecture explores the stories of various important and valuable works of art that had been rediscovered in unexpected places.  The program explores a brief background of each piece, artist, and how the piece got to be lost, and then found. Presented by: Mallory Mortillaro is an art historian and educator.  She has ten years of teaching experience, and has worked on various art research projects for museums and organizations in the New York metropolitan area.  She studied at Drew University.  Mallory resides in New Jersey with her husband.


CLAY-TIME at the Library

March 15 from 4 to 5pm

Join us for a creative hour of making art with air-dry clay. Meets 3rd Wednesday of the Month / Designed for Grades 2-5. Reservations Required / Space & Materials Limited. (914) 337-7680 ext. 834


Finding Her Way: Painting Urban Women’s Experiences, 1840-1940 (Zoom)

March 21 from 4 to 5pm

The American experiment has allowed for many forms of societal rule-breaking, but historically, women have been bound by tradition. Women artists often found themselves in gender-busting struggles to be taken seriously as professionals, while juggling the demands of their domestic lives. In this talk, we take a close look at their artwork that not only tells the eye-opening, funny, and even sexy stories of historical American women, but also are surprisingly relevant today. Most of these artists have fallen into obscurity with their death, no matter their success while living. Together we will resuscitate and celebrate the art careers of historical women working over a 100 year period. Join American art historian Rena Tobey for this engaging talk that mirrors American women’s history through the lens of unforgettable art works. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpc-urqjkqHNNWZ8DJ6JiMp0ncZXkUB-G0


Mary Calvi: If a Poem Could Live and Breathe

March 25 from 3 to 4pm

This event will take place in person at the Library in the Yeager Community Room located on the lower level of the Library. In her first novel Dear George, Dear Mary, author and Emmy award-winning journalist Mary Calvi wondered whether George Washington’s heart belonged not to Martha, but to his first love, Mary Philipse. Now, in her second work of historical fiction, IF A POEM COULD LIVE AND BREATHE, Calvi again questions the history books. Using her journalistic skills to uncover the previously unpublished love letters written between Theodore Roosevelt and first wife, Alice Lee, Calvi provides a new understanding of their romance and ill-fated marriage (Lee died post-childbirth at the young age of 22).The love letters, long thought to have been destroyed, allowed Calvi to illustrate how Lee, a woman many historians wrote off as unimportant to the development of Roosevelt, did indeed help shape him into the man and future president he would become. Copies of the book will be available for purchase through Womrath Bookshop.


For a complete list of events, visit bronxvillelibrary.org