What’s Happening at the Bronxville Library

Outdoor Qi Gong for Beginners

Fridays from 10am to 11am

Similar to Tai Chi, Qi Gong consists of gentle stretching exercises that incorporate the mind and the body.  It has been shown to reduce pain, improve concentration, and help people cope with stress. Led by Jian-Yang Rong. This program will take place outside on the Library Lawn, weather permitting.  In the case of inclement weather, the class will be moved indoors to the Yeager Community Room.  Indoor classes are limited to 12 people, first come, first served. There is no class size limit if held outdoors.


WLS Partner Library

GPL Virtual FanCon 2022

Saturday, August 6 from 11 to 3pm

Join our Westchester Library system partner at GPL’s annual FANCON, a convention celebrating all things anime, comics, sci-fi, gaming, and more! Compete in the cosplay contest, listen to guest speakers, check out artist demos, gaming tournaments, and so much more! Be sure to dress up as your favorite character!

Topics will include: Podcasting 101, Steampunk Cosplay & Costuming, Comics & Sex Ed, Super Hero Storytime, Archie Comics & more! Visit https://greenburghlibrary.org/fancon/2022 for the latest Virtual GPL FanCon Schedule of Events! This event is free of charge. All ages welcome. Registration required to get your free tickets — click “Begin Registration” below to sign up. Registered attendees will receive details about logging in to the Virtual GPL FanCon via email prior to the event.


The Songs of Burt Bacharach

Monday, August 8 from 3 to 4pm

Come and hear The Florian Jazz Combo perform songs by Burt Bacharach, featuring hits such as “Do You Know The Way To San Jose” (1968), “Walk on By” (1964), “I Say a Little Prayer” (1967), “What The World Needs Now Is Love” (1965), “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” (1969), and more. The group’s band leader is 20-year-old professional trumpet player Florian Schantz, who formed the band when he was 9 years old. Florian has performed over 600 engagements across NJ, NY, CT, PA, and Germany, including over 100 libraries.

Also appearing with the group are Rup Chattopadhyay on trombone and tuba, Wayne Dunton on drums and Lowell Schantz on guitar. More about the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo can be found at: https://VFSJazz.com.


The Betty White Story (Zoom)

Wednesday, August 10 from 3 to 4pm

This is a Zoom presentation.  To receive the link, register by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scuippj0pGNbMb4td1wKbz59kV-_eoq56. Join in as everyone learns the fascinating and inspiring story of the beloved author, humanitarian, and – of course – actress, Betty White. Presented by:  Sal St. George is an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer appearing at various colleges, universities, museums, historic sites, and libraries around the country.  His forte is Comedy, working as a Stand-Up with many classic comedians. He was also a Comedy Writer and Director for Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, Sea World and many other theme parks.


Gardening and Plants for Bees

Monday, August 15 from 3 to 4pm

In this second in the series of bee-related classes, you will be looking at some of the things that are causing bees and insects to be in decline.  One of those things is a decrease in available food sources for the bees.  You’ll be learning what bees use for food, and how you can plant for them in your garden and landscape.  You will be looking at the needs of both native bees and honey bees.  The class will be presented by D. J. Haverkamp of Bedford Bee Honeybee Service.  Planting guides will be provided. This program will take place in the Yeager Community Room located on the lower level of the Library. Up next in the series:

Honey Tasting on September 19th at 3:00pm


Tips for Reducing Math Anxiety (via zoom)

Tuesday, August 16 at 8pm

If your student says they’re “bad” at math, gets frustrated with their math homework, or sweats bullets every time they see an algebra problem, then this webinar is for you. Join Applerouth’s math instruction experts for tips on how to build your students’ confidence in the subject so they can do better in school and sweat their homework a little less each night. Register at https://www.applerouth.com/signup/?scheduleid=510542


LD/ADHD: How to Support Students Who Learn Differently (via zoom)

Thursday, August 18 at 8pm

Some students don’t just blend into the classroom. They need a different approach to thrive. The right interventions can make all the difference at home and at school. This webinar will offer expert advice that will help your student grow in confidence and make your life as a parent a little easier. Register at https://www.applerouth.com/signup/?scheduleid=510543


Everybody Dance! Classic Cinema’s 

Top Dancers (Zoom)

Friday, August 19 from 3 to 4pm

This is a Zoom presentation.  To receive the link, register by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMocuCspz4rH9YOSVAmymXKKjEWgI3-UvHB. Classic Hollywood musicals were made all the more special by triple-threat talents and show-stopping song-and-dance numbers. Join Film Historian Dr. Annette Bochenek as she presents some of classic cinema’s most influential dancers, including Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Eleanor Powell, and more. The program will include a multimedia presentation consisting of photos, video clips, and captivating stories. Presented by:  Dr. Annette Bochenek is an archivist, film historian, professor, and an avid scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She manages the “Hometowns to Hollywood” blog, in which she profiles her trips to the hometowns of classic Hollywood stars. She also hosts a film series by the same name. She has been featured on Turner Classic Movies. A regular columnist for Turner Classic Movies, Classic Movie Hub and Silent Film Quarterly, her articles have also appeared in Nostalgia Digest, The Dark Pages Film Noir Newsletter, and Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine.


Children’s Movie Matinee

A Bug’s Life

Wednesday, August 24 from 1:30 to 3:10pm

A misfit ant, looking for “warriors” to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. 1998 / Rated G (General Audiences)  / Runtime 1h 35 mins. In the Yeager Room on the Lower Level


Transitioning to High School (via zoom)

Wednesday, August 24 at 8pm

Is your student starting high school this year? High school is where everything starts to count for college and it’s a big leap in responsibility from middle school. Getting started on the right foot can make all the difference so join us for this practical session on things you can do to set your student up for academic and social success in high school. Register at https://www.applerouth.com/signup/?scheduleid=510545


For the complete calendar of events, visit www.bronxvillelibrary.org