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New Sustainable You: Winter Holiday Edition

New Sustainable You: Winter Holiday Edition

The New Sustainable You is a Zoom program hosted by the Yonkers Public Library and presented by Crestwood branch staff member ...
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A Bouquet of Voices: A Poetry Reading and Discussion with Jeffery McDaniel and Suzanne Gardinier

Written by Aliya Moudud, a sophomore at Sarah Lawrence College studying politics and advocacy work.  Suzanne Gardinier, poet In celebration of ...
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Podcast Review: Parks and Recollection

Podcast Review: Parks and Recollection

The Parks and Recollection podcast is a discussion of all the episodes of the show Parks and Recreation. The hosts ...
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STEM activity of the week - Fun for all ages!

STEM activity of the week – Fun for all ages!

Festive Holiday Slime: 5 Ways Ah, slime… So squishy, so sparkly, and so therapeutic! Our 5 different festive slimes are ...
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Read with Cooper the Therapy Dog

Read with Cooper the Therapy Dog

“Hi, I’m Cooper! Won’t you read to me?” Katherine Jochen and her therapy dog, Cooper, have been reading with children ...
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Meet our Staff: Frank Iwuchukwu

This is a monthly series that profiles YPL employees dedicated to serving Yonkers community members and beyond. Frank is Riverfront Library’s ...
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Local Food Pantries

Local Food Pantries

YWCA YONKERS FOOD PANTRY Every MONDAY – WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY from 1 – 3 PM  67 South Broadway, Yonkers Tuesday, ...
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African American Heritage Trails: Explores the History and Legacy of African Americans in Westchester County

Written by Aliya Moudud, a sophomore at Sarah Lawrence College studying politics and advocacy work.  Dr. Larry H. Sprull’s lecture African ...
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Holiday Happenings!

Holiday Happenings!

We understand that you are very busy preparing for the holidays, so our staff created a list of fun activities ...
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Storied Sunday: Celebrating the Power of Telling Stories

Storied Sunday: Celebrating the Power of Telling Stories

November is a month where we celebrate many things.  During our celebrations, stories are told and heard.  We all tell ...
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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy attacked the Army and Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Japanese aircraft ...
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Sarah Lawrence Professor Discusses Race and Environment in the City of Seven Hills

Written by Aliya Moudud, a sophomore at Sarah Lawrence College studying politics and advocacy work.   Professor Linwood Lewis’ lecture, “Race ...
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Your Go To Holiday Shopping Guide

Your Go To Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s that time of year again, and the Yonkers Public Library  would like to make your holiday shopping a little ...
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Podcast Review: Skeletons in The Closet-Code Switch

Podcast Review: Skeletons in The Closet-Code Switch

The Code Switch is a podcast created by NPR that is about race. The host, Gene Demby, has conversations with ...
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Small Business Assistance

Small Business Assistance

This is an ongoing post that will be regularly updated. Last updated: December 6, 2021 Free Online Webinars: Mastering Your ...
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Peter La Farge's " Ira Hayes"

Peter La Farge’s ” Ira Hayes”

My name is Biagio and I am a librarian here at the Yonkers Public Library. I am passionate about music ...
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Famous Authors Born This Month: Louisa May Alcott

Famous Authors Born This Month: Louisa May Alcott

Written by Margaret Andracchi Reference Librarian, Will Library Waiting for the next book of one of my favorite series, The ...
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Podcast Review: Rewind: The Land of the Lenape by the Bowery Boys

Podcast Review: Rewind: The Land of the Lenape by the Bowery Boys

Rewind: The Land of the Lenape is a podcast episode created by the Bowery Boys: podcast hosts Greg Young and Tom ...
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Fitness Friday Interlude: A Conversation with Coach Charlie

Fitness Friday Interlude: A Conversation with Coach Charlie

Daphne Platt is the IB Coordinator at Mt. Vernon High School. She has been interning at the Crestwood Library as ...
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Podcast Review: The Steam Room

Podcast Review: The Steam Room

The Steam Room is a sports and entertainment podcast by Ernie Johnson and Charles Barkley. After retiring from basketball, NBA legend ...
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Diwali

Diwali

Tuesday, November 2, is the first day of Diwali, a five-day “festival of lights” celebrated in India by Hindus and ...
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National Author's Day

National Author’s Day

Written by Laura Cacace. Children’s Librarian – Will Library. 10/29/21 Current Read: Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen National Author’s ...
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Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Veterans Day was originally know as “Armistice Day” and was first celebrated in the United States on November 11, 1919 ...
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National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month

Image courtesy of NaNoWriMo. Written by Laura Cacace Children’s Librarian – Will Library. 10/25/21 November is fast-approaching, and for those ...
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Celebrating Bat Week

Celebrating Bat Week

Bat Week is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature. As we kick off Bat Week ...
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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is a time to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be voice for ...
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Thank You Friends of the Library!

Thank You Friends of the Library!

The Yonkers Public Library is thankful to be supported by the Friends of the Yonkers Public Library and Friends of ...
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History of Día de los Muertos

History of Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) was originally celebrated in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica around 3,000 years ago during August ...
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Podcast Review: The Moth - Pride 2021

Podcast Review: The Moth – Pride 2021

The Moth Podcast is a collection of stories told by a variety of people. It is produced by The Moth ...
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Podcast Review: Bad Women: The Ripper Retold

Podcast Review: Bad Women: The Ripper Retold

The podcast Bad Women: The Ripper Retold is about the victims of the serial killer Jack the Ripper. The host is Hallie ...
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YPL Presents: The Old Croton Aqueduct

YPL Presents: The Old Croton Aqueduct

The Yonkers Public Library and the Yonkers Historical Society are hosting a program called YPL Presents: The Old Croton Aqueduct ...
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NOT on Netflix: The Lost Weekend

NOT on Netflix: The Lost Weekend

1945’s  The Lost Weekend takes a look at the devastating effects of alcoholism, it was almost never released because of ...
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In October, Americans observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month by paying tribute to the work and accomplishments people with disabilities ...
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Banned Books Week 2021 (Sept. 26-Oct. 2)

Banned Books Week 2021 (Sept. 26-Oct. 2)

Banned Books Week (September 26 – October 2, 2021) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held ...
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Band of Brothers Podcast

Band of Brothers Podcast

The Band of Brothers Podcast is a companion to the HBO show Band of Brothers. The host is Roger Bennett, who ...
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Library Adventures with Monarch Butterflies

Library Adventures with Monarch Butterflies

For the third year in a row, Crestwood Library has participated in the Rockefeller Preserve Monarch Butterfly Project. What an ...
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Podcast Review: Hello, Nature

Podcast Review: Hello, Nature

The podcast Hello, Nature is about Misha Euceph’s exploration of U.S. National Parks. She describes what it was like for her ...
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Find a Moment Friday

Find a Moment Friday

Life can be stressful. It’s important that we take a moment to get in tune with ourselves. Andrea Deierlein of ...
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Podcast Review: The Dropout

Podcast Review: The Dropout

The Dropout is about the Silicon Valley startup company Theranos and its creator Elizabeth Holmes. This podcast is created ABC ...
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Disaster Assistance

Disaster Assistance

Governor Kathy Hochul has secured an Emergency Disaster Declaration and a Major Disaster Declaration from President Biden following the devastation ...
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9/11 Remembrance

9/11 Remembrance

On September 11, 2001, 19 Al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against the United States ...
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New Sustainable You: Trees

New Sustainable You: Trees

The New Sustainable You is a Zoom program hosted by the Yonkers Public Library and presented by Crestwood branch staff member ...
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Podcast Review: Shea Station

Podcast Review: Shea Station

Shea Station is a podcast dedicated to The Mets. The hosts are Jolly Olive and former Mets player Jerry Blevins ...
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What's Cooking At YPL This Summer?

What’s Cooking At YPL This Summer?

EASY NO-BAKE RECIPES Let’s face it, no one wants to turn that oven on during the hot summer days.  So, ...
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Books That Rock

Books That Rock

Ever wonder where musicians get their ideas for lyrics? In some cases they get them from books! We’ve compiled a ...
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New Sustainable You: Eco-Conscious Retail

New Sustainable You: Eco-Conscious Retail

Recently the Yonkers Public Library launched a Zoom program, The New Sustainable You, presented by Crestwood branch staff member Jackie ...
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Podcast Review: The Missing Cryptoqueen

Podcast Review: The Missing Cryptoqueen

The podcast The Missing Cryptoqueen is about the disappearance of Dr. Ruja Ignatova, the founder of the cryptocurency OneCoin. The host of ...
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New Sustainable You: Energy Wasters, Recommended Reading

New Sustainable You: Energy Wasters, Recommended Reading

In June, the Yonkers Public Library launched a Zoom program, The New Sustainable You, presented by Crestwood branch staff member ...
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Podcast Review: Murder in Illinois

Podcast Review: Murder in Illinois

The podcast Murder in Illinois is about the Christopher Vaughn case. Vaughn was convicted of murdering his wife and three children. It ...
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Tails and Tales: Summer Reading Program 2021

Tails and Tales: Summer Reading Program 2021

This year the Yonkers Public Library is hosting the Tails and Tales: Summer Reading Program, which runs until September 3. Children, ...
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Histories of Change, Continuity, and Community: Yonkers Episode 5

Histories of Change, Continuity, and Community: Yonkers Episode 5

Histories of Change, Continuity, and Community: Yonkers presents a new episode focused on education and accessibility in Yonkers. This podcast ...
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Histories of Change, Continuity, and Community: Yonkers Episodes 4 & 5

Histories of Change, Continuity, and Community: Yonkers Episodes 4 & 5

Histories of Change, Continuity, and Community: Yonkers presents two new episodes focused on government aid in Yonkers. Welfare and public ...
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Podcast Review: The Financial Confessions

Podcast Review: The Financial Confessions

The Financial Confessions is a podcast about personal finance. Chelsea Fagan is the host. She is a co-founder of the ...
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Histories of Change, Continuity, and Community: Yonkers- Episodes 2 & 3

Histories of Change, Continuity, and Community: Yonkers- Episodes 2 & 3

Histories of Change, Continuity, and Community: Yonkers presents two new episodes focused on local malls. Yonkers, New York is home ...
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Introducing Histories of Change, Continuity, and Community: Yonkers

Introducing Histories of Change, Continuity, and Community: Yonkers

Histories of Change, Continuity, and Community: Yonkers is a podcast series that features stories about local history. Produced by Sarah ...
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The UN General Assembly designated June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day represents one ...
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NY Crime Victims Legal Help

NY Crime Victims Legal Help

If a person is a victim of a crime, NY Crime Victims Legal Help can provide them with legal help ...
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Podcast Review: Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson

Podcast Review: Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson

Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson is a podcast about the LGBTQ+ community. LZ Granderson, the host, is a renowned ...
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Podcast Review: Walk Among Heroes - Ray Lambert (D-Day Veteran)

Podcast Review: Walk Among Heroes – Ray Lambert (D-Day Veteran)

Walk Among Heroes is a podcast where veterans tell their stories. They describe their experiences in combat along with what life ...
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D-Day: June 6, 1944

D-Day: June 6, 1944

On June 6, 1944, known as D-Day, American, English, and Canadian forces landed at Normandy, France. They landed along fifty ...
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Tulsa Race Massacre

Tulsa Race Massacre

May 31st is the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Murder and destruction occurred in the African American district ...
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Brown v. Board of Education Ruling

Brown v. Board of Education Ruling

On May 17, 1954, Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren delivered a ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education case ...
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Amelia Earhart's Solo Flight Across the Atlantic

Amelia Earhart’s Solo Flight Across the Atlantic

On May 20-21, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly nonstop across the Atlantic. She was only the ...
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More Senior Law Day Consultations!

More Senior Law Day Consultations!

The Senior Law Day Collaborative is once again pleased to offer opportunities for free consultations with professional attorneys, geriatric care ...
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The Sinking of The Lusitania

The Sinking of The Lusitania

On May 7, 1915, a German U-boat (submarine) sunk the Lusitania. 1,195 people, including 128 Americans, were killed in this ...
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GIF Image of POOL SPLIT at Riverfront Projection

Riverfront Projection: Extended Through June 4th with New Art!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve extended our partnership with Dave Steck projecting art from the Yonkers Room on the ...
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. It is a month to acknowledge the contributions of Asian Americans ...
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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May, celebrates the victory of Mexican forces over the French army at the ...
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221st Anniversary of the Library of Congress

221st Anniversary of the Library of Congress

April 24th will be the 221st anniversary of the establishment of the Library of Congress. A law passed on April ...
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New Tax Credits for Health Insurance

New Tax Credits for Health Insurance

Federal law has changed, and more tax credits are now available to New Yorkers who buy a health plan through ...
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Podcast Review: The Good Assassins: Hunting the Butcher

Podcast Review: The Good Assassins: Hunting the Butcher

The podcast Good Assassins: Hunting the Butcher is about the hunt for a Nazi. Herbert Cukurs, nicknamed “The Butcher of ...
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Podcast Review: The American Revolution Podcast

Podcast Review: The American Revolution Podcast

The “Shot Heard ’round the World” was fired on April 19, 1775. On this day, American militia engaged British troops ...
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Podcast Review: The Last Night on The Titantic

Podcast Review: The Last Night on The Titantic

April 15th marks the 109th anniversary of the sinking of The Titantic. The Titantic set sail on April 10th, 1912 out of ...
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Podcast Review: Key Battles of the Civil War

Podcast Review: Key Battles of the Civil War

April 9 will mark the 156th anniversary of the American Civil War. The conflict began on April 12, 1861 and ...
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Podcast Review: Talking Yanks

Podcast Review: Talking Yanks

The opening day of baseball is Thursday, April 1. To get excited for it, and more specifically The Yankees, you should ...
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Podcast Review- American History Tellers- The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Podcast Review- American History Tellers- The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

March 26, 2021 is the 110th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. During this horrific event, 146 workers of the ...
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Podcast Review-Antiquitas- The Ides of March

Podcast Review-Antiquitas- The Ides of March

For this week’s podcast review, I have chosen to write about an episode of Antiquitas that examines the Ides of ...
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Podcast Review: The Irish History Show

Podcast Review: The Irish History Show

For Irish-American Heritage Month, I decided to review the Irish History Show podcast. This podcast is hosted by Cathal Brennan ...
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Blog Post Review: The Office Deep Dive

Blog Post Review: The Office Deep Dive

The Office Deep Dive is a perfect podcast for fans The Office. It is hosted by Brian Baumgartner, who plays ...
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African American Oral History Project update

African American Oral History Project update

The Yonkers Public Library African American Oral History project has been running since February 1. The participants have generously shared ...
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Podcast Review: 1619

Podcast Review: 1619

1619 is a podcast series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, journalist and developer of the 1619 Project, New York Times initiative ...
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Vaccine Information

Vaccine Information

Vaccination Sites and Appointments Local New York State-Operated Vaccination Sites Click the link above to finds appointments at New York ...
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Job Search Help

Job Search Help

Are you looking for work?  Get help with your resume and cover letter.  Practice interviewing and get job application assistance.  ...
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Border Cantos

Hudson River Museum Presents: Border Cantos

On Friday, February 12, the Hudson River Museum will open a new exhibition: Border Cantos | Sonic Border: Richard Misrach ...
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What's Cooking at YPL for Black History Month?

What’s Cooking at YPL for Black History Month?

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 3 PM, members of our YPL staff will be teasing your taste buds with ...
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Lunar New Year 2021-Year of the Ox

Lunar New Year 2021-Year of the Ox

The Lunar New Year is a 15-day festival that celebrates the beginning of the lunisolar calendar and is celebrated by ...
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Lincoln's Birthday

Lincoln’s Birthday

We remember the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln on February 12, Lincoln’s Birthday.  The earliest known observances of Lincoln’s Birthday ...
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YPL Reads Together for Black History Month

YPL Reads Together for Black History Month

Join the Yonkers Public Library  community  in reading  together to celebrate the achievements and  history of African Americans during Black ...
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African American Museums in the United States

African American Museums in the United States

For Black History Month, a list has been complied of interesting African American museums throughout the United States. Check the ...
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Our Yonkers Our Youth Our Stories

Our Yonkers Our Youth Our Stories

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre & Civic Engagement presents:  Our Yonkers Our Youth Our Stories with Annie Lanzillotto & Paul Kwame ...
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Black History Month

Black History Month

Happy Black History Month! Black History Month is an annual observance that celebrates achievements by African Americans and recognizes their ...
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African American Oral History Project

African American Oral History Project

To celebrate Black History Month, the Yonkers Public Library is conducting an African American Oral History project. African Americans in ...
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The NY Times Book Review Podcast

The NY Times Book Review Podcast

Hey Everyone! If you are looking for a new book to read, try listening to The Book Review Podcast by ...
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Inauguration Day

Inauguration Day

Inauguration Day is on Wednesday, January 20. President-elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take Oaths of ...
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What's Cooking at YPL?

What’s Cooking at YPL?

Comfort Food! YPL offers fabulous virtual programs:  Book Clubs, Fitness Classes, Storytimes, Writing Workshops, Job Search, Grab and Go Crafts, ...
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Westchester Power program logo

Westchester Power Virtual Information Sessions

Yonkers Public Library (YPL) is pleased to co-sponsor two virtual information sessions with the nonprofit organization Sustainable Westchester about Westchester ...
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New Year's Resolution #4: Learn Another Language

New Year’s Resolution #4: Learn Another Language

One of the most useful things one can do with free public-library resources is to learn a second language! Yonkers ...
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Podcast Review: Career Cloud Radio

Podcast Review: Career Cloud Radio

Hey, everyone! An interesting and informative podcast for those wanting to hear career advice or find a new job is ...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on January 18. On this day, we celebrate the life and birthday of  Dr ...
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New Year's Resolution #1: Read More Books

New Year’s Resolution #1: Read More Books

Happy New Year, Everyone! We are hoping that you will make one of your New Year’s resolutions to read more ...
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Podcast Review: Financial inTuition Podcast

Podcast Review: Financial inTuition Podcast

Hey Everyone! The Financial inTuition Podcast is an educational series created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The podcast features ...
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The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020

The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020

It’s been a long, tough year, but there were also many great books published in 2020 to help us get ...
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Podcast Review:  Consumer Reports 'Talking Cars'

Podcast Review: Consumer Reports ‘Talking Cars’

Hey Everyone! If you are interested in buying a car, the Talking Cars with Consumer Reports podcast may be a ...
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The Great YPL Holiday Bake-Off

The Great YPL Holiday Bake-Off

Third batch…Happy Holidays!!! People Chow (complements of Mary Robison) 1 twelve ounce bag chocolate chips 1⁄2 cup butter (1 stick) ...
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Podcast Review: Floodlines

Podcast Review: Floodlines

Hey, everybody! For this week’s podcast review, I explored the Floodlines series. The host of the podcast is Vann R ...
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Bill of Rights Day

Bill of Rights Day

December 15 is Bill of Rights Day. On this day, the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the ...
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Yonkers Public Library celebrates Computer Science Education Week! (December 7-13)

Yonkers Public Library celebrates Computer Science Education Week! (December 7-13)

As part of Computer Science Education Week, December 7th-13th, YPL will be sharing fun and easy ways to get kids ...
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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd was International Day of Persons with Disabilities, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993.  The ...
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Gift Wrapping Tips

Gift Wrapping Tips

Gift wrapping can be a fun part of your holiday tradition. Don’t wait until the last minute to wrap your ...
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Eviction Support

Eviction Support

For those who have received eviction notices or being threatened with eviction by landlords, there are organizations that you reach ...
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Podcast Review: TED Society & Culture- How I climbed a 3,000 foot vertical cliff--without ropes by Alex Honnold

Podcast Review: TED Society & Culture- How I climbed a 3,000 foot vertical cliff–without ropes by Alex Honnold

Hey Everyone! For this week’s podcast review, I’m reviewing a episode of the TED Society & Culture podcast called How ...
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Senior Law Day Online Consultations

Senior Law Day Online Consultations

The Senior Law Day Collaborative is pleased to make available monthly opportunities for free consultations with professional attorneys, geriatric care ...
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Podcast Review: The West Wing Weekly

Podcast Review: The West Wing Weekly

Hey, everyone! This is the first podcast review in a series that I will be posting on the library blog ...
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Pearl Harbor Remembrance

Pearl Harbor Remembrance

On December 7, 1941, at 7:48 AM,  Japanese naval forces attacked the United States base at Pearl Harbor. This resulted ...
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Pat Quinn

A Reading List Tribute to Pat Quinn

Yonkers Public Library (YPL) is saddened to learn of the death of Yonkers native Pat Quinn at age 37.  Pat ...
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YoFiFest 2020: Indie Films on Kanopy & Hoopla

YoFiFest 2020: Indie Films on Kanopy & Hoopla

I’m Phil, a librarian at the Crestwood branch. This month is the eighth annual YoFiFest, which will host 142 films ...
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Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. During this month, there is an emphasis on the disease and those are effected by ...
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YoFiFest 2020: Documentaries on Kanopy

YoFiFest 2020: Documentaries on Kanopy

This month is the eighth annual YoFiFest, which hosts 142 films to stream online until November 22nd. To learn more ...
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Museum Passes, Art Galleries, and Your Health

Museum Passes, Art Galleries, and Your Health

Museums and Art Galleries May Contribute to a Longer Life! We’ve always thought that visiting museums and art galleries could ...
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Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Dominick Cerone was a World War One veteran who earned a silver star for gallantry during the war. This image ...
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YoFiFest 2020 Reading List

YoFiFest 2020 Reading List

I’m Phil, a librarian at the Crestwood branch. This month is the eighth annual YoFiFest, which will host 142 films ...
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Puerto Rican Heritage Month

Puerto Rican Heritage Month

November is Puerto Rican Heritage Month. During this month, we recognize, honor and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Puerto ...
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Historical Romance Books

Historical Romance Books

For anyone interested in historical romance books, we have put together a list of novels you will enjoy. All of ...
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Halloween: Listening, Reading and Watching

Halloween: Listening, Reading and Watching

In the spirit of Halloween, we have complied a list of books, movies, and even CDs with a horror theme ...
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Italian American Heritage Month

Italian American Heritage Month

October is Italian American Heritage Month. During this month, achievements and contributions of Italian Americans are recognized. To help celebrate ...
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Help with Navigating the College Process

Help with Navigating the College Process

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – 6:30 PM via Zoom Lyde Sizer, of Sarah Lawrence College, will offer tips and tricks ...
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The “It” Bag, 2020, Acrylic on canvas

Riverfront Art Gallery Opening Reception: “From New York to Amman: The Lifeworks of Fares Rizk”

On Saturday, October 3rd from 1-4:30 PM, the Riverfront Art Gallery (located on the fourth floor of the Riverfront Library) ...
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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (September 27 – October 3, 2020) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during ...
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Yonkers Public Library (YPL) is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). The Hispanic community is essential to ...
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Local history resources at YPL

Local history resources at YPL

YPL loves local history! We offer resources for you to learn about your community’s past and discover your own family ...
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Ervin Saunders, 1848-1909

Ervin Saunders, 1848-1909

Ervin Saunders, Herald Statesman, 27 June 1938 Ervin Saunders, who was born on April 3, 1848, was one of the ...
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Charles A. Leale, 1842-1932

Charles A. Leale, 1842-1932

Dr. Charles Augustus Leale, M.D. (March 26, 1842 – June 13, 1932), image courtesy of Wikipedia Not a resident of ...
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William L. Heermance, 1837-1903

William L. Heermance, 1837-1903

William L. Heermance, 1837-1903 The Congressional Medal of Honor has been awarded to one, and only one, Yonkers resident, Colonel ...
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Rev. Albert A. Lings, 1844-1915

Rev. Albert A. Lings, 1844-1915

Clergymen of Yonkers, from Charles Allison’s History of Yonkers, 1896. Born in the German duchy of Baden, but brought to ...
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Charles E. Gorton, 1845-1922

Charles E. Gorton, 1845-1922

Charles Eugene Gorton died on June 5, 1922, after a career of 50 years’ service to the Yonkers public schools, ...
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Thomas Ewing, Jr., 1829-1896

Thomas Ewing, Jr., 1829-1896

Thomas Ewing, Jr., 1829-1896 Thomas Ewing, Jr., who among his many other civic services served for a time on the ...
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Rt. Rev. James E. Freeman, 1866-1943

Rt. Rev. James E. Freeman, 1866-1943

Rt. Rev. James E. Freeman 1866-1943, third bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C. The funeral for the Right ...
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Thomas C. Cornell, 1819-1894

Thomas C. Cornell, 1819-1894

Thomas Clapp Cornell, after whom a Yonkers public school is named, came to Yonkers as a young man of 28 ...
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Rev. Charles E. Allison, 1847-1908

Rev. Charles E. Allison, 1847-1908

Author of a history of Yonkers that is still—almost 125 years after its publication—an indispensable resource for local historical research, ...
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Grants, eBooks and Other Resources

Grants, eBooks and Other Resources

Foundation Directory Online Professional is Candid’s premier searchable database for nonprofits with a 501c3 status.  It contains records for thousands ...
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Thomas Cole (American, 1801-1848). Scene from “The Last of the Mohicans,” Cora Kneeling at the Feet of Tamenund.

Landscape Art and Virtual Travel

Image citation: Scene from “The Last of the Mohicans,” Cora Kneeling at the Feet of Tamenund. Thomas Cole, 1827. Beginning ...
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Food Resources for all Westchester Residents

Food Resources for all Westchester Residents

Please see below for upcoming mobile food pantries in Westchester County, followed by a list of food pantries and hot ...
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Celebrating the Centennial of Women's Right to Vote!

Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote!

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States ...
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Westchester County Creates Program To Help Local Restaurants Who Are In Need During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Westchester County Creates Program To Help Local Restaurants Who Are In Need During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Community Table Partnership Program Awards 17 Grants to Nonprofits serving 21 Communities Recognizing that the restaurant industry is both a ...
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NY State of Health Is Here For You

NY State of Health Is Here For You

During these challenging times, NY State of Health, New York’s official health plan marketplace, remains committed to ensuring access to ...
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SPOTLIGHT: CENSUS 2020 : MAKE US COUNT

SPOTLIGHT: CENSUS 2020 : MAKE US COUNT

April 1, 2020, is Census Day. Data from the Census will be used for the next ten years for many ...
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Rent Relief in NY State

Rent Relief in NY State

To help people who are struggling to pay their rent, the New York State government has established an emergency rental ...
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Food Assistance Bulletin Board

Food Assistance Bulletin Board

We want to ensure that none of our neighbors go hungry. The following are food resources in our community. Westchester ...
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July 4, 1776

July 4, 1776

July 4, 1776 is often thought of as the day that the Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain. In ...
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About Pandemic-EBT

About Pandemic-EBT

Pandemic-EBT is a new crisis response nutrition program activated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide ...
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Coming of Age

Coming of Age

Coming of age is a young person’s transition from childhood to adulthood. This transitional period varies between cultures, societies and ...
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LGBTQ Pride Reading List

LGBTQ Pride Reading List

LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated in June to honor the Stonewall Uprising, which occurred from June 28, 1969 to July ...
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Happy Juneteenth!

Happy Juneteenth!

Juneteenth is the commemoration of the official ending of slavery in the United States. Though the Emancipation Proclamation was announced ...
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Know Your Rights!

Know Your Rights!

You have the right to protest. The right to join your fellow citizens in peaceful assembly and to express your ...
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Black Lives Matter Reading List

Black Lives Matter Reading List

To provide context to the recent civil unrest, the Yonkers Public Library has complied a list of books about the ...
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One Way Pen Pal Program for Children and Teens

One Way Pen Pal Program for Children and Teens

YONKERS, NY – May 19, 2020: With the issuance of the “New York State on PAUSE” stay-at-home coronavirus order, the Yonkers ...
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Free Distance Learning Adult Education Classes

Yonkers Public Schools’ (YPS) Pathways to Success is offering free distance learning programs, including: High School Diploma preparation English for ...
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Learning to Run

Learning to Run

Hello, everyone! With so many places closed, there are few places where you can exercise besides a walk down your ...
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Removing Safety Gloves

Removing Safety Gloves

Hello, everyone! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many people are wearing latex gloves to protect themselves and others from getting ...
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Latest Updates Regarding COVID-19 & Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs

Latest Updates Regarding COVID-19 & Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs

Nationwide Waivers Extended for Non-Congregate Meal Distribution  The federal Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended several nationwide waivers to allow ...
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Thank You Essential Workers!

Thank You Essential Workers!

Yonkers Public Library Is Thankful for Essential Workers!  There are no words to express our appreciation and gratitude for what ...
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Yonkers Essential Services For Seniors

Yonkers Essential Services For Seniors

Last updated May 15, 2020. During the COVID-19 outbreak, services for older adults – who are thought to be more ...
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) For Parents

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) For Parents

Stress and Coping  Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents ...
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Making History in Real Time

Making History in Real Time

Our lives have been immeasurably changed by the COVID-19 pandemic we’re all experiencing right now. Yonkers Public Library (YPL) is ...
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Free Tele-Support Group for Adults with Vision Loss

Free Tele-Support Group for Adults with Vision Loss

Living with vision loss is challenging, but you don’t have to face it alone! The Lighthouse Guild is now operating ...
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Gale Courses for Job Readiness and College Readiness

Gale Courses for Job Readiness and College Readiness

Get your certificate of completion and show professionals that you are self-learning your way to success! Also, get ready for ...
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Medicaid Redesign

Medicaid Redesign

Last month, the New York State Legislature passed a budget which includes new Medicaid rules, scheduled to take effect October ...
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#BeTheDifference for the Teens in Our Lives During COVID-19

#BeTheDifference for the Teens in Our Lives During COVID-19

Teen Tips to Cope during COVID-19 By Rubina Kapil on April 21, 2020 When our world changes quickly and suddenly ...
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Services and Resources for Children and Families

Services and Resources for Children and Families

Last updated: May 7, 2020  Yonkers Public Schools is providing FREE Grab ‘N’ Go breakfast and lunch to all children ...
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Mental Health Services

Mental Health Services

For anyone suffering from mental health issues, you are not alone. There are several places to which you can reach ...
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Legal Resources in Westchester County

Legal Resources in Westchester County

Last updated: May 5, 2020 Last week, the New York State court system continued to expand the operations of its ...
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Tech Tips

Tech Tips

Do you have a technology question? We just might have answered it already!  Here at YPL, our Information Technology department ...
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Yonkers Historic Sites

Yonkers Historic Sites

Hey everyone! This is Michael from the Will Library. As you know, Yonkers has a rich and interesting history. There ...
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Civil Service Exam Preparation

Civil Service Exam Preparation

Are you studying for a civil service exam? There are books and booklets online to help you prepare for the ...
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Navigating the College Applications Process After Covid-19

Navigating the College Applications Process After Covid-19

It is no secret that we are facing difficult times and most of our usual routines will be changing.  The ...
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Make your mask!

Make your mask!

As of Friday, April 17, 2020, New Yorkers must wear face coverings when social distancing is not possible, including while on public ...
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Find Your Lost Money

Find Your Lost Money

Did you forget to cash a dividend check?  Does a company owe you a refund? Should you be getting back ...
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Information about Health Insurance during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Information about Health Insurance during the COVID-19 Outbreak

This is an ongoing post that will be regularly updated. Last updated: April 14th The COVID-19 outbreak is prompting many ...
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Suggested Podcasts

Suggested Podcasts

What Is a Podcast? Podcasts are an exciting new format for information and entertainment, rather like radio broadcasts available for ...
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Job Readiness Resources for Yonkers Residents

Job Readiness Resources for Yonkers Residents

This is an ongoing post that will be regularly updated. Last updated: April 8th Whether you are newly unemployed and ...
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Storytime with Miss Aili

Storytime with Miss Aili

Hi! I’m Miss Aili from the Children’s Department at the Will Branch. I love doing storytime when I’m at the ...
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Assyrian American Oral History Project

Assyrian American Oral History Project

Hello, everyone! I hope everyone is safe and well! This is Michael from the Will Library. I have begun an ...
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Borrowing Ebooks with Your Kindle

Borrowing Ebooks with Your Kindle

The eBook is the first new reading format since Gutenberg’s invention of movable-type printing, and almost as revolutionary. Your public library ...
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Fitness at Home

Fitness at Home

Good day! My name is Aurora and I work at the Yonkers Public Library Will Branch. I love working out ...
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Staff recommendations: VERY foreign travel

Staff recommendations: VERY foreign travel

Hello again from Nina, reference librarian with a strange frame of reference, offering some more suggestions for especially adventurous readers! ...
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Baseball watching, listening, and reading recommendations

Baseball watching, listening, and reading recommendations

This is Michael from the Will Library. For anyone who is missing baseball, I have provided a list of e-books, ...
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Staff recommendations: Days of Steam

Staff recommendations: Days of Steam

Hello to the whole Yonkers cyber-community! My name is Nina, and I’m a reference librarian and unofficial sci-fi geek at ...
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Download eBooks and eAudiobooks with Libby!

While our library buildings are closed, we can’t loan our beloved print and multimedia collections. However, we can provide you ...
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American Civil War Reading List

American Civil War Reading List

Hey Everybody! This is Michael from the Reference Department at the Will Library. I’m a huge Civil War history buff! ...
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Hoopla Film Recommendation: Two Lovers

Hoopla Film Recommendation: Two Lovers

Hi again; this is Biagio from the Yonkers Public Library’s Will branch, and here is a film that I recommend ...
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Kanopy Film Recommendation: Mademoiselle Chambon

Kanopy Film Recommendation: Mademoiselle Chambon

Hi, this is Biagio from the Yonkers Public Library’s Will branch, and here is a film that I recommend you ...
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Fighting misinformation around COVID-19

Fighting misinformation around COVID-19

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads rapidly across the globe, another viral threat follows it: misinformation. Many people are using the panic ...
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YA Books Adapted For Film and Television

YA Books Adapted For Film and Television

Seen the movie? Want to find out if the book was better? Check out these eBooks and eAudiobooks from our ...
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Virtual Programs @ Your Library

Virtual Programs @ Your Library

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programs! YPL is now adding virtual online programs for you to view ...
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Online Video Tutorials

Online Video Tutorials

Not sure how to register for our Hoopla service?  Want to learn how to use Microsoft Office?  Need help answering ...
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