Riverfront Library and Crestwood Library will reopen Monday, March 8. We plan to reopen Will Library on Wednesday, March 10. For more information visit ypl.org/update.

Readers Theater: Bell, Book & Candle

On Thursdays, January 28 and February 4, YPL’s Adult Readers Theater will shine the spotlight on Bell, Book, and Candle, a comedy by John Van Druten.

The play focuses on Gillian, a 27-year-old witch living in Manhattan who is attracted to her neighbor, Shepherd, a book publisher. When Gillian casts a spell on Shepherd, comedy ensues. The original 1950 Broadway production, which featured Rex Harrison and Lilli Palmer, was a huge success and spawned a well-known 1958 film starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Jack Lemmon. The play also influenced the popular 1960s TV series Bewitched.

Join us via videoconference or conference call to play a character in (or simply listen to) Bell, Book and Candle. This is a fun way to gather together — no lines to memorize, no acting experience necessary. For more information, contact Phil at 914-779-3774.

Thursdays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 7:00- 8:30 PM

Meeting via ZOOM:    https://zoom.us/j/322193159 or call 1-929-205-6099 

Previous readings (via ZOOM):

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Sherlock Holmes by William Gillette

The Bat by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood

Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon

Italian American Reconciliation by John Patrick Shanley

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie

The Bear by Anton Chekhov

Mere Mortals by David Ives