CORRECTION: This article has been modified from its original version to correct the information for Coffee and Conversation with Barbara Davis. The subject of the event will be anniversaries in New Rochelle over the years, not famous women of New Rochelle. The previous information was incorrectly supplied to Patch.
Get ready for the week ahead by checking out a few of the items from the Patch Events calendar:
Job Club, Tuesday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains, NY. Career Counselors Ginny Ruder and Rose Macom will lead an ongoing weekly job club. The discussion topics may include writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for an interview, using the Internet and social media together with the Library's resources to conduct a job search, and tips on developing a strong professional network. While it's recommended you attend as often as possible, you are welcome to come when you're able. Each session will include time to ask questions and share ideas with the group and career counselor. For more information, call 914-422-1480.
WLS Spanish Language Book Fair, Tuesday, March 12, 12 p.m. White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains, NY. Westchester Library System presents the 3rd Annual Spanish Book Fair featuring Spanish-language book vendors (the public may purchase books from 5-6 p.m.), community organizations, local food tasting while supplies last, a poetry reading at 3:00 p.m., a Latin dance performance at 4:00 p.m., and free raffles. RSVP to Nancy Coradin at 914-231-3259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soul Food Junkies Screening and Discussion, Thursday, March 14, 5:30 p.m. Donnelly Theater, Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Yonkers, NY. In his film Soul Food Junkies, Byron Hurt explores the health advantages and disadvantages of the quintessential American cuisine. A discussion and Q&A with director Byron Hurt will follow. For more information, call 914-395-2412.
Winter Lecture Series: Kim Todd on Sibylla Merian, Thursday, March 14, 7:30 p.m. Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Rd., Bronx, NY. Cost: $10. Award-winning author Kim Todd’s book Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis restores Merian to her rightful place in the history of science, taking us from golden-age Amsterdam to the Surinam tropics to modern laboratories where Merian’s insights fuel new approaches to both ecology and genetics. Join us for a fascinating talk and look at the life and artwork of this amazing woman. Registration requested. For more information, call 718-885-1461.
Coffee and Conversation with Barbara Davis, Friday, March 15, 9:30 a.m. New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY. The League of Women Voters March 15 session of “Coffee and Conversation” at the New Rochelle Public Library, will allow participants to join New Rochelle’s 325th Anniversary, as city historian Barbara Davis presents an illustrated slide show describing the unique and the monumental anniversaries the community through the years. From the “Largest Parade EVER”, to oddities such as the “fatt calfe” ceremony, New Rochelleans have reveled in their city’s birthdays unlike any other municipality. Ms. Davis will highlight many of these observances, while also providing a fascinating glimpse into New Rochelle’s past century. Come with your questions and comments. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. For further information call 632-7878.