So Much is Happening at the Pelham Public Library

Adult Summer Reading Bingo Winner is Brittney Mothner!

Brittney is now the proud owner of a new Kindle! Congrats on the great work! Brittney says she used to listen to a lot of audiobooks while driving her son to school. Now that he takes the bus, the summer reading bingo game was a good way to keep reading, and to get some variety! She loves Victorian novels and read Twelfth because of her child – they both needed/wanted a book about summer camp! What a great idea!


Crafty Adults: Oak Leaf and Acorn Brooches

Monday, November 7, 7:30-8:30pm

Crafty Adults is back to the Library in-person with Sara Mallach! This month, they will be making oak leaf and acorn brooches. All materials will be provided. This event will take place in-person at the Library, and registration is required. Sign up early, as space and supplies are limited. Visit to reserve your spot.


The Tuskegee Airmen

Thursday, November 10, 7-8pm

The Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces, were subjected to discrimination both within and outside of the army. Join us to celebrate Veteran’s Day, and to learn more about this group of black men, who proved they could take down enemy aircraft and racial barriers at home. This program will take place on Zoom, and registration is required. Visit


Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks: The Grandmasters of American Comedy

Thursday, November 17, 7-8pm

This zoom presentation by Brian Rose will examine Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks’ extraordinary achievements, beginning with their work together on Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows” and their creation of the 2000 Year Old Man, to their individual accomplishments as writers, directors, and performers. To learn more and to register visit


Author Talk with Margie McCartney

Monday, November 28, 7-8pm

Local author Margie McCartney will be at the Library reading the first chapter of her book, And Then… Networking Lessons from an Extraordinary Life Still in Progress. She will also be selling signed copies of the book at a discounted rate. Registration is suggested and can be done here.


Tibetan Sound Healing

Wednesday, November 30, 4-5pm

Enjoy the healing power of Tibetan Sound Healing with instructor Roberta Brown Brugo. This program will take place on Zoom. To learn more about Roberta and to register, visit


“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli with the New-York Historical Society

Thursday, December 1, 7-8pm

This Zoom presentation explores how Jewish immigrants, mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, imported and adapted traditions to create a uniquely American restaurant and reveals how Jewish delicatessens became a cornerstone of American food culture. To learn more and register, visit


Station to Station: Ed Hotchkiss Author Talk at the Library

Tuesday, December 6, 7-8:30pm

Ed Hotchkiss spent decades photographing the people of New York’s subways. His recently published book of photography was all done while Ed was a resident of Pelham and commuting to NYC for work in the financial services industry. Ed is a former Mayor and Trustee of the Village of Pelham. After his talk at the library, autographed copies will be available for sale. Registration is not required. To learn more visit


Adult Book Clubs-Now Hybrid!

The 2nd-Friday Book Club will meet on Friday, November 11 at 10:30am to discuss All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan and on Friday, January 13 at 10:30am to discuss Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour by Lynne Olson. Both book clubs will be taking a break for the month of December but will be back in January. Book Clubs are currently meeting both at the Library and on Zoom in a hybrid format. This is subject to change. Check the library website for any changes.


So, Let’s Sew!

The machine sewing classes with Solange Bitol Hansen have been super popular! 

Thursday November 10, 5-6:30pm: Ages 8 & up 

Friday November 11,

12:30-2pm: Ages 6-8 

3-4:30pm: Ages 8 & up 

5-6:30pm: Ages 5-6 (with grown up) 

Thursday November 17, 5-6:30pm: Ages 6-8 

Visit for more information and to register.


Jewelry-making with Aribah

Saturday, November 5, 1-2pm

Volunteer Aribah Zaidi is back with her popular jewelry-making program for kids ages 5 and up! This time, we’ll be making fun fall jewelry. This event will take place in person at the Library, and walk-ins are welcome!