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New Rochelle Library Hosts Feb. Workshops, Book Sale

The New Rochelle Public Library will host workshops, a book sale and an artist reception this month.
The New Rochelle Public Library will host workshops, a book sale and an artist reception this month. Photo Credit: File

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The New Rochelle Public Library will be hosting workshops, a book sale and an artist reception during February.

Family Reading Workshops: Exploring African-American Traditions & Experiences through Picture Books

Wednesdays, Feb. 11 and 25, at 6:15 p.m.

Vicki Rashbaum, a social worker at Barnard School, will lead the exploration of children's books created by African-American artists and/or illustrators. Many of these books come from a deep-rooted heritage of storytelling; some transmit themes such as the importance of family, elders and strong sibling relationships; and others relate enduring traditions that traveled from the South to the North with the Great Migration nearly 100 years ago. Sessions for parents and adults will take place in the library's meeting room, while children ages pre-K through grade five only will be engaged in related, supervised activities in the Children's Room. This workshop is free. Space is limited, and registration is necessary. Call 914-813-3706 to register.

Friends of New Rochelle Public Library Big Book Sale

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

A selection of hardcover and paperback books, gift books, DVDs and other quality used materials will be available at the Big Book Sale.

Artist Talk and Reception: James Ransome

Sunday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m.

On the opening day of his exhibit, "Folks: Picture Book Paintings by James E. Ransome," the artist will discuss his career, his work and collaborations with his wife, author Lesa Cline-Ransome. Ransome was named one of 75 "authors and illustrators everyone should know" by The Children's Book Council. He has won numerous awards, including the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and the NAACP Image Award for Illustration. A selection of his books will be available for purchase and signing. The reception is free.

The New Rochelle Public Library is at 1 Library Plaza.

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