Flash Fiction! Micro Fiction! Micro Narrative! Micro-Story! PostCard Fiction! Short Short! Short Short Story! Sudden Fiction! ... Call it what you will, it's the trending literary form. The Friends invites children, teens and adults to try their hand at it this summer.

Write a short short story (250 words or less) starting with the words “The doors of the Irvington Library parted and...”

Submit it to us by September 8th for the chance to win a gift certificate to The Curious-on-Hudson Bookstore in Dobbs Ferry and tickets to the 9th Annual Community-Wide Spelling Bee.

Get the details and entry forms here.

Visit Museums for Free

The Friends of the Library has arranged for Irvington Public Library card holders to have access to free passes to a select group of museums in New York City, Westchester, and beyond. Each museum has its own terms and condtions regarding these passes, so check the library website for more information. A limited number of passes is available at any one time, so contact the reference librarian to reserve yours.

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
Current shows include City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection with over 150 works on canvas and other media, along with photographs of graffiti writing long erased from subways and buildings.
Gilded New York explores the city’s visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street)

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86 W 46th St and 12th Ave

The New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street
Now showing: "Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans" celebrating Madeline's 75th anniversary with more than 90 pieces of art.

The New York Hall of Science, in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.
The Hall mainly focuses on education for children ages 1–17, with more than 450 interactive displays that explain science and demystify the world. In addition to 100,000 square-feet of indoor exhibition space, there is an outdoor Science Playground and Rocket Park, where you can not only get an up-close view at vintage Atlas and Titan rockets, but also experience a nine-hole miniature golf course that shows how mini-golf really is rocket science.

The Neuberger Museum of Art, 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY

The Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY

The Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St, Katonah, NY
On view now: Iceland: Artists Respond to Place,focusing on the rich and complex relationship of contemporary Icelandic artists to the singular geography of their island nation, showcases twelve artists whose works cover a broad range of formal approaches and media, including painting, photography, sculpture, site-specific wall-drawings, and video installation.

The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr, Greenwich, CT
Not to be missed: Being, Nothingness and Much, Much More: Roz Chast, Beyond the New Yorker presents approximately 30 works by the well known cartoonist, including many examples of her iconic work from The New Yorker magazine, as well as prints and drawings from other projects. Also on display: tapestries and painted eggs in the pysanky tradition decorated with the artist’s signature images.

The Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk, 10 N Water St, Norwalk, CT

Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY


The Friends of the Irvington Library was established in 1964 to support and promote the
Irvington Public Library and the cultural interests of the people living in and near the village of Irvington.

It has since grown to be a full-fledged not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation.

In addition to providing funds for all children's activites, teen and adult programs,
and the acquisition of CD's, DVD's, audiobooks and equipment, the Friends is a crucial advocacy group
fighting to maintain the library's current level of service during these tough fiscal times.

You can become a Friend of the Library by making your tax-deductible contribution right now.

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Individual membership: $15
Family: $25
Supporting: $50-$99
Patron: $100-$249
Benefactor: $250-$1,000