Behind the Covers: Into the Stacks

From the knowledge powerhouse that brought you the annual Irvington Spelling Bee comes “Behind the Covers and Into the Stacks,” a new literary scavenger hunt! At this fundraiser, you’ll join teams named after famous fictional detectives and hunt for the books indicated in our clues. The first team to solve all their clues wins!

But even better than some friendly competition..we have food! Irvington’s famed eateries have joined together to bring you some delicious hors d’oeuvres and lead you on a culinary journey from Astor Street to Broadway. (All while in the library, of course.) My Sherry & More + Captain Lawrence are also providing drinks.

And finally, we’ve put together some amazing silent auction baskets with gift certificates to some of your favorite spots in town; Yoga Works, Salon Biagio, Dody Chang Acupuncture, Red Hat, and many more!

Ready to join in the fun?

Ticket Price: $50 per person

Ticket price includes food, drinks, participation in our literary scavenger hunt, and a night of fun!  In addition, all proceeds support the Irvington Public Library.

IMPORTANT: When purchasing a ticket, please write in the “comments” section that your payment is for “Behind the Covers” so we know it isn’t a regular donation!

The Friends will e-mail you your ticket(s) to the e-mail address you provide within 48-72 hours of purchase.

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The Stiff in the Stacks: Best Laid Plans

Thank you to all who came to our event! We hope you had as much fun as we did setting it up! 

Support the Irvington Public Library and join us for an exciting night of food, drinks, and mystery. Our theme for this murder mystery night is “Old Hollywood, Murder on the Estate.”


Come to the quintessential whodunit thriller at the estate of Sir Warren Peace and get thrown into a night of mystery, intrigue, and murder you will never forget. With a killer crowd of people just waiting for murder to arrive on the scene, this night will keep everyone looking over their shoulder and guessing who the next victim will be! Bribe suspects for clues and gather information to uncover the unhinged guest who is whacking all the invitees, but be careful, you could be next!

Ticket price is $50 per person and includes light appetizers, dessert, drinks and a night of intrigue! 

Proceeds from this event support the Irvington Public Library.


Free Museum Passes

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 conditions 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.

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT

Boscobel House, 1601 Route 9D (Bear Mountain Highway) in Garrison, NY

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)

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

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

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

The Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St, Katonah, NY

The Museum of the Moving Image36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY 

The New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street

The New York Hall of Science, in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.

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

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

Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave, Norwalk, CT

Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills, NY

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