9th Annual Spelling Bee

Back by popular demand and celebrating its ninth year!

7 P.M.

The Bee has become a favorite community-wide event, featuring teams composed of friends and neighbors from all walks of life representing their neighborhoods, schools, churches, organizations, employers, or just themselves. Moderated by Jon Scott and judged by local "dignitaries" the evening also includes live music, entertainment and refreshments. This event usually sells out, so order tickets now! All proceeds go to support the Irvington Public Library.

Tickets are only $10! Purchase them online at Irvington Town Hall Theater.
As per ITHT policy, tickets purchased at the door will cost an extra $3.00.

1964 - 2014

Help the Friends of the Irvington Library celebrate its 50th anniversary!

From 17 members in 1964 to over 400 members today, the Friends has grown to be a full-fledged, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Did you know that it is your membership dues that pay for all the children's activities – from weekly story hours to summer-long reading programs – as well as for all the teen and adult programming? Did you know that all non-print media (and some of the books) are paid for with funds donated by the Friends?

Join now -- or renew your membership -- so our library may continue to provide the services we depend on.

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

If you prefer to pay by check you can mail it to the Friends of the Irvington Library, 12 South Astor Street, Irvington, NY 10533


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)
Through January 19th: Mac Conner: A New York Life, the New York saga of one of the original "Mad Men."
The exhibition presents Conner’s hand-painted illustrations for advertising campaigns and women’s magazines like Redbook and McCall’s, made during the years after World War II when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture.
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
Through February 8: The Works: Salon Style at the New-York Historical Society
This installation displays numerous gems from the New-York Historical Society's permanent collection showcasing the depth and range of its holdings. Everything from self-portraits of Asher Durand to Hudson River School landscapes to religious and history paintings will be on view, in close proximity that unites these typically separate styles.

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. On view now:
When Modern was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection
Built mainly between the early 1940s and the 1960s, The Roy R. Neuberger Collection reveals the perceptive and passionate interests of one of the twentieth-century’s most important collectors of contemporary American art. The Collection is strongest in works that document the evolution of modernism in the visual arts of North America. Now the cornerstone of the Neuberger Museum of Art, the collection totals more than 850 objects, and remains among the finest personal art collections in a public institution in the United States. (Through December 25)
Key Frames: Contemporary Artists' Animation, presenting a view of diverse animation techniques and styles from around the world. Sometimes metaphorical narrative, sometimes abstract or magical flights from reality, these productions present animation’s ability to create an original, unique world of movement and sound. Please note that some adults might wish to preview material in this exhibition before sharing it with children. (Through January 11)

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

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

The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr, Greenwich, CT
September 20, 2014 - April 12, 2015: Northern Baroque Splendor
The Hohenbuchau Collection in Vienna is one of the largest and most varied collections of Northern Baroque art assembled in recent years and is now on long-term loan as part of a larger exhibition, "Liechtenstein, the Princely Collections, Vienna". The selective showing at the Bruce Museum is the inaugural venue in the U.S. before it travels to Cincinnati. Primarily comprised of Dutch and Flemish seventeenth-century paintings, it exhibits all the naturalism, visual probity and technical brilliance for which those schools are famous. While many modern collections of Old Masters specialize in a single style or subject matter, the Hohenbuchau Collection is admirable for offering examples of virtually all the genres produced by Lowland artists; the collection is distinguished for the many quality individual paintings executed by more than one artist, working in collaboration.

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

Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave, Norwalk, CT
A hands-on children's museum for ages 10 and under offering engaging and educational exhibits and experiences that give children, families and educators a place to discover, learn and grow.

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