Thanks to all who came for our first “Stiff in the Stacks!” We hope you had as much fun as we did planning the event.
On April 1st, 2017, we held an Old Hollywood murder mystery fundraiser in the library titled “The Stiff in the Stacks: Best Laid Plans.” Participants mingled & munched on appetizers provided by local restaurants as they worked to uncover the culprit of the mysterious murders occurring at Sir Warren Peace’s estate. Check out the photos below to see the fun!
Photos by Eve Prime of Poppy Studio
It’s that time of year again! Join us in October for our beloved Fall sale. The sale will feature thousands of gently used books, including rare, vintage and quirky books.
Thursday October 19th– 2 p.m to 9 p.m
Friday October 20th– 10 a.m to 5 p.m
Saturday October 21st– 10 a.m to 4 p.m
For further details, see our Book Sale Page.
* Please note that we are not taking further book donations for the sale until November*
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.
Photos by H&H Photograpy
the winning team
of the 10th Annual Spelling Bee!
The Winning Word was: ‘pogonip‘
`pog-uh-nip,” a dense winter fog containing ice particles”, n, Shoshone
Please note that we are not accepting book donations until November. We are at max capacity (hooray!) for our next book sale.
The Irvington Public Library appreciates donations of used books and audio-visual materials. Books which fulfill the requirements of the library’s acquisitions policy may be added to its holdings. Those not accepted for the collection may be sold, with the proceeds going directly to the library. Materials which are not sold may be donated to other non-profit organizations.
Before bringing any books to the library, please read the following guidelines carefully. If you have any questions, send an email to the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org (please do not phone the library — thanks!)
We welcome all the following:
- Hardcover fiction and nonfiction
- Trade paperbacks
- Mass-market paperbacks (“pocketbook” format)
- Reference books
- Specialized periodicals
- Children’s Books – all formats, including board books
- DVDs, Audio Books, Music CDs, LP
Please… be thoughtful and DO NOT bring us
- Water damaged, mildewed, or soiled books
- Books with missing covers or broken spines
- Out-of-date computer books and instruction manuals
You may bring your donation to the front desk of the library any time the library is open. Books must not be left outside the library, in the vestibule, or in the book drop.
Space and manpower at the library is limited, so if you wish to donate more than two cartons of books, please contact us beforehand so we can arrange to receive them.
Congratulations to winners Ken Rubin, Tim Levin, and Steph Chou of Bespoke Education, to the runners-up Michèle Cella, Jonathan Silverman, and Erik Weiselberg of Irvington High School, and to all the intrepid spellers who showed extraordinary grace under fire and unflagging good humor.
Thank you to all who contributed their many skills and talents – enunciator, judges, scorekeeper, performers, and technicians – to make the evening so entertaining.
And thanks, of course, to the generous volunteers, sponsors and advertisers who showed their support for the Irvington Public Library and made this 9th Bee possible.
THE WINNING WORD: Triskaidekaphobia
THE WINNING TEAM: Bee-Spoke
Photos by Staton Rabin
THANK YOU TO ALL THE INTREPID SPELLERS who made THE 8TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY-WIDE SPELLING BEE such a tremendous success!
You all showed extraordinary grace under fire and unflagging good humor.
Congratulations to the Wordly Women whose truly impressive orthographic proficiency won them the trophy for the fourth time!
Thank you to all who contributed their many skills and talents – enunciator, judges, scorekeepers, musicians, dancers, and technicians – to make the evening so entertaining.
And thanks, of course, to the generous sponsors and advertisers who showed their support for the Irvington Public Library and made this 8th Bee possible.
The Winning Word
The Winning Team
The winning word: Agglutinate
The winning team: Other Wordly Women
Photos courtesy of Poppy Studio
The winning word: SKEUOMORPH
The winning team: SPELLBINDERS OF DOWNINGWOOD
Read all about it at The Daily Tarrytown.
Many, many thanks go to our generous sponsors, intrepid spellers, and tireless volunteers!
The winning word: Ailurophobia
The winning team: Spellbinders of Downingwood
Many opportunities exist to contribute some time to our cause on a regular, sporadic, or even once-a-year basis. We’re especially seeking people with
- children in the Irvington schools
- connections with the PTSA, IEF, Chamber of Commerce, or other community groups
- physical strength
- graphic art skills
- computer, database, or web skills
- literary/publishing connections
- experience selling on Amazon or eBay
- experience fund-raising
- public relations or marketing experience
- legal or financial expertise
…but we welcome anyone and everyone who’d like to participate in our activities in any way at all. The best way to get in touch with us is by email: email@example.com
Hear what Paula Poundstone has to say about becoming a Friend of the Library…then decide on an amount that’s right for you:
…or mail your check to:
Friends of the Irvington Library
12 South Astor Street
Irvington, NY 10533
Please feel free to write to us at
Messages concerning the Spelling Bee should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need information about the annual book sale, or have a question about donating books, please write to
The winning word: Ageusia
The winning team: B Train