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January 2017

Gail Carson Levine

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Come and meet Newbery Honor Book author, Gail Carson Levine. You know her as the author of Ella Enchanted, Dave at Night, Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly, and numerous other titles for many ages. Find out what motivates, inspires, awes and intrigues her! This annual meeting of the Katonah Village Library and the Katonah Village Improvement Society will begin with refreshments and mingling. This year, Harmonize This, the Library's own chorus, will be performing a few songs. The author…

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$25

Scholars Lecture: John Quincy Adams

January 24 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Quincy-Adams

Lecture by James Traub, John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit. Scion of a political dynasty and our 6th President, Adams also served the country as a diplomat, Secretary of State and member of Congress. He saw the country ride through recessions and populist rebellions; assert a role on the world stage; play wedge politics among the great powers of the day; and struggle with nation-building in countries without a tradition of self-government. He finally and painfully recognized that the problem of…

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Houseplant Propagation

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Route 35
Somers, NY 10536 United States
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propagation

Explore the variety of techniques that can be used to increase your houseplant collection.

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February 2017
$20

8th Annual Chili Night…

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katonah Village Library, 20 Bedford
Katonah, 10536 United States
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2017 Chili Tasting

Back again for the eighth year is our ever popular chili night! Warm up with a delicious array of chili with your friends and neighbors and enjoy the soulful singing of our musical guest and New York native, Griffin Anthony. Thank you to our generous community supporters who make our event such a success each year. Please order your tickets using the form below. See you there!

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Book Discussion: The Sense of an Ending

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Sense-of-an-Ending

Please join us for a lively discussion on Julian Barnes's compelling read The Sense of an Ending. A winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize, this novel of great psychological and emotional depth and sophistication reminds us that there is more to most events than what we allow ourselves to remember. Get the book and join the discussion! The Katonah Village Library’s Book Discussion Group meets every three weeks (with occasional one-week lapses due to holidays). The group meets on…

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$125

John Jay House Restoration: Back Parlor Exhibit Opening

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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John Jay Homestead

Join us for cocktails in the period rooms celebrating the opening of our new exhibit providing a behind the scenes look at our House Restoration Project. Objects on display include a fragment of an original c. 1820 wallpaper and a chair made for, and used by, the United States Senate. $125; $100 for members.

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Dealing with Common Houseplant Problems

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Route 35
Somers, NY 10536 United States
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orchid

Learn how to identify and control common environmental, pest and disease problems often associated with indoor growing.

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Young Artists 2017

February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Katonah Museum of Art

Now in its 34th year, the Young Artists exhibition showcases the extraordinary talents of aspiring artists. More than 400 artworks by high school students from over 40 schools across Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, and Fairfield counties will fill the KMA galleries.This unique program gives teens the opportunity to work behind-the-scenes to produce a museum exhibition. In the course of many months they take on the roles of graphic designer, curator, exhibition designer, art installer, and artist as they collaborate with…

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Book Discussion: Warmth of Other Suns

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Read the book and join the discussion. The book club meets in the Garden Room on the lower level of the library. The current selection is set aside in the main floor of the library behind the circulation desk. This month's book is The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. In this epic masterpiece, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson beautifully chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the northern…

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Starting Seeds Indoors

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Route 35
Somers, NY 10536 United States
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seeds-indoors

Learn about the timing and techniques for starting seeds to grow healthy transplants for the garden.

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March 2017

Food Forum

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fox Lane High School, 632 South Bedford Road
Bedford, NY 10506 United States
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Bedford 2020 Food Forum

Dig in to Hudson Valley food at The Bedford 2020 Food Forum! The event will engage attendees in local food’s many benefits and build awareness and support for our farmers, our food system, and initiatives that increase food access for all and eliminate food waste. The event will feature a keynote address from author and New York Times food journalist, Mark Bittman, followed by a series of dynamic workshops and panel discussions, an interactive local food expo and (of course!)…

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$30

Art 101: Artists on Art History: Drawing

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Katonah Museum of Art

Explore the many mediums of art-making with a series of short lectures by practicing artists, seeing the history of art through their unique lens. Creighton Michael’s work often asks the fundamental question: “What is drawing?” His presentation will address the discipline from traditional drawing practices to his own experimental investigation of mark-making. $30 Members, $35 Non-Members per class. Receive $15 off entire series of 4 classes. Students: $15 per class. Wine reception to follow.

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$25

Scholars Lecture: NY and the US Constitution

March 9 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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constitution

Lecture by: Akhil Reed Amar, “New York and the U.S. Constitution.” New York produced four of the current Justices, and our next President is a New Yorker. The story of this State’s contributions to the Federal Constitution is dramatic, through all the eras of what Amar calls the original Constitution, the one as amended, the unwritten one, and “the one we deserve.” And in November of 2017, we’ll be offered a vote on a Constitutional Convention to amend the State…

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Attracting Birds to the Garden

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Route 35
Somers, NY 10536 United States
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birds-in-garden

Learn ways to provide the four essentials that will bring birds to your yard.

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$30

How to Look at a Photograph – and Buy It

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Katonah Museum of Art

Join us for a lively evening of debate and discussion featuring two renowned dealers specializing in photography. This panel discussion, moderated by Darsie Alexander, will take you through the ins and outs of the booming photography market just in time for this year’s AIPAD, a leading art fair for the world’s best photography dealers, held in New York (March 30-April 2). Peter MacGill founded Pace/MacGill Gallery in 1983 in collaboration with Arne Glimcher and Richard Solomon. MacGill specializes in modern…

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Soil Texture and Soil pHTesting

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Route 35
Somers, NY 10536 United States
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soil-testing

Get ready for the spring gardening season and learn about your soil’s texture and how to do a soil pH test.

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April 2017

Fertilizer Types and Their Uses

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Route 35
Somers, NY 10536 United States
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fertilizer

Learn about different forms of fertilizers and how they can be used.

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$5

School’s Out Art’s In

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Katonah Museum of Art

Looking for creative activities for kids on school holidays and half days? Photography is the theme of this season’s school vacation programs. From building pinhole cameras and designing picture frames to photo collaging and scrapbooking, each date will excite young guests with unique photography-inspired projects. Drop in. Children: $5 Members, $8 Non-Members. Adults: Regular admission.

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$5

School’s Out Art’s In

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Katonah Museum of Art

Looking for creative activities for kids on school holidays and half days? Photography is the theme of this season’s school vacation programs. From building pinhole cameras and designing picture frames to photo collaging and scrapbooking, each date will excite young guests with unique photography-inspired projects. Drop in. Children: $5 Members, $8 Non-Members. Adults: Regular admission.

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$5

School’s Out Art’s In

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Katonah Museum of Art

Looking for creative activities for kids on school holidays and half days? Photography is the theme of this season’s school vacation programs. From building pinhole cameras and designing picture frames to photo collaging and scrapbooking, each date will excite young guests with unique photography-inspired projects. Drop in. Children: $5 Members, $8 Non-Members. Adults: Regular admission.

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