Posted by: deirdrea | August 12, 2009

The Latest Library News!

The New Mount Kisco Library

The New Mount Kisco Library

Hi, everybody!

I am sure you’ve been wondering how things are going at the new Mount Kisco Library — so, here I am, all ready to satisfy your curiosity!

We did indeed open on Saturday, August 8th — “to rave reviews,” according to our friends at The Examiner!

You can see in Sean Gorman’s picture above that we haven’t quite finished unpacking — notice the boxes in the front hall? (I think you can see a couple, if you look carefully). But still, people have been coming in, and we are happy that everyone seems to love the new building — and also that we can generally find what everyone needs!

Our Grand Opening is going to be on September 12th, and I hope everybody will be able to come!

In the meantime, we will be having some special programs in our new program rooms!

Story Times will begin the last full week of August. Stories for 4 and 5 year olds will be on Tuesday the 25th at 4:00 PM, stories for toddlers 9 – 18 months old will be on Wednesday the 26th at 10:30, and family story time, for children 18 months old and up, will be on Wednesday at 11:00.

We will also have an exciting workshop for older children on Thursday, August 27th at 4:00!

A miniature book, made by Malachi McCormick

A miniature book, made by Malachi McCormick

Artist and book maker, Malachi McCormick, will be coming to the library to teach young people how to make their own books. The program is free, but registration is required, so call us if you would like to come!

The number is (914) 666-8041

That’s it for now — I’ll post more news, and especially more pictures, very soon.




  1. What a lovely and bookish blog you have Deirdre. I so enjoyed reading it –especially about the Chr. Wren Library in Cambridge, England.
    I am very much looking forward to my bookmaking workshop at the wonderful new Mount Kisco Library on the 27th. The book I have chosen for the workshop is “Pangur Ban” –it’s a very famous 9th century poem, written in Irish (Gaelic) by an Irish calligrapher. He wrote it in the margin of a manuscript he was transcribing at St. Paul’s Monastery in Austria. My book –a miniature– has the original Irish version on the left, and my facing translation into English. I grew up in Ireland, and at one time spoke Irish as fluently as English.
    Every one in the class will learn to make this book themselves, and will be able to start their own Publishing Company. Or at least learn howe to make their own books.
    If you want to see what other books that I have made by hand, take a look at my website, I will be happy to answer all your questions at our workshop.
    I look forward to meeting you all. See you there!
    Malachi McCormick

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