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Donation helps visually impaired

Donation helps visually impaired

If you, or someone you know, needs help reading fine print, or any other sized print for that matter, a recent donation may help. The Merlin Elite Pro HD/OCR reader is an amazing piece of machinery. It can magnify whatever you want to read up to 73x, but it can also read it to you. Not only that, the device has a library of languages. If the document is in Magyar, for example, the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) will read it to you in Magyar. It won’t translate it though. The machine is good, but not that good.Read More Read More

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Murder, Murder, Murder!

Murder, Murder, Murder!

Calling all true crime fans! Introducing our new book club, Once Upon a Crime with Librarian Caroline Cunningham. Starting Thursday, February 9th, we will meet and discuss non-fiction books that will fill your true crime fascination. From topics ripped from the headlines, to crimes you‘ve never heard of. Our first book is Michelle McNamera’s, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, about the hunt for a man known as the Golden State Killer. This book group will meet once a month in person and over Zoom. Register here.Read More Read More

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We Checked our Inter-Library Mail and Found Covid Tests!

We Checked our Inter-Library Mail and Found Covid Tests!

Every day, the library gets a shipment of holds or returns from the Westchester Library System which contains 200+ books or other library-oriented materials. Today, however, we were delighted to find that WLS had also sent us 200+ Covid test kits! If you need to grab a test, please stop by the Circulation Desk on the main floor. Also, it is important to note that the expiration date printed on this batch of tests (lot CP22B05) is October of 2022. The FDA has extended this expiration date through April of 2023.Read More Read More

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Welcome to our new web page! Now go read the paper

Welcome to our new web page! Now go read the paper

Before you go exploring the new web page, check out the New York Times. Now, courtesy of the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library, you can read the entire paper (well, except for puzzles and cooking) with a click of a button. Go to this web page, click on the “redeem” button, create a NYT account and start reading. Note that it won’t work if you already have a paid subscription. As for the new look of our site, we have more information at the “We’ve changed our look” postRead More Read More

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We’ve changed our look (and functionality)

We’ve changed our look (and functionality)

As you can see, the look of our webpage has changed. The primary purpose of the redesign is to make our webpage work better on phones and other mobile devices but it was also time to refresh the nine year old design. We encourage you to poke around and get a feel for the new page. Additional details are available at the New Web Page FAQ. Read More Read More

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Not All Books are Irreplaceable

Not All Books are Irreplaceable

There’s a scene on the TV show, Gilmore Girls, when Jess borrows a book from Rory. When he returns it, she discovers that he’s scribbled on some of the pages. When confronted, he remarks “I just wanted to put some notes in the margins for you.” Now, even if you’ve never watched Gilmore Girls, we can probably all agree on one thing- it’s never OK to write in someone else’s book. That being said, it’s also frowned upon to dip your library books in sand at the beach or douse a paperback cover with coffee.Read More Read More

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Borrow a Chromebook and/or a Hotspot

Borrow a Chromebook and/or a Hotspot

These days many people rely solely on their phones and their cellular networks to do their online business. This creates problems if you have limited data or if you need to write something more complicated than an email or a text. One solution is to come to the Library to use our public internet computers.Now we have another option. Borrow a Chromebook and a mobile hotspot. We have two of each. You can check them out for three weeks. See the Librarian at the Information Desk. While we don’t have a printer to lend you, you can send print jobs to the Library using our Remote and Mobile Printing service.Read More Read More

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The Judges Have Spoken!

The Judges Have Spoken!

What do The Lorax and Fahrenheit 451 have in common? Both were the subject of the winning essays in our Banned Books Week contest – The Lorax, in the teen category and Ray Bradbury’s classic in the adult. Our panel of four local authors determined which submissions best answered this question- ‘What makes this book so powerful that people want to ban it?’ Each winner received a ‘Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us’ mug (filled with candy courtesy of our Teen Librarian, Kim Larsen). Click on Read more to see the winning entries.Read More Read More

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DECEMBER CHEER WITH THE FRIENDS: COCKTAILS and CONVERSATION

DECEMBER CHEER WITH THE FRIENDS: COCKTAILS and CONVERSATION

Saturday, December 3rd at 3:30 pm in the Village Center. COCKTAILS and CONVERSATION and readings about mixed drinks with NY Times journalist and prolific author Robert Simonson Modern Classic Cocktails: 60+ Stories and Recipes from the New Golden Age in Drinks. Larchmont tree-lighting will follow the Friends event just across the street at 5:15pm. Free and open to the public! Sponsored by The Friends of Larchmont Public LibraryRead More Read More

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Borrow a Chromebook and a Hotspot

Borrow a Chromebook and a Hotspot

These days many people rely solely on their phones and their cellular networks to do their online business. This creates problems if you have limited data or if you need to write something more complicated than an email or a text. One solution is to come to the Library to use our public internet computers.Now we have another option. Borrow a Chromebook and a mobile hotspot. We have two of each. You can check them out for three weeks. See the Librarian at the Information Desk. While we don’t have a printer to lend you, you can send print jobs to the Library using our Remote and Mobile Printing service.Read More Read More

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