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Italian Heritage Month

Join us at the library for a series of programs celebrating Harrison’s Italian Heritage and the contributions of Italian Americans to our history and culture. From walking tours to cooking classes, we immerse ourselves in our shared history this month. Specifically, this month’s programming includes a genealogy workshop, a cooking demo, Italian films, storytelling, and a photo contest.

A walking tour of downtown Harrison will be led by Gene Westmoreland on October 1st at 1:30 pm.

Genealogy: Basics and Beyond workshop will take place October 2 at 7:30 pm.

We will be making family flags with our Maker-in-Residence Heather G. Stoltz on Sunday, October 8 at 2:00 pm to celebrate It’s Great to Live in Harrison Day and the National Family History Month. Families will work together to create a fabric flag that represents their personal family history. You can then bring your finished flag to It’s Great to Live in Harrison Day parade!

On October 9 we will hold a photo contest. Photos must be taken in the town of Harrison on October 9th. You have to submit your original digital photo by October 16th for a chance to be part of the library’s Study Hallway Exhibition.

The Millennium Book Club has chosen to read Italian novelist Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend and will meet at 7 pm on October 11.

The second session of a new Open Mic Night organized by the Harrison Players will take place on October 12 at 7:00 pm. Come, tell your stories, sign your song, and read your poetry!

On October 13 at 12:30 pm, one of Westchester’s Culinary Champs, Mark Filippo, shares a delicious revamp of Italian recipes.

Monday, October 16 at 7:30 pm, film expert Max Alvarez will discuss the historical background of Italian cinema, kicking off an Italian Film Festival which will continue all week.

Finally, during the last week of October, we will prepare for Halloween with spooky stories and scary tales read in the dark by the Harrison Players. This will take place on October 30 at 7:00 pm.

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