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Annual Book Sale Begins September 10th

booksaleWestchester County's premier book sale at Scarsdale Library will begin on Friday, September 9th from 6 to 9 pm at a "Friends" Preview. New members may join at the door that evening for $25. The sale will run until Sunday, September 18th.

New books are added to the sale daily.

The Book Sale offers more than 60,000 current and out-of-print books, including bestsellers, classics, biographies, fiction, parenting, cooking, art, graphic novels, humor, travel, self-help, drama, religion, philosophy, poetry, history, political science, and business. There is also a huge selection of children's books, plus DVDs, CDs, LPs, audiobooks and sheet music. Be sure not to miss the large category of highly collectible books, rare books, limited and first additions as well as the trove of autographed copies available. Proceeds from the sale help the library provide exciting programs and key services.

About The Friends of Scarsdale Library
The Friends of the Scarsdale Library was formed in 1968, with the primary goal of supporting the Library as it serves our community. We strive to focus public attention on the Library's services, facilities, and needs. Check out their membership page to see how you can be a part of all we do for our library.

Friends of Scarsdale Public Library Book Sale Schedule

Friends Preview
Friday Sept. 9 6 pm – 9:00 pm

Regular Sale
Saturday Sept. 10 9 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday Sept. 11 9 am – 4:00 pm
Monday Sept. 12 11 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday Sept. 13 11 am – 8:00 pm

Half-Price Sale
Wednesday Sept. 14 10 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday Sept. 15 11 am – 5:30 pm
Friday Sept. 16 11 am – 5:30 pm

Blow-Out Sale
Saturday Sept. 17 9 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday Sept. 18 9 am – 4:30 pm

Scarsdale Public Library
54 Olmsted Road --corner of Post Road, Route 22
Scarsdale, NY

Power Line Burns Cars

burntcar1A high tension power line was damaged by a falling tree branch on Rural Drive on Monday afternoon and caused a Mercedes Benz to burn up and damaged a Porsche that was in the driveway. According to Captain Allan Gleason, who was the tour commander for the fire, the department received an initial report of a downed power line and brush fire. However, when they arrived on the scene, the high voltage power line was arcing, and threatening both the cars and nearby homes.

Firemen could not combat the fire until Con Edison arrived to disconnect the line. When they did, it was too late to save the Mercedes convertible, which was burned and totaled. The Porsche did sustain damage but was drivable after the incident.

When Con Edison disconnected the line, they also caused outages at nearby homes and the Scarsdale Pool Complex which is on the same power grid. The fire department sent out three fire trucks, a ladder truck and two officers to fight the fire, and they were successful at containing it to the driveway of the home.

Sidewalk Sale Draws a Crowd to Town

sidewalkpookieThe Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce annual sidewalk sale from July 28 -31 drew crowds to town to shop, mix and mingle. With sales starting on Thursday, the village was crowded with deal-seeking shoppers and people hoping to run into neighbors and friends. In addition to the retail stores other businesses participated at tables, offering plenty of free items to anyone visiting the different tents. The freebies included ice cream, ice water, key chains, pens, and water bottles. Stores sold their merchandise at significant discounts and attracted customers of all ages. The goods poured out into the streets, displayed in and on bins, baskets, tables, racks, and hanging displays, which turned the sidewalk into an upscale, colorful bazaar.

songsforseedsOn Saturday, while others were shopping, families with young children enjoyed entertainment in Chase Park provided by Songs for Seeds, a company that offers music classes for children aged zero to six. Kids sang and danced along to the fun, upbeat, live music while parents relaxed in the shade. Meanwhile, The Scarsdale Fire Department allowed children to sit in the front seat of the fire truck and have their pictures taken. There was something for everyone at this bright and lively gathering and successful sidewalk sale.


Jason Wilson, who heads the Chamber of Commerce said, "The Chamber of Commerce of Scarsdale would like to thank the merchants that participated and the Scarsdale community for supporting our local merchants. We would also like to thank the Village of Scarsdale, Scarsdale Police Department and Scarsdale Fire Department for their support and participation.


rothmansPhotos and text by Hannah Glickenhaus



Wanted: Used Books and Chess Players

booksaleLast Call for Books for the Friends of the Library Book Sale:
There's still time to donate gently used books for The Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale in September. Donations will be accepted through August 26. Please leave your donations outside the Scott Room.

Please bring only books in saleable condition. Damaged, moldy or dog-chewed books, cannot be accepted. Also please do not bring textbooks, encyclopedias, magazine or VCR tapes.

For information about volunteering, contact Kathy Steves, Book Sale Manager at

Chess Players Wanted:

Do you play chess? Want to learn or refresh your memory? DOROT is starting an Intergenerational Chess Program for adults 65+ and middle and high school students. It is a great opportunity and if you are 65+ and interested in participating or know someone who would be interested please have them contact DOROT's Westchester Director, Cippi Harte at 914-573-8906 or via email

Party in the Park Counters Heat with Cool Activities

party1Balloon animals, cotton candy and live music combined to make the latest Party in the Park a hit for Scarsdale residents who attended last Friday in Chase Park.

This was the third of four Parties in the Park that the Scarsdale Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department scheduled to hold this year as a fun event to bring the community together.

Residents sprawled on blankets and lawn chairsparty2around the park while young children chased each other on the grass and danced under the clear blue sky. A balloon artist dressed in a bright blue, yellow and red costume handed out balloon swords and dogs and two other vividly-clothed girls offered face painting and cotton candy. An ice cream truck stationed at the park's entrance, under the humid 88 degree sun, was a popular attraction.

In the center plaza of Chase Park, families listened to the Jay Prince Band perform live. Band leader Jay Prince and his touring musicians have performed at Scarsdale's Party in the Park before, and were well received. They played old and new hits, from Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On," to Bruno Mars's "Uptown Funk."

party4Scarsdale resident Lonnie Klein, who has seen Jay Prince perform many times before, says, "He's timeless. Our kids love it. The music brings life and happiness... It shows his longevity and his relevance."

Paul Bizzaro, who was enjoying the festivities, said his favorite part about the party was "watching how much my kids enjoy the music and the free ice cream." The band packed up to leave after 8:00, but will be back in Chase Park on August 5 for the next Party in the Park. The band's saxophone player, Chris Eminizer, said "I think it's great. Lot of families, even hot dates," when asked about the party.

"I like that the families are coming out party3with the kids, interacting with them," said first-time visitor Giselle Fuentes. This Party in the Park seemed to be a success for new and returning revelers.
Photos and text by Adam Regenstreif