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The Yonkers Public Library and the Yonkers Historical Society are hosting a program called YPL Presents: The Old Croton Aqueduct. It will be held on October 21 at 7 PM. 

The program is about the development of the Croton Aqueduct system and its relation to Westchester County history. Besides being an engineering feat, the Croton Aqueduct had a social, economical and historical impact on Westchester County and New York City. The presenter is Tom Tarnowsky who is a member of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct. Tom researched the history of the NYC water system for almost 20 years. 


The program will be held through Zoom. To register go to the Yonkers Public Library website

Upcoming zoom program hosted by the Yonkers Public Library: 

YPL Presents: A Tale of Survival and Hope 

by Shelley Greenspan

July 15th at 6pm. Click on the link above for more info.


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