About Community Conversations in the Library


Community Conversations in the Library: Criminal Justice, Yesterday and Today seeks to foster understanding of criminal justice models of rehabilitation and how they impact our communities.  This effort is a collaboration between Westchester Library System, several member libraries, and the Sing Sing Prison Museum.  Generous funding for this project was provided by the Westchester Community Foundation.

This project is part of a broader effort by the Westchester Library System.  Public libraries represent an opportunity for all members of a community to come together for an informed exploration of topics that are challenging and highly relevant.  They are designed to provide a space for learning and engagement.  Libraries are staffed by people who are professionally dedicated to the informed functioning of our democracy, which results in a dedication to delivery of accessible, responsive services.

Accordingly, WLS’s goals for Community Conversations in the Library are:

  1. Community education that provides an informed context for exploring current issues.
  2. Dialog with experts and community members that models a thoughtful engagement with diverse perspectives.
  3. Awareness of opportunities for action, from ongoing learning to active support of an issue or project.

There are many topics we hope to address in future conversations.  Would you like to support this effort with a donation or sponsorship?  Email pbrigham@wlsmail.org to keep the conversation going.

Is there a comment you’d like to make about this program?  Please send your comments via our Connections Guide at