Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events:

The Mahopac Writers Ongoing Workshop – Event Type: Weekly workshop for writers. Start Time: 6:45 PM End Time: 8:45 PM Description: A self-managed/peer support writing workshop. No age limit. No genre limits. (There may be some limit on taste, ie, in favor of ‘good taste’, in language and subject matter.) Bring your writing, read and discuss it with other writers. –You might be limited to six minutes for reading and five minutes for discussion, as per time limitations. We also discuss general writing issues. Library: Mahopac Public Library Location: Periodicals Room (2nd floor) Contact: Vin Dacquino 845-206-7703 Presenter: Vincent Dacquino

Mahopac Public Library
668 Route Six
Mahopac, NY 10541


More Events:

  • Presentation of Paul Harris Rotary Award
    January 23, 2018

    Vin Dacquino was awarded the Paul Harris Award by the Northeast chapter of the Somers Rotary on January 23, 2018 at their monthly dinner at the Traditions Restaurant



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  • Writers' Circle at WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
    February 28, 2018

    Vin Dacquino will be offering a new class at WCC titled, "THE WRITERS' CIRCLE." This course will offer writers an opportunity to share written work, written for pleasure or publishing, in a non-threatening environment of fellow writers. The instructor, published author Vin Dacquino, will also offer editorial advice in the classroom and in one-to-one emails. Six consecutive classes will be held on Wednesdays starting Feb 28, 2018 and ending on Wed. April 4.

    Westchester Community College

    Valhalla, NY

  • BOCES Young Authors Conference: WRITING BEYOND LIMITS
    March 13, 2018

    Young Authors Conference, Writing BEYOND LIMITS is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY (snow day is Wednesday March 14).
    Workshop #2: Finding Your Writing Niche'
    Presenter: Vin Dacquino

    Are you a novelist, short story writer, poet, lyricist? Do you write for children or adults? What are your writing strengths and weaknesses? In this interactive workshop, your writing skills will be put to a test. Bring your pen and paper or laptop and a willingness to test your limits and share the results.

    Westchester Community College

    Valhalla, NY

  • Bus Trip for Fulmar Road fourth graders hosted by Vin Dacquino
    April 26, 2018

    Vin Dacquino will once again take fourth grade students from Fulmar Road School in Mahopac, NY, on a Sybil Ludington bus trip. The tour will include the Red Mills Park, The Veterans' Museum, Sybil's former home and mill site, a one-room schoolhouse, and Sybil's statue. The trip is planned for April 25 and 26.

    Fulmar road elementary School
    Fulmar road
    Mahopac, , NY 10541

  • Vin Dacquino to appear on LOCALLY OUTSOURCED
    April 27, 2018

    Vin Dacquino to appear on LOCALLY OUTSOURCED, a Comcast Channel 8 production hosted by Armanda Famiglietti. the show will tape on April 27 and air shortly thereafter.



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  • Dacquino to Speak to Girl Scouts at Camp Ludington
    April 28, 2018

    Girls Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a GSHH Sybil Ludington patch by attending a lecture by Vin Dacquino, author of Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms, on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Camp Ludington dining hall



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  • "One on One" Approaching 100th Show on Comcast channel 8
    May 6, 2018

    Vin Dacquino, host of "One On One" TV show on Comcast’s Channnel 8 which features interesting people and their passions, has announced that his 100th show will tape on May 2 and air soon after. The shows continue to air on Mondays from 7 to 7:30 PM.



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  • MEET THE WRITERS AT MAHOPAC LIBRARY!
    May 10, 2018

    Come join us for a wonderful opportunity to meet our writers. Twelve of our local authors will meet on the 3rd floor of the library from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday May 20. The session will be held in three parts:
    1. Three minute introductions
    2. One on one with the writers at their stations (opportunity to buy their books and get autographs)
    3. Meet and greet with refreshments

    Bring your family, friends, and neighbors

    Mahopac Public Library
    668 Route Six
    Mahopac, NY 10541

  • Meet the Authors on May 10
    May 10, 2018

    Join us for
    MEET THE AUTHORS NIGHT
    Sponsored by
    the Mahopac Public Library Writers Group
    and hosted by Vincent T. Dacquino
    Thursday, May 10
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Activities will include:
     Individual interviews with the authors
     Literary works in progress displayed
     Short readings
     Book signings
    Writers and readers of all ages are
    invited and encouraged to attend.
    Light refreshments will be provided.

    Mahopac Public Library
    668 Route Six
    Mahopac, NY 10541

  • 2018 Edition of On MY MIND to include Dacquino introduction
    May 16, 2018

    Vin Dacquino has agreed to write the introduction to the highly acclaimed, ON MY MIND book of collected works by high school students. The Book Launch will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Kennedy/Catholic High School in Somers.



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  • Mahopac Middle School Career Day Fair
    May 17, 2018

    This year's Career Day at the Mahopac Middle School will be held on Thursday, May 17 from 8:35 to 11:35. The event will be held "fair" style in the gymnasium with about 280 students attending per period for four consecutive periods. Presenters will discuss preparations, daily activities, benefits and rewards, possible advancement and personal anecdotes about their professions. Presenters will include doctors, lawyers, firefighters and, of course, Vin Dacquino, author.

    Mahopac Middle School
    425 Baldwin Place Rd
    Mahopac, NY 10541

  • MEET THE AUTHORS NIGHT- Part 2
    June 14, 2018

    Join us for
    MEET THE AUTHORS NIGHT- Part 2
    Sponsored by
    the Mahopac Public Library Writers Group
    and hosted by Vincent T. Dacquino
    Thursday, June 14
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Activities will include:
     Individual interviews with the authors
     Literary works in progress displayed
     Short readings
     Book signings
    Writers and readers of all ages are
    invited and encouraged to attend.
    Light refreshments will be provided.

    Mahopac Public Library
    668 Route Six
    Mahopac, NY 10541

  • Vin Dacquino at The Country Childrens Center
    June 20, 2018

    Author and former teacher, Vin Dacquino, will be doing a dramatic reading of his new book, Jimmy Luvs Mary, Tru Luv for more information contact:
    Brent Morton
    School-age Program Director
    The Country Childrens Center
    (914) 242-0520 EXT:302



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  • ONGOING: Vin Dacquino to host Veterans' Writing Workshop Monthly
    July 31, 2018

    Author Vin Dacquino will be hosting studio workshop for veterans on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Patterson Recreation Center. All veterans are welcome to attend. Experience is not necessary. Admission is free. Join us every month to share your work

    Contact:
    John F. Bourges, Program Coordinator
    The PFC Joseph P. Dwyer
    VET2VET Program of Putnam County
    'MAKE IT MATTER..., ONE VETERAN AT A TIME'
    P.O. Box 574
    Brewster, NY 10509
    845-278-VETS (8387)

    Pace University Conference Center

    White Plains,

  • Dacquino to Speak at Keeler's Tavern Garden House in Fairfield, Conn.
    September 23, 2018

    Vince Dacquino to introduce his new book,"Sybil Ludington: The Pride of Putnam county" at The Garden House at the Keeler Tavern Museum. Sunday, September 23.



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  • Freight House Cafe' to Become Fright House
    October 26, 2018

    Author Vin Dacquino will haunt the Freight House on Saturday, October 26 with his tales of the supernatural. rumor has it he will reveal the ghosts who haunt the cafe'. A regular and special menu will be offered which will of course include a selection of wines and beers. Festivities begin at 7. The cafe' is located on Route 6 in Mahopac just south of the intersection of Rt. 6 and Rt. 6N



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  • Dacquino to conduct workshop for BOCES Career Day
    November 16, 2018

    Author Vin Dacquino will be offering a workshop on writing as a career for high school students at the BOCES Annual Career Conference to be held on Friday November 16, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 PM. The goal of the day is to have speakers use their life experiences to help high school students raise an awareness about all the opportunities that exist within the students fields of interest upon graduating from HS.

    Southern Westchester BOCES
    65 Grasslands Road,
    Valhalla,, 10595

  • Vin to Host Writing Gala for VET2VET Program
    November 17, 2018

    Vin will be a host in the writing portion of the Second Annual Veterans Art, Music and Writing Gala to be held at the Studio Around the Corner on 67 Main Street, Brewster NY. The Writing segment will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 2 PM until 4 PM. and is open to the public.



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  • Young Authors Master Class
    December 4, 2018

    A date has been set for Young Authors Master Class on Tuesday Dec.4, 2018 at P/NW BOCES in Yorktown Heights.

    BOCES Education Center

    Yorktown,


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