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:

  • Hudson Valley History Reading Festival
    April 17, 2021


    FDR Presidential Museum to Host V.T. Dacquino on April 17, 2021
    March 19, 2021

    Vin Dacquino will be one of the speakers featured this year at the Hudson Valley History Reading Festival with a live streamed event   limited live audience) at the FDR Presidential Library on Saturday, April 127, 2021. Mr. Dacquino will be the opening speaker at this year's event.

    Museum and the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District present the eighth annual Hudson Valley History Reading Festival on Saturday, April 17, 2021 – a live streamed event. In four sessions, beginning at 1:00 p.m., authors of recently published books on Hudson Valley history will present author talks with live Q&A from the virtual audience.
    1:00 p.m.
    Vincent T. Dacquino
    Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington

    2:00 p.m.
    David Levine
    The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years: A Mostly Chronological and Occasionally Personal History

    3:00 p.m.
    Judith Linville
    Reflections: Staatsburg: "Not Just a Place to Live" A Collection of Interviews with Community Members

    4:00 p.m.
    Anthony P. Musso
    Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley - Volume 3


  • Dacquino to Present at Young Authors Conference May 18
    May 18, 2021

    Vin Dacquino will once again speak to young writers at the annual Young Authors' Conference. Details to follow.

    Capturing the Truth in Historical Non-Fiction


    Are you ready to capture history so that the people of today can learn their past for a better tomorrow? Where do you begin? Where do you look? What must you include? Be prepared to present, discuss and map out your next project. Come ready to write.

    Vin Dacquino hosts his own television show called "One On One with Vin Dacquino," aired on Comcast's Channel 21, Mondays from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM and has released a new book with The History Press, April 1, 2019: Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley. Mr. Dacquino has made numerous appearances at schools and historical sites based on his adult biography, Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms and the student version of this book. He has written several novels for children and young adults and has addressed English teachers at annual conferences at the county, state, and national levels. He has presented at the PNW BOCES Young Adult Conferences for over twenty-five years. He retired as the director of the BEPT Teacher Center to dedicate more time to his writing and lecturing after teaching in Westchester County for over 35 years.


  • Vin Dacquino to Join Girl Scouts at Sybil Ludington's Grave
    May 23, 2021

    Author Vin Dacquino will join Girl Scouts on MAY 23 at noon in Patterson, NY at Sybil Ludington's grave to help them earn their Girl Scout Heart of the Hudson Badge.


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