Monthly Archives April 2015

Board Meeting Documents 2012

White Plains Library Board of Trustees Meeting Documents Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Approved Library Board Minutes 12 12 12 12-12-12 Combined Agenda Documents 12-12-12 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 11-14-12 Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Business Manager Report Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 9 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 10 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report Nov 2012 Agenda Item #4 – Monthly Statistics Agenda Item #4 – November 2012 Publicity Links Agenda Item #4 – Statistics Highlights Agenda Item #4 – Technical Services Report Agenda
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

People & Stories Oral History Project: Isabel Villar

Isabel Villar is the Executive Director of El Centro Hispano, an organization that supports the Hispanic Community in White Plains. She is also a longtime resident of White Plains, arriving from Cuba in the late-1960s. In this oral history, Villar describes the experience of being a Hispanic immigrant in White Plains. She tells stories about her first educational and professional experiences, and reflects on the character of Hispanic immigrants in White Plains. Villar’s story is one from among over 17,000 Hispanic people in White Plains and is a great way to begin to gain a sense of what life is
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Categories: History and Oral History.

Trove Lego® Club Spring Events

The Trove Lego® Club has been busy this Spring! In April, Trove Lego® Club members displayed sculptures at the Family Fun event, April 18th and 19th at Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, NY. As exhibitors, they received free tickets for themselves and their families. This was a wonderful opportunity to publicly display their work and participate in some exciting Lego® activities in a grand and historic setting. In May we are looking forward to the “Lego® Special: Bricks4Kids Bridge Build!” in the Trove. At this event, children will build their own bridges all from Lego Blocks! Join us for an afternoon of
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Categories: Events, Homepage, and Library News.

Adam Kent to Perform at 16th Annual Clarice Wilson Memorial Concert

Please join us on Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 PM to hear accomplished local pianist Adam Kent. On the program are works by composers especially esteemed by the Library’s former music specialist Clarice Wilson, as well as classics of the Spanish repertory and George Gershwin’s ever-popular “Rhapsody in Blue.” Come enjoy works by Schubert, Mozart, Bach/Busoni, Gershwin, and others. A reception will follow. The White Plains Library Foundation welcomes your donations to the Clarice Wilson Memorial Fund, in memory of Clarice Wilson, Music Specialist at the Library from 1974-1999. Mrs. Wilson supported gifted, young musicians at the start of their
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Categories: Events and Homepage.

White Plains History Roundtable: Education, Race, and Student Consciousness

Join the Librarian for White Plains History and current students from White Plains High School for the White Plains History Roundtable on Wednesday, April 22nd, at 7:00 pm. April’s Roundtable is called Education, Race, and Student Consciousness. The Roundtable is an educational, participatory, and social event where participants learn about events from White Plains’ past, examine primary source materials from the White Plains Collection, and engage in discussion with each other. April’s Roundtable will focus on White Plains High School Students’ call for racial justice in 1968 and also examine how White Plains’ tradition of progressive education combined with its
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Categories: Events, Homepage, and Library News.

Intro to Car Maintenance

Saturday, April 18 from 1:00-3:00 PM Are you curious about how your car runs and what you can do to keep it from breaking down? Victor Principe from Bronx Community College will teach you about cars and share some basic tips to keep them on the road. All participants will receive a free gift. This program is part of the Allstate Readiness Series, in partnership with the Allstate Foundation and the White Plains Public Library Foundation.
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Categories: Classes and Library News.

People & Stories Oral History Project: Milton Hoffman

During his 86 years, Milton Hoffman was an important presence in White Plains. Hoffman grew up in White Plains and recalls what life was like for kids in the city in this oral history. He also recounts experiences from his 50 years in the newspaper business in White Plains, where his reporting on politics earned him respect from people throughout the county and state. This oral history is in two parts- after the first interview concluded, Hoffman began recounting the history of White Plains’ Jewish community, and the recorder was turned back on to capture more of his insightful perspective.
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Categories: History and Oral History.

Flashy Edgy Smart You

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to learn how to apply makeup that is appropriate for job interviews and internships. Jill K. of JKFlashy will lead a discussion of makeup techniques for a professional look. During the last hour of the workshop, teens will have the opportunity to practice their new skills. Teens can bring their own makeup to get specific recommendations for using their own products, but this is optional; makeup will be provided for practice. Registration is recommended. Light refreshments will be served. This program is supported by a grant from The Allstate Foundation.
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Categories: Classes and Homepage.

Calling all teen drivers!

Are you a new driver? Getting your license soon? Attend our Allstate Readiness Teen Safe Driving Program, Monday, April 6, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Library auditorium. Learn safe driving tips from certified driving instructor Jim Fatigate. Parents welcome. Students will earn one hour of community service credit for attending. Refreshments provided. Supported by a generous grant from The Allstate Foundation to support community education programs and outreach on teen safe driving.
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Categories: Classes, Events, Homepage, and Library News.

People & Stories Oral History Project: Harry Bright

People & Stories is the oral history project of the White Plains Public Library. People & Stories seeks to record and share the voices of people who have lived or worked in White Plains. The project functions by pairing interviewers with storytellers from the community. If you are interested in becoming an interviewer, we have our first training event on Saturday, April 18, from 10:30 am- 12:00 pm at the Library. Harry Bright’s work as an educator took him around the world, from Cambodia to Europe, and, of course, to White Plains. Bright worked as a teacher and coach at
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Categories: History and Oral History.