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  • Allstate Safe Driving PSA 2015
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    This PSA is a collaboration with the WPHS Global Ambassadors, White Plains Community Media and the White Plains Public Library. It was funded by the Allstate Foundation and White Plains Library Foundation. No teens were harmed in the making of this PSA.
  • June History Roundtable: Dr. Collymore's 1964 Speech
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    The next White Plains History Roundtable will take place on June 17 at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium at the White Plains Public Library!  The Roundtable will feature a reading of Dr. Errold Collymore’s 1964 Howard University Alumni Award Speech by White Plains resident Ted Lee, Jr. and Errold Col...
  • Stone Barns Center Now Included in our Museum Pass Program
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    The Library is excited to announce the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture is now available as part of our Museum Pass Program. We have 2 passes to the Center: one is specifically for Saturday visits and one is specifically for Sunday visits. The passes allow entry for up to 2 adults and ...
  • Print to Our Printers Wirelessly, Remotely
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    You can now print to the Library’s printers from your laptop, tablet or smartphone from anywhere you have access to the internet. Our Remote/Wireless Printing page has all the details you need to get started, including a video tutorial. You have two options:  send the file from a web browser or e...
  • Home-based Business Seminar
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    Many well-known corporations started out as home-based businesses – such as Apple, Hershey’s, and Mary Kay Cosmetics. In fact, more than half of all U.S. businesses are based out of an owner’s home. Join us on Wednesday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about working out of your house, st...
  • Out of the Swamps: A History of 100 Martine Ave.
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    Join us on Sunday, May 17, at 2:00 p.m. for Out of the Swamps: A History of Downtown White Plains Told Through 100 Martine. The Friends of the White Plains Public Library have partnered with the Librarian for White Plains History and the City Archivist to present a program filled with stories, photo...
  • Identity Theft
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    If you or someone you know has ever been a victim of identity theft, you realize how awful it can be. It can consume time and cost money to repair the damage. We’re hosting a workshop on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. where you’ll learn what identity theft is, how thieves get and use you...
  • 3D Printing and Design
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    Come and learn about 3D printing and computer-aided design (CAD) with TinkerCAD on May 9, 2015 at 1:15 p.m. in the Edge Media Lab. Participants will have the chance to design an original object and print it out in physical form via the library’s MakerBot Replicator 2 (3D Printer). There is a limit...
  • Storywalk in the Park
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    The City of White Plains Recreation and Parks Department, in partnership with the White Plains Public Library, is pleased to introduce StoryWalk at Bryant-Mamaroneck Park. The StoryWalk combines a children’s story with a popular walking route. Children’s books are selected, the pages sep...
  • Puebla Mágica, Puebla York
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    Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us and enjoy the dance troupe MAZarte. They have prepared Puebla Mágica, Puebla York, a program of traditional dances from Puebla to share with us. Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. For the entire family.
  • People & Stories Oral History Project: Isabel Villar
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    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 immigra...
  • Trove Lego® Club Spring Events
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    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...
  • Adam Kent to Perform at 16th Annual Clarice Wilson Memorial Concert
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    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 “Rh...
  • White Plains History Roundtable: Education, Race, and Student Consciousness
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    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...
  • Intro to Car Maintenance
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    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 ...
  • People & Stories Oral History Project: Milton Hoffman
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    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 po...
  • Flashy Edgy Smart You
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    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 s...
  • Heart Gallery Showcase
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    The Westchester County Department of Social Services is sponsoring an exhibit of photos of children needing loving adoptive homes in their annual Heart Gallery Showcase. The exhibit will be on view through April but the need for homes continues year round. For more information, contact Paul Tavolacc...
  • Calling all teen drivers!
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    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 se...
  • People & Stories Oral History Project: Harry Bright
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    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...
  • LAN Party in The Edge
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    Teens, join our Local Area Network (LAN) party in The Edge Media Lab on Thursday, April 2 from 4:00-5:00 p.m., where we will enter an online server and play in a virtual environment. There are many free-to-play games out there that anyone can enjoy. Creation of a free account may be required. No reg...
  • hoopla: Streaming movies, tv, music and audiobooks
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    Did you know you can get thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks for mobile and online access through a partnership with hoopla digital? White Plains Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladig...
  • ReferenceUSA Business Networking Breakfast at the White Plains Public Library
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    LEARN HOW TO GAIN COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE TO DOMINATE YOUR MARKET. The Library cordially invites local businesses, community organizations and government agencies from around the area to the Library Wednesday, March 25th, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. A light breakfast will be served! Special guest speaker Bil...
  • Family Fun Day - Trumble In The Trove!
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    On Sunday March 22, the White Plains Library Foundation will sponsor a family fun day from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Vermont Puppetree will perform Swimmy at 2:00 pm, and comic juggler Will Shaw will entertain at 4:00 p.m. In between, enjoy gymnastics, face painting balloons, crafts, a book sale and bake sa...
  • The Road to Employment
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    This month we have an invaluable four-session series for job seekers that you won’t want to miss! While it is encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you are able. No registration necessary. Who am I?: Develop an Eye-Catching Cover Letter Monday, March 16 at...
  • Target Presents: Family Storytime - "Let's Measure!" Bag-A-Tales
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    Come to a family storytime and see how long…or tall…or far away…or strong…we can measure! The Trove has 12 new math and science themed Bag-A-Tales and we’re doing storytimes to demonstrate the books, activities and crafts that you’ll find in each of these storyti...
  • Fourth Annual Harlem Fine Arts Show Comes to White Plains
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    The premier showcase for modern and contemporary art from the African Diaspora will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at the White Plains Public Library. This year’s show will honor Mary Frances Perkins and Max Rodriguez. “The City of White Plains is once again thrilled to be a host loc...
  • What's the buzz? Library Foundation hosts Adult and Teen Spelling Bee fundraiser to benefit The Trove!
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    Join us Friday, February 27, 7 p.m. at the HIGHLANDS MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM for our first-ever Adult & Teen Spelling Bee. Have some fun watching teams of adults from community organizations and book groups and teens from White Plains High School test their spelling skills! Doors open at 7 p.m....
  • Black History StoryWalk® Opens Sunday, February 15 With Little Melba and Her Big Trombone.
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    Celebrate black history by taking the latest StoryWalk® in The Trove! The book being featured is Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, written by Katheryn Russell-Brown and illustrated by Frank Morrison. It is the story of African American jazz musician Melba Doretta Liston, the first woman trombonis...
  • Music Conservatory of Westchester Family Concerts
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    Join the White Plains Public Library and the Music Conservatory of Westchester for two interactive musical adventures exploring wind, brass, and string instruments as well as the voice. The programs will feature musical performances from a variety of musical styles including classical, jazz and pop...