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Do YOU really know what it takes to be a successful interviewee? Do you know all the do’s and don’ts of interviews? If not, this seminar will teach you what you need to do in order to put your best foot forward towards getting that job. The workshop will guide you on what to wear, how to act, how to answer common questions and ultimately it will prepare you to give an excellent interview that will help you get the job.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 23 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Workshop led by Diane Machado, career counselor

Sharon Rothman

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Learn English FREE at the Library! The White Plains Public Library, in partnership with Westchester Community College, is pleased to again offer classes in summer 2014. Classes are offered mornings, evenings and weekends, and focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing English.

Registration dates for the upcoming semester:

Wednesday, April 16 from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM
Thursday, April 17 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Saturday, April 19 from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 30 from 5:00 AM -7:00 PM

At registration, everyone is interviewed and evaluated to determine the best level.

For additional information, please contact Westchester Community College at 914 606-5656. We hope you’ll join us!

Mariel Perez
Teen Librarian

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“The Wizard of Oz” has captured the hearts and imaginations of people all over the world for more than 100 years. Dorothy, Toto and friends are celebrating the 75th anniversary of their award winning movie in 2014. Did L. Frank Baum write a simple story for children or did he create a myth for all times? Brains, courage and heart are still necessary virtues on the journey of life in the 21st century.

The Westchester Children’s Museum is coming to The Trove to present two wonderful programs. Activities have been created with children in mind to explore this magical story, considered the first American fairy tale. Join us on this special journey along the yellow brick road and share the wonder of Oz with the next generation of viewers.

Wednesday April 16

1 pm for grades K to 2
Exploring the World of Oz

3 pm for grades 3 to 6
Lions &Tigers & Bullies, Oh My!

Limited space – tickets distributed
a half hour before the program

Kathy Degyansky
Assistant Library Director

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The concert will be presented on Sunday, April 13, at 2:00 p.m. The Damocles Trio will perform a program of Haydn, Turina and Brahms featuring Adam Kent at the piano, Airi Yoshoika on violin and Sibylle Johner on cello.

The Damocles Trio was founded in 1996 by pianist Adam Kent, violinist Airi Yoshioka, and cellist Sibylle Johner, who met in the doctoral program at The Julliard School. The trio has performed throughout the USA, appearing numerous times at Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, and completed several highly successful international tours. The trio presented a special memorial program for the fifth anniversary of 9/11 at Trinity Church in New York City and has been frequently featured on Robert Sherman’s “Young Artists Showcase” on WQXR radio.

The concert honors the memory of Clarice Wilson, Music Specialist at the Library from 1974-1999 who supported gifted, young musicians at the start of their performance careers. The concert is made possible through donations to the Clarice Wilson Memorial Fund of the White Plains Library Foundation. The Fund is used to enhance the Library’s music programming and collections.

Kathy Degyansky
Assistant Library Director

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The New NY Bridge to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge will be under construction until 2018, but if you come into The Trove at The White Plains Public Library today, you will be treated to a sneak preview of the completed bridge. Members of the Trove’s Lego Club have built a model of the new bridge, all out of Lego blocks, and proudly invite the public to view the completed project.

Each month, members of The Trove’s Lego Club meet to design and build their own structures using The Trove’s Lego set.This past winter, the theme was bridges. As part of the theme, children in grades 2 through 6 were invited to take on the challenge of building a model of the New NY Bridge out of Lego blocks. Those who signed up met at special times to work on the project. The design for the model was done by The Lego Store at The Westchester Mall. The Lego blocks were purchased by the Westchester Community Outreach Center for The New NY Bridge. Many of the blocks used in the model were ordered directly from the Lego Company in Denmark.

Over a period of two months, the Lego Club members learned a little about bridge construction, a lot about how shapes fit together to build a structure, and even more about working together as a team with a goal in mind. As they received their certificates of participation from the Westchester Community Outreach Center for The New NY Bridge, the members were excited to be a part of the history of this area of New York State and knew that they had done it with Lego! The Lego blocks were purchased by TZC (Tappan Zee Constructors) and the project coordinated with assistance from the New New York Bridge Community Outreach team.

Terry Rabideau
Children's Librarian

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Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? The White Plains Library Job Club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new topic from interview skills to using social media for a job search. Get support, exchange ideas, ask questions or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-Noon, until May 20th. No session on April 15. While it is recommended and encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you’re able.

For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org

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Sunday, March 16, 1:30-4 p.m., Library Auditorium

Please join us for an afternoon of hands-on community service benefiting local non-profit organizations. Make place-mats for Meals-on-Wheels clients, bookmarks for The Trove, and other items sure to bring a smile to someone’s face. Ages seven and up are welcome! Refreshments will be served and registration is required; call 422-1495 to register.

We will also be collecting donations of new child-sized toothbrushes and new or gently-used small stuffed animals for children at Lar de Maria Orphanage in Brazil.

This event is co-sponsored by the White Plains Library Foundation and Shinnyo-en Foundation and the Shinnyo-en New York Temple.
(Photo credit: Shinnyo-en)

Libby Hollahan
Foundation Executive Director

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On view March 10 – April 27, 2014 in the White Plains Library Gallery, this exhibit celebrates the golden age of rock and roll in photographs, some never before exhibited, taken by Tapani Talo, a White Plains resident, architect, photographer and, during the time the photographs were taken, a sound engineer for some of the most iconic bands of the era.

Mr. Talo’s love of music is evident in the very deep facial expressions and seriousness that comes through. Besides photos from the Rolling Stones 1970 show in Helsinki, other highlights of the exhibit include rare performance images of Led Zeppelin, Clapton, Cream and Blind Faith.

Tapani Talo was born in Finland 1950 where, as a teenager, he designed his first house, was self-employed as a press and fashion photographer, and was employed as a congress technician and sound engineer at the Dipoli Conference Center. Two album covers for John Mayall, Turning Point and USA Union, brought him international attention. From 1973 to 1977, while based on London, Mr. Talo worked with the Rolling Stones as a sound engineer at their Mobile Studio, recording them and other leading Rock and Roll bands of the time. During that time he studied as an architect at the North East London Polytechnic (with their ‘avant garde’ Green program), graduating with honors. Beginning in these years and continuing as a lifelong pursuit, he has dedicated extensive study to art museums, painting, photography and art as both a hobby and as an intellectual corner stone for architecture and real practice of it.

An opening reception will be held Sunday, March 9, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The artist will make brief remarks followed by a Q and A session. The reception and admission to the Gallery are free and open to the public.

This exhibit is made possible with the support of the Friends of the White Plains Public Library.

Building a computer from parts is much cheaper than buying one readily assembled. At the “How to Build a Computer” workshop in the Edge, on March 31st from 4:00 – 5:00p.m., teens will be able to see what an individually constructed PC looks like and participate in the process of upgrading another. Instruction about microprocessors, RAM, motherboards, power supplies, hard drives, and graphics cards will be taught throughout. If teens wish to build a computer on their own, methods of selecting and purchasing compatible computer parts online will be shown as well.

Registration is not required and all equipment is provided.

Location: Edge Media Lab.

Austin Olney
Media Specialist

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Need help with your SAT’s? We can help!
Join us every Monday starting February 24 – April 28 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

SAT Math and Vocabulary Test prep open to high school seniors and juniors who are first in their family to go to college. Space is limited and there is a $20 Material’s fee payable at registration.

To register call 914 422-1480 or 917 543-7333. Hope to see you there!!

Sponsored by Latino U College Access.

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Sun: 1pm-5pm
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