Monthly Archives January 2013

Seeking Work? Join the Job Club!

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? This newly formed job club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new significant topic to the job seeker such as interview skills and social media. Get support, exchange ideas or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-11:30, from now until April 30. (No club February 12 or March 26.) Come to all sessions or come when you can. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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Library Foundation Presents New Video: "Transforming Lives, Every Day"

Libraries measure public service by collecting lots of data–number of books borrowed, hours of computer usage, how many people attend programs, etc.  But numbers alone don't tell the story of how the Library helps people learn, build a career, find community, get inspired, have fun, and move on in their lives.  The White Plains Library Foundation recently produced a video, “Transforming Lives, Every Day”, in which some of our patrons shared powerful stories of how the Library has benefited them, and we are proud to share it with you.  Click here to view.                
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Upcoming Teen Program – Video Game Creation

Ten Thursdays:  January 17 – March 21; 4:00-5:45 PM Learn the basics of video game design and create a video game using Scratch open source software. This is part of the Allstate Readiness Series – the video game will be used to show teens the dangers of distracted driving.  
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Learn How to Use Firefox!

Have parents, friends or relatives who want to learn how to go on the Internet?  If they know how to use a mouse, they'd fit right in at our Web Browser Basics class. Students will learn the basics of the Mozilla Firefox browser, including toolbar buttons, typing in a web address, using links, and finding information on a web page. The class is being offered on Friday, January 18, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., and will be repeated on Wednesday, January 23, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. This is a hands-on class, with space for twelve people to work on
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Child Care Council Presents Workshops in Spanish

(English translation below.) ¿Te encantan los niños y estás interesada en aprender sobre el cuidado de niños? Estaremos ofreciendo los siguiente talleres ofrecidos por el Child Care Council of Westchester en español. Diferentes Temperamentos de los Infantes sábado,  26 de enero de 2-4 p.m. Todos los niños(as) siguen un patrón de desarrollo, sin embargo cada uno de los niños que cuidamos es un individuo único, es un mundo diferente.¿Cuales serian las diferencias?  Exploremos estas diferencias. Desarrollo cognitivo de los infantes y párvulos sábado,  9 de febrero de 2-4 p.m. Miremos como podríamos ayudar a que el niño(a) se desarrolle todo
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Free Web Browser Basics Computer Class for Beginners

Have parents, friends or relatives who want to learn how to go on the Internet?  If they know how to use a mouse, they'd fit right in at our Web Browser Basics class. Students will learn the basics of the Mozilla Firefox browser, including toolbar buttons, typing in a web address, using links, and finding information on a web page. The class is being offered on Friday, January 18, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., and will be repeated on Wednesday, January 23, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. This is a hands-on class, with space for twelve people to work on
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Act It Out! – Drama Workshop for Kids

Act It Out! starts Tuesday, January 15 at 4:30 p.m. There is still time to register! This three-session drama workshop includes theater games and script reading for children in grades 3-6. A group performance will be held at the end of the last session on January 29th at 5 p.m. Children get to practice their reading aloud during this reader's theater activity. Contact The Trove at 422-1476 or use our online calendar to register your child.
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Wishful Shrinking

If your New Year's resolution to lose weight has hit a snag, join us for inspiration and motivation on Tuesday, January 22nd, at 7 p.m. for “Secrets of Weight Management”. This informative workshop will be presented by Stacey Lynn Jackson, M.S., a registered dietician from Shop Rite, White Plains. Ms. Jackson will provide tips and strategies to help you get on track and stay there. “Secrets of Weight Management” is the third program in the New Year, New You series.
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Libraries And E-Lending: The 'Wild West' Of Digital Licensing?

(This article originally appeared on npr.org on December 27, 2012 by NPR Staff.) Have you ever borrowed an e-book from a library? If the answer is no, you're a member of a large majority. A survey out Thursday from the Pew Internet Project finds that only 5 percent of “recent library users” have tried to borrow an e-book this year. About three-quarters of public libraries offer e-books, according to the American Library Association, but finding the book you want to read can be a challenge — when it's available at all. Brian Kenney is the director of the White Plains
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For Teens: Music Remix Through Hip Hop Elements

Have you ever wanted to make your own hip hop music or wonder how artists mix songs together? Then join us for this 6-week workshop where you will learn about hip hop and mix your own song. Saturdays, January 19 – February 23, from 2:30-4:30 PM. Registration is required, open to teens only. Register through our online calendar or by calling or visiting the 1st Floor Reference Desk.
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Artist Reception: Diane McCulloch – Fantasy Visions

Join us this Sunday, January 13 from 1-3 p.m. for the opening of “Fantasy Visions,” an exhibit of paintings in mixed media that are at once colorful, thought-provoking, and entertaining. Artist Diane McCulloch will be in attendance. One of her paintings, Chinese Destiny, is shown here. “Fantasy Visions” will be on display in the Museum Gallery until February 22. This show is brought to you by the Friends of White Plains Public Library.
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Have a Good Mental Health Day — Everyday!

Join Scott Trefny, Senior Rehabilitation Therapist from The NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division, for a lecture on Wednesday, January 16 at 7 p.m. Taking a 24/7 approach, this program guides participants in creating a schedule including sleep, personal needs, and recreation to insure a positive mental health day, everyday. Scott M. Trefny received his Masters in Psychology from City College, and Masters in Counseling from Western Connecticut. He has worked in the mental field for 23 years. He trained as a behavioral specialist with adolescents and developmentally disabled people, and has special training in cognitive behavioral therapy interventions. He is currently working as
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Celebrate "My Brother Martin" in The Trove on Monday, January 14

Children in grades K through 6 are invited to come to The Trove on Monday, January 14 at 4:30 p.m. to remember the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a program of activities designed to celebrate his life. This program will feature a reading of the children’s biography, My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up With The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. written by Dr. King’s sister, Christine King Farris and illustrated by Chris Soentpiet. Interactive activities and a craft will demonstrate the idea of equality and justice for all. What better way for our youth
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Child Care Council Presents Workshops in Spanish

(English translation below.) ¿Te encantan los niños y estás interesada en aprender sobre el cuidado de niños? Este més estaremos ofreciendo los siguiente talleres ofrecidos por el Child Care Council of Westchester en Español. Rutinas Diarias y el Cuidado sábado, 12 de enero de 2-4 p.m. El comer, el dormir y el cambiar pañales no son solamente rutinas. El tiempo que pasemos con los infantes y los bebes representan un espacio y tiempo ideal para el aprendizaje y el desarrollo integral de los niños(as).  Conozcamos algunas de estas maneras. Diferentes Temperamentos de los Infantes sábado,  26 de enero de 2-4
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Free Computer Class: Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007

Want to create a greeting card or a simple flier on your computer? Sign up for our class on Thursday, January 10, at 10:15 a.m. for an introduction to using Microsoft Publisher 2007. Publisher is a desktop publishing program that is fairly easy to use. The class size is limited to twelve so that everyone who attends can get hands on experience using Publisher. To register, go to our Computer Classes calendar, then click on the class name on the calendar and fill out the brief form.
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Film: Ahead of Time

This month we wrap up the Hadassah Film Festival, four great evenings of documentary films celebrating Jewish women who impacted the world. On Tuesday, January 8 from 6:45 – 8:45 p.m. we will show “Ahead of Time”, rescheduled from October 30. “Ahead of Time” is a documentary film celebrating the remarkable life of Ruth Gruber: journalist, writer, witness and participant in the making of 20th century history. Discussion to follow. This festival is co-sponsored by Westchester Region of Hadassah and the White Plains Public Library. For further information call Hadassah at 914.937.3151.
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