Monthly Archives May 2013

Game's On! – Scrabble, Chess, Checkers and More

Get your game on! Stop by on Friday afternoons starting June 7, between 1:00-3:00 p.m., to meet new people and learn new games. (Participants must be 18 years of age or older.) Feel free to bring your own games and share them with others, or play the games we provide. Light refreshments will be served. We will meet in Room A or Room B on the Library’s second floor. (Game’s On will not meet Friday, July 5.)
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Tech Help on Tuesday Nights

Got questions? The library will be providing Drop-in Computer Help every Tuesday evening in June, July and August from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Our tech expert will answer your questions on everything from basic tasks such as setting up files in your computer and adding attachments to your emails, to using application software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, finding online forms and sharing your digital photos. Bring your laptop, tablet or eBook reader, or use one of the Library’s computers. No registration required – just come with your questions.
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Do you have a baby?

The Parent/Child Connection is a 3-part program designed for children from 13 months to 36 months old, with a parent or caregiver. It offers you an opportunity to meet other parents and play with your child in a warm and informal setting. At each session, there will be an expert on hand to answer your questions about your child’s development – speech and language, nutrition, developmental milestones, and more. Age appropriate toys, a craft, songs, and stories all add up to a fun and positive experience for you and your child. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required, and attendance
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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Teens and parents, join us for a vital program about preparing teens to be safe drivers and making the roads safer for everyone. Our panelists, Jim Fatigate, driving educator, PAS Auto School, and Susan Brownbill-Vega, Westchester County Assistant District Attorney, will talk about the risks of distracted driving, now the leading cause of teen traffic fatalities. Wednesday, May 29, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Part of the Allstate Readiness Series. Teens attending will be eligible for a raffle prize drawing and community service credit. Refreshments will be served.
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Honoring the Incomparable Ethel Waters

Jazz vocalist Shirley Crabbe (shown at left) joins us on Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. to perform a one-woman show featuring 12 songs made famous by America’s first black superstar, Ethel Waters. Seasoned with stories drawn from Ms. Waters’ autobiography, His Eye is on the Sparrow, this show celebrates the music and life of Ethel Waters. The show features several of Ms. Waters’ signature songs and innovative arrangements such as: “Throw the Dirt,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “Am I Blue,” and “(What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue.” Scott Albin of JazzTimes.com said, “…you are immediately struck by
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Dan Brown Broadcast Live from Lincoln Center

Billed as “An Evening of Codes, Symbols and Secrets,” #1 international best-selling author Dan Brown’s May 15 appearance at Lincoln Center will be broadcast live over the Internet to White Plains Public Library. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event that evening at 7:15 p.m. in Room B on the second floor. We are among a select few bookstores and libraries chosen to show the livestream of this event. Brown, author of The DaVinci Code, Angels & Demons, The Lost Symbol, will discuss his new novel Inferno (on sale May 14), science, religion, codes, book publishing, movie making,
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Slamming to Make the Team

The library will be holding our Poetry Slam Finals on Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. The winners of this competition will make up our official 2013 White Plains/ Westchester Poetry Slam Team. Our team  – the only one in Westchester County recognized by Poetry Slam International  – plans to compete in the 2013 National Poetry Slam in Boston this August. Poets who have participated in three of our slams since last June and finished in the top three in at least one of them qualify to compete, but we can’t have a slam without an audience – which is
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The Basics of Insurance, Saving and Investing

Join us on May 14 at 7 p.m. for “The Basics of Insurance, Saving & Investing.” You will gain strategies to help you achieve your financial goals and learn how insurance, saving, and investing contribute to your personal and family financial health. Presented by financial educator Lew Tischler. Tischler has spent the past 30 years helping people understand banking, finance, credit, cash flow, and how to apply common sense to solve everyday practical problems. All are welcome, and refreshments will be served. Part of the Allstate Readiness Series.
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Promoting Your Personal "Brand"

On Monday, May 6 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., job seekers can learn how to set themselves apart from other candidates by promoting their personal brand. Use your resume, social media profile, elevator-pitch and other job search tools to stand out in a sea of job seekers. Determine what your personal brand is saying about you. Bless Vaidian, career coach, offers branding and career advice during this very informative workshop. Photo: Bless Vaidian, career coach
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Have you joined our short story discussion group yet?

White Plains Librarian Barbara Wenglin has returned to explore compelling short stories from the acclaimed anthology, Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker ~ Celebrating 75 years of the magazine’s enduring literary influence, edited by David Remnick (Random House, 2000). We are using the same book from the fall, with copies to borrow and one kept at the Reference Desk for reading in the Library. Please register once for the series through our online calendar. Come when you’re able; you are not required to attend every session. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome! If you’ve never
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