Monthly Archives December 2013

We're Almost Back to Normal

With the opening of The Edge on December 14th, phase one of the renovation is almost done. So what’s new? First off, the book drop on the exterior of the building, has re-opened, and will remain open 24/7/365. That was the one part of the renovation that made people the unhappiest, so it’s good to have it back. Thanks for your patience! Two, we have moved the Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, and Graphic Novel collections back to the left-hand side of the building, past The Edge. You will also find the New Book section, located at the beginning of the
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Ebru-Water Marbling Demonstration

The White Plains Public Library with the collaboration of the Turkish Cultural Center of Westchester present the elegantly beautiful ancient art form of Ebru – Water Marbling to the community. Artists Yurdagul and Yasemin Ozsavasci will create elegant works of art by dripping special paints over a water table, which disperse into free flowing designs of floral arrangements. Come and join us for a wonderful experience. December 21st, Saturday at 2pm Admission Free Museum Gallery-Second Floor These works will be on display until February 25, 2014.
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An Afternoon of Klezmer with Kapelye

Back by popular demand! Enjoy a spirited and nostalgic musical journey, with Old World traditions and New World influences. Featuring Ken Maltz on clarinet, Peter Sokolow on keyboards and vocals, and Marty Confurius on bass. The performance will take place on Sunday, December 8 at 1:30pm and again at 3:30pm in the Library Auditorium. This program is brought to you by the Friends of White Plains Public Library. Kapelye, now in its 25th year of recording and touring worldwide, is one of the original bands responsible for the renewed interest in klezmer music. Kapelye’s popular appeal over the years has
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How to Make Dubstep

Learn how to produce Dubstep like the pros do on an iPad! Novice musicians and Dubstep fans alike will learn how to create songs at The Edge in December every Thursday from 4:30-5:30pm. Teens will discover how to use modern iPad audio applications and sound like modern professionals. For teens only. No registration or equipment is required, limit of 9 students based on arrival time. Bring headphones if possible.
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Virtual Computing

Have you ever seen a computer inside a computer? With VirtualBox, a free virtualization product from Oracle, you can install and use an isolated Operating System (OS) within another. Teens are welcome to join this class on December 3rd and December 10th from 5-6pm to find out how. Students will use library equipment in order to install a virtual Linux OS called “ArtistX” and learn all about it. For teens. No registration or equipment is required, limit of 10 students based on arrival time.  
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