Monthly Archives July 2015

Join Us at National Night Out!

Stop by the Library's table at White Plains Department of Public Safety's National Night Out event onTuesday, August 4, from 6 p.m. to dark. We'll be promoting Library programs for everyone in the family, and distributing teen safe driving information and giveaways made possible through our generous grant from The Allstate Foundation.  A fun annual event featuring many community groups and free entertainment, National Night Out will take place on South Lexington Ave. outside of the Public Safety building.  Here's a picture from last year's event.
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Categories: Events and Library Foundation.

Maker Camp: Explore + Make + Share

The Edge is an affiliate site for Maker Camp, a worldwide, online camp for makers, hosted by Make: magazine. We make a different craft each week following a theme and share our projects globally with other campers. We meet every Thursday at either 2:00 or 3:00 – just drop in. Projects can be a mix of crafts and technology, and are always fun!
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Categories: Technology and Teens.

People & Stories Oral History Project: Al Surya Peterson

Al Surya Peterson has deep roots in the White Plains area and is a knowledgeable and ardent proponent of black history in Westchester County. His grandfather came to work on the Rockefeller Estate in the early 20th century and settled on land owned by a former slave on Saxon Woods Road. In this oral history, Peterson describes growing up in a close-knit black community on the White Plains-Scarsdale border. Although he attended school in Scarsdale, he spent (and continues to spend) lots of time in White Plains. He visited family and friends here during his childhood, was the first African-American
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Categories: Local History and Oral History.

Stream Independent Films with IndieFlix

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of independent films anytime, anywhere. Founded by filmmakers, IndieFlix curates the best (or possibly the weirdest, depending upon your taste) in shorts, features, and documentaries from worldwide film festivals and beyond. IndieFlix is easy to use and free to all Westchester Library System cardholders. You can browse and limit films according to length, country of origin, festival, genre, or age range. Watch movies on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a Web browser. Also available on Roku, xBox, and Apple TV via Apple devices. The films are not rated by the MPAA, so viewer
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Categories: Uncategorized.

TV Production Workshop Screening

This year is the second Summer TV Production Camp, a collaboration between the Library and public schools. Teens will be producing their own TV news segments focusing on local issues. There will be screenings of the videos on the last day of each session in The Edge at noon on Thursday, July 16th and Thursday, August 20th.
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Categories: Events, Technology, and Teens.

Sewing on The Edge for Teens

Interested in learning to sew…and making your own beach bag and pencil case to take home? Join Sewing on The Edge with sewing instructor Kate Perri. You will learn the basics of sewing, discover how to use a sewing machine, and become familiar with the University of Fashion web resource. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome; no sewing experience is required. This class takes place in three sessions: Tuesday 7/28, Tuesday 8/4, and Tuesday 8/11, from 3:00-5:00 pm. Students must register for the first class through the Library's online calendar, and must attend all three sessions. This event is supported
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Categories: Classes and Teens.

People & Stories Oral History Project: Lee Palmer

Lee Palmer and the White Plains Public Library are inseparable.  Lee has worked at the library in one way or another since 1966.  After Lee took a class on storytelling at the library in the mid-1960s, a librarian hired her to be a children's storyteller.  In this oral history, you can hear her enthusiasm for that job and the library's central place in White Plains.  Lee also discusses her reasons for moving to White Plains, her reasons for staying, and the fulfillment she gets from her current work as a Friend of the Library.
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Categories: Local History and Oral History.

Board Meeting Documents for July 8th, 2015

Approved Library Board Meeting Minutes – 07-08-15 07-08-15-Combined-Agenda-Docs 07-08-15-Library-Board-Agenda Agenda-Item-1-06-10-15-Regular-Library-Board-Minutes Agenda-Item-2-Budget-Report Agenda-Item-3-Claim-List-21 Agenda-Item-3-Claim-List-22 Agenda-Item-4-Adult-Services-Report Agenda-Item-4-Assistant-Directors-Report Agenda-Item-4-Childrens-Services-Report Agenda-Item-4-Collection-Management-Report Agenda-Item-4-Community-Outreach-Report Agenda-Item-4-June-2015-Publicity-Links Agenda-Item-4-Library-Systems-Report Agenda-Item-4-Report-of-Administation Agenda-Item-4-Teen-Report Agenda-Item-5b-Friends-Meeting-Minutes-06-11-15 Agenda-Item-7a-Personnel-Addition-Deletions-04-01-15-06-30-15
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

International Film Festival Returns

Our ever-popular International Film Festival returns starting Monday, July 6. Each film will be screened at 2 and 7 p.m. on Mondays through July and August. The festival has been going since 1987 (with a few breaks for construction and the like). Because we want our festival to be international in scope, we show motion pictures from a variety of countries and cultures, including those that reflect a filmmaking tradition that may be very different from our own. We attempt to offer a variety of genres, from comedy to film noir, and everything in between. We are limited by a number
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Categories: Events and Library News.