Monthly Archives August 2015

On the Homefront — Families of Veterans Writing Workshop

White Plains Public Library and Veterans Writing Workshop are pleased to offer a free creative writing workshop for family members or caretakers of a veteran or active duty service members. The free workshop is open to all writing experience levels. The workshop will take place ten Wednesdays beginning September 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Learn the skills that will help you write your stories. Get valuable feedback and guidance from a published writer. Become part of a supportive community of writers. Publish your writing in the Families of Veterans anthology. Class size is limited and registration is required.
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Categories: Classes.

ReferenceUSA at the White Plains Public Library

Have you heard about ReferenceUSA? Your White Plains Library Card allows you to access this full-service platform. Job seekers, entrepreneurs, students and continuing education students have use for this valuable service. ReferenceUSA offers a wide range of database products, available in print, CD-ROM or via the Internet. These products include State Business-to-Business Marketing Directories, The American Big Businesses Directory and CD-ROM, The American Manufacturers Directory and CD-ROM, The American Business Disc, and Powerfinder. https://whiteplainslibrary.org/resources/ This is a video specifically made for White Plains Public Library patrons: ReferenceUSA at the White Plains Public Library
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Categories: Featured, Homepage, Technology, and Uncategorized.

August History Roundtable: Affordable Housing

Join the Librarian for White Plains History and a panel of local housing advocates for the White Plains History Roundtable on Wednesday, August 26th, at 7:00 pm. August’s Roundtable is called Affordable Housing: Past, Present, and Future. The Roundtable is an educational, participatory, and social event where participants learn about events from White Plains' past, examine primary source materials from the White Plains Collection, and engage in discussion with others.
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Categories: Events and History.

People & Stories Oral History Project: Cecilia Bikkal

Cecilia Bikkal has called lots of places “home” around the world, but has been in White Plains since the 1980s. In this oral history, recorded in her office overlooking the corner of Hamilton and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Bikkal shares her personal story and her perspective on White Plains. Bikkal came to White Plains on the day the Galleria opened, and went to work for the County Clerk in the 1980s. She became a lawyer after intending to be an architect. Through her place on the Zoning Board of Appeals and work as a lawyer specializing in immigration,
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Categories: History and Oral History.

Register for English Classes

This Fall the Westchester Community College English Language Institute will be offering English as a Second Language classes at White Plains Public Library.  Please stop by on one of the following days to register: 1. Wednesday, August 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 2. Thursday, August 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 3. Wednesday, August 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 4. Thursday, August 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 5. Saturday, August 29 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.   The cost for the classes is $20 and the cost of the books is $38. More
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Categories: Classes and Uncategorized.

Practice Your Spanish Conversation

Want to brush up on your Spanish?  Join us August 17 – August 20 at 10:30 a.m. This is for individuals who want to further develop their Spanish skills, discover new phrases, verb conjugations, feel comfortable actively participating in short story discussions, and more. Please note, this is NOT a class for beginners. Space is limited and registration required. Please register through our online calendar.
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Categories: Classes.

TV Production Camp with the Global Ambassadors

Teens from White Plains will spend two weeks learning the ins and outs of creating a short news clip for R.E.A.C.T. News. Students will learn how to research a story, write a script, interview, tell the story on camera, and edit. There will be a party on Thursday, August 20, at 12:00 PM, to see the news stories they created before they are posted online – all are welcome to the viewing. TV Production Camp is now full. But viewers can see the results on August 20.
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Categories: Classes, Technology, and Teens.