Monthly Archives September 2015

Mayta Visita la Ciudad de los Incas

Escuche  el cuento Mayta Visita la Ciudad de los Incas. Usando su imaginación, visite con nosotros la ciudad mágica de Machu Pichu. Disfrute el baile tradicional andino Valicha. Haga una máscara Inca para llevar a casa. Habrá copias del libro disponibles para la venta. Un programa en español para toda la familia. El domingo 11 de octubre a las 2:00 p.m. ~~~ Come listen to the story Mayta Visita la Ciudad de los Incas. Take an imaginary trip to the magic city of Machu Pichu. Enjoy the traditional Andean dance called Valicha. Make an Incan mask to take home. Copies
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Categories: Authors & Books, Español, Events, Kids, and Library Foundation.

Meet the Author: Edythe Ann Quinn and “Freedom Journey”

Join us on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 PM as Dr. Edythe Ann Quinn shares from her new book Freedom Journey: Black Civil War Soldiers and The Hills Community, Westchester County, New York. Through wonderfully detailed letters, recruit rosters, and pension records, Quinn tells the story of thirty-five African American Civil War soldiers and the United States Colored Troop (USCT) regiments with which they served. The men all came from The Hills, an African American community near present-day Silver Lake. Their ties to family, land, church, school, and occupational experiences at home buffered the brutal indifference of boredom and battle,
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Categories: Authors & Books, Events, and History.

Learn About Online Education Fraud

Come learn what role these for-profit education companies play in creating a potential financial disaster that may burden taxpayers for years to come. Robert MacArthur, author of Online Education Fraud: The Diary of a Short Seller, covers 15 years of corporate fraud in online education. He will discuss how the industry remained largely unregulated for years causing a potential burst of the student loan default bubble. He will be in Room B on our second floor on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 PM. No registration needed.
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Categories: Events.

L’Dor Vador – From Generation to Generation

A portrait exhibit and documentary film about Holocaust survivors and their descendants by Seth Harrison. Seth Harrison has been a photojournalist with The Journal News/lohud.com in Westchester County. N.Y. for the past 28 years. He has told the stories of our neighbors in the Lower Hudson Valley through his coverage of news, sports and features. His body of work also includes documenting the Sept. 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah, the 2004 Presidential elections, Superstorm Sandy, the mass school shooting in Newtown, coverage of the World Series and the Boston Marathon bombings,
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Categories: Gallery.

CITY OF WHITE PLAINS 3RD ANNUAL WELLNESS WEEK

The White Plains Youth Bureau, in cooperation with the White Plains Cares Coalition and the Coalition for Living Wellness, will host the City’s 3rd Annual Wellness Week Celebration September 19 through September 28. Wellness Week will begin with a free outdoor Kick-Off Festival on Saturday, September 19, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street. The kick-off event will feature musical performances, health and wellness vendors that attendees will be able to interact with games, food and more! The kick-off celebration will be followed by a week of wellness events, to be held at locations
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Categories: Events.

Board Meeting Documents for September 9th, 2015

Approved-Library-Board-Meeting-Minutes-09-09-15 09-09-15-Combined-Agenda-Docs 09-09-15 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 07-08-15 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Budget Report Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 23 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 1 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 2 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 3 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 4 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – August 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – July 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report July-August 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Children's Services Report – July-August 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Community
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

People & Stories Oral History Project: Dr. Olivia J. Hooker

Dr. Olivia J. Hooker turned 100 in 2015. She is a fascinating, brilliant, fun person, and White Plains is lucky to count her among its residents. Her life started in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where her father owned a successful department store. His store and the neighborhood known as The Black Wall Street were destroyed in what Dr. Hooker called “the terrible catastrophe in Tulsa.” “Other people called it the Tulsa Riot. It really wasn't a riot–we were the victims,” said Dr. Hooker. The Greenwood district of Tulsa was devastated by the racist violence, and news of the injustice was under-reported in
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Categories: History and Oral History.

Battle of the Books

Here at the Trove an elite group of voracious readers are preparing for battle. They will be marching off to the Westchester Library System’s “Battle of the Books” to be staged at Ossining High School on October 14th. Librarians across the county have chosen 5 books (Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, Cracker by Cynthia Kadohata, Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins, Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea, and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein) which will be the fodder for a fierce trivia challenge. The Trove’s platoon of eight 5th and 6th graders (the self
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Categories: Kids.