Monthly Archives December 2015

Digital Photography Workshop for Seniors

Professional photographer and arts educator Lori Adams will present an 8-week digital photography workshop for seniors. The first session is Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. Using their own cameras, participants will learn the fundamentals of composition, and use of light and color to create portraits and still life images. A basic understanding of camera settings and photo editing will also be covered. The workshop will culminate in an exhibit of participants' work. Participation is limited to fifteen students aged 55 and better.  Participants should plan to attend all sessions. Pre-registration is required and can be submitted
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Categories: Classes and Uncategorized.

WLA/WLS Mock Book Awards

WLA/WLS Mock Book Awards Thursday, January 7 at 5:30 p.m. Start the new year with a conversation about some of the best children’s and young adult books of 2015. The Westchester Library Association and the Westchester Library System are hosting a discussion of potentially award-winning books published in the last year. This is a great opportunity to meet other readers and deepen your knowledge of Youth Literature. Breakout groups will consider mock nominees for the Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz awards. Adult community members interested in children’s and young adult literature, librarians, teachers, and publishers are invited to attend. However, this
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Categories: Authors & Books.

Spring Valley Puppet Theater

Come see two stories by the Spring Valley Puppet Theater: The Lazy Fox and The Wolf In Sheep's Clothing on Sunday, December 27 at 2 p.m. Can a very lazy fox trick an armadillo? Perhaps, but in this Argentine folktale, “The Lazy Fox,” the armadillo has a few tricks up his sleeve! Recommended for children five years old and up.
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Categories: Events, Kids, and Uncategorized.

People & Stories Oral History Project: Kevin Doherty

Kevin Doherty grew up in White Plains as part of the post-WW II baby boom, a group that, in his words, “causes problems wherever we go.”  Doherty has done much more than just cause problems though-he raised a family in White Plains and spent many years as an educator with BOCES.  A member of Union Hook & Ladder and a blues aficionado, Doherty also has strong connections to fascinating political and cultural strands of White Plains history.
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Categories: History and Oral History.

Everyone’s a Historian: Community History Day

At White Plains Public Library, we believe in sharing historical authority with the community.  So last Saturday, we created a space in which everyone was a historian.  No one person has a monopoly on the past and no single narrative could possibly tell all our stories.  We all have knowledge of the past, it's just a matter of sharing and using it! Several community members brought items from their personal collections to be digitized and added to our online collection.  We had a diverse group of people, from life-long White Plains residents to current and past members of government to
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Categories: History.

Board Meeting Documents for December 9th, 2015

Approved Library Board Meeting Minutes 12-09-15 12-09-15 Combined Agenda Documents 12-09-15 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 10-14-15 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Budget Report Agenda Item #2b Budget Report November 2015 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 7 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 8 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 9 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – October 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – November 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report October 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report November 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Children's
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

Photo Editing Workshop

Want to know how to “photoshop” an image? In the Photo Editing Workshop on Tuesday, December 8th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., patrons will learn how to manipulate photos using GIMP, a free 2D graphics editor for PC, Mac, and Linux. Similar to Photoshop, GIMP allows users to tweak images for a desired result. Registration required; equipment is provided. Held in the Edge Media Lab.  
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Categories: Classes and Events.