Monthly Archives January 2016

Board Meeting Documents for February 3rd, 2016

Approved Library Board Meeting Minutes 02-03-16 02 03 16 Combined Agenda Documents 02 03 16 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item 1-01-13-16 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item 2 01-13-16 Budget Report Agenda Item 3 Claim List 10 Agenda Item 4 Adult Services Report Agenda Item 4 Children's Services Report Agenda Item 4 Collection Management Report Agenda Item 4 Community Outreach Report – January 2016 Agenda Item 4 Library Systems Report – January 2016 Agenda Item 4 Publicity Links Report – January 2016 Agenda Item 4 Report of Administration – January 2016 Agenda Item 4 Teen Report – January 2016 Agenda
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

Kick Off Black History Month

The Trove at the White Plains Public Library and White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Committee have joined together to kick off February as Black History Month on Sunday, January 31 in The Trove. The activities begin at 1:00 p.m. with the opening of the annual Black History StoryWalk®. This year’s StoryWalk® is  based on the book, Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton written and illustrated by Don Tate. This is an opportunity to learn about George Moses Horton, the first African-American man to be published. The StoryWalk® is open during regular library hours to families with children in first
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Categories: Events and Kids.

History, Art, & Community

People have been using our White Plains Collection and local history programs to create some great projects lately! Students from a Community Design class at Purchase College taught by Warren Lehrer partnered with the White Plains Business Improvement District and the Library to create designs for poems written by Judith Sloan. Art In Vacant Spaces can be seen filling the windows of storefronts along Court Street, Martine Avenue, Main Street, and Mamaroneck Avenue. Inspiration for the poems was drawn in part from historic photographs in the White Plains Collections (check some out online!) and oral histories from People & Stories.
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Categories: History.

A Sense of Place: Research Workshop

January's edition of the White Plains History Roundtable will be A Sense of Place: Research Workshop on Wednesday, January 20, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Ever wondered what the layers of history and human experience are that combine to create White Plains? Join Librarian Ben Himmelfarb and student of White Plains history Cliff Blau to learn how to research the history of any address, building, business, house, or spot in White Plains. Maps, directories, photographs, and online resources from the White Plains Collection will be available for everyone to use. Come prepared with a favorite place to research and
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Categories: Events and History.

Family Tinker Time

Saturday, January 16 from 1:00-3:00 PM We are inviting tinkerers, DIYers, and makers to come and use the equipment in The Edge-Media Lab with your family. This is a self-initiated learning and practice time, NOT a class. Some of the equipment available will be Arduino kits, Wacom tablets, video and audio editing equipment, 3D printers, CNC machine and sewing machines. If you have experience or would like to learn a little about these come in and bring your kids.
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Categories: Events.

Meet 97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch

Millions across the globe have been inspired by 97-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch–World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, ballroom dancer, and yoga master. Porchon-Lynch was named “Oldest Yoga Teacher” by Guinness World Records in 2012. She will appear at White Plains Public Library on Sunday, January 17 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss her book, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master. Porchon-Lynch has been covered by media around the world and her YouTube videos have garnered over 2 million views. Her inspirational memoir, Dancing Light, shows us what
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Categories: Authors & Books and Events.

Board Meeting Documents for January 13th, 2016

Approved Library Board Meeting Minutes 01-13-16 01 13 16 Combined Agenda Documents 01 13 16 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item 1-12-09-15 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item 2a 01-13-16 Budget Report Agenda Item 2b-01-13-16 Budget Report December Agenda Item 2c-01-13-16 Library Revenue Summary Agenda Item 3-01-13-16 Claim List 10 Agenda Item 3-01-13-16 Claim List 11 Agenda Item 3-01-13-16 Claim List 12 Agenda Item 4-01-13-16 Adult Services Report Agenda Item 4-01-13-16 Children's Services Report Agenda Item 4-01-13-16 Collection Management Report Agenda Item 4 01-13-16 Community Outreach Report – December 2015 Agenda Item 4-01-13-16 Director's Report Agenda Item 4-01-13-16 Assistant Director's Report
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

People & Stories Oral History Project: Peter Stone

In this interview, Peter Stone and interviewer Rod Carlson show us what People & Stories is all about. Stone has been in White Plains since September 1950. He grew up in a house his family built in North White Plains and, when he was a kid, walked the five miles into downtown. White Plains' rich ethnic mix made a strong impression on him. Stone served as Chairman of the Humans Rights Commission from 1995 to 2008 and also worked as a management consultant in freight transportation. He describes himself as a “middle class, happily married grandfather viewing the world as
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Categories: History and Oral History.