Monthly Archives March 2016

White Plains Trivia Night: March 30 @ 6 PM

Join us on Wednesday, March 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for the first White Plains Trivia Night, the March edition of the White Plains History Roundtable. We will have food, White Plains history-based trivia, and prizes. No prior experience with or knowledge of White Plains history is necessary! You can come with a team of 4-6 people or come solo and we will put you with a team. Everyone from newcomers to longtime residents will be able to participate, learn something, and possibly win…. In the mean time, brush up on your local history with visits to our local
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Categories: Events and History.

Fifth Annual Harlem Fine Arts Show Comes to White Plains

The Harlem Fine Arts Show will celebrate its 5th Annual Event, showcasing artists and authors on Tuesday, March 29 at the White Plains Library, 6 – 9 p.m. The event showcases African American artists and authors from the New York metropolitan area. This year’s special recognition honorees will include the acclaimed R&B and pop singing group Atlantic Starr and youth phenom Julius Rodriguez. Featured authors include: Flo Anthony, David Banks, Dr. Martia Goodson, Monica Michelle and Carol Hill Mackey. Over 200 Children enrolled in the White Plains Youth Bureau’s After School Connection program have been busy creating beautiful pieces of
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Categories: Events, Gallery, and Uncategorized.

Curiosity Cabinet: Postcards

Ever wondered what the high school on Main Street looked like? What about a greeting card from Nepal? Swing by the exhibit case on our second floor and see a small sample of Marjory S.'s postcard collection in our Curiosity Cabinet. Marjory is a lifelong resident of White Plains and have over 1,000 postcards in her collection. Many were sent to her from all over the world by friends, family, and (especially) colleagues from work. She also brought in some vintage White Plains cards to share, which we have supplemented with vintage postcards from the White Plains Collection.    
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Categories: History.

Digital Photography Exhibit

Participants of the Library's eight-week digital photography class for seniors will display their work in the Library Gallery from Wednesday, March 16, through Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Professional photographer and arts educator Lori Adams presented the workshop in which students learned the fundamentals of composition and use of light and color to create portraits and still life images. A reception is planned for Tuesday, March 22nd from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served. This program was made possible by Creative Aging in America's Libraries, supported by a National Leadership Grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services in
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Categories: Events and Uncategorized.

Board Meeting Documents for March 9th, 2016

Approved Library Board Meeting Minutes 03-09-16 Approved Library Board Annual Meeting Minutes 03-09-16-1 03-09-16 Combined Agenda Documents 03-09-16 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 02-03-16 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Budget Report – 03 02 16 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 14 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 15 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – February 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report – February 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Children's Services Report – February 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Collection Management Report – February 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

Prepare for the Citizenship Interview

Saturday, March 12 at 12:00 p.m. Immigration officer Shyconia Burden-Noten of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services will demonstrate a US Citizenship mock interview to help applicants prepare for their own interview. All are invited to come and ask Ms. Burden questions related to the naturalization process, green cards, employment authorization, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Attorneys and a paralegal will be available to provide consultations to individuals and answer questions. The Westchester Hispanic Coalition will be here to help translate this program.
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Categories: Events and Uncategorized.

Street Maps and Family Pictures

The local history community in White Plains has been busy over the past few months! We are proud to share the Streets of White Plains, an interactive map created by Cliff Blau that explains the history of many street names in our city. Cliff thoroughly plumbed the White Plains Collection at the Library, then doggedly followed leads to the County Clerk's Office and beyond. View the map on our Atlases and Maps page and use the share button to show it to friends or family! Back in December, we had a Community History Day where we scanned photographs, documents, or
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Categories: History.