Monthly Archives May 2016

People & Stories Oral History Project: Lord Judah & JCA

This is the first time People & Stories is presenting a produced oral history, and it's for a good reason. Lord Judah is the artist behind H.I.P.H.O.P., which stands for Highly Intelligent People Healing Our Planet. H.I.P.H.O.P. is many things. It's a philosophy for engaging with social issues, a mobile-teaching unit, and an artistic collective. H.I.P.H.O.P. is combining music with a social justice mission through teaching workshops with young people and support for local artists. Lord Judah and JCA mix their personal stories about coming up in White Plains with insights about how to find a place as an artist
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Categories: Local History and Oral History.

White Plains History Roundtable on 5/18 @ 7:00 PM

Join us to learn about how World War II affected people in White Plains, view historical materials, and listen to two special guests discuss their experiences of World War II and the Holocaust. Peter Somogyi, of the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center's Speakers' Bureau, and Barney Mayrsohn, a local Jewish veteran of World War II, will be our special guests. The Roundtable will last from 7:00 to 8:30. The White Plains History Roundtable is an educational, participatory, and social event where attendees hear a presentation on a historical topic, examine primary source documents from the White Plains Collection, and
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Categories: Local History.

Marketing Your Business

Do you know how to effectively market your business? On May 17th, at 1:30 p.m. come and learn how business owners can create strong marketing strategies to keep their market presence strong. Discover marketing basics such as identifying target markets, pricing strategies, promotion, competition and marketing budgets. Program arranged through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Categories: Classes and Uncategorized.

Meet White Plains Author Susan Gordon

The Friends of White Plains Library invite you to their 2016 annual meeting on Sunday, May 15 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. We are very pleased to welcome White Plains author Susan J. Gordon. Susan will discuss her latest book Because of Eva: a Jewish Genealogical Journey (Syracuse University Press, 2016), in which the author describes traveling to Eastern Europe and Israel to solve mysteries in her family’s past by delving into World War II and Holocaust history. What began as a seemingly simple search for “Eva,” the elderly relative who had signed Susan’s grandfather’s death certificate in New York long ago, becomes
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Categories: Authors & Books and Events.

Board Meeting Documents for May 11th, 2016

Approved Library Board Meeting Minutes 05-11-16 05-11-2016 Combined Agenda Documents 05-11-2016 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 04 13 16 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Budget Report Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 19 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 20 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report – April 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Childrens Services – April 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Collection Management Report – April 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach Report – April 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Library System Report – April 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Publicity Links
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Categories: Trustee Documents and Trustees.

Zika Virus Information from Westchester County

County Executive Robert Astorino wants you to be aware of the steps the County has taken and will be taking to prevent mosquitoes from multiplying.  With the growing news reports on ZIka, many of you may become concerned about the potential risks of mosquitoes at home and around your neighborhood. This update provides information on the steps the County is taking to reduce the mosquito population, Westchester County has a robust plan that includes education, surveillance, and mosquito control. Education: Look for the flyer “Keep Healthy and Get the Facts” in the Library that provides information on Zika and includes
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Categories: Featured and Library News.

Resume Workshop for Teens

Prepare yourself for the summer job hunt with this workshop taught by Pace University career counselor Susan Eisman on Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. You'll learn how to present yourself during the job search, starting with creating a resume that showcases your experience. You'll also hear valuable advice for a successful job interview and learn about networking.  This workshop is open to teens in grades 7-12; space is limited so registration is recommended. This event is supported by The Allstate Foundation. 
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Categories: Classes and Teens.

Author Storytime: Who Visits Me From A to Z at the dentist

Tuesday, May 10 at 1 pm. Dental hygienist Joanne Roos wrote a picture book to introduce children to the dentist. She will read her book, with help from some puppet friends, and teach how to brush our teeth. For children ages 2 and up with a caregiver.  Limited space, tickets distributed a half hour before program. Books will be sold after the program.
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Categories: Authors & Books, Events, and Kids.

People & Stories Oral History Project: Renee Cohen

Renee Cohen has things to say about White Plains. If you've read any of the newspapers or voted in any elections since the mid-1970s, chances are you've encountered Renee. In this oral history she describes coming to White Plains in 1967, her choice to live an environmentally-conscious life, and the many civic projects she's been a part of. Asked what she would like to see more of in the city, she said, “I just like a mix.” Her perspective as a frequent, long-time pedestrian in the city is insightful–if you usually drive through White Plains, Renee will make you think
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Categories: Local History and Oral History.