Monthly Archives June 2016

International Film Festival

Our ever-popular International Film Festival returns starting Monday, July 11. Each film will be screened at 2 p.m. on Mondays through August 15. The festival has been going since 1987 (with a few breaks for construction and the like). Because we want our festival to be international in scope, we show motion pictures from a variety of countries and cultures, including those that reflect a film-making tradition that may be very different from our own. We attempt to offer a variety of genres, from comedy to film noir, and everything in between. We are limited by a number of factors, including
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Categories: Events and Uncategorized.

Summer TV Production Camp 2016

Our TV production camp is back with 2 sessions this summer that run from June 27-July 8, and August 8-August 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Students entering grades 6-9 in the Fall can come and learn all aspects of creating a short news segment for the Global Ambassadors REACT News station, and eat snacks while doing so. Taught by teachers from White Plains schools, students will learn how to write scripts, interview, film and edit a short video. Space is limited, visit the Library's calendar to sign your children up today.
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Categories: Classes and Teens.

Exercise Your Mind – READ! A new Adult Summer Reading Program

Join us for our new Adult Summer Reading Program, “Exercise Your Mind – READ!” from from July 5 – August 12. We've tailored this program for grownups– no assigned reading, no book reports, no homework, no worries! Register for Exercise Your Mind and read whatever you'd like, whenever you'd like, wherever you'd like. Whether you're headed to the beach, the mountains, or your own backyard, take along a book and snap a “shelfie.”  Share it with us and we'll add it to our in-library display and our Instagram page to enter our raffle drawing for prizes. Engage in fun programs
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Categories: Authors & Books and Events.

People & Stories Oral History Project: YWCA GEMS

People & Stories was thrilled when Rhonda Brooks and Candi Poinsette, of the YWCA, reached out to collaborate on an oral history project about the history of the GEMS. GEMS stands for “Girls Empowered Through Meaningful Support” and has existed in one form or another for over 40 years in White Plains. GEMS strives to assist girls in the White Plains community in becoming self-reliant, competent, caring and healthy. It does so by providing relevant engaging activities in the areas of cultural awareness, health and wellness, college and careers, and self-esteem. Current members of GEMS met with alumni to learn
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Categories: Local History and Oral History.

Read for the Win!

The Trove summer reading game begins Monday, June 27th and runs through August 19th. Our kickoff show is Magic Jim at 3 p.m. on June 27th. The fun continues with Rosy Puppets on June 28th at 4 p.m. Other program highlights include a performance of Little Red Riding Hood by Puppets to Go on June 29th at 7 p.m. and a concert with Patricia Shih on July 20th at 7 p.m. As a special treat for readers, children in grades 3-6 will be able to sign-up at The Trove to attend a pizza party at Uno Chicago Grill. And from
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Categories: Events, Kids, and Uncategorized.

Board Meeting Documents for June 8th, 2016

Approved Library Board Meeting Minutes 06-08-16 06-08-2016 Combined Agenda Documents 06-08-2016 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 05 11 16 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Budget Report – 05 31 16 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 21 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – May 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report – May 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Children's Services Report – May 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Collection Management – May 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach – May 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Library System Report – May 2016
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

Sunday, June 5th Street Closures – The White Plains Criterium

Important notice… if you plan on driving to the Library on Sunday, June 5th, please be aware that you will not be able to approach the Library from Martine Avenue or Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard for much of that day due to several street closures for the White Plains Criterium Bicycle Race. This will also prevent access to the parking garage under the Library while the streets are closed. During that time, the best place to park is in the Lexington-Grove Galleria parking garage across the street from the Library. You will have to enter the garage from
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Categories: Events.