Monthly Archives June 2017

Local History: The Hudson River

The Hudson River shapes nearly every area of our lives in some way: from topography, patterns of human settlement, and military decisions to energy production, human health, commerce, and culture. This summer, impress your fellow travelers with some knowledge about the Hudson Valley and the Hudson River gained from the White Plains Collection. Below is a bibliography of historical and contemporary titles from many different genres and eras.   Histories: Narrative, Revolutionary, and Social The Hudson from the Wilderness to the Sea by Benson J. Lossing (1866): A wonderful, illustration-rich vintage title donated by former White Plains librarian Clara F.
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Categories: History.

Local History: Murals

As the renovations continue and you rediscover the main floor of our library, we hope you look up–you’ll see three unique murals. Hung high over the east wing (sit back in one of our new lounge chairs!) are murals by two artists who called White Plains home: Edmund F. Ward and Stanley P. Klimley. That’s Klimley on the left standing in front of his mural when it was still in the lobby of the White Plains Hotel (image courtesy of the Westchester County Historical Society). Check out information on the artists and their works below!   White Plains resident and
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Categories: History.

Board Meeting Documents for June 14th, 2017

06-14-17 Combined Agenda Documents Approved Library Board Minutes 06 14 17 06-14-17 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 06-14-17 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Budget Report – May 2017 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 19 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 20 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 21 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – May 2017 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report – May 2017 Agenda Item #4 – Collection Management Report – May 2017 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach Report – May 2017 Agenda Item #4 – Library Systems
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

New York Historical Society Museum Passes Now Available

The White Plains Public Library is pleased to announce the addition of the New-York Historical Society Museum at 170 Central Park West to the Museum Pass Program.  The Library pass provides free admission for two adults and all accompanied children under eighteen years of age. The New-York Historical Society’s museum is the oldest in New York City and predates the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by nearly seventy years. Its art holdings comprise more than 1.6 million works. Among them are a world-class collection of Hudson River School paintings, including major works by Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin
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