Calendario virtual abril 2020

Sí, nuestro hermoso edificio en 100 Martine está temporalmente cerrado, pero resulta que hay muchas otras formas en que podemos mantener la Biblioteca abierta y seguir sirviendo a White Plains. Únase a nosotros en Zoom con una variedad de eventos virtuales presentados por el personal de la Biblioteca y expertos locales. Encuentre una lista completa de eventos a continuación con detalles sobre cómo registrarse.

Y no olvide que puede comunicarse con nosotros de lunes a viernes de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m. en nuestro nuevo número 914-448-4859, enviando un mensaje de texto a WPPL al 66746, o enviándonos un correo electrónico en cualquier momento.

¿Ideas para programas o actividades? Mándemelos.

Take care,
Brian Kenney
Library Director
bkenney@whiteplainslibrary.org

FOR ADULTS

Lunchtime Meditation @ the Library
Wednesdays
12:00-12:45 p.m.
Brief beginning instruction followed by meditation. No experience or special equipment needed.
Attend the program by clicking the Zoom link for the specific date you wish to attend: 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29.

Book Discussion: Stories of Motherhood
Thursday, April 2
2:00-4:15 p.m.
Join Librarian Barbara Wenglin via Zoom as we continue our short-story discussion series with selections from the anthology Stories of Motherhood (Everyman’s Pocket Classics, 2012). For this session, we will focus on the poignant mother-daughter story, “I Stand Here Ironing” by Tillie Olsen (p.207) which can also be found in full text online. If time allows, we may also discuss “Coming Home” by Elizabeth Bowen (p.129) — only available in hard copy. Register through Zoom here.
Tarde de Ñ (Spanish Conversation)
Mondays Starting April 7
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Join Andrei Bezzubikoff for Tarde de Ñ. Andrei will offer discussion topics in Spanish for each session, providing participants with the opportunity to practice pronunciation and meaning. Participants should speak Spanish at an intermediate to advanced level. Attend the program by clicking the Zoom link for the specific date you wish to attend: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, & 4/27.
Spanish for Beginners
Starting April 9
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Basic classes for adults interested in learning Spanish. Students must have a White Plains Library Card. Classes will meet Thursdays starting April 9th – June 18th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Due to its popularity, this class cannot be repeated.

Register through Zoom here; the first 20 applicants will be accepted. There is no waiting list. This course will be entirely online using Zoom. Students need to have the following: Internet connection, a webcam, and a speaker and microphone. Instructor Naicy Petrill.

Slow Reading Book Discussion
April 13
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Readings for each session, led by teacher and author Ellen Lambert, will be works of short fiction. Participants will study and discuss each story in detail, appreciating more fully what goes into making a great work of literature. Lambert has a Ph.D. from Yale in English and has taught high-school English at The Dalton School for over 25 years. For this session, please read “War Years” and “The Transplant” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, taken from The Refugees, which is available in eBook from Overdrive. Attend the program by accessing Zoom with this link on 4/13.
Streaming Services and Live TV Roundup
Monday, April 13
6:00 – 6:45pm
Since many people are stuck at home, there is no better time to see what streaming services are available for entertainment. During this online, interactive presentation, Digital Media Specialist Austin Olney will break down the most popular ones and give tips throughout. A Q&A will follow.

Register in advance for this webinar here.

English Conversation Group
April 14
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Practice your English conversation skills in this online conference! Adults who speak English as a second language are welcome. Attend this program by accessing Zoom with this link on 4/14.
Book ‘Em: Mystery Book Group
April 15
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Library Director Brian Kenney will lead a discussion of A. J. Finn's The Woman in the Window. “The Woman in the Window is a tour de force. A twisting, twisted odyssey inside one woman’s mind, her illusions, delusions, reality. It left my own mind reeling and my heart pounding. An absolutely gripping thriller.”–Louise Penny. Please borrow the eBook through Hoopla which has many copies. Attend this program by accessing Zoom with this link on 4/15.
Breath-Body-Mind
April 15
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join Elena Falcone for an introduction to the Breath-Body-Mind technique of coherent breathing. Renew your energy and increase your stress resilience. Falcone is a Level-2 Teacher-Trainer in the Breath-Body-Mind technique. For more information on this practice, see https://www.breath-body-mind.com/.

Click here to register. After registration you will be emailed the link for the Zoom Meeting.

Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia
April 16
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Alzheimer's is not normal aging, it's a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about: The impact of Alzheimer's, the differences between Alzheimer's and Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease stages & risk factors, and current research.

To register for this program, please call 800-272-3900. Those who have registered will be sent the link via email and will be given a call-in number for Q&A after the program.

The Future is Female
April 20
2:00-4:00 p.m.
We will discuss The Passion Of Artemisia, by Susan Vreeland (2002), Historical Fiction: The story of one of the few female Post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era, Artemisia Gentilesche. The novel was published to coincide with an exhibition of her and her father’s works in NYC and St. Louis. NYT: “Intelligent, searching, and unusual, the novel is filled with luminous moments.” Attend this program by accessing Zoom with this link on 4/20.
Book Discussion: Stories of Motherhood
April 23
2:00-4:15 p.m.
Join Librarian Barbara Wenglin via Zoom as we continue our short-story discussion series with selections from the anthology Stories of Motherhood (Everyman’s Pocket Classics, 2012). For this session please read “Winterscape” by Anita Desai (p.239), an intriguing immigrant tale revealing complex family secrets. Register through Zoom here.
Slow Reading Book Discussion
April 27
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Readings for each session, led by teacher and author Ellen Lambert, will be works of short fiction. Participants will study and discuss each story in detail, appreciating more fully what goes into making a great work of literature. Lambert has a Ph.D. from Yale in English and has taught high-school English at The Dalton School for over 25 years. For this session, please read “I'd Love You to Want Me” and “The Americans” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, taken from The Refugees, which is available in eBook from Overdrive. Attend the program by accessing Zoom with this link on 4/27.
eCommerce & Online Shopping Tips
Monday, April 27
6:00 – 6:45pm
Plan on shopping from home during the current pandemic? It is a good time to learn more. During this online, interactive presentation, Digital Media Specialist Austin Olney will break down some of the most popular online services and provide tips throughout. A Q&A will follow.

Register in advance for this webinar here.

Relax with Virtual Reiki
April 29
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join Andrea Deierlein for a conversation about Reiki, a natural healing practice from Japan that brings balance to body, mind, and spirit. Andrea, a graduate teacher of the International House of Reiki, practices and teaches throughout Westchester County. For more information, see https://www.thrivereiki.com/. Attend the program by accessing Zoom with this link on 4/29.
FOR CHILDREN/PARENTS

Morning Storytime
Tuesdays & Thursdays Beginning April 7
11:00-11:30 a.m.
Stories and Songs for ages 2-6 with a Trove Librarian.

Attend the program by accessing Zoom with this link the date of the program: 4/7, 4/9, 4/14, 4/16, 4/21, 4/23, 4/28, 4/30.

Evening Storytime
Tuesdays & Thursdays Beginning April 7
6:30-7:00 p.m.
Stories and Songs for ages 2-6 with a Trove Librarian.

Attend the program by clicking the Zoom link for the specific date you wish to attend: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28.

Tech Tips for Parents: Creative Apps Roundup
Tuesday, April 7
4:30 – 5:15pm
“Tech Tips for Parents” is a weekly, digitally-streamed series where Digital Media Specialist Austin Olney will give relevant tips and knowledge for incorporating technology at home. This week, a variety of creative software applications will be discussed. From video editing to app design, there are plenty of free options available. A Q&A will follow.

Register in advance here.

Tech Tips for Parents: eBooks and Other Digital Library Resources
Tuesday, April 14
4:30 – 5:15pm
“Tech Tips for Parents” is a weekly, digitally-streamed series where Digital Media Specialist Austin Olney will give relevant tips and knowledge for incorporating technology at home. This week, popular digital resources from the White Plains Public Library will be discussed. A Q&A will follow.

Register in advance here.

Virtual Book Bunch
April 15
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Join The Trove's virtual book discussion group for 4th and 5th graders. Kids of any age who have read the book are welcome to join us but we recommend this title for those in 4th through 8th grade. We will be reading Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez. Prepare to be super excited as the author will be joining us! Unlimited eBook copies are available via Hoopla, but it's also available as an eBook and digital audiobook on OverDrive. Bring your own snack! Attend this program by accessing Zoom with this link on 4/15.
Tech Tips for Parents: “Minecraft vs. Fortnite vs. Roblox
Tuesday, April 21
4:30 – 5:15pm
“Tech Tips for Parents” is a weekly, digitally-streamed series where Digital Media Specialist Austin Olney will give relevant tips and knowledge for incorporating technology at home. This week, three popular games kids play these days will be compared and discussed. A Q&A will follow.

Register in advance here.

Tech Tips for Parents: Offline Technology Ideas
Tuesday, April 28
4:30 – 5:15pm
“Tech Tips for Parents” is a weekly, digitally-streamed series where Digital Media Specialist Austin Olney will give relevant tips and knowledge for incorporating technology at home. This week, a variety of “offline” activities will be discussed that do not require digital technology, but nonetheless teach core concepts within the related field. A Q&A will follow.

Register in advance here.

Virtual Open Mic for Kids
April 30
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
An open Virtual Mic Night that will allow for kids/teens who have submitted work to share through Zoom. Attend the program by accessing Zoom with this link on 4/30.
FOR TEENS

Stream of Stream for Teens
Thursdays
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Meet up with other virtual friends in Austin Olney's livestream. He will feature games, apps, challenges, and more!

Info for joining here.

Mindfulness for Teens
April 8
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Join Mindfulness practitioner Cristina Ortiz for a variety of activities. Learn basic mindfulness skills to reduce stress, promote relaxation, connect with your energy, and balance your emotions. This program, supported by the Allstate Foundation, is for grades 6-12. Attend this program by accessing Zoom with this link on 4/8.
D&D for Teens
April 17 & 24
2:00-5:00 p.m.
For more information and to sign up, email jcarlson@whiteplainslibrary.org.
Life Skills for Teens
April 29
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Learn important Life Skills with Annett Barrett. See will cover a range of topics like shaking hands, setting a dinner table, saving money, and more. Register through Zoom here.
FOR ALL AGES

Mindfulness for All
April 6
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Join Andrea Deierlein to explore mindfulness and its many benefits. Adults and teens welcome! Andrea is a graduate teacher of the International House of Reiki and practices and teaches throughout Westchester County. For more information, see https://www.thrivereiki.com/
Attend the program by accessing Zoom with this link the date of the program.

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