Children’s Calendar

Yes, our beautiful building at 100 Martine is temporarily closed, but it turns out there are plenty of other ways we can keep the Library open and still serve White Plains. Join us on Zoom (thanks to support from the White Plains Library Foundation) with a variety of virtual events presented by Library staff and local experts. Find a full listing of events below with details on attending.

And don't forget, you can reach us Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our new number 914-448-4859, by texting WPPL to 66746, or by emailing us anytime.

Ideas for programs or activities? Send them my way.

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

FOR CHILDREN & PARENTS/CAREGIVERS

Morning Storytime
Tuesdays & Thursdays
11:00-11:30 a.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: 5/5, 5/7, 5/12, 5/14, 5/19, 5/21, 5/26, & 5/28.

Evening Storytime
Tuesdays
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: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, & 5/26.
Virtual Table Top Gaming
Monday, May 4 & 18
4:00–5:30 p.m.
Play Table Top Games online with Erik and Ashley. We will host the game on Zoom, and play the game on boardgamearena.com. Please create a free, online account on boardgamearena.com prior to the event. For grades 4 and up. Attend the program by clicking the Zoom link for the specific date you wish to attend: 5/4 & 5/18.
Virtual Book Bunch
Wednesday, May 6
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 3rd through 7th grade. We will be reading Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. Unlimited eBook copies are available via Hoopla, but it's also available as an eBook and digital audiobook on OverDrive and Libby. Bring your own snack!

Attend the program by accessing Zoom with this link on 5/6.


Afternoon Family Virtual Socialization
Thursdays
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Miss post-storytime socializing or just meeting up in the Trove with your young ones? Join a Trove librarian and caregivers and young kids, to just meet each other, hang out, chat, catch up and be (virtually) together, along with some fun songs or activities. Attend the program by clicking the Zoom link for the specific date you wish to attend: 5/7 & 5/14.

Morning Family Virtual Socialization
Mondays
11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.
Miss post-storytime socializing or just meeting up in the Trove with your young ones? Join a Trove librarian and caregivers and young kids, to just meet each, hang out, chat, catch up and be (virtually) together, along with some fun songs or activities. Attend the program by clicking the Zoom link for the specific date you wish to attend: 5/11 & 5/18.
Family Wellness: Reiki & the Creative Breath
Tuesday, May 12
3:30–4:30 p.m.
In The Creative Breath, Miss Caroline will guide families on a visual meditation to self-discovery. We will focus on the present moment, breath, and the creative flow that follows using the theme of spring: renewal, letting go, life, and rebirth. Attend the program by accessing Zoom with this link on 5/12.
Free Digital Services during Pandemic (for Parents)
Tuesday, May 19
3:30–4:15 p.m.
During the current pandemic, many digital resources have been made freely available to youngsters. Join Digital Media Specialist Austin Olney in a roundup of the best ones. Register in advance here.
Author Visit: Dr. Julia Kregenow
Thursday, May 21
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Dr. Kregenow will read from her book Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, I Know EXACTLY What You Are and lead a family sing-a-long for mixed age groups, singing several different verses from her book and giving additional scientific information and visuals for each topic. Borrow Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, I Know EXACTLY What You Are on Hoopla. Register in advance here.
Family Wellness: Parent-Child Mindfulness & Meditation
Tuesday, May 26
3:30–4:40 p.m.
Mindfulness and meditation to ease stress and anxiety for parents with their children. Attend the program by accessing Zoom with this link on 5/26.
Virtual Book Bunch
Wednesday, May 27
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 Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee. Unlimited eBook copies are available via Hoopla, but it's also available as an eBook on OverDrive and Libby. Bring your own snack! Attend the program by accessing Zoom with this link on 5/27.
Author Visit: Dr. Julia Kregenow
Thursday, May 28
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Dr. Kregenow will read from her book ABCs of Space and lead a program for mixed age groups, providing additional scientific background information and visuals for each topic presented in the book. Borrow ABCs of Space on Hoopla. Register in advance here.
Virtual Open Mic for Kids
Saturday, May 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 5/30.

Categories: eNewsletter, Events, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *