Monthly Archives August 2020

Staff Picks: Qello Concerts

White Plains Cardholders just gained access to another exciting resource with the addition of Qello. Qello Concerts by Stingray is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. It’s like a never-ending concert ticket, which means it's perfect for this time when many are missing going to live shows. If you're unsure where to start, check out these recommendations from Adult Services Librarians Austin Duffy, Mariel Perez, and Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno. The Highwaymen, Live American Outlaws The Highwaymen were a country supergroup consisting of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash,
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Categories: Evergreen, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Family Fun Friday – August 14: Imagine Land

Family Fun Fridays concludes this week on Friday, August 14, with a concert from Will Parker. Will Parker puts on a fun, interactive show for the whole family! Accompanying himself on guitar and harmonica, he plays original songs for kids “ages 1-100.” Throughout the Imagine Land show, the audience engages through singing-along, dancing, high-fiving, imaginative play and they even help Will create an improvised song through their suggestions! To attend the show at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 14, click here to get the Zoom link! Note:  All youth-focused programs now require a registered Zoom account.  It is free and
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Categories: Library News.

Board Meeting Documents for August 12th, 2020

Combined-Agenda-08-12-20 08 12 20 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 07 08 20 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Budget Report – Final FY 2019 2020 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 17 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – July 2020 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report – July 2020 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach Report – July 2020 Agenda Item #4 – Digital Media Specialist Report – July 2020 Agenda Item #4 – Library Systems Report – July 2020 Agenda Item #4 – Media Report – July 2020 Agenda Item #4 –
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

Pet-themed Picture Books

Pets can play an important part in your children's physical and mental development. An added bonus to the loving bond between children and their pets are the many ways it can help your child grow into a caring, responsible individual. Pets can help with learning, provide comfort, encourage nurturing, help keep kids healthy, and build stronger family bonds. For more information, click here, and keep reading for a selection of pet-themed picture books. Downton Tabby, by Sparkle Abby. (eBook on OverDrive) Me and My Dragon, by David Biedrzycki. (Audiobook on Hoopla) One Cool Friend, by Toni Buzzeo. (eBook on OverDrive)
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Save the Date: Ibram X. Kendi Visit

The White Plains Library Foundation, in partnership with the Thomas H. Slater Center, is presenting a special virtual event with the award-winning author, historian, and thought-leader, Ibram X. Kendi on the evening of October 28, 2020. This program will be the culmination of the Library’s city-wide reading initiative, One Book, One White Plains, details to be announced soon. In the meantime, mark your fall calendars and look into our digital and physical copies of the two books we'll be reading: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (available in print and as a digital audiobook and eBook on
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Categories: Library News.

STEAM at Home: Magic Foldable Box

This week’s STEAMonday project is a paper folding project. I don’t consider this origami because we use glue at the end, I am a purest with my origami projects. We are going to fold paper to create a box that folds and unfolds like magic. Materials: Paper: Origami paper is best, if you don’t have any then use printer paper or loose leaf paper Glue: Glue sticks, elmer's glue, or something quick drying Scissors – If you are not using origami paper Non-stick surface for gluing How to get started: Collect 10-12 pieces of paper, varying colors are best. Cut
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Categories: Featured, Homepage Kids, Homepage Teens, Kids, Library News, and Teens.

Family Fun Friday – August 7: Puppet Storytime

Family Fun Fridays continues this coming Friday, August 7, with Puppet Storytime. Puppeteer Nicola Rose returns (virtually) to the Library for a storytime together with her fuzzy orange puppet friend! To attend the show at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 7, click here to get the Zoom link! Be sure to join Nicola on Wednesday, August 5, at 11:00 a.m. for the Puppet Crafting program to make your own puppet at home! Family Fun Fridays is supported by the White Plains Library Foundation.
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Categories: Library News.