Registration is now open for our first Project LIT Kids Book Discussion! Children in fourth through sixth grade can join us on Zoom to discuss and play a trivia game on El Deafo by Cece Bell. The book is available as an eBook on OverDrive, an eBook on Hoopla, and in our print collection. We will be virtually meeting on Wednesday, October 14th at 4:30 p.m. Please click here to register! Go here for more information on Project LIT!
In November, we will be reading and discussing Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, which is one of the books from the Library’s city-wide reading initiative, One Book, One White Plains. This will be a special caregiver-child session of the group and it is open to fourth through sixth graders as well as their grownups. The book is available in regular print, large print, and CD audiobook from our physical collection and as a digital audiobook and eBook from OverDrive and Libby. We will be virtually meeting on Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. A free copy of the book will be provided for the first 12 adult/child pairs to register for the discussion. Limit 1 book per family. When the books are available, we will email to arrange pickup; please list an email address when registering. Registration begins on September 30th and please use this link to register!
We suggest that those planning on attending the Stamped discussion also register for our Race Consciousness Workshop on Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30 p.m. Sachi Feris of Raising Race Conscious Children, will help parents and caregivers become more comfortable discussing race with young children. This workshop is intended for parents of children from birth through fifth grade. Attending this workshop will provide adults a strong foundation for discussing the issues raised in Stamped while reading it alongside their child. Click here to find out how to register.