Monthly Archives April 2021

World Art Day

World Art Day is an international celebration of fine arts held by the International Association of Art. The first World Art Day was held on April 15, 2012, a date chosen to honor Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday. To learn more about World Art Day, check out this page from the International Association of Art. To celebrate World Art Day, I will highlight some wonderful art books that are biographical, educational, and delightful. Among these books young readers will learn about different art movements, such as impressionism, visit museums, and read about creative children and creative crayons! Art is a wonderful
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Peculiar Picks

Peculiar Picks are a selection of odd, funny, interesting, curious, moving, irreverent, and otherwise wonderfully awesome, but perhaps not well known, reads. Peculiar Picks are books for younger readers and their grown-ups, handpicked by the Library's Youth Services Manager, Joshua Carlson. My daughter and I love music. Jazzy mornings playing; sing-alongs in the car; country, classic rock, reggae, 80s and 90s cookouts and backyard fun; headbanging rock and punk after dinner dance parties; a 70s soul-funk-R&B soundtrack for baking and cooking… Music is a constant in our lives. Here are some picture books filled with positivity based on classic songs
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

World Art Day Storytime & Author Visit

World Art Day Storytime & Author Visit Ages 2-6, families Thursday, April 15, 11:00 a.m. (access the program here) Note: a free registered Zoom account is required to access the Library’s youth programs. Get a Zoom account here. Celebrate World Art Day with award-winning author Amalia Hoffman’s storytime featuring her art-filled book, My Monsterpiece: “A humorous celebration of imagination and creativity that invites kids to create their own monster masterpieces with everyday materials.” You can find some of Ms. Hoffman’s fantastic books in the Library Catalog and as eBooks. Learn more about author Amalia Hoffman and her works on her
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Categories: Authors & Books, Events, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Board Meeting Documents for April 14th, 2021

Combined-Agenda-04-14-21 04-14-21 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 03-10-21 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2- Budget Report – March 2021 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 8 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – March 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report – March 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Collection Management Report – March 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach Report – March 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Digital Media Specialist Report – March 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Library Systems Report – March 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Media Report – March 2021 Agenda
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

The Importance of Wordless Books

“Wordless picture books are often quickly dismissed as being too easy. But they are a powerful tool in developing literacy skills. Understanding books without words involves interpreting the illustrations as there is no text to rely on. This promotes comprehension, vocabulary, and listening skills and an understanding of story structure and character development.”–Children's Library Lady Return, by Aaaron Becker Library Catalog A father and daughter duo embark on a great adventure. Spot the Cat, by Henry Cole Library Catalog An open window is Spot’s opportunity to experience a day full of adventures. Unspoken: a Story From the Underground Railroad, by
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Reading to End Racism Book Group

Continuing on the theme of courageous conversations, the YWCA has partnered with the White Plains Public Library for the Reading to End Racism book club. For details on upcoming discussions, see below: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende April 22nd, 6:00 p.m. Click here for information on attending. Library Catalog: Print / CD audiobook OverDrive & Libby During the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, and what at first seems an inconvenience takes a more serious turn
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Categories: Authors & Books, Book Discussion, Events, Featured, and Library News.

El proceso de convertirse en ciudadano de EE.UU.

Understanding the Process of Becoming a U.S. Citizen Officer Shyconia Burden will be discussing the naturalization application process. What the eligibility requirements are before you apply and how you may qualify for any exceptions and accommodations. She will answer any questions about citizenship and the naturalization process. Tuesday, April 27th @ 2:00 p.m. Registration is required Comprender el proceso de convertirse en ciudadano de EE. UU. La oficial Shyconia Burden discutirá el proceso de solicitud de naturalización. Cuáles son los requisitos de elegibilidad antes de presentar la solicitud y cómo puede calificar para las excepciones y adaptaciones. Ella responderá cualquier
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Categories: Español.