Monthly Archives September 2021

Google Series de 3 talleres virtuales

En Celebración del Mes de La Hispanidad Aprenda con Google – Serie de 3 Talleres Virtuales. Regístrese gratis y asista a esta serie de 3 talleres y aprenda nuevas habilidades digitales y adquiera un certificado de Google. Para registrarse presione el siguiente link: En Celebración del Mes de La Hispanidad Aprenda con Google – Serie de 3 Talleres Virtuales – Women's Enterprise Development Center (wedcbiz.org)
Read More

Categories: Espanol and Español.

STEAMy Summer Programs: A Look Back

Another summer of STEAM programs has finished. This was a challenging and rewarding summer like no other. In addition to increasing the length by two weeks, we also hired several more people to run programs. Among those hired were several high school students: members of the Techno Chix; a robotics club from the Girl Scouts; Mustafa Ajmal, a high school student in Oak Ridge High School, CA; and Shakira Cherimond, a graduating Senior from Ossining High School who will be attending Purchase College in the fall. By hiring multiple presenters this summer we were able to offer a wide variety
Read More

Categories: Featured, Homepage Teens, Library News, and Teens.

Great Podcasts for Kids 4

Here are some more Great Podcasts for Kids on a variety of topics and themes selected by Josh Carlson, Manager of Youth Services. All of these should be available on any service you use to listen to podcasts, such as Apple Podcasts, Apple Music, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, etc. All of our Great Podcasts recommendations, including those for Kids, Teens, and Parents and Caregivers, can be found here. Podcast Potpourri Ear Snacks The creators, Andrew and Polly (a duo of award-winning children’s music makers), call the Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Award winning podcast Ear Snacks a “musical podcast” and music
Read More

Categories: Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Lenape Art Showcase

Lenape Art Showcase: Jack Crying Raven Anderson September 10th through December 1st In celebration of his Ramapough Lunaape Heritage, this memorial exhibit is a display of works by self-taught artist, Jack Crying Raven Anderson. On view in the Library's Museum Gallery through December 1st. His work has been shown in group and solo shows over the past 25 years in New York City and New Jersey areas. In 2015 two of his works were selected for the permanent collection at Museo Maam in Rome, Italy. Jack said before his death, “Credits and appreciation go to Cynthia, my best friend, wife,
Read More

Categories: Events, Featured, Gallery, Homepage, and Library News.

September–October Events for Younger Kids

Some great regular events for younger children take place all month long. See below for times and access. Note: All youth-focused virtual programs require a registered Zoom account. Creating an account is free and easy at http://zoom.us/signup.Grab & Go: Kits Grab&Go: Kits are fun and educational activities to do at home. Kits are available in a variety of age ranges throughout the month, including AtoZ and special themed PreK level Kits. Dates that new Kits are available for pickup can be found on our online calendar. Trove Storytimes Ages 2-6, Families Tuesdays, 11:00 & 11:30 a.m. – September 7, September
Read More

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

Turtle Dance Music

Turtle Dance Music presents: Reading Rocks! A Virtual Music, Bubble and Comedy Show! Thursday, September 16, 11:00 a.m. Children, families, all ages welcome! Access the program here. Note: a free registered Zoom account is required to access the Library’s youth programs. Get a Zoom account here. Reading Rocks! A Virtual Music, Bubble and Comedy Show features wonderful classic and original children’s songs and tales. The show engages children with songs, comedy, bubbles, and music technology. Join us for this novel 40-minute performance which will be accompanied by visual and sensory experiences. Kids will dance, sing, laugh, use their imaginations and
Read More

Categories: Library News.

Teen Book Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea Author: Tahereh Mafi Publisher: Harper Collins Library Catalog / Hoopla / OverDrive & Libby The romance novel A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi is about a high school sophomore named Shirin who‘s had a tough life growing up dealing with bullying. Shirin’s tired and annoyed of people stereotyping her; based on her religion, what she wears, and who she is. Since Shirin is used to receiving so much disrespect and physical violence, she builds up a strong personality. A strong personality where if someone makes a joke about her, she’ll
Read More

Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Teens, Library News, and Teens.

Autumn is Here!

Fall is right around the corner. What better time to leaf through a good book. You can have a hoot with any of these titles. Rake in a good read and get ready for some pumpkin spice and everything nice coming your way. From crisp air to light sweaters, from picking apples to carving pumpkins, this is the season of fun. Happy autumn! This is a Taco!, by Andrew Cangelose. Library Collection OverDrive / Libby How to Grow an Apple Pie, by Beth Charles. Library Collection OverDrive / Libby Pete the Cat Falling for Autumn, by James Dean. Library Collection
Read More

Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Board Meeting Documents for September 8th, 2021

Combined Agenda 09-08-21 09-08-21 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 07-14-21 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Budget Report – August 2021 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 1 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – July August 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report – July August 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Collection Management Report July August 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach Report – July August 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Digital Media Specialist Report – July 2021 Agenda Item #4 – Digital Media Specialist Report – August 2021 Agenda Item #4
Read More

Categories: Trustee Documents.

Tiny Tales: If You’re Going to the Pool

Welcome to our new series of Tiny Tales videos! Tiny Tales are short “bite-sized” song and story videos. Watch one for a short early literacy break, or a few for a whole storytime! You can find all of our Tiny Tales videos, including the thirty six videos in the previous series, right here! Today’s video features Trove librarian Ms. Lauren presenting “If You’re Going to the Pool.” Tiny Tales are made possible with support from the White Plains Library Foundation.
Read More

Categories: Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Fall Short-Story Discussion Series

Join Librarian Barbara Wenglin via Zoom to explore compelling stories with the theme of “couples” from the exciting anthology used last spring. We will conclude in January with related film discussions. Register here for full series and attend when you’re able! 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories Edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015) Marking the centennial of the Best American Short Stories annual series, this collection celebrates the diversity of the genre and the American experience from 1915-2015. Available in print through our Catalog and as an eBook in hoopla, as well as
Read More

Categories: Authors & Books, Book Discussion, Events, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Mindfulness Practice

Transitions can be tricky, and it takes some practice to adjust to circumstances that are beyond our control. Whether it’s watching your child graduate from kindergarten, starting a new job, or getting used to a post-pandemic world, transitions can be overwhelming for most people. During this phase, transitioning from one type of life to another, complex emotions often arise that make us feel overwhelmed, anxious, worried, or frustrated. I have been practicing mindfulness for over ten years now and still have a lot to learn. However, I can honestly state that the practice of Zen meditation, yoga and mindfulness has
Read More

Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Teen Book Review: Prisoner B-3087

Title: Prisoner B-3087 Author: Alan Gratz Publisher: Scholastic Library Catalog / Hoopla / OverDrive & Libby Alan Gratz's Prisoner B-3087 takes place in Poland during World War II when the Nazis invade. It's about a Jewish boy named Yanek who must struggle and survive while still grasping onto humanity and hope. Yanek faces many situations that are life-threatening, but it only makes him stronger and aware towards one goal; to survive. The novel is based on the true story of Jack Gruener, who survived the Holocaust. I highly recommend this book to someone who is interested in learning about history
Read More

Categories: Authors & Books, Library News, and Teens.