Monthly Archives March 2022

April Break Week Programs

Some great events during the week of April school break, 4/11-4/14. Some of these programs require pre-registration, so be sure to check the “more info” or our online calendar. Note: The Library will be closed Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17. A free registered Zoom account is required to access the Library’s virtual youth programs. Get a Zoom account here. For Younger Kids and Families Move & Groove with Miss Jolie Monday, April 11th, 11:00 a.m. (virtual) Join the virtual program here. Children, Toddlers, PreK-Grade 2, Families Miss Jolie's Music & Movement Class infuses learning and movement with music,
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Categories: Library News.

April Book Bunch

From April 1st through June 30th, the Harriet Tubman – Journey to Freedom sculpture by Wesley Wofford will be on display in Renaissance Plaza in downtown White Plains. In conjunction with this historic visit by the sculpture, the Library and many other community partners are organizing events related to Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, and more, throughout April, May, and June (see a list of the Library's events here). The Trove will be having two Book Bunch book discussion programs for fourth through eighth graders in April and May. Wednesday, April 27th at 4:30 p.m. Click here to register. Join
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Harriet Tubman Reading & Resources

From April 1st through June 30th, the Harriet Tubman – Journey to Freedom sculpture by Wesley Wofford will be on display in Renaissance Plaza in downtown White Plains. In conjunction with the historic visit by the sculpture, the Library and many other community partners are organizing events related to Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, and more. You can find all of the Library’s related programs and events here, with a full listing of the community-wide programs and events here. To learn more about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, check out some of the materials below from the Library! To
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Categories: Authors & Books, Events, Featured, Homepage, Homepage Kids, Homepage Teens, Kids, Library News, and Teens.

Turtle Dance Music: April

Turtle Dance Music presents: The Autism Awareness and Acceptance Music, Dance and Comedy Show Thursday, April 14th, 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. Turtle Dance Music will present a special inclusive, neurodiverse event for children and teens of all abilities for Autism Awareness Month and for the entire year! Families will dance, sing along, and hear stories and songs about autism advocates who have had incredible success in their lives and careers. There will be laughter,
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Categories: Events, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

April Harriet Tubman StoryWalk

Sculptor Wesley Woffard’s 9-foot monument honoring Harriet Tubman (entitled “The Journey to Freedom”) will be coming to White Plains on April 2nd! The sculpture will be on display at the Renaissance Plaza until June 30th, and the City and the White Plains Public Library will be honoring Harriet Tubman with a wide variety of programs throughout its stay. A full listing of the Library’s events can be found here. To celebrate, from April 1st-30th the Library will have on display the first of three StoryWalks – take a walk in the Garden Plaza, follow the panels and read the Coretta
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Categories: Authors & Books, Events, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Storytimes: In-Person Update

We are excited to announce that we will be bringing back in-person Storytimes for Ages 2-6 beginning in April. Storytimes will take place outside on the Library Plaza with an inclement weather backup plan, as follows, below. On the Plaza, we ask that you seat yourselves as you feel comfortable, but please do give the Librarian socially distanced space. Masks are not required, but may be worn if you so choose. Feel free to bring a blanket or something to sit on. Above all, please respect the decisions and comfort of other attendees as we navigate our return to a
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Categories: Events, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Masha Munching Storytime with Amalia Hoffman

Join us virtually on Thursday, April 7th at 11:00 a.m. to welcome author and award-winning illustrator Amalia Hoffman. Amalia Hoffman will be accompanied by her puppet Masha, and together they will read her new book, Masha Munching. She will also share some fun facts about goats and demonstrate how she created the 3D paper cutouts for the illustrations in her book. Please feel free to print Amalia’s coloring pages and gather any art supplies you’d like to use during the program as well. Please note that this program will take place on the Zoom platform. There is no signup required
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Dale Utilidad a tu Pagina Web

Wedc Workshop Aprenda con Google How to create a website (or optimize your existing page). Register your domain and what to consider when choosing a template. Improve the visibility of your website through search engine optimization (SEO) Regístrate Fecha: Martes 5 de abril del 2022 Hora: 6pm – 7pm. Costo: gratis Registro necesario Para mas information presione aqui ¡Regístrese Hoy Mismo aqui! Registrarse aquí
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Categories: Español.

Honeybees and Pollinators

Sunday, April 3rd 2:00–3:00 p.m. Click here to register. This is a one hour class that explores honeybees and the important role they play in our lives and environment. We'll also discuss the plight they are currently experiencing (mass die-offs due to pollution, climate change, etc.) and what we can do to help them. Patrons will get to see beekeeping tools and equipment such as a smoker, veil, beekeeper's suit, and hive box up-close, plus large glossy pictures of honey bees, and a frame of live honeybees that will be safely secured in an observation hive! John Gallagher is a
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Categories: Library News.

Intro To 3D Design and Printing For Adults

Hybrid Program Mondays, April 4, 11, 18, & 25, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday evenings in April, Erik Carlson will be teaching 3D design and printing for adults. This will be a hybrid program, there will be 4 spots open for people who want to come to the Library to attend the program. This class will cover a brief history of 3D printing, how 3D printers work, how to design 3D objects to be printed, and how to send your designs to be printed for free at the Library. This will be taught on Zoom for those who cannot
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What You Need To Know About Moon Knight

On Disney+ March 30th Marvel gives Matt Murdock a cameo appearance in Spider-man: No Way Home, but no new Daredevil series. Instead they are introducing Moon Knight. Moon Knight is a relatively unknown character in Marvel so it’s surprising that he is getting his own series this year, especially since everyone wants Daredevil. Moon Knight was created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin. He first appeared in Werewolf, and later had his own series run. Who is Moon Knight? Marc Spector, who has dissociative identity disorder, commonly referred to as multiple personality disorder. He received his powers from the Egyptian
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Categories: Featured, Homepage Teens, Library News, and Teens.

Cricut Design For Tweens & Teens

Hybrid Program Spring Break: April 11th–14th, from 1:00–2:30 p.m. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us in-person or on Zoom during Spring Break to learn graphic design concepts to be used on the Cricut Maker. The Cricut Maker is a digital machine that can cut, score, and draw on a variety of surfaces like paper, fabric, wood, and leather. This program will use two free, downloadable software programs; Inkscape and GIMP, to teach graphic design. If you cannot download these no problem! They are available on RollApp, a website you can use on your web browser. We will
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Categories: Events, Featured, Homepage Kids, Homepage Teens, Kids, Library News, and Teens.

Exhibition of Paintings by Lori Kapner Hosp

On view in the Library's Museum Gallery from April 3rd through May 27th, 2022. An opening reception will be held on Sunday April 3rd, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Capacity will be limited to 25 persons at a time. Westchester-based artist Lori Kapner Hosp's paintings pay tribute to the beauty and richness of the home lands that newcomers to the U.S.have left behind. Each painting offers a glimpse of the people, traditions or culture of the country it represents. Lori’s art honors the bravery, heart and exuberance of our
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Categories: Gallery and Library News.

Grab & Go Kits for Grades 7-12: Friendship Bracelets

Teens in grades 7-12 can pick up a kit with project supplies at the Library, then follow along with the instructional video below to make the project. Or, you can find the materials around your home and follow the video to make the project. Kits are first come, first served, and will become available on Monday, March 21st in the Library lobby. This month's project is friendship bracelets. The kit includes four colors of embroidery floss and a couple of safety pins. You'll need to provide scissors, and you might also want to use some tape or a clipboard. We'll
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Categories: Library News.

Harriet Tubman, Herself

Tuesday, April 5th, 7:00 p.m. (virtual) Grades 1+, Teens, Adults Click here for the Zoom link. Note: All of our youth-focused virtual programs require a registered Zoom account to attend. Sign up for a free Zoom account here: http://zoom.us/signup. An entertaining and educational one-woman show based on the life and times of Harriet Tubman. Harriet’s harrowing and dangerous life unfolds as she tells the moving story of how she brought hundreds of slaves – and her own family – to freedom during the Civil War. Actress Christine Dixon tells the story of Tubman’s life in this dramatic one-woman performance. The
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Categories: Library News and Teens.

Books to Celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event that occurs on March 31st. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of transgender and gender nonconforming people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people in the United States and worldwide. Sadly, injustices continue – Texas families are now fighting against recent efforts to harm transgender children and tear apart their families by Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton. For further information, you can read NPR’s website article, A Texas Judge Blocks the State from Investigating Parents of Transgender Youth. In support of those
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Middle Grade Pick of the Month

Middle grade is a term that refers to books written for readers between the ages of eight and twelve. In this column, Ashley will recommend great books for children in this age group! Katie the Catsitter by Colleen A.F. Venable and illustrated by Stephanie Yue Libby Library Catalog I’m a big fan of graphic novels but I’d never heard of this delightful tale until it was selected as one of the books that the 4th-7th grade team will be reading for the Westchester Library System Battle of the Books Summer League! Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

New in the Edge: March 2022

One of the best parts of my job is ordering new books for the Edge–reading the reviews, seeing what popular authors come up with next, or finding out about an upcoming sequel to an old favorite. Read on to find out about some of the new YA fiction titles coming to our shelves this month. Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon Grades 9 and up Library Catalog / Libby “Dhillon’s debut centers on high-schooler and Sikh Sunny G, who is determined to make the most of his life after his brother, who battled alcoholism, passes away.
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Teens, Library News, and Teens.

Spring FUNdraiser May 1, 2022

Please join us for the White Plains Library Foundation‘s Spring FUNdraiser BACK IN CIRCULATION! Snacks, Sweets & Stories Sunday, May 1, 2022  3:00 – 5:30 p.m. We're thrilled to partner with STORYBOOM for a lively program featuring storytellers talking about resilience and finally getting back in circulation! Buy Tickets or Become an Event Sponsor HERE  (or mail a check to the address below; please note the names of attendees on your check) Event Co-Chairs: Kristine Holden, Jessica Rao Lonski Location: Congregation Kol Ami, 252 Soundview Avenue White Plains, NY 10606 Space is limited. RSVP by April 22. Proof of vaccination
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Categories: Uncategorized.

KnowlEDGE: Teen Services

Welcome to KnowlEDGE, news and information about teens services at the White Plains Public Library. With cases of the Omicron variant dropping significantly and State mask restrictions being lowered we have made some changes in the Edge. The biggest change is video games. On Tuesdays you and your friends can come in and play the PS4, and on Thursdays you all can play the Nintendo Switch. Future changes are coming. Things to look out for are in-person programs with Kat, Austin, and Erik! More computers to use and easier printing. The biggest change will be enjoying snacks in the Edge
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Categories: COVID-19, Events, Featured, Homepage Teens, Library News, and Teens.