Monthly Archives April 2022

Board Meeting Documents for April 13th, 2022

Combined Agenda 04-13-22 04-13-22 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 03-09-22 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Budget Report – March 2022 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 8 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – March 2022 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report – March 2022 Agenda Item #4 – Collection Management Report – March 2022 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach Report – March 2022 Agenda Item #4 – Digital Media Specialist Report – March 2022 Agenda Item #4 – Library Systems Report – March 2022 Agenda Item #4 – Media Report –
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

Math & More

These funny stories show us there is a lot more to math than boring numbers and equations. Whether you’re sharing “Spaghetti & Meatballs” with friends or teaching someone a lesson with just “One Grain of Rice,” having fun with a “Counting Horse,” or living by your wits with “Seven Golden Rings,” math is everywhere. We might as well have fun with it! I’m trying to love math, by Bethany Barton. Library Catalog Spaghetti and meatballs for all!: a mathematical story, by Marilyn Burns. Library Catalog One grain of rice: a mathematical folktale, by Demi. Library Catalog Crash! Boom!: a math
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

National Poetry Month

To celebrate National Poetry Month, I will highlight some wonderful poetry books that are colorful, educational, and delightful. Among them, you’ll discover sijo poems, read haikus, and learn about Langston’s dream. Poetry is a wonderful way to learn about stanzas, form, imagery, and word play. These books are a magnificent treat if you love to read! Life Doesn’t Frighten Me by Maya Angelou, paintings by Jean-Michael Basquiat For children in grades 1-3 Library Catalog This book is a wonderful introduction to poetry. Maya Angelou uses a playful tone that shows readers that a fear can be an illusion: “Don’t show
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Tiny Tales: Five Little Flowers

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 our entire collection of Tiny Tales videos right here! Today’s video features Trove librarian Raquel presenting “Five Little Flowers” Tiny Tales are made possible with support from the White Plains Library Foundation.
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Categories: Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

April 2022 LibraryReads

Here are the books published this month that librarians across the country love. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Library Collection: Print Libby: eBook “In the 50s and early 60s when women were viewed as little more than chattel for men’s convenience, Elizabeth Zott had the temerity to become a chemist. With complex and wonderful characters, her story is funny, sad, enraging, hopeful, and will have readers cheering for every character and all women everywhere. For fans of Where'd You Go Bernadette?, The Rosie Project, and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.”—Judy G. Sebastian, Eastham Public Library, Eastham, MA The Good
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Categories: Authors & Books and Library News.

Virtual Author Visit with Frank Bruni

The White Plains Library Foundation is presenting a virtual author visit with bestselling author, journalist, and White Plains native Frank Bruni. He'll be talking about his new book, The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found.  Please join us on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  REGISTER HERE. One morning in late 2017, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni woke up with strangely blurred vision. He wondered at first if some goo or gunk had worked its way into his right eye. But this was no fleeting annoyance, no fixable inconvenience. Overnight, a rare stroke had
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Categories: Library Foundation and Library News.