Monthly Archives June 2022

Lectura de Verano 2022

La Lectura de Verano en la Biblioteca Pública de White Plains comienza el lunes 27 de junio y continuará hasta el viernes 19 de agosto. Una vez más, registrar la lectura durante el verano se hará en línea a través de la plataforma READsquared. Puede ser a través de READsquared website o READsquared app (disponible para iOS y Android). ¡A comenzar! Inscribirse y ganar acceso a READsquared. Los participantes individuales jóvenes se pueden inscribir ellos mismos, o los padres y/o cuidadores pueden inscribir a todos los niños a la misma vez. Ésto permite al adulto registrar lecturas y actividades. Una
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Categories: Español, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

New in the Edge: June 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. Once Upon a K-Prom by Kat Cho Grades 8 and up Library Catalog “When they were 10, Elena Soo and Robbie Choi promised to go to prom together; seven years later, Robbie, now a member of world-famous K-pop group WDB, shows up on Elena’s doorstep.
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Teens, Library News, and Teens.

Beautiful Bilingual Books, Part 1

The Library has recently purchased a lovely collection of bilingual Spanish/English books. To celebrate reading in two languages, we will be featuring our beautiful new books in a 3-part blog series – so enjoy practicing your Spanish and English skills with these board books, picture books and nonfiction titles! La Biblioteca ha adquirido recientemente una colección de hermosos libros bilingües en inglés/español. Para celebrar leyendo en 2 idiomas, estaremos presentando nuestros lindos libros en 3 partes. Así que disfrute practicando sus destrezas en ambos idiomas con estos libros en carpeta dura, ilustrados y no-ficción. Board Books / Libros de carpeta
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Categories: Authors & Books, Español, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

FIESTA! with Flor Bromley

Thursday, 2:00 p.m.: 7/7 Children, Families Library Plaza / Rain Location: Library Auditorium. FIESTA! is a multicultural musical celebration! Kids and families will join in the fun as they learn about different musical genres through dance, storytelling and songs, traveling with Flor Bromley to the countries where the rhythms were born. This is not your typical children’s concert, it’s a whole family fiesta! This program is made possible through support from NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center.
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Categories: Events, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

Community Service Grab and Go Kits

Starting Monday, June 27th, we will be giving out Community Service Grab & Go Kits. These are for students who need community service hours. Parents and teens can come to the Edge or ask for Erik Carlson to pick up a kit. There are 4 kits with different crafts. Students can complete the kits in the Library, during Edge hours, using our supplies, or take them home. When all of the crafts are complete they return them. If the student has done a sufficient job then they will earn the number of hours posted on the kits. Completed projects will
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Categories: Featured, Homepage Teens, Library News, and Teens.

Summer Programs 2022 – Kids, Teens, Families

We are looking forward to welcoming the White Plains community back to the Library for a summer filled with amazing programs and events! Note: any virtual/hybrid programs use Zoom and a free, registered Zoom account is required to participate. Create a free Zoom account here: http://zoom.us/signup. Summer Reading at White Plains Public Library: 6/27 – 8/19 Summer Reading at the Library kicks off Monday, June 27 and runs through Friday, August 19. Reading activity will be logged online with READSquared. More information on Summer Reading at White Plains Public Library will be found here once it is finalized. Storytime Saturdays,
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Categories: Authors & Books, Book Discussion, Events, Featured, Homepage, Homepage Foundation, Homepage Kids, Homepage Teens, Kids, Library Foundation, Library News, and Teens.

STEAMy Summer Days in the Edge

Attend one or all of our STEAM activities for grades 6-12 this summer! No registration is required, pop-in anytime during the program to participate. July 5-8, 1:00-3:00 pm: Science Programs with Stephen Soltish from 4H of Westchester Day 1: Microplastics. Students try to filter microplastic beads from water and figure out what technology is needed to do that Day 2: Turn Milk into Plastic. Students create casein plastic using food ingredients and mold it into a usable shape Day 3: Strawberry DNA Extraction. Students mash strawberries to release their DNA and use simple chemistry to see the results Day 4:
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Categories: Events, Featured, Homepage Teens, Library News, and Teens.

Summer Reading 2022

Summer Reading at the White Plains Public Library starts Monday, June 27 and will run through Friday, August 19.  Logging reading over the summer will again be online this year via the READsquared platform through either the READsquared website or the READsquared app (available here: iOS and Android). Find information on the great lineup of programs and events for kids, teens and families in July and August here. Get Started! Register and login to READsquared. Individual youth participants can register as themselves, or parents and caregivers can register all of their children at one time. This allows for the adult
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Categories: Authors & Books, Events, Featured, Homepage, Homepage Kids, Homepage Teens, Kids, Library Foundation, Library News, and Teens.

Traveling Through Picture Books

In Caitlin Morton’s article for Condé Nast, 29 Children's Books That Will Teach Your Kids About the World, she writes, “Aside from actually hopping on a plane, reading is the best way for children to learn about the world—and travel books for kids happen to be some of the most touching, open-minded works out there.” Travel picture books can teach us about new places, and they can also let us connect to our family’s heritage. Gathered here are picture books perfect for sharing that travel to many places and times – enjoy traveling through the pages of these notable titles!
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.

August Book Bunch

Wednesday, August 25th at 4:30 p.m. Click here to register. Join Caroline and Alain for a book discussion and trivia game for 4th through 8th graders! We will be reading Stand Up Yumi Chung by Jessica Kim. We will provide a free copy of the book for the first ten individuals to register for the discussion. When the books are available, we will email to arrange pickup; please list an email address when registering. You can place a hold on the print book with your library card using our catalog If you prefer the eBook, you can find it on
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Categories: Authors & Books, Book Discussion, Events, Featured, Homepage Kids, Homepage Teens, Kids, Library News, and Teens.

Grab & Go Kits for Grades 7-12: Watercolor Circles

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, June 20th in the Library lobby. This month we're learning about watercolor. The kit includes a watercolor set and watercolor paper. You'll also need a cup of water and a paper towel. We'll follow a video tutorial from creativebug, a database with thousands of
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Categories: Featured, Homepage Teens, Library News, and Teens.

July StoryWalk: Noah’s Seal

The Trove’s First 2022 Summer Storywalk: Noah’s Seal by Layn Marlow Monday, July 5th – Sunday, July 31st This summer the Library’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities” and we are kicking it off with our Summer StoryWalk. Take a stroll in the Garden Plaza and along your way enjoy the book, Noah’s Seal, written and illustrated by Layn Marlow. Noah’s Seal is a story about Noah, a young boy, who wants to see the seals of the wide sea. While Noah’s Nana fixes up their boat Noah begins to play in the sand. As Noah digs into the sand, he
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Forever Young Adult Book Club

Forever Young Adult is a group for YA fans who are a little less “Y”(oung) and a bit more “A”(dult). Whether you're a regular YA reader or you need a break from your usual “To Read” list, all are welcome! Click here for a printable pdf with these dates and titles. ] Thursday, July 28 @ 7:00 PM Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson (Library Catalog / Libby / hoopla eBook / hoopla Audiobook) Click here for the Zoom link. It is the year 2065, and teenager Adri is part of a carefully selected group departing Earth forever
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FDR Library & Museum Passes Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is up and running under routine procedures once again! The Public Library Complimentary Guest Pass Program has been reactivated. All you need to do to participate in this program is have a valid White Plains Library card and be 18+ years old. Come to the Library and go to the Hub Desk to request your complimentary pass. Staff will give you the pass that you must complete before visiting the Museum. All they require is that you: a) provide a name b) indicate the number of
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Countdown to Eternity: Dr. MLK, Jr. Photo Exhibit

On display in the Library's Museum Gallery June 15th–July 30th. Opening Reception: Thursday, June 16th, 6:30 p.m. COUNTDOWN TO ETERNITY is a photographic tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. documenting the last year of Dr. King’s life. The photographer, Benedict J. Fernandez has captured some of the most iconic images of the 1960’s and beyond. A distinguished educator, in the 1970’s he established the Photography Departments at the New School and Parsons School of Design and created the Leica Medal of Excellence. He also received numerous awards including Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships and has published a number of books.
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Short-Story Discussion

Join White Plains Librarian Barbara Wenglin via Zoom to explore compelling stories with the theme, “Family Matters,” from the rich anthology used last fall. The program concludes in June with a film discussion. Use Zoom Registration Link for full series & attend when you can! 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories Edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015) The collection celebrates the diversity of the genre and the American experience from 1915-2015. Available in print through the Catalog and as an eBook in hoopla and Libby/OverDrive. Thursdays from 2:00 – 4:15 p.m. on Zoom
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Categories: Library News.

New Tech Services

Here are our latest tech training appointments you can schedule with Digital Media Specialist Austin Olney. Tech Help (Advanced) For patrons who need one-on-one advanced tech help, in person. If you have a technical issue with a particular computer device, whether it is a laptop, smartphone or tablet, there is a service at the library to help. Patrons are now able to book one-on-one help, in person, with Digital Media Specialist Austin Olney. Get help troubleshooting various hardware and software issues, such as not being able to sign in to a website or transferring photos from one device to the
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Everything You Need To Know About Ms. Marvel

Premieres June 8th on Disney+ Ms. Marvel is an amazing character and her comics are awesome. That being said, I am a little nervous about a live action show. Ms. Marvel has appeared in the animated series Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors (Disney+). I’m worried because Ms. Marvel is a shapeshifter, and from the previews it looks like they have pared down her powers. Ms. Marvel is Kamala Khan, a high school student in Jersey city. She has overbearing parents, an internal battle between her religion and American culture, and a crush on an older boy who works in a corner
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Teens, Library News, and Teens.

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. No real theme today, just a selection of funny Peculiar Picks! What Animals Really Like by Fiona Robins Library Catalog / hoopla This zany picture book features a cacophonous animal chorus that fails to live up to its conductor’s expectations when the animals refuse to perform the parts expected of them, instead demonstrating what they really like to do.
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African American Genealogy with Dennis Richmond

Thursday, June 9th at 7:00 p.m. Click here to register. Yonkers native Dennis Richmond, author of the memoir He Spoke at My School, will talk about the genealogical research he did for his family and provide tips for people on starting their own genealogy projects.   This program is made possible with support from the White Plains Library Foundation.
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