This Month in the Edge: January 2023

This month, we have several activities going on in the Edge. Drop-in activities will be available during Edge hours all through the month. Scheduled programs take place at specific times, linked below. Please join us for one or all!

Drop-in Activities:

Snowflake Window Clings
Make a few snowflake window clings; bring them home, or leave them with us to decorate the Edge windows for the winter.

Year Compass
We love the Year Compass, a booklet designed to help you reflect on 2022 and plan for 2023. We've printed out several copies; come in and pick one up, or sit and write. You can also download a digital copy here.

Scheduled Programs:

Tech Tuesday for Youth
Tuesdays January 3, 17, and 31 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 4 – 12
Learn about a new technology topic each session. January 3: Coding. January 17: Game Design. January 31: Artificial Intelligence.

Poetry Slam and Open Mic
Wednesday January 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual
Teens, Adults
Join Zork and Kristen for our monthly Poetry Slam! If you plan to perform and are performing for the first time, please email Kristen with a short bio at kthornton@whiteplainslibrary.org.

Igloo Virtual Tours
Optimum Technology Room
All Ages
Go on a virtual tour of a distant place using the library's newly installed panoramic video room, installed by Igloo Vision and funded by the Library Foundation and Optimum. Views from 360° content and more will be provided in this fun series of programs. Each session will focus on a particular world location.
Venice: Friday January 6 at 12:15 p.m.
London: Tuesday January 10 at 5:15 p.m.
Dubai: Wednesday January 18 at 12:15 p.m.
San Francisco: Sunday January 22 at 2:00 p.m.

Do Gooders: Card Making
Saturdays January 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7 – 12
An opportunity for teens in grades 7-12 to earn community service hours. We'll have supplies for teens to make greeting cards. The finished cards will be donated to Meals on Wheels.

Minecraft for Youth
Mondays January 9 and 23 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 4 – 12

Build your design skills in the Minecraft world with library friends and our library tech specialist, Austin.

Wanderhome
Wednesday January 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7 – 12
Join us for a game of Wanderhome, a storytelling Role Player Game. You can find more information about this approachable, beginner-friendly game here.

Your Voice Heard
Thursday January 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Virtual
Teens
Registration required here.
Learn how industry quality radio, podcasts, and longer form journalism are made with Marc Sophos from Outcasting! Outcasting is a series of public radio programs by LGBTQ+ youth and their allies for the general public with a national reach of 200 radio stations.

Edge Advisory Board
Wednesday January 18 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7-12

Help shape the future of the Edge; plan and organize Edge programming, among another initiatives. Teens may earn community service for meaningful participation.

Common Ground
Thursday January 19 at 4:00 p.m.
Museum Gallery
Teens, Adults
Common Ground is an in person conversation collaborated by White Plains League of Women Voters, YWCA and the Library. The topic discussed will be “Should the government regulate social media?” Teens may earn community service for meaningful participation.

Book Bunch
Thursday, January 26 at 4:30 p.m.
Galaxy Hall
Grades 4-8

A fun hour of Book Bunch discussion on the book When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller. Register here for a free copy, while supplies last.

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