This Month in the Edge: February 2023

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

Drop-in Activities:

Nintendo Switch
We'll have our Switch available to play during Edge hours on Tuesdays and Fridays in February.

Scheduled Programs:

Poetry Slam and Open Mic
Wednesday February 1 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.

SUNY Purchase Educational Opportunity Program Information Session
Thursday February 2 at 4:00 p.m.
Virtual
Teens, Parents

Join us to learn about the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Purchase College, SUNY. The session will provide information about EOP, the application process, and financial aid.

Do Gooders: Card Making
Saturdays February 4, 11, 18, and 25 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
Monday February 6 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.

Tabletop Games
Tuesday February 7 and Wednesday February 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7 – 12
Bring a friend and stop by to play a board game or card game from our fabulous collection. 

Wanderhome Session 2
Wednesday February 8 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7 – 12
Join us for a game of Wanderhome, a storytelling Role Player Game. If you have never attended a session before, please email Erica at eroberts@whiteplainslibrary.org before attending.

Crafts in the Edge
Thursday February 9 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7 – 12
Make a Valentine's Day card with an easy watercolor technique.

Edge Advisory Board
Saturday February 11 at 11:00 a.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.

The Edge Book Club
Saturday February 11 at 12:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7-12

A new book discussion group for teens in grades 7-12. This month, we're reading Legendborn by Tracy Deonn, available in the library catalog and through Libby.

Igloo Virtual Tours
Dinosaurs: Sunday February 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Optimum Technology Room
All Ages
Go on a virtual tour of a distant place or time, 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.

Tech Tuesday for Youth
Tuesdays February 14 and 28 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 4 – 12
Learn about a new technology topic each session. February 14: 3D Printing. February 28: Robotics.

Common Ground
Thursday February 16 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 “What can you do to help the environment within your communityI” Teens may earn community service for meaningful participation.

Book Bunch
Thursday, February 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Galaxy Hall
Grades 4-8

A fun hour of Book Bunch discussion on the book Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia, available in the library catalog and through Libby. We will discuss the book together and play a trivia game. The first eight to register will receive a free copy of the book.

Do Gooders
Tuesday February 21 – Thursday February 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7 – 12
Earn volunteer hours by making items to donate to community organizations. Please email Kat at kcarroll@whiteplainslibrary.org with questions.

Crafts in the Edge
Monday February 27 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7 – 12
Paint a wooden picture frame.

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