STEAM-Powered Summer in the Edge

We're looking forward to an awesome series of summer programs! Join us for one or many. Read on for all the information.

STEAM-Powered Summer

A series of themed activities each week for teens in grades 7-12, in the Media Lab from 1:00-2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. For weeks marked Registration Required, teens must sign up through our online calendar and must be able to attend every session that week. Weeks marked Drop In are on a first-come, first-served basis; attend one day or all. This summer series is supported by ConEdison and the White Plains Library Foundation.

June 26-29 Space Exploration –***Registration Required***
A series of workshops focused on all things space! 

July 3, 5-7 Arts and Crafts — Drop In
We'll do a different craft project each day. 
July 3: Sculpey clay.
July 5: Decoupage a light switch cover.
July 6: Paint a glass tea light holder.
July 7: Buttonmaking!

July 10-13 Sustainable Sewing — Drop In
A series of simple sewing projects for sustainability. Beginners encouraged!
July 10: Bento bags.
July 11: Reusable handwarmers and makeup removing pads.
July 12: Pyramid zipper pouch.
July 13: Desktop organizer tray.

July 17-20 A Pretty Cool Everyday Journal –***Registration Required***
Join us for a week of visual journaling through drawing, painting, writing and just plain doodling.  

July 24-7 Virtual Reality (VR) Design –***Registration Required***
Learn the fundamentals of Virtual Reality (VR) design, including 3D modeling, development, video editing, and artificial immersion. Our state-of-the-art Igloo panoramic video room will provide a perfect space to experiment with creations each session.

July 31-August 3 Zines — Drop In

Unleash your creativity and make your own Zine, a DIY magazine that reflects your unique interests and personality. Create your own story and share information about something that is important to you!

August 7-10 3D Printing — Drop In
A week of 3D design challenges. 
August 7: Design jewelry or a keychain.
August 8: Design a dream house or recreate a famous landmark.
August 9: Design a vehicle… real or fantasy/sci-fi!
August 10: Replica Project: recreate a prop from a book, movie, videogame, comic, etc.

August 14-17 Studio Art — Drop In

This week we'll examine the work of a variety of artists, and try out their favorite mediums.
August 14: Drawing. Explore the idea of mark-making with different drawing materials.
August 15: Painting. Work with the concept of color, and how colors relate to one another.
August 16: Sculpture. Work with clay to determine the concepts of space, and add texture.
August 17: Mixed Media. Combine various mediums into a thoughtful and elaborate project.

Daily Drop In

Each weekday, we'll have an activity going on in the afternoon. No registration required; events are for teens in grades 7-12.

Movie Monday: Join us for a movie and popcorn.
Tech Tuesday: Learn about a new technology topic.
Winning Wednesday: Play some board games, or our Nintendo Switch or PS4.
Thoughtful Thursday: Chill out with a meditative art project.
Fun Friday: Another chance for board games or video games.

After Hours in The Edge

We're keeping the Library open late for White Plains teens in grades 9-12! Join us for the Teen After Hours series on a Friday evening each month for some fun, food, and friends. Read more about this series here.

Fridays June 2, July 7, and August 4
6:00-9:00 p.m.


We have a variety of options for teens to volunteer over the summer. Check out our volunteer page for the full details.

Many of these programs are made possible with support from Con Edison and the White Plains Library Foundation.

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