Monthly Archives August 2023

New Books in the Edge: August 2023

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. Clementine and Danny Save the World (and Each Other) by Livia Blackburne Grades 8 and up Library Catalog “Classmates Clementine Chan, an anonymous tea blogger and student journalist, and Danny Mok, who’s spent most of his life working at his family’s tea shop, are barely
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage Teens, Library News, and Teens.

This Month in the Edge: September 2023

We are so excited to start a brand new school year! We're hoping to see new and familiar faces, and we've planned a bunch of different fun things for grades 7-12. From our new College and Career Club to the monthly After Hours for grades 9-12, we have a range of options available. Stop by anytime during Edge hours to say hello and find out more about the Edge. Edge Fall Hours: Monday – Thursday: 3:00-8:00 p.m. Friday: 3:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m. Drop-in Activities: No registration is required for these ongoing programs for grades 7-12. Movie Monday
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Categories: Events, Featured, Homepage Teens, Library News, and Teens.

September Programs for Younger Kids

Great programs for younger children take place all month long, every month, at the Library. See our online calendar or stop in the Trove for location information. Tiny Tots! 0 – 24 months, with a caregiver Fridays, 11:00 a.m. – September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Ticket required. Please pick up tickets in the Trove starting 30 minutes before the program. Interactive songs and fun in a lapsit format for wee ones and their caregivers. Due to limited space and concerns for the well-being of the young children, this program will be strictly for up to 24 months old. Bilingual
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August Middle Grade Pick of the Month

Middle grade is a term that refers to books written for readers between the ages of eight and twelve. In this column, Erica will recommend great books for children in this age group! Dungeons and Dragons Honor Among Thieves: The Deluxe Junior Novelization adapted by David Lewman Library Catalog: Print Edgin Darvis and Holga have made their way back to their daughter Kira, but in doing so they find out that yesterday’s friends have become today’s enemies! Can they find new allies and overcome all the obstacles in their way to defeat evil and save the day? Lewman has written
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Celebrate Grandparents Day Extravaganza!

Celebrate Grandparents Day Extravaganza! Sunday, September 10th at 2 p.m. For: Families & Children Location: Galaxy Hall Come join us at the Library to celebrate Grandparents Day with a storytime, a craft activity and a photo booth! We'll be joined by Grandpas United who will have a table with information and swag as well! History of Grandparents Day Jacob Reingold of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale who attended the 1961 White House Conference on Aging was inspired to recognize the role of millions of older Americans as grandparents. Due to his efforts that year, on September 16, 1961; the first
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September Graphic Novel Book Club

Monday, September 18th at 5:00 p.m. Click here to register. Click here to reserve the book through the Library Catalog. Join Caroline and Kat for a book discussion and trivia game for 4th through 8th graders! We will be reading Middle School Misadventures by Jason Platt. Newell signs up for the Middle School talent show but isn’t sure what type of show he can provide for his school. Newell thinks of numerous possibilities, such as singing, juggling, and magic; however he doesn’t have the talent for any of these activities and Newell also doesn’t want to be in the spotlight.
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White Plains After Hours for Grades 9-12

Friday, June 2nd marked the launch of a new citywide initiative aimed at offering dedicated spaces and events in the evening for White Plains residents in grades 9-12. The Library came together with various City departments and White Plains based organizations after local teens expressed an urgent need for a place to hangout in the evening. White Plains Teen After Hours is a collaboration between ArtsWestchester, the City of White Plains, El Centro Hispano, White Plains Recreation & Parks, the White Plains Youth Bureau, and the White Plains Public Library.   Below is our upcoming schedule. We have more events
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Beautiful Bilingual Books, Part 12

LINDOS LIBROS BILINGÜES, Parte 12 The Library has a lovely collection of bilingual Spanish/English books. To celebrate reading in two languages, we will be featuring our beautiful new books in a blog – so enjoy practicing your Spanish and English skills with these picture books. La Biblioteca tiene una colección hermosa de libros bilingües en inglés/español. Para celebrar leyendo en dos idiomas, le estaremos presentando nuestros lindos libros aquí. Así que disfrute practicando sus destrezas en ambos idiomas con estos libros ilustrados. Fix it! / ¡A reparar!, by Georgie Birkett. Library Catalog When a child's toys break, the child helps
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Good Trouble: Anti-Racist Art Activities for Kids

Among many important things, civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis was famous for using the term “good trouble” when speaking on fighting against injustice in this country. “Speak up, speak out, get in the way. Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.” “What can you do to get into good trouble? There is a light inside of you that will turn on when you get into good trouble. You will feel emboldened and freed. You will realize that unjust laws cannot stop you. These laws cannot stop the truth that is in your
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8/15 2:00p.m. Intro to Opera for Youth

Intro to Opera Ages 3-13 Tuesday, August 15th, at 2:00 p.m. Actors are needed to assist Anne Tormella, Opera Singer and Artistic Director of Manhattan Lyric Opera, to perform in three or four opera scenes! Learn about the opera and take part in the performance! No singing or prior rehearsal required, props and costumes are provided. Children are needed to play the parts of fairies, maidens, pirates, mad scientists, a mechanical doll and more! Parents and teenagers are welcome to participate and help out in scenes as well! This program is made possible with support from the White Plains Library
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The Library’s TTRPG Collection

Did you know the Library has a collection of tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG) books you can borrow?  They are located just outside the Edge, our teen library (though anyone can check them out!).  Holds cannot be placed on the titles, but you can pick them up at the Library and borrow them for three weeks! Titles in the growing collection include (by game system – Will be updated as new titles are added. Links for unlinked items will be added as they become available.) What’s a TTRPG? A tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG) is a system of rules so that a
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