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
Join us for a movie each Monday at 4:00 pm.

Winning Wednesday
Play some board games with friends from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Thoughtful Thursday
Take time for a meditative art project, selected Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
September 14: Instant Photography
September 21: Buttonmaking
September 28: Art Expressions with Family Services of Westchester

Fun Friday
Join us for a fun afternoon activity at 4:00 p.m.: video games, board games, crochet, and creative writing are some of the possibilities.

Do Gooders
Need to earn some community service credit? Drop in and make some cards for Meals on Wheels. Every Saturday from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Evening Programs:

We're expanding our evening options this fall.

Winning Wednesday
Play some board games and enjoy snacks with friends, every Wednesday from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Edge Advisory Board
Thursday September 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Teens in grades 7 – 12 are invited to join an advisory board to help shape the future of the Edge. The board will help plan and organize Edge programming, among other initiatives. Teens may earn community service for meaningful participation.

White Plains Teens After Hours
Friday September 8 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Edge
Grades 9-12
We're keeping the library open late ONLY for White Plains teens in grades 9-12. This month's event features performances from the WPHS Songwriters' Club and crafts with the ArtsWestchester Arts Mobile.

Craft Night for Teens
Thursday September 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7-12
Join us for snacks and an art project. At this session we'll be painting tiny canvases.

Afternoon Programs:

Tech Tuesday for Youth
Tuesdays September 5 and 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 4 – 12
Learn about a new technology topic each session.

Poetry Slam and Open Mic
Wednesday September 6 at 7:00 p.m.
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

Beginner Stitching
Thursday September 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Teens, Adults
Learning the basics of knitting or crochet with Kat & Kristen! We will begin learning to make a simple scarf. Yarn and Size 10 knitting needles or a size J crochet hook will be provided as well as 1 skein of yarn to get you started. When registering, please provide an email address so you can be contacted for confirmation of whether you wish to receive knitting or crochet supplies.

Wanderhome Session 9
Wednesday September 13 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 before attending.

Igloo VR Fun for Kids
Thursday September 13 at 12:15 p.m.
Optimum Technology Room
All Ages
Experience Virtual Reality (VR) without a headset in the library's newly installed panoramic content room. Views from 360° content and more will be provided in this fun series of programs. Each session will feature unique content. Technology installed by Igloo Vision and funded by the Library Foundation/Optimum.

Buttonmaking Workshop
Sunday September 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7 – 12
Use our buttonmaker to make a few buttons.

College and Career Club
Wednesday September 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7 – 12
Do you want to go to college? Or a trade? Are you having a hard time figuring out where to start preparing to apply? The Edge College & Career Club can help you figure it out! We'll help you look for college programs, financial aid, scholarships, student employment, vocational programs, and much more. Whether you’re in middle or high school, we’ve got steps that you can take to start preparing for the future. If you’ve got questions, we’ll get you the answers!

Watercolor Time
Sunday September 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7 – 12
Join us for some relaxed watercolor painting.

Manga/Anime Club
Monday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7-12

Are you a fan of anime? Come join the Edge Manga/Anime Club, where we will discuss manga and watch anime you recommend.

Do Gooders
Tuesday September 26 at 3:30 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7 – 12
An opportunity for teens in grades 7-12 to earn community service hours. We'll work on a project to benefit a local charitable organization, and discuss future plans for volunteer opportunities. No application required, but registration is recommended as space is limited.

Financial Literacy for Teens
Wednesday September 27 at 4:00 p.m.
Hybrid: Igloo Technology Room / Zoom
Grades 7 – 12
During the Financial Literacy for Teens workshop students will learn how to make wise financial decisions to promote financial well-being over their lifetime. Join us in the Igloo or Zoom in virtually. Register here for the Zoom link.


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