This Month in the Edge: October 2023

This fall 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. (Please note the Library will be closed on Monday, October 9.)

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.
October 12: Sculpey
October 19: 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 October 5 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 October 6 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 an open mic with the WPHS Songwriters' Club, LEGO haunted houses, PS5 and Nintendo Switch gaming, arts and crafts, board games, and of course, pizza.

Craft Night for Teens
Thursday October 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7-12
Join us for snacks and an art project. In the spirit of the Halloween season, tonight's project is ZOMBARBIES! Get creative, get creepy, get to dismembering some dolls and bringing them back from the dead!

Afternoon Programs:

Tech Tuesday for Youth
Tuesdays October 3, 10, and 17 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 October 4 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

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Igloo
Thursday October 5 at 5:15 p.m.
The Igloo
Teens, Adults
Learn about the current state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and some of the exciting possibilities.

Wanderhome Session 10
Wednesday October 11 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.

College and Career Club
Wednesday October 18 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!

Seriously Talking About Food
Saturday October 22 at 1:30 p.m.
Community Room
Teens, Adults
Students are invited to a four session book group to read and discuss issues about sustainable food systems, impact of climate changes on farming, health and food production. The book selection for this program is Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe.

Manga/Anime Club
Monday October 23 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
Wednesday October 25 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.

Book Bunch
Wednesday October 25 at 4:30 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7-12

Join us in the Galaxy for a fun hour and a half of Book Bunch. We will be reading The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner. Snacks will be served.

CUNY Information Session
Thursday October 26 at 4:00 p.m.
Grades 7 – 12
Interested in learning more about applying to and attending the one of the City University of New York (CUNY) schools? Join us for a virtual information session led by knowledgeable Admissions staff.

DIY – Building a Blog
Monday October 30 at 4:00 p.m.
Grades 7 – 12
Learn to use to create your own blog.


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