This Month in the Edge: December 2023

This fall we've planned a bunch of different fun things for grades 7-12. From our 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 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 on Monday at 4:00 pm.
December 4, 11, and 18

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.
December 7, 14, 21

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. Saturdays December 2 and 9 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.

White Plains Teens After Hours
Friday November 3 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, PS5 and Nintendo Switch gaming, arts and crafts, board games, and more.

Afternoon Programs:

Tech Tuesday for Youth
Tuesdays December 5, 12, and 19 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 4 – 12
Learn about a new technology topic each session. The December 19 session will take place in the Igloo.

Conversation with Author Seth Zuiho Segall
Tuesday December 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Teens, Adults
Come to this dynamic conversation to hear about Segall's new book, The House We Live in: Virtue, Wisdom and Pluralism. He will be interviewed by Rabbi Less Bronstein of Congregation Bet Am Shalom in White Plains.

Highly Selective Admissions
Wednesday December 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Grades 7 – 12
Grades, test scores, and impressive activities (at school or at home) alone won’t get a student admitted to schools that reject almost all of their applicants. So how do students who get accepted to the Ivy Leagues, Stanford, Tufts, and the rest of the nation’s most selective colleges set themselves apart from the rest of the applicant pool? We’ll reveal some Collegewise strategies to improve a student’s chances of admission at the most selective schools. While we don’t believe that prestigious colleges are necessarily better colleges, we want students who are interested in these schools to have straight answers about what it will really take to have a shot at getting in.

Poetry Slam and Open Mic
Wednesday December 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

The Edge Book Club
Saturday December 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7-12

A book discussion group for teens in grades 7-12. This month, we're reading Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. No registration required.

Starting a Business: From Idea to Reality
Monday December 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Grades 7 – 12
Define and evaluate your business idea, develop a marketing strategy, understand business financials, and identify the best ways to fund your start-up.

Wanderhome Session 12
Wednesday December 13 at 4:30 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.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Igloo
Thursday December 14 at 5:15 p.m.
The Igloo
Teens, Adults
Learn about the current state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and some of the exciting possibilities.

Bead Earring Workshop
Thursday December 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Museum Gallery
Teens, Adults
Join us for an evening of jewelry-making for a good cause. Instructor Joan Lloyd will teach us how to make beautiful dangly earrings. For every pair you make to donate to a women's shelter, you'll make a pair to keep. Adults and teens are welcome.

Manga/Anime Club
Monday December 18 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.

College and Career Club
Wednesday December 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!

Book Bunch
Wednesday December 20 at 4:30 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7-12

Join Caroline and Erica for a fun hour of Book Bunch. We will be discussing The Library of Ever by Zeno Alexander.

Igloo VR Fun for Kids
Thursday December 21 at 4:30 p.m.
The Igloo
Children, Teens, Adults
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.

The Metaverse Explained in the Igloo
Thursday December 28 at 12:15 p.m.
The Igloo
Teens, Adults
Learn about the current state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and some of the exciting possibilities.


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