This Month in the Edge: January 2024

Read on to find out about the activities we've planned for grades 7-12 in 2024. 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: 3:00-6:00 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.
January 8, 22, and 29

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.
January 4 and 18

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 in January from 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Tech Tuesday for Youth
Tuesdays January 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 4 – 12
Learn about a new technology topic each session. The January 25 session will take place in the Igloo.

Poetry Slam and Open Mic
Wednesday January 3 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

Edge Advisory Board
Thursday January 4 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.

The Edge Book Club
Thursday January 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7-12

A book discussion group for teens in grades 7-12. This month, we're reading Gleanings by Neal Shusterman. No registration required.

White Plains Teens After Hours
Friday January 5 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.

Wanderhome Session 
Wednesday January 10 at 4:30 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7 – 12
If you missed joining our first campaign, now's your chance! Wanderhome is a relaxed journey through the peaceful land of the same name, a land where characters build their journey location by location and grow together as they travel. Join us for a character creation session, bringing them to life through words or pictures (or both!) as a group, and beginning their journey together. No previous RPG experience needed, as Wanderhome is rules-light!

Learn to Transform Your Personal Style
Tuesday January 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Community Room
Teens, Adults
Do you find yourself wearing the same outfits over and over? Do you avoid events because you have a full closet but “nothing to wear”? Join Scarlett De Bease, a personal stylist and personal shopper who was named “Red Hot Image Maker” by Westchester Magazine, and learn how to choose clothes that make you look and feel great, the reasons behind the all-too-common dilemma of having “nothing to wear” and learn how to overcome it, maximizing your wardrobe's potential, how to dress for the body you have now, embracing your age, shape, and enhancing your appearance with flattering choices that boost your self-confidence, and the art of shopping for clothes you'll love to wear, ensuring your wardrobe is filled with items that reflect your personality and expertise.

Uncovering Westchester LGBTQ+ History
Thursday January 11 at 5:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Teens, Adults
Allee Manning, founder of the Westchester LGBTQ+ History Project, will give a presentation on her research of Westchester LGBTQ+ History and lead attendees in a game of trivia.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Igloo
Thursday January 11 at 5:15 p.m.
The Igloo
Teens, Adults
Learn about the current state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and some of the exciting possibilities.

Better Sleep Can Be Yours
Wednesday January 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Teens, Adults
Are you one of the 50 millions Americans who have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Then join Beth Bierko to learn how to fall asleep quicker, sleep longer, and get back to sleep more easily if you wake up in the night. Participants will learn gentle yoga poses, breath work and other simple practices that can prepare the body for rest and promote deeper sleep.

Igloo VR Fun for Kids
Thursday January 18 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.

College and Career Club
Friday January 19 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
Sunday January 21 at 1:30 p.m.
Community Room
Teens, Adults
You are invited to the third of 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 selection for this program is In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan.

Book Bunch
Thursday January 25 at 4:30 p.m.
Galaxy Hall
Grades 4-8

Join us in The Galaxy for a fun hour of book discussion on Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor by Xiran Jay Zhao. The first eight to register will receive a free copy of the book. Please include your name, email and phone number when you register to receive your free copy.

Beginner Stitching
Thursday January 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Museum Gallery
Teens, Adults
Learn the basics of knitting or crochet with Kat & Kristen! We will teach beginner stitches and begin to knit/crochet a scarf. Knitting needles or a crochet hook and one skein of yarn will be provided to those starting out. For those returning, please bring your needles/hook and yarn. Registration required; please email Kristen at to register. Experienced crafters who do not need supplies or instruction are also welcome to attend. We will meet once a month to continue projects. Future dates TBA.

Igloo Virtual Tour: Visit a College
Monday January 29 at 4:00 p.m.
Grades 7 – 12
This session will a tour of the University or college campus of your choice. 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. Technology installed by Igloo Vision and funded by the Library Foundation/Optimum.

NFTs Explained in the Igloo
Thursday January 30 at 12:15 p.m.
The Igloo
Teens, Adults
Learn about NFTs (Non-fungible tokens) and what they are all about in the library's panoramic video room. Technology installed by Igloo Vision and funded by the Library Foundation/Optimum.

Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2024
Wednesday January 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Grades 7 – 12
We are offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how the lingering effects from the pandemic have changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen. We will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this second half of the school year productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process. This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens. The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC.


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