This Month in the Edge: February 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.
February 5 and 26

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.
February 1, 15 and 29

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 February from 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Igloo
Thursday February 1 at 5:15 p.m.
The Igloo
Teens, Adults
Learn about the current state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and some of the exciting possibilities.

White Plains Teens After Hours
Friday February 2 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.

Tech Tuesday for Youth
Tuesdays February 6, 13 and 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 4 – 12
Learn about a new technology topic each session. The February 20 session will take place in the Igloo.

One-Time Adventures: Library Cats
Wednesday February 7 at 5:00 p.m.
Galaxy Hall
Grades 4 – 8
Interested in role-playing games, but never had the chance to play before? Now's your chance! Join Erica and Erika for a chance to explore one-page, one-shot role-playing games. This time it's Library Cats, where you are a clowder of magical house cats tasked with keeping a magical library safe and helping its patrons—so long as those patrons aren’t planning to end the world. But something terrible is about to happen!

Poetry Slam and Open Mic
Wednesday February 7 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

Bead Earring Workshop
Thursday February 8 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.

Wanderhome Session 
Friday February 9 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. We'll choose our location, kith and season before beginning to play. No previous RPG experience needed, as Wanderhome is rules-light!

Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics
Saturday February 10 at 1:00 p.m.
All Ages
‘Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics' is a solo acrobatic performance. Li Liu performs hand balancing, plate spinning, ribbon dancing, diabolos and foot juggling. A limited number of volunteers get to join her on stage to create an impromptu ribbon dance, and also to try their hand at plate spinning. Educational connections are made with the Chinese language and culture. Li explains some of the rituals of Chinese New Year, teaches the audience some basic Chinese phrases, and encourages them to think about what it might have been like to grow up in a different time and place.

Visit the Metaverse through the Igloo
Wednesday February 15 at 5:15 p.m.
The Igloo
Teens, Adults
Learn about the metaverse and what it is all about in the library's panoramic video room. Technology installed by Igloo Vision and funded by the Library Foundation/Optimum.

Edge Advisory Board
Thursday February 15 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 February 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 7-12

A new twist on our book discussion group for teens in grades 7-12. This month, no pressure to read the same book. Instead, we'll all discuss what we've been reading lately and share recommendations. No registration required.

Tuesday February 20 – Friday February 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Edge Media Lab
Grades 4 – 8
Join us for some fun STEAM activities presented by the White Plains High School Engineering Club! This program is open to grades 4-8; registration required. Please register for each day you plan to attend.

Beginner Stitching
Thursday February 22 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.

NYS Humanities Reading and Discussion Group
Sunday February 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Community Room
Teens, Adults
You are invited to the final part of this 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 The Third Plate by Dan Barber.

Virtual Tour: Visit a College
Monday February 26 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.

Book Bunch
Tuesday February 27 at 4:30 p.m.
Galaxy Hall
Grades 4-8

Join us in The Galaxy for a fun hour of book discussion on Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston. 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.

Igloo VR Fun for Kids
Tuesday February 27 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.


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