April College and Career Edge Programs

Join us in The Edge for our College and Career Edge series this winter/spring. We'll be using our new Igloo room to host a variety of virtual and in-person programs. In the Igloo, students can 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.

Teen Job Search Tips, Applications, Resumes & More
Thursday, April 11 from 7-8 PM Register here!
A free virtual workshop conducted by a professional Career Coach that will help you land a part-time or summer job.

Topics covered include:
• What type of jobs are available for teens
• Where to look for jobs
• How to answer questions on the job application
• What to include in a resume
• What to share and ask during the interview

Presented in partnership with WLS member libraries in: Greenburgh, Mount Kisco, Mount Pleasant, Ossining, Montrose, Hastings, North Salem, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Bronxville, Chappaqua, Lewisboro, Briarcliff Manor, Yonkers, Somers, Scarsdale, White Plains, Mount Vernon, Croton, Ardsley, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, and Peekskill.

College and Career Edge Series: Financial Literacy

We will be hosting the following programs in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

College and Career Edge Series: Virtual College Visits in the Igloo

We will be visiting various college campuses through the magic of Virtual Reality in the Igloo Technology Room.

Celebrate Earth Day with Us and Learn How to Build Your Own Rain Harvesting System  THURS, Apr 18, 2024 07:00 PM Eastern Time (6:00 PM Central, 4:00 PM Pacific Time)
Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtcOisqD0oGdOmdfRmAurvF3MY-calVGj2

As a way to recognize and celebrate Earth Day and increase awareness around plastic waste and water conservation, come join us for a virtual program to learn how to create a rainwater harvesting system for your community.

High school student Madeline Abrams has developed an environmentally friendly and economically accessible way to capture rainwater using otherwise discarded plastic water bottles to create an irrigation system for vegetable gardens, farms and landscapes.

By using empty water bottles, cutting them in half lengthwise, and connecting them with waterproof tape (or other available resources), Madeline has created a gutter system to capture the rainfall that comes off of a roof. She then uses plastic bottles to create a downspout to direct the water to a holding tank similar to a rain barrel. Here is a link to the website she created, Harvest Every Drop, to share her invention: http://harvesteverydrop.com

Madeline recently presented her rainwater harvesting system virtually to 45 communities in New York, California, Uganda, Namibia, Lesotho, Angola and South Africa. Her invention is being shared with villages and communities as a way to conserve water and address the issue of upcycling plastic waste that has become a major problem in many parts of the world. An article about Madeline’s system was published earlier this month in an international Rotary magazine covering Uganda.

After the Zoom presentation, Madeline will share the instructional video she created as a reference to build her watering system to help communities harvest every drop.

The presentation brought to you by our partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. (www.standoutforcollege.com)

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