What’s Next in the Edge: May 2024

Read on to find out about the activities we've planned for grades 7-12 this spring. 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 Mondays at 4:00 p.m.

Tech Tuesday
Youth in grades 4-12 will learn about new technology topics on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.

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.
May 2, 9 & 23

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 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (except May 26)


Poetry Slam
Wednesday May 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Teens, Adults
Join Zork and Kristen for our monthly virtual Poetry Slam! If you plan to perform and are performing for the first time, please email Kristen with a short bio at kthornton@whiteplainslibrary.org.

White Plains Teens After Hours
Friday April 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.

Chess Time
Wednesdays May 1, 15, 29, and Fridays May 3, 17, and 31 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Edge Living Room
Come by the Edge to play a friendly game of chess with a friend, and learn a few tips and tricks.

Igloo VR Fun for Youth
Wednesday May 8 at 4:30 p.m.
The Igloo
Children, Teens, Parents
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.

Edge Advisory Board
Thursday May 9 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 May 9 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.

Creative Breath
Monday April 9 and 23 at 5:00 p.m.
Galaxy Hall
Grades 4 – 8
Come create poetry with published poet Caroline Reddy. We will be creating poetry using assorted colored cardstock paper and an assortment of words. We will first meditate and then engage our imagination and then work on creating poetry together.

Wanderhome Session 
Fridays May 10 and 17 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. No previous RPG experience needed, as Wanderhome is rules-light! We'll continue the game begun last month! **Potential new members please email Erica at eroberts@whiteplainslibrary.org before coming**

Beginner Stitching
Saturday May 11 at 3:00 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 kthornton@whiteplainslibrary.org 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.

Fashion in Toyland
Thursday May 16 at 4:00 p.m.

All Ages
All are invited to see the work of the Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Career Services Fashion Design and Merchandising students! The teens have been hard at work putting together a show with the theme “Fashion in Toyland” inspired by the Barbie movie, Toys R Us, and FAO Schwarz.

Financial Literacy for Teens
Monday May 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Grades 7 – 12
During the Financial Literacy for Teens workshop students will learn how to make wise financial decisions to promote financial well-being over their lifetime.

Creating a Compelling College Application
Monday May 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Teens, High School Juniors, Parents
This Zoom presentation will help high school juniors and their parents understand how to use the summer productively to create a compelling college application. We will cover the college application process including current admissions trends, writing the personal statement essay and supplemental essays, teacher recommendations, application strategies, and the different ways that students can be admitted to a particular school. This program is a detailed and strategic overview of what students should focus on to make their college applications compelling. The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. Register here.

AAPI Month Film: K-Town '92
Tuesday May 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Teens, Adults
Filmmaker Grace Lee's K-Town ’92 is an interactive documentary of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. It [came] 25 years after Los Angeles erupted in flames and anger after Los Angeles police officers were acquitted of savagely beating motorist Rodney King — the videotape of which was viewed around the world as evidence of a long history in Los Angeles of police brutality against African Americans. The project, which launched April 27, [2017], includes several dozen interviews with a diverse cross-section of people who lived through the upheaval.”

Learn about 3D Printing
Wednesday May 22 at 4:30 p.m.
The Igloo
Teens, Adults
Learn about 3D printing and how to use the library's 3D printing services. Join for an engaging demonstration session.

Virtual Tour: Visit a College
Thursday May 30 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.


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