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Poetry Prompt for Kids

Calling all poets! White Plains Public Library is collecting magnetic poems in honor of National Poetry Month! Each week we'll post a new prompt for kids. This week's prompt entries are due by 10:00 a.m. next Wednesday, April 8th. Here are some things to think about… If you don’t have magnetic poems you can create your own! Look through some magazines, books or poems and find between ten and twenty words that speak to you (fly, mirror, open, love, kind, dream, envision) Type them up and print them (if you don’t have a printer write them out on a piece
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Categories: eNewsletter, Featured, Homepage, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.


Calling all writers and artists! White Plains Public Library is collecting comic strips that illustrate a day in the life of social distancing. We're accepting submissions from both adults and kids/teens through next Wednesday, April 8th. Check out the prompts below for your age group. We'll have a new prompt up next Wednesday! KIDS/TEENS: Here are some things to think about… How are you learning from home? Is it interactive/fun? Have you picked up any new hobbies like cooking, reading, playing a new game? How are your caretakers/siblings/relatives dealing with the pandemic? What are some pros and cons of spending
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Categories: eNewsletter, Featured, Homepage, Homepage Kids, Homepage Teens, Kids, Library News, and Teens.

Nowruz: Persian New Year

For many Iranian-Americans, Nowruz is a time of celebration, spring and fertility. It is also a time of letting go of any negativity, and starting fresh, with a sense of hope and new life. Nowruz also has some ancient folkloric rituals, including creating a Haftseen–which literally means the Seven S’s in Farsi. All of the items have symbolic representation for the coming year; for example, Sabzeh (wheat or lentil sprout growing in a dish) symbolizes rebirth. The rest of the items include Samanu (sweet pudding from wheat germ representing affluence), Senjeh (dried silverberry for love), Sir (garlic for medicine), Sib
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Categories: eNewsletter, Kids, and Library News.

Writing Tips for Young Writers: Writing Blocks

Caroline's “Writing Tips for Young Writers” column will feature fun writing prompts/props to motivate students in grades 3-6 to pursue creative writing. This month's column is “Writing Blocks: Find a Writing Buddy!” Do you find yourself hitting a writing block—a feeling of not being able to write—even if you have to work on an assignment? Do you love to write for fun but feel as if you are climbing Mount Everest with each blank page? As someone who loves to read and has been published, I still feel intimidated by the blank pages that await me. However, I’ve learned that
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Categories: eNewsletter, Evergreen, Featured, Homepage Kids, Kids, and Library News.