Posts by Mariel, Adult Librarian

Understanding U.S. Citizenship Process

Monday, November 8th 6:00–7:00 p.m. Click here for the Zoom link. Community Relations Officer Shyconia Burden will be discussing the naturalization application process. You will learn what the eligibility requirements are before applying and how to qualify for any exceptions and accommodations. Officer Burden will answer any questions about the citizenship and the naturalization process.
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Categories: Events, Featured, and Library News.

Books to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Check out these staff selected titles to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this year: Children: Sonia Sotomayor: a judge grows in the Bronx = la juez que creció en el Bronx By Winter Jonah Library Collection OverDrive & Libby Before Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor took her seat in our nation's highest court, she was just a little girl in the South Bronx. Justice Sotomayor didn't have a lot growing up, but she had what she needed — her mother's love, a will to learn, and her own determination. With bravery she became the person she wanted to be. With hard
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Categories: Authors & Books, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Grow with Google / Aprenda con Google

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, Grow with Google will offer the following online workshops in Spanish: Digital skills for everyday tasks Wednesday, September 29th 6:30-7:30 p.m. Use YouTube to grow your Business Wednesday, October 6th 6:30-7:30 p.m. Make Your Website Useful Wednesday, October 13th 6:30-7:30 p.m. Register here for the series. Habilidades digitales para tareas cotidianas 29 de septiembre 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aprenda a administrar las tareas del trabajo y de la vida de manera más eficaz con las herramientas de Google. Use YouTube Para Hacer Crecer Su Negocio 6 de octubre 6:30-7:30 p.m. Obtenga las mejores prácticas para crear
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Categories: Library News.

An Afternoon with Wilfredo Ortiz

We invite you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the music of Wilfredo Ortiz on Sunday, September 19th at 2:00 p.m. on the Library Plaza. Enjoy the music of Wilfredo Ortiz, a musician and composer from the Dominican Republic. Don’t miss it! Rain Date: September 26th
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Una Tarde con Wilfredo Ortiz

La Biblioteca Pública de White Plains invita a su comunidad a celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con la música de Wilfredo Ortiz. El domingo 19 de septiembre a las 2:00 p.m. en la Plaza de la Biblioteca. Disfrute de la música de Wilfredo Ortiz, músico y compositor de la República Dominicana. ¡No se lo pierda! En caso de lluvia se presentará el 26 de septiembre.
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Categories: Español, Events, and Library News.

Taller de Escritura en Español

Comparta sus historias e ideas en este taller de escritura creativa, que se enfoca en descubrir la belleza de cada historia mientras discute los temas y la cultura. Cada sesión está diseñada para brindarles a los participantes la oportunidad de probar varios géneros mientras aprenden habilidades clave y técnicas de escritura. Los participantes aprenderán sobre la formación de personajes, el diálogo, las descripciones vívidas, la voz, el tiempo y más en poesía, prosa y escritura de no ficción. Duración: 6 semanas Fecha: martes 13 de abril hasta el martes 25 de mayo del 2021 (Todos los martes) Hora: 7:00 pm.
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Categories: Library News.

La Biblioteca abre nuevamente el 29 de abril

Estamos muy contentos de que la biblioteca vuelva a abrir el jueves 29 de abril. Agradecemos mucho a todos nuestros usuarios por su paciencia mientras navegamos el año pasado. Algunos datos sobre nuestra reapertura: Volveremos a abrir con exactamente el mismo nivel de servicio que le ofrecimos durante el verano: los usuarios serán bienvenidos a explorar las colecciones del primer piso y tomar prestado el material. The Trove estará abierto para citas de 45 minutos, hasta tres familias a la vez, no más de 4 personas por familia. Llame al (914) 422-1476 o visite nuestro sistema de reservaciones en línea
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Categories: Español and Library News.

U.S. Citizenship Application Process

Understanding the Process of Becoming a U.S. Citizen This program has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 04th at 2:00 p.m. Registration is required; click here to register. Officer Shyconia Burden will be discussing the naturalization application process. What the eligibility requirements are before you apply and how you may qualify for any exceptions and accommodations. She will answer any questions about citizenship and the naturalization process.
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TOEFL Preparation Course

Registration for this class is now full. Prepare for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. In this 13 week class you will learn the information you'll need to know for the exam. You will need the following book for this class: Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL iBT Test with Answer Key 3rd Edition by Deborah Phillips (Author). It is available in our catalog. Instructor Eric Arbogast has been involved with the TOEFL exam for 35 years, both preparing
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COVID-19 Testing Sites

What has been our most popular reference question this year? It's where to go for COVID-19 testing. Here's our list of local testing sites and the types of testing each location provides. Please note that schedules and availability of testing varies across these locations and are subject to change. Make sure to check a location's website or call before visiting. Do you know of another White Plains testing site not listed here? Or a change with any of the listed sites? Leave us a comment below or email tbaird@whiteplainslibrary.org so we can verify and update our list. Thanks to Librarian
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Categories: COVID-19, eNewsletter, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Local Food Pantries

Below is a list of active local food pantries. Schedules vary and some may close temporarily due to COVID-19, so be sure to call and confirm before visiting. Greenburgh/Elmsford Cap Food Pantry Call for free food and groceries. 32 Manhattan Avenue White Plains, New York 10607 (914) 761-6605 Mt Hope AME Zion Church 65 Lake St # C, White Plains, NY (914) 948-6372 Ridgeway Alliance 465 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 949-3714 Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. Fridays 4-6 p.m. First Baptist Church 456 North Street White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 949-5207 El Centro Hispano Operating from the Post Road School
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Categories: COVID-19, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Virtual Spanish for Beginners

Participants will be introduced to simple everyday usage of vocabulary, grammar and conversation. Classes meet every Monday from October 5th until January 11th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Registration is now open. Click here to register. Instructor, Naicy Petrill, is a native of Peru and currently teaches Spanish at Westchester Community College. She holds a New York State teaching certificate in Spanish.
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Categories: eNewsletter and Library News.

Hoopla Staff Picks: R&B

Possibly our most dynamic digital resource, Hoopla includes a variety of different formats from books to movies and music. In order to highlight some of these, we've gathered staff recommendations of just a few formats you can stream and download with your library card. Below are some music recommendations from Adult Services Librarian Mariel Perez. Summer: The Original Hits (2018) Donna Summer Another oldie, but goodie! Perfect party or driving music or in my case, cleaning music. A great pick me up for those who love to dance, exercise, or just want to feel happy. All good memories for me.
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Categories: eNewsletter, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Paying for College

Sunday, December 4 , 2016  @ 1:00 p.m. Need help completing the FAFSA Application? The FAFSA is the first step needed to apply for financial aid.  Completing it early is key to receiving financial assistance for college! Latino will provide you with free help and individual assistance to complete your application. Students with DACA can apply. Spanish speaking volunteers will be available to assist you and your parent if needed. For more information please cal 914 729.1023 Hope to see you there!
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Prepare for the Citizenship Interview

Saturday, March 12 at 12:00 p.m. Immigration officer Shyconia Burden-Noten of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services will demonstrate a US Citizenship mock interview to help applicants prepare for their own interview. All are invited to come and ask Ms. Burden questions related to the naturalization process, green cards, employment authorization, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Attorneys and a paralegal will be available to provide consultations to individuals and answer questions. The Westchester Hispanic Coalition will be here to help translate this program.
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No more excuses!

Take responsibility for the success in your life! Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. In this seminar, expert in leadership and success Yamile Ramirez will help us put an end to excuses of self-sabotaging. With simple steps to make life more prosperous, happier and more successful, Yamile promises to help end our tolerance for mediocrity and negativity. We learn new ways to deal with our problems and face them so that we get more and more positive consequences. Yamile is a board certified Neuro-Linguistic Programing/Time Line Therapy master practitioner and coach. This program is brought to you through a
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What can I do with my degree from outside the US?

Have a degree and don't know how to seek employment in the U.S.? The WES Global Talent Bridge can help! They will discuss how you can utilize your foreign education and experience to pursue employment , professional licensing and higher education. They will provide tips to best reflect your qualifications and give information on how to prepare for your job search. This seminar is designed for people with foreign qualifications interested in seeking further employment and /or professional licensing. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
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Diabetes Self Management

Are you dealing with Diabetes or caring for someone who is?  If so, take control of your life! Come to our Diabetes Self Management workshops presented by the Westchester Independent Living Center. Every Monday, November 2 through December 7 from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. The course is facilitated by two trained peer leaders.  Participants are invited to bring a family member, friend and/ or caretaker. Please register online or at the Reference desk.
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Categories: Classes.