Posts by Mariel, Adult Librarian

Clases virtuales gratis de ciudadanía

New-York Historical Society ofrece clases virtuales gratis de ciudadanía a personas con residencia permanente (Green Card), que se estén preparando para su entrevista de naturalización. Este curso los prepara para el examen de educación cívica que es parte de la entrevista de naturalización realizada por USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services). El curso interactivo de ciudadanía se ofrece virtualmente y cubre las 100 preguntas del examen de educación cívica de USCIS. Los participantes aprenden acerca de la historia de los Estados Unidos y del gobierno mediante objetos, pinturas y documentos de la colección del New-York Historical Society a través
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Categories: Español.

Free Citizenship Classes

The New-York Historical Society offers free online citizenship classes for green card holders preparing for the naturalization interview. The online citizenship course prepares permanent residents for the civics test portion of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization interview. The interactive online naturalization preparation course covers all 100 questions from the USCIS Civics Test. Participants learn about American history and government using objects, paintings, and documents from the New-York Historical collections through videoconferencing. Online citizenship classes are taught in English and are accessible to English Language Learners. They also offer an online Spanish citizenship class for people who
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Categories: Events, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Dementia Info Session

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior Wednesday, November 2nd 7:00-8:00 p.m. During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication, and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia. This program will help attendees identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia and learn strategies for addressing common dementia-related behavior. Please register with Jessica Flores at jmflores@alz.org or 845-610-6916 to register for this event.
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Categories: Library News.

Peruvian Consulate on Wheels

Saturday, October 22nd 9:00–2:00 p.m. Auditorium Peruvian Consulate on Wheels We provide the following consular services, only by appointment. DNI and PASSPORTS: Appointments can be booked on our online appointment system at: www.conperuny.com. Please review the requirements before choosing your appointment time. You will receive an automatic confirmation email. PUBLIC DEEDS: (powers by public deed) you must request your appointment and coordinate the corresponding attention to the email: legal@conperny.org NOTARY PROCEDURES: (powers off registration, legalizations, survival certificates): you must request your appointment by e-mail: notariales@conperny.org CIVIL RECORDS: (births, marriages and deaths): you must request your appointment by email: registrosciviles@conperny.org Sending
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Categories: Library News.

Dementia Conversation

Wednesday October 5th 7:00–8:00 p.m. Zoom Please Email jmflores@alz.org or call (845) 610-6916 to register for this virtual program. This program offers helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. This program is primarily for those with a family member or close friend starting to experience Alzheimer's or another dementia.
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Categories: Library News.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

What's the most popular reference question lately? It's where to go for COVID-19 testing. Here's our list of local testing sites. 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. You can also call the White Plains Coronavirus Hotline with related questions at (914) 681-2900. 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
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Categories: COVID-19, eNewsletter, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Upwardly Global Job Coaching

Thursday, May 19th, at 7:00 p.m. Click here for the Zoom link. Please join us to learn about Upwardly Global's Free Job Coaching Program, which provides tools for finding professional-level jobs in the US! For the last 20 years, Upwardly Global has worked with newcomers to the U.S. who have college degrees or professional training and are looking to get back into their professional career fields. Upwardly Global offers a unique blend of online job search training, one-on-one job coaching with industry focused advisors, skill building opportunities, and professional networking. We help jobseekers find positions in their professional fields such
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Categories: Library News.

Peruvian Consulate on Wheels

Saturday, April 23rd, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. We provide the following consular services, only by appointment: DNI and PASSPORTS: Appointments can be booked on our online appointment system at: www.conperuny.com. Please review the requirements before choosing your appointment time. You will receive an automatic confirmation email. PUBLIC DEEDS: (powers by public deed) you must request your appointment and coordinate the corresponding attention to the email: legal@conperny.org NOTARY PROCEDURES: (powers off registration, legalizations, survival certificates): you must request your appointment by e-mail: notariales@conperny.org CIVIL RECORDS: (births, marriages and deaths): you must request your appointment by email: registrosciviles@conperny.org Sending the passport to your
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Categories: Library News.

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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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, 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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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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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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Categories: Library News.

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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Categories: 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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