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Learn How to Make Personalized Cards and Flyers with Microsoft Publisher 2007

Want to create your own personalized birthday cards, holiday cards, or party invitations?  How about designing a flyer for your tag sale or an event your club is sponsoring? Learn how at our hands-on class, Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007, on November 14 from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Registration is required, but only takes a minute:  Go to our Computer Classes calendar, then click on the class name on the calendar and fill out the brief form. You’ll be publishing your own cards and flyers before you know it!
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Hands-on Help for the Unemployed and Under-Employed

Our next program for job seekers provides two great workshops in one: 1. Digital Dirt: Unfavorable Information About You That Can Be Found on the Internet. Do you realize that digital dirt might sabotage your job search or career development? Come and learn how to manage your online reputation. 2. E-Resumes: Preparing Your Resume for Email and Online Job Sites. Format your resume for posting online and emailing to prospective employers. Bring your resume saved on a flash stick/floppy disk/email in .doc format. This program takes place Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. Seats are limited, so don’t delay!
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Venessa Marco Performs at White Plains Library Poetry Slam

Our Poetry Slam & Open Mic program this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. features Venessa Marie Marco, a member of the 2013 Nuyorican National Slam Team, which placed third in the National Poetry Slam in Boston in August. She is an Afro-Caribbean writer who recently moved to New York to pursue her education in creative writing and anthropology. Come hear Venessa and share one of your poems with us. The program starts with an open mic session, and ends with a poetry slam, with our guest’s performance in between. To take part in the open mic or slam, please register at
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Library Team Competes in National Poetry Slam

The Library’s poetry slam team is competing in preliminary bouts at the 2013 National Poetry Slam in Boston this Tuesday and Thursday. Hostage, Eric ZORK Alan (slammaster), Nina Robins, and AJ won spots on the team by competing in our Poetry Slam Finals in May. Assistant slammaster LV (Laura Vookles) will also travel to Boston with the team. The White Plains Library Slam will be one of 72 teams from all over the United States and Canada who will take part in the preliminaries at seven venues in the Boston-Cambridge area. Twenty teams will advance to the semifinals on Thursday,
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Downloading Free Music with Freegal

Come to our computer class on Thursday, August 1, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., and learn how to download files from Freegal Music, a service provided by the Library. Bring your MP3 player and choose from thousands of artists and millions of pop, rock, country and classical songs, in genres ranging from acapella to zydeco. You can listen to a 30-second clip of any available song before you decide whether or not you want to download it. The downloads on this site are all in MP3 format with no DRM. Freegal will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and
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Help for the Unemployed and Under-Employed

Job Hunters:  Come to Online Job Search, our computer class on Wednesday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m., to discover web sites to help you find a job or switch careers. Participants in this hands-on class will be introduced to a number of resources available on the web. Seats are limited, so don’t delay! To register, go to our Computer Classes calendar, then click on the class name on the calendar and fill out the brief form.
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Tech Help on Tuesday Nights

Got questions? The library will be providing Drop-in Computer Help every Tuesday evening in June, July and August from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Our tech expert will answer your questions on everything from basic tasks such as setting up files in your computer and adding attachments to your emails, to using application software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, finding online forms and sharing your digital photos. Bring your laptop, tablet or eBook reader, or use one of the Library’s computers. No registration required – just come with your questions.
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Slamming to Make the Team

The library will be holding our Poetry Slam Finals on Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. The winners of this competition will make up our official 2013 White Plains/ Westchester Poetry Slam Team. Our team  – the only one in Westchester County recognized by Poetry Slam International  – plans to compete in the 2013 National Poetry Slam in Boston this August. Poets who have participated in three of our slams since last June and finished in the top three in at least one of them qualify to compete, but we can’t have a slam without an audience – which is
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Hear Slam Poet Marty McConnell on April 3

Marty McConnell, one of the “greats” in the world of slam poetry, will be performing here on Wednesday, April 3, during our monthly poetry slam and open mic. McConnell has been a member of seven National Poetry Slam teams, and is the 2012 National Underground Poetry Individual Competition Champion. In 2011, she completed her first European tour and debuted her one-woman show, “vicebox.”  Her work has been published in numerous anthologies, and she is a two-time recipient of the Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago’s Office of Tourism and Culture. No stranger to Westchester, McConnell received
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Learn How to Use Firefox!

Have parents, friends or relatives who want to learn how to go on the Internet?  If they know how to use a mouse, they’d fit right in at our Web Browser Basics class. Students will learn the basics of the Mozilla Firefox browser, including toolbar buttons, typing in a web address, using links, and finding information on a web page. The class is being offered on Friday, January 18, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., and will be repeated on Wednesday, January 23, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. This is a hands-on class, with space for twelve people to work on
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Free Web Browser Basics Computer Class for Beginners

Have parents, friends or relatives who want to learn how to go on the Internet?  If they know how to use a mouse, they’d fit right in at our Web Browser Basics class. Students will learn the basics of the Mozilla Firefox browser, including toolbar buttons, typing in a web address, using links, and finding information on a web page. The class is being offered on Friday, January 18, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., and will be repeated on Wednesday, January 23, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. This is a hands-on class, with space for twelve people to work on
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Free Computer Class: Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007

Want to create a greeting card or a simple flier on your computer? Sign up for our class on Thursday, January 10, at 10:15 a.m. for an introduction to using Microsoft Publisher 2007. Publisher is a desktop publishing program that is fairly easy to use. The class size is limited to twelve so that everyone who attends can get hands on experience using Publisher. To register, go to our Computer Classes calendar, then click on the class name on the calendar and fill out the brief form.
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Ben Figueroa Performs at 1st Wednesday Poetry Slam

Come hear Ben “Broken English” Figueroa at our January 2 Poetry SLAM and Open Mic. Ben, the Poet Laureate of Union City, New Jersey, is a self-taught writer, poet, and stage performer. He has headlined shows at Howl Festival, The Bowery Poetry Club, Art House Productions, Louder Arts, and several New Jersey colleges and universities. Figueroa is currently the slammaster and host of Jersey City Slam, which he founded in 2009. If you’d like to take part in our open mic or slam, please sign up at 6:30 p.m. Registration closes promptly at 7 p.m., and the program starts shortly
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Ben Figueroa Performs at 1st Wednesday Poetry Slam

Come hear Ben “Broken English” Figueroa at our January 2 Poetry SLAM and Open Mic. Ben, the Poet Laureate of Union City, New Jersey, is a self-taught writer, poet, and stage performer. He has headlined shows at Howl Festival, The Bowery Poetry Club, Art House Productions, Louder Arts, and several New Jersey colleges and universities. Figueroa is currently the slammaster and host of Jersey City Slam, which he founded in 2009. If you’d like to take part in our open mic or slam, please sign up at 6:30 p.m. Registration closes promptly at 7 p.m., and the program starts shortly
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Our Team at the Olympics of Slam — Nina gets a 10!

The White Plains Library Slam team competed in two preliminary bouts at the 2012 National Poetry Slam in Charlotte NC on August 7 and 8. Seventy-two teams from North America are taking part in this five-day event. Although our team did not advance to the next round in the Nationals, which are truly the Olympics of slam poetry, first-time team member Nina Robins made a hit with her performance of her poem “Arrested.” Her score was 27.6 (out of a possible 30 points). One judge even gave her a perfect score of 10! Team member Bryan Roessel made it to
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Surfing Lessons at the Library

You too can surf the web after just one class!! Do you have parents, friends or relatives who want to learn how to go on the Internet?  If they know how to use a mouse, they’d fit right in at our Web Browser Basics class.  Students will learn the basics of the Mozilla Firefox browser, including toolbar buttons, typing in a web address, using links, and finding information on a web page.  The class is being offered on Thursday, August 2, and again on August 16, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. This is a hands-on class, with space for twelve
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