Posts by Raquel Cavalcanti, Children's Librarian

New Books in the Trove: May 2024

We have new books coming in all the time with them on display right as you enter the Trove.  Here’s some of our recent favorite new titles! For Wee Ones DJ Baby by DJ Burton & Andy J. Pizza (Birth to 3 years-old) Library Catalog “While some may say that babies do not need to learn how to do a record scratch, I for one disagree heartily! These are important skills and, happily, we finally have an interactive board book to go along with this need. Now if I were handing out awards for the most creatively constructed board books
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New Books in the Trove: April 2024

We have new books coming in all the time with them on display right as you enter the Trove.  Here’s some of our recent favorite new titles! For Wee Ones Eyes, Ears, Nose and Toes by Sophie Aggett (Birth to 3 Years-Old) Library Catalog “Yeah, I admit it. I’m pretty easy. You slap some big old baby faces in a board book and then add an element like soft felt flaps? Instant inclusion on this list! What’s funny is that so few board book creators have ever thought to do this. There are only so many different elements you can
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New Books in the Trove

We have new books coming in all the time with them on display right as you enter the Trove.  Here’s some of our recent favorite new titles! For Wee Ones Global Baby Grandparents by Maya Ajmira (Birth to 3 Years-Old) Library Catalog “I’m sorry, but do I even have to make a write-up for this book? If you know any of the ‘Global Baby’ books in the series then you know they pretty much sell themselves. The only mystery surrounding this particular title comes in wondering how they held off from doing a grandparents book before now. As per usual
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Beautiful Bilingual Books, Part 18

BEAUTIFUL BILINGUAL BOOKS, Part 18  LINDOS LIBROS BILINGÜES, Parte 18 The Library has a lovely collection of bilingual Spanish/English books. To celebrate reading in two languages, we are featuring our beautiful new books in a monthly blog – so enjoy practicing your Spanish and English skills with these picture books. La Biblioteca tiene una colección hermosa de libros bilingües en inglés/español. Para celebrar leyendo en dos idiomas, le presentamos nuestros lindos libros aquí. Así que disfrute practicando sus destrezas en ambos idiomas con estos libros ilustrados. The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 100 First Words / Primeras palabras, by Eric Carle. Library
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Celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility

Celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility! Graphic Novel Discussion: The Deep and Dark Blue by Niki Smith Monday, March 25th, at 5:00 p.m. For: 3rd to 6th Graders Location: Galaxy Hall To Celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility (Sunday, March 31st, 2024) we will be discussing the graphic novel, The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith, and playing Book BINGO. Refreshments will be served at this celebration! We will be giving out copies of the graphic novel to the first 8 registrants. Please include your name, phone number and email when you register for this program. You can register
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Beautiful Bilingual Books, Part 17

BEAUTIFUL BILINGUAL BOOKS, Part 17 LINDOS LIBROS BILINGÜES, Parte 17 The Library has a lovely collection of bilingual Spanish/English books. To celebrate reading in two languages, we are featuring our beautiful new books in a monthly blog – so enjoy practicing your Spanish and English skills with these picture books. La Biblioteca tiene una colección hermosa de libros bilingües en inglés/español. Para celebrar leyendo en dos idiomas, le presentamos nuestros lindos libros aquí. Disfrute practicando sus destrezas en ambos idiomas con estos libros ilustrados. Twice as Many Friends / ¡El doble de amigos!, by Brian Amador. Library Catalog A bilingual
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February Festivities

Each month a variety of observances and celebrations take place, from well-known holidays to much lesser known fun (and downright funny or strange!) observances. February is… Black History Month We Are Here by Tami Charles & Bryan Collier (Preschool to 3rd Grade) Library Catalog In another groundbreaking picture book from the powerhouse creative team behind the New York Times bestselling All Because You Matter, is a stirring, poetic, and empowering follow-up that celebrates the rich history of Black and brown men and women throughout history with soaring language and stunning illustrations. Coretta: The Autobiography of Mrs. Coretta Scott King by
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Celebrate the Wolf Moon & Wolf Conservation

Family Storytime: Celebrate the Wolf Moon & Wolf Conservation! Saturday, January 20th at 2:00 pm For Children, Families Location: Galaxy Hall Celebrate the Wolf Moon (January's Full Moon on 1/25) and learn about wolf conservation efforts with a presentation (geared towards children 3-8 years-old) and a storytime reading of, Trumpet the Miracle Wolf Pup: Trumpet Finds Love! The Trumpet book series was written to introduce young children to the joy of learning about wolves, wolf conservation and saving critically endangered species. Trumpet called the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem her home, and in this newly published title we learn
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Celebrate Three Kings Day

Celebrate Three Kings Day Program! Saturday, January 6th from 1-4 pm For Families and Children Location: Gallery, Igloo, Auditorium & Rotary Room Families are invited to come celebrate Three Kings Day at the Library on Saturday, January 6th starting at 1 pm! Join the White Plains Puerto Rican Cultural Committee, Comite Noviembre & PRIDA and the White Plains Public Library for an afternoon full of family-friendly activities such as taking a 3D visit to a Puerto Rican Beach in the Library’s Igloo, and enjoying a special appearance by the Three Kings! At 3 pm, there will be a fun bilingual
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Celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Month

Author Visit & Book Discussion Adriana Erin Rivera’s Paloma's Song for Puerto Rico: A Diary from 1898 November 16th at 4:30 pm For 3rd – 5th Graders Location: Galaxy Hall Join Author, Adriana Erin Rivera for a book discussion for 3rd through 5th graders celebrating November as Puerto Rican Heritage Month! We will be reading Ms. Rivera's book, Paloma's Song for Puerto Rico: A Diary from 1898, speak with the author about her book, and enjoy snacks. The first eight to register will receive a free copy of the book. Please include your name, phone number and email when you
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KidLit Local Author Book Fair

KidLit Local Author Book Fair Sunday, October 22nd, 2:00-3:30 pm For: Families, Toddlers to 5th Graders Location: Auditorium Join us for a children’s local author Book Fair to meet a group of friendly local authors who are excited to share their books with the community! The local authors who will be at the Book Fair are: Alise Curran, Mona Voelkel, Alyssa Londoño, Jayne Pillemer, Gabriella Gizzo, and Marsha Campbell. There will be craft activities and opportunities to win prizes including books from the local authors!
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Celebrate Day of the Dead

Celebrate Day of the Dead/Celebra el Día de los Muertos Day of the Dead Workshop Series / Taller del Día de los Muertos For: Children in Grades 2-5 & Their Families / Para niños en grados 2-5 con sus familias Tuesdays, October 10th, 17th, & 24th at 4:30 pm / los martes 10, 17 y 24 de octubre a las 4:30 pm Location / Salón: Galaxy Hall Children in grades 2-5 with their families will create an altar honoring a very special person already departed. Sessions 1 & 2 will be devoted to creating your altars. At session 3, we
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October Tweens Talk Banned Books

Celebrating Banned Books Week – October 1st-7th, 2023! Tweens Talk Banned Books American Born Chinese & Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy Grades 4-6 Thursday, October 5th at 4:30-5:30 pm Location: Galaxy Hall Registration required. Register here Join us in the Trove for a special-edition, double-title book club designed for tweens in grades 4-6 – Tweens Talk Banned Books – to celebrate Banned Books Week 2023 and discuss challenged books!  Our book discussion will seek to engage in open and honest conversations about diverse books and sometimes difficult material as an alternative to book banning. There will be a BINGO game
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Celebrate Grandparents Day Extravaganza!

Celebrate Grandparents Day Extravaganza! Sunday, September 10th at 2 p.m. For: Families & Children Location: Galaxy Hall Come join us at the Library to celebrate Grandparents Day with a storytime, a craft activity and a photo booth! We'll be joined by Grandpas United who will have a table with information and swag as well! History of Grandparents Day Jacob Reingold of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale who attended the 1961 White House Conference on Aging was inspired to recognize the role of millions of older Americans as grandparents. Due to his efforts that year, on September 16, 1961; the first
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Beautiful Bilingual Books, Part 12

LINDOS LIBROS BILINGÜES, Parte 12 The Library has a lovely collection of bilingual Spanish/English books. To celebrate reading in two languages, we will be featuring our beautiful new books in a blog – so enjoy practicing your Spanish and English skills with these picture books. La Biblioteca tiene una colección hermosa de libros bilingües en inglés/español. Para celebrar leyendo en dos idiomas, le estaremos presentando nuestros lindos libros aquí. Así que disfrute practicando sus destrezas en ambos idiomas con estos libros ilustrados. Fix it! / ¡A reparar!, by Georgie Birkett. Library Catalog When a child's toys break, the child helps
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Beautiful Bilingual Books, Part 11

LINDOS LIBROS BILINGÜES, Parte 11 The Library has a lovely collection of bilingual Spanish/English books. To celebrate reading in two languages, we will be featuring our beautiful new books in a blog – so enjoy practicing your Spanish and English skills with these books. La Biblioteca tiene una colección hermosa de libros bilingües en inglés/español. Para celebrar leyendo en dos idiomas, le estaremos presentando nuestros lindos libros aquí. Así puede disfrutar practicando sus destrezas en ambos idiomas con estos libros. Twinkle, Twinkle, You’re a Star! / ¡Estrellita, brillarás!, by John John Ballet. Library Catalog Sing and dance with Baby Shark,
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Celebrate Disability Pride Month Storytime!

Celebrate Disability Pride Month Storytime! Families, Children July 8th, 2:00 p.m. Location: Galaxy Hall Please join us in the Trove for our Celebrate Disability Pride Month storytime for stories, a craft and a treat on Saturday, June 8th at 2 pm! Disability Pride Month is celebrated every July to honor the history, achievements, experiences, and struggles of the disability community. Disability Pride Month is celebrated in July, because the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed on July 26, 1990. The Act bars discrimination against people with disabilities – in employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to state and
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Beautiful Bilingual Books, Part 10

LINDOS LIBROS BILINGÜES, Parte 10 The Library has a lovely collection of bilingual Spanish/English books. To celebrate reading in two languages, we will be featuring our beautiful new books in a blog – so enjoy practicing your Spanish and English skills with these books. La Biblioteca tiene una colección hermosa de libros bilingües en inglés/español. Para celebrar leyendo en dos idiomas, le estaremos presentando nuestros lindos libros aquí. Así puede disfrutar practicando sus destrezas en ambos idiomas con estos libros. I Am a Big Brother! / ¡Soy un hermano mayor!, by Caroline Jayne Church. Library Catalog A little boy describes
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Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Loved Ones

Safer and Seen: Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Loved Ones with Presenter Caleb Seguin Tuesday, June 13th at 7-8:30 pm For: Adults, High Schoolers (Grades 9 – 12) Location: Virtual Note: a free, registered Zoom account is required Register HERE Perhaps you have a LBGTQ+ family member or friend. Perhaps you wish to understand more about LGBTQ+ issues. Perhaps you are concerned about current events. Please join the Library for an important webinar: Supporting LGBTQ+ Loved Ones. This webinar is geared towards adults, caregivers and adults who work with teens, and older teens. As awareness and acceptance around gender and sexuality grows,
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Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride

Join us this June in celebrating Pride Month! We’ve got a variety of events planned this month and some exciting book recommendations below for all ages. In addition to our events, we’ll be attending Westchester Pride on June 4th, so make sure to stop by our table for Grab & Go Kits and more at the corner of Main Street and Court Street! Events: Grab & Go Kits: Pride Month! Thursday, June 1st at 10:00 a.m. For grades K-3 Location: Lobby Pick up a new Grab & Go Kit at the Library, while supplies last, starting today. Kits will be
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