Posts by Sharon, Adult Librarian

Future is Female Book Discussion

Be a part of the Future is Female book group led by Ellen O’Connell, White Plains resident and retired teacher. We will continue to meet on Zoom on Monday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Check our online calendar for the Zoom link. To request or check out a title, click on your preferred format. January 9th The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis * Library Collection: Print / Large Print Libby: eBook / Audiobook What better way to brighten the cold, drear, post-holiday month of January than with a suspenseful tale of murder, secrets, and betrayal, unfolding during The Gilded
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Categories: Authors & Books, Book Discussion, Events, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Lynn Spurgat & Jason Wirth Performance

Sunday, November 6th 2:00–4:00 p.m. Auditorium Soprano Lynn Spurgat will once again be joined by pianist Jason Wirth to present a performance of selections by Mendelssohn, Strauss, Poulenc, Brahms, Nin, and Weill. Described by critics as “a force of nature”, busy soprano Lynn Spurgat was recently seen as Norma in Norma by Bellini in New York City. New York audiences have also delighted in her performances of Anna Bolena in Donizetti's Anna Bolena, Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni, and Richard Strauss heroines Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos, Chrysothemis in Elektra and the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier. In Montecarlo, Italy,
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Westchester Breathes

Fridays 9:30AM, October 28 – January 20. Come when you can! Register at conversations.westchesterlibraries.org/breathe Increase Your Resilience, Lower Your Stress This is a Zoom program. Participate in a program of gentle movement, breathing and relaxation exercises that reduce the experience of stress and anxiety. Come to this program to learn simple, proven exercises that can have a positive impact on your health and well-being. Get ready for the next moment from a place of calm and clarity. Sponsored by: Bedford Free Library, Bedford Hills Free Library, Harrison Public Library, Mamaroneck Public Library, New Rochelle Public Library, Ruth Keeler Memorial Library,
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The Writer’s Law School

If you're a writer, you know how difficult it is to obtain information about protecting your rights in creative projects as well as how to decipher the “legalese.” That's why you should attend The Writer’s Law School: Protecting your Artistic Rights, on Wednesday. October 19th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Click here to register. In this workshop designed for writers, you'll learn: The differences between Copyright, Trademarks, Patents and Service Marks The Copyright Registration Process and the CASE law What is the Public Domain? What is the Fair Use Doctrine? Which Business Entity is best for my writing career? What
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Used Car Buying Tips

How the Heck Do I Buy a Used Car? Thursday, September 29th 6:30–8:00 p.m. Click here to register. Maybe you have a car and it’s on its last leg, or maybe you took a break from driving and now you want to buy a car? Or you are a first-time car buyer altogether! You’re searching the web and are overwhelmed with the options, price tags, and just the whole process. Join Chaya of Mechanic Shop Femme to learn about the process from budgeting to negotiating so you end up with the car you want for a fair price and avoid
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Common Ground 2022-2023

What is Common Ground? Five years ago, the White Plains League of Women Voters, the White Plains Public Library, and the YWCA collaborated to support a community conversation. Living in a community is different from supporting a community so Common Ground emerged as a place to discuss national and local issues from a local perspective. All members of the community are invited to participate as this is place to listen to each other and to learn about our community. Common Ground will meet in person this year on the third Thursday of the month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Library.
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Resources for Caregivers

Being the main caregiver for a loved one can be challenging for a variety of reasons, so it's important to know where to turn when you need assistance, or to simply feel heard. Check out these recommended resources compiled by Adult Services Librarian Sharon Rothman. BOOKS Already Toast by Kate Washington Library Collection / Libby The story of one woman’s struggle to care for her seriously ill husband—and a revealing look at the role unpaid family caregivers play in a society that fails to provide them with structural support. Floating in the deep end: how caregivers can see beyond Alzheimer's
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Categories: Authors & Books and Library News.

Baking Bagels with Avery Robinson

Wednesday, June 16 6:00–7:30 p.m. Click here to register. In a 75-minute virtual workshop, Avery will guide participants in how to make the best bagels you've had since H&H (the original) and also how to make homemade gravlax that'll save you a trip to Russ and Daughters. The lesson is accessible to most any kitchen novice—it is no harder than making challah—and no special equipment is required. The class is a bake-along where Avery coaches participants in how to roll, boil, and bake bagels with him in real time and also how to make their own gravlax with a slicing
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8 Ways to Elevate Your Job Search

8 Ways to Elevate Your Job Search and Networking on LinkedIn Wednesday, May 26th 7:00–8:30 p.m. Click here to register. Learn how to get the most out of your LinkedIn account. Cheryl Lynch Simpson will cover the importance of visibility, 8 ways to stand out more, and will give live demonstrations of key tasks and resources.
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It’s Cookie Time! Staff Recipes & Cookbooks

With holidays coming up, it’s the perfect time to think about cookies. While you might not be able to hold your usual cookie swaps this year, we thought we would take the time to share some well-loved family recipes from our staff in the hopes that it would inspire you to try out new recipes. Whether you're baking for yourself, your family, or sending goodies to loved ones, let us know what recipes you're making this year. Comment below, or tag us on Instagram at @whiteplainslibrary, or use the hashtag #WPPLcooks on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Below you'll find a
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Categories: Authors & Books, COVID-19, Featured, Homepage, Homepage Kids, Homepage Teens, Kids, Library News, and Teens.

National Cookbook Month

With the weather getting cooler, now is a good time to warm our homes with the smells of home cooking. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an experienced cook, if you have all day or only an hour, if you have a sweet tooth or prefer something savory, here is a list of cookbooks containing recipes for everyone to enjoy. Celebrate National Cookbook Month with us and let us know what you're cooking! Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin Library Collection OverDrive and Libby It illustrates the diversity, sophistication and influence
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Census: Not too Late to Count

During this time when it can be difficult to find a way to help our city, there is a very important thing you can do to support it – and the best part is that it can be done from your own home. If you haven't responded to the Census yet, take 10 minutes to shape our future for the next 10 years. Online, phone, and mailed self-responses continue through October 31st. Complete the Census online here or call (844) 330-2020. Have questions? Give us a call at (914) 448-4859.
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Categories: eNewsletter and Library News.

Virtual Museum Visits

While local museums may be closed (meaning our museum pass program is temporarily unavailable), many of them have virtual tours and other programs you can experience from the comfort of your own home. Take a virtual trip to one of our participating museums listed below: Boscobel House and Garden Highlights of the House, the Collection and the Gardens and Grounds. Children’s Museum of Manhattan Videos, sing-a-longs, games and so much more for you to do together with your family. Cooper Hewitt Museum View collection online. Videos on interviews with designers, public programs and stories from behind the scenes. Frick Collection
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Path to Entrepreneurship

Do you have what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur? Come to the program on January 5th from 6 – 8 pm designed to introduce you to small business ownership. Learn about the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur and what it takes to run your own business. Please pre-register for this program by calling (914) 948-6098 ext. 15 or email: info@wedcbiz.org
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How To Write a Business Plan

Join us on Tuesday, September 13 at 1:30 p.m. to learn how to write a successful business plan from a specialist. A clear and compelling business plan provides you with a guide for building a successful enterprise focused on achieving your personal and financial goals. It can also help persuade others, including lenders, to invest in your vision. Presented by the Small Business Administration.
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Exercise Your Mind – READ! A new Adult Summer Reading Program

Join us for our new Adult Summer Reading Program, “Exercise Your Mind – READ!” from from July 5 – August 12. We've tailored this program for grownups– no assigned reading, no book reports, no homework, no worries! Register for Exercise Your Mind and read whatever you'd like, whenever you'd like, wherever you'd like. Whether you're headed to the beach, the mountains, or your own backyard, take along a book and snap a “shelfie.”  Share it with us and we'll add it to our in-library display and our Instagram page to enter our raffle drawing for prizes. Engage in fun programs
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Categories: Authors & Books and Events.

Marketing Your Business

Do you know how to effectively market your business? On May 17th, at 1:30 p.m. come and learn how business owners can create strong marketing strategies to keep their market presence strong. Discover marketing basics such as identifying target markets, pricing strategies, promotion, competition and marketing budgets. Program arranged through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Categories: Classes and Uncategorized.

Tax Breaks for Your Business

On Tuesday, March 8th at 1:30 p.m. a workshop will be given by the Small Business Administration to benefit existing small business owners, individuals getting started in business and those interested in going into business. It focuses on the fundamentals of federal taxes for small business owners, including entity choice, record keeping, business income and expenses and estimated tax. No registration required. Please join us.
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Success with LinkedIn® Professional Networking Services

Do you want to create a LinkedIn® (professional networking services) account? Do you already have one but need pointers on how to create a better profile? Come to the presentation given by Rose Macom, career counselor on November 4th at 6:30 p.m. This program is suitable for job seekers and business professionals interested in expanding their network. Come and learn how to set up a profile or enhance an existing one. Discover LinkedIn® features and applications and explore how to make connections and network effectively.
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