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Aprenda Inglés (ESL Classes)

Aprenda Inglés como Segundo Idioma En la Biblioteca Pública de White Plains Mejore su inglés Nivel principiante avanzado/intermedio bajo Niveles 3 & 4 únicamente Inscríbase en la biblioteca Sesiones de Inscripción Para participar, se debe asistir a una de las siguientes sesiones, que tendrán lugar en la biblioteca: miércoles, 19 de diciembre a las 10:15 a.m. miércoles, 19 de diciembre a las 6:00 p.m. Información sobre las clases Niveles: 3 & 4 solamente lunes y miércoles por la mañana, 10:15 a.m.—1:15 p.m. CUANDO: lunes, 14 de enero—miércoles, 17 de abril No hay clase: 21 de enero, 18 de febrero, 11
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Common Ground

Are you interested in sharing your thoughts about some of the toughest issues facing our country—as well as listening to the opinions of your neighbors and friends? Then join us for Common Ground, a series of community conversations hosted by the Library and the League of Women Voters of White Plains. People of all viewpoints are welcome to participate, and we are committed to creating an atmosphere that is safe for everyone who attends. It will be a place to share experiences, opinions, and solutions to understand how people in our area are actually affected by the policies, issues, and
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Art Exhibit: Akimie Worrell

Join us on Saturday, November 17 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for the opening reception of Akimie Worrell's art exhibit “No Longer Hidden: Being—without—Being Sick Cell.” “No Longer Hidden: Being-without-Being Sickle Cell“, is an exhibit comprised of mixed media art portraying to the perils, small comforts, and life, one faces when: navigating the world with the horrific pain of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Akimie Worrell grew up in Barbados, and graduated with a M.S. from The College of New Rochelle. She was born with the inherited, debilitating blood disorder SCD. Worrell navigates life between worlds of fashion, art and illness. She states
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Categories: eNewsletter, Events, Featured, Gallery, and Library News.

STEM Buddies

Join us every other Thursday at 4:30 p.m. beginning November 1st for STEM Buddies. During this program children can sign up at the Compass Desk in the Trove to work on STEM activities in small groups for 30 minutes with teen volunteers or college students. Sign-up will start at 4:00 p.m. STEM = Science Technology Engineering Math Read more about STEM and STEAM here.
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Fall Gala 2018

On October 20, over 200 guests enjoyed the Foundation’s 2018 Fall Gala, An Evening with with Ron Chernow. Thank you to everyone who supported the event and help raise funds for the Library! A special thank you to Vino 100 of White Plains and the fabulous venues, restaurants and businesses that donated raffle prizes for the Gala: Bowlmor of White Plains, California Pizza Kitchen, Capers Restaurant, Captain Lawrence, Chef Jonathan Kava, Copper House Restaurant, Edible Arrangements, Philip Johnson Glass House, Kee Oyster House, The Library Hotel, Moleskine, Out of Print Clothing, The Puzzle Parlour, Penguin Random House, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater,
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Categories: eNewsletter, Events, Featured, Homepage, Library Foundation, and Library News.

Homework Help

Is your child struggling with their homework assignments? Then stop by the Trove Monday-Thursday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. for free after-school help from retired teachers and college students. Homework help is available on a first-come, first-served basis for students in grades 1-6. Homework Help is not designed to be one-on-one tutoring, but instead a way to work through individual questions or problems a student may have difficulty with while doing their homework, or to have work checked after completing it.
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Categories: eNewsletter, Events, Evergreen, Featured, Homepage, and Kids.

What is Slow Reading?

Library users may wonder about one of our newest reading groups: Slow Reading. “Slow reading describes my practice of looking at a text very closely in order to appreciate nuances of language and hence of meaning,” says Ellen Lambert, author (The Face of Love: Feminism and the Beauty Question) and White Plains resident, who holds a Ph.D. in English from Yale University. Lambert taught literature at Manhattan’s Dalton School for over 25 years (and intends to start a tutoring service for high school students.) “In our discussions of short fiction, we often read particular passages out loud. We then examine
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Categories: Authors & Books, Events, Featured, and Homepage.

Short Story Discussion Fall 2018

White Plains librarian Barbara Wenglin’s Short Story Discussion series has been a popular fixture for years, as the selections and their interpretations have produced a riveting give-and-take among the attendees.  This season, Wenglin has chosen selections from editor Diana Secker Tesdell’s 2014 anthology Stories of Art and Artists (Everyman’s Pocket Classics) for the fall series that opens on Thursday, October 11, at 2:00 p.m. in our second-floor auditorium.  The anthology will be used again in the spring. “The intriguing international tales collected here reflect the diversity of the creative spirit and the challenges, struggles and pleasures of the artistic endeavor,”
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Wellness Wednesdays

Starting this September and continuing through the fall, we will offer a series of programs to help you relax, restore and recalibrate. We offered some of these programs this past spring and, based on how popular they were, we’re expanding. All programs are from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Sound Healing and Tibetan Singing Bowls* November 7 Explore the ancient, restorative potential of Tibetan singing bowls to awaken a natural state of deep relaxation. In playing these bowls, Michelle Clifton shares an experience of beautiful sound that can calm the mind and release tension. Clifton is a Master Sound Healer and
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Puppet Playtime with Nicola Rose

Actress and puppeteer Nicola Rose will bring her repertoire of interactive games, songs and stories to the Library for an 11:00 a.m. performance on Wednesday, July 11th.  “’Puppet Playtime’ is a series of short vignettes—games and stories—for toddlers and pre-schoolers,” she says. “I will be handing out scarves, toys and musical instruments so that the kids can play along with me. They will be very much involved.” The Bronx-based Rose is a Columbia University graduate and received a master’s degree in theater from the Sorbonne in Paris, where she studied for two years.  She is an accomplished independent film producer
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Categories: Events and Kids.

Rescheduled: The Deedle Deedle Dees Perform

This event have been canceled for 3/21 due to weather and will be rescheduled. Please check back later for updates. On Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m., Lloyd H. Miller will bring the Deedle Deedle Dees with their mix of interactive music and activities for children to our second-floor auditorium. Miller has performed for 15 years (often for kids in care facilities and hospitals), and he is the one fixture in the Deedle Deedle Dees, which he describes as “a traveling show with different components.” In his performance, Miller’s accompaniments will include a bass guitar, ukulele and Olga Okuneva, a
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Categories: Events and Kids.

Spanish Literacy Classes

Los miércoles a las 6:00 p.m. La Biblioteca Pública de White Plains abre sus puertas a un programa en español para adultos. Si desea terminar su educación primaria o secundaria, o si desea aprender a leer y escribir, venga y le ayudaremos. We are currently offering an adult basic education program that teaches reading, writing, math and life skills to native Spanish speakers. Classes are held Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
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Citizenship Interview Preparation

Saturday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m. This is a bilingual program presented in Spanish and English. Immigration officer Shyconia Burden-Noten of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services will demonstrate a US citizenship mock interview to help citizenship 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 DACA program. Ms. Burden will also bring USCIS brochures. El sábado 24 de marzoa la 1:00 PM Este programa será bilingüe. La oficial de immigración Shyconia Burden-Noten de Servicios de Immigración de los Estados Unidos, demostrará
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Orin Grossman Presents “Musical Masterpieces”

Professor Orin Grossman will bring his dynamic “Musical Masterpieces” lecture and performance to our second-floor auditorium on Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. following his lecture at Symphony Space in Manhattan. Grossman currently teaches at Fairfield University and has served as the University’s Academic Vice President. Best known for his interpretations of George Gershwin’s music, Grossman has given lectures and performances throughout the U.S. and Europe. For this combination lecture and musical performance, Grossman will select three remarkable musical works from the same period, by musicians young and old, at the peak of their composing careers. He will close with
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Celebrate Pi Day on March 14

Come celebrate the beautiful mathematical constant that is Pi on Pi Day next Wednesday, March 14! The fun begins at 7:00 p.m. in Galaxy Hall. We'll have a concentration game with numbers, shapes, and math symbols as well as a story, riddles and jokes. After that, just the usual cookie snack. Come join in on the fun and games for children ages K-4 and their families!
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Categories: Events and Kids.

‘Shaken and Stirred’ Discussion Series Resumes

White Plains librarian Barbara Wenglin’s short-story discussion series has been a popular fixture for years, as the selections and their interpretations have produced a riveting give-and-take among the attendees.  After a winter break, selections from editor Diana Secker Tesdell’s 2016 anthology Shaken and Stirred: Intoxicating Stories (Everyman’s Pocket Classics) resume on Thursday, March 8, at 2 p.m. in our second floor auditorium. Opening are “Wine,” by Doris Lessing and “Indiscretion,” by Guy de Maupassant. “The thematic link of Shaken and Stirred is that each story must have something to do with alcohol and drink (a play on the James Bond
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Black History Matters Roundtable

Join us Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. for a panel discussion about significant black leaders and stories from Westchester's past. We will hear from contemporary leaders and members of families with multi-generational roots in White Plains. Items from the White Plains Collection, including local newspapers, photographs, and genealogical resources will be available to attendees. We will also open the floor for discussion and storytelling. The White Plains History Roundtable is an educational, participatory, and social event where attendees hear a presentation on a historical topic, examine materials from the White Plains Collection, and engage in discussion with each other.
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Categories: Events and History.

Story Theater with Jonathan Kruk

“I grew up on tall tales and day dreams,” says Jonathan Kruk, who went from “regaling his rambunctious brothers with bedtime tales” to becoming a master storyteller who has entertained elementary-school-aged children throughout North America for nearly three decades. He has become a Halloween and holiday-season perennial at the historic Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow with his renditions of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. All 60 shows have sold out every year since 2010. On Wednesday, February 21, Kruk will bring his “Children’s Story Theater” to the Library for a 7:00 p.m.
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Categories: Events and Kids.

DACA Renewal Clinic

Thanks to a recent federal decision, the Department of Homeland Security is accepting DACA renewal applications. Call 914.422.4056 to schedule your appointment for Tuesday, February 7. Neighbors Link will be here providing assistance from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Gracias a una decisión federal reciente, el Departamento de la Patria está aceptando solicitudes de renovación de DACA. Llame al 914.422.4056 para programar su cita por el martes 27 de febrero.
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Writing Workshop for Families of Veterans

The adjustment for American veterans returning from war (depicted brilliantly by The Best Years of Our Lives after World War II and Coming Home and Born on the Fourth of July after the Vietnam War) extends to their families. “My late father, David Rust, was a member of the ‘Flying Tigers’ that flew dangerous missions over China and Myanmar [Burma] during World War II,” says Irvington-based telecommunications consultant Julia Rust. “I was born after he was discharged from the Air Force, but everything about him until his death in 2014 was influenced by the war—the way he moved, the way
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