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Allstate Readiness Teen Safe Driving Open House

Are you a teen driver?  Hoping to get your license soon?  Parent of a teen learning to drive?  Stop by the Library Saturday, December 15, between 1:30-4:30 p.m., and get some great info on becoming a safe driver, plus goodie bags courtesy of The Allstate Foundation.  Enjoy holiday refreshments, enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card, and get community service credit for participating.  The White Plains HS Honors String Ensemble will perform at 3:30 p.m.  Questions? Call 422-1495.
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Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women

Join us for the Hadassah Film Festival, four great evenings of documentary films celebrating Jewish women who impacted the world. On four Tuesday evenings, the Westchester Region of Hadassah will host films and discussions on the lives of remarkable Jewish women. The fourth film, “Making Trouble“, is the true saga of six of the greatest female comic performers of the last century: Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner and Wendy Wasserstein. Discussion to follow. This film will be shown on Tuesday, December 11th from 6:45-8:45 p.m. “Ahead of Time,” the first film, was rescheduled from cancelled
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An Afternoon of Klezmer

Join us on Sunday, December 9 for our annual klezmer concert. Enjoy a lively & nostalgic musical journey, featuring Old World traditions & New World voices with Kapelye, “The First Ambassadors of Klezmer.” Eric Berman, tuba/bass; Ken Maltz, clarinet; and Peter Sokolow, keyboard/vocals. Two seatings from 1:30-2:30 p.m., repeated 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wikipedia explains:  “Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazic Jews of Eastern Europe. Played by professional musicians called klezmorim, the genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations.” This concert is brought to you by the Friends of White Plains
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Westchester Readers, Come Meet Westchester Writers

Every year the county's annual literary journal, The Westchester Review, hosts a couple hours of readings by local authors here at White Plains Library. Join us on Saturday, December 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. as we celebrate the 2013 edition of The Westchester Review, featuring authors from the Hudson to the Sound. Writers from the 2013 issue will read from their work and entertain with varied voices and visions. Editors will be present to answer questions, with Review copies available for sale and submissions for 2014 issue encouraged. Refreshments served.  
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Upcoming Math Programs for Kids and Parents

The White Plains Public Library is pleased to present two math programs next week. For Kids: Mixing in Math for Grades 3 – 6, December 4, 4:30 p.m. Math is all around us! Join us for math games in The Trove. Play, have fun, and keep your math skills sharp. For Parents: The New Math Curriculum, December 3, 7:00 p.m. Lisa Weber, K – 12 Mathematics Coordinator for the White Plains Public Schools, will provide an overview of the new elementary school math curriculum including demonstrations and hands-on activities. Join us for these educational and informative sessions.
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Book Bunch – Book Discussion and Pizza for Kids

Did you know that The Trove has a book discussion group for third through sixth graders? We read great books and talk about them over pizza at Uno Chicago Grill! Join us for our December Book Bunch. Third and fourth graders will be reading Chocolate Fever, by Robert Kimmel Smith and we will meet on Thursday, December 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Henry LOVES chocolate – he eats so much chocolate that he comes down with chocolate fever! He doesn't want to deal with doctors and hospitals, so he runs away and many adventures follow. Fifth and sixth
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Grace Paley: Collected Shorts

Join us for the Hadassah Film Festival, four great evenings of documentary films celebrating Jewish women who impacted the world. On four Tuesday evenings this fall, the Westchester Region of Hadassah will host films and discussions on the lives of remarkable Jewish women. The third film is “Grace Paley: Collected Shorts“. Lilly Rivlin's intimate documentary is a rich, inspiring portrait of writer, activist and New York icon Grace Paley. Discussion to follow. This film will be shown on Tuesday, November 27th from 6:45-8:45 p.m., including a discussion after the film. Future Tuesday films and discussions will be held December 11th
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Friends Don’t Let Friends TXT & Drive: Part of the Allstate Readiness Series

Teens and parents, join us for this vital program on preparing teens to become safe drivers. Monday, November 26, 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker Jacy Good will share her powerful story.  Just hours after her college graduation, Jacy and her parents were victims of a tragic accident involving a teen driver using a cell phone.  Jacy has become a nationally-recognized safe driving advocate educating people on the risks of distracted driving. Steve Mochel, owner of Fresh Green Light, an innovative driving school in Rye, NY, and Greenwich, CT, will present the facts on distracted driving, graduated licensing, and parental responsibilities Refreshments,
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The Consulate General of Mexico Returns

The Consulate General of Mexico will be processing passports and consular IDs for their citizens at the Library on Tuesday, November 27th through Friday, November 30th, 10am — 1:30pm. A limited number of appointments are available each day. To make your free appointment, use MEXITEL: – Phone 1-877-639-4835 – Online at http://sreweb.mexitel.com.mx/mexitel_web/ More information on requirements can be found at the Mexican Consulate website.
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Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg!

Join us for our Hadassah Film Festival, four great evenings of documentary films celebrating Jewish women who impacted the world. On four Tuesday evenings this fall, the Westchester Region of Hadassah will host films and discussions on the lives of remarkable Jewish women.    The second film, “Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg” is the humorous and eye-opening story of the actor, writer and broadcasting pioneer, Gertrude Berg. This film will be shown on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:45-8:45 p.m., including a discussion after the film. Future Tuesday films and discussions will be held November 27th & December 11th.  Check upcoming blog posts
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The Rock 'n' Roll Show

I've been booking concerts for the Library for nearly five years now. When I started, the tradition was to have popular music (in other words, “Great American Songbook”) in the fall and jazz in the spring. While this has always been popular, I started thinking about the audiences we get for these shows. Many attendees are seniors and I'm sure the American songbook concerts have touched upon some old favorites of theirs and introduced younger attendees to classic music. However, time marches on and my own parents are seniors now. While they know many American songbook songs, they grew up
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Sleepover in The Trove

Did anyone ever wonder what goes on in the library after the doors close at night? Well, we offer the chance for your child’s stuffed animal to sleep over and find out. Coming up in November, children ages 4 to 8 years may participate in the two-part Stuffed Animal Sleepover program in the Trove. On Friday, November 16, 2012 children can bring their stuffed animals friends to the library to listen to stories, make a craft, and tuck the animal friends in. On the following day, Saturday, November 17, 2012, children will return to pick up their animals, participate in
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Library Foundation Gala Fundraiser – Saturday, November 3

The Foundation will hold its Seventh Annual Fall Gala on Saturday, November 3, 2012, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Library. Join us to honor three Champions of Lifelong Learning:  The Allstate Foundation, G. Frederick Perkins, Jr., and J. Frederick Singleton. Proceeds of the Gala will support the Library’s first floor renovation project to build The Edge for teens and enhance adult services. Individual tickets are $125 per person, and sponsorships and journal ads are available. For information, call 914-422-1495. To RSVP, click here. To learn more about the honorees, click here.
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Halloween Stories – Intergenerational Halloween Storytelling

This Saturday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m., renowned storyteller Carol Birch will present an intergenerational Halloween storytelling performance for children in second grade and up, and adults. No younger siblings, please – it will be too scary. To make sure everyone is safe and comfortable, tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the start of the program. Please arrive early, and be prepared to be frightened!
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Join Us for the Hadassah Film Festival

Join us for our Hadassah Film Festival, four great evenings of documentary films celebrating Jewish women who impacted the world. On four Tuesday evenings this fall, the Westchester Region of Hadassah will host films and discussions on the lives of remarkable Jewish women. Our first film, ‘Ahead of Time’ features the life of Ruth Gruber (photo at left), writer and journalist, and will be held from 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30th.   Future Tuesday films and discussions will be held November 13th, November 27th & December 11th.  Check upcoming blog posts for further information, or call Hadassah
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A Tribute to Musical Legend Johnny Mercer

Johnny Mercer began writing songs at the age of 15 and eventually became one of the foremost figures of 20th century American popular music. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time. He wrote the lyrics to more than a thousand songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway shows. In their show on Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m., Sonny & Perley will highlight favorites including “Skylark,” “Accentuate the Positive,” Blues in the Night,” and “Moon River.” The husband and wife team have spent the
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Lego Donation Day – Saturday, December 8, 2012

Wanted!! Your used Legos! Are they gathering dust, no longer being played with? Why not donate them to The Trove’s Lego Club? We are especially in need of Lego mini-figures. Please bring them to The Trove on Saturday, December 8, anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The Trove’s Lego Club began in January of this year and since then there have been 184 attendees at monthly sessions. Each time the club meets, the idea is to build on a particular theme. The most recent theme was “amusement parks.” Each child builds at least one sculpture for display in the
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Sleepover in The Trove

Did anyone ever wonder what goes on in the library after the doors close at night? Well, we offer the chance for your child’s stuffed animal to sleep over and find out. Coming up in October and again in November, children ages 4 to 8 years may participate in the two-part Stuffed Animal Sleepover program in the Trove. On Friday, October 19, 2012 children can bring their stuffed animals friends to the library to listen to stories, make a craft, and tuck the animal friends in. On the following day, Saturday, October 20, 2012, children will return to pick up
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Business Program for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

The New York State Small Business Development Center at Manhattanville College will host an event at the White Plains Public Library on Monday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Directed towards the Hispanic community, in honor of Hispanic Heritage month, the goal of this program is to provide information and guidance to the community regarding starting a business. A number of high level Westchester government officials will also be in attendance. For more information, contact the New York State Small Business Development Center at 914-323-5362.
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