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A Back to School Tip for Parents

For kindergarten and elementary school students, a library card should be part of the school supply list. The White Plains Public Library and The Trove give children library cards from birth because the librarians believe that reading aloud to a child is the best preparation for reading. (And studies support this.) Make a trip to The Trove part of your family routine. Every week or two come get some great stories to take home. Choose a program (or several) to attend. On August 29 and 30, we have planned many storytimes on the back-to-school theme. ¡Vamos a la escuela! at
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Legos at The Trove

Lego enthusiasts should check out the display case just outside the Gallery on the second floor of the library. It contains sculptures designed and built by members of The Trove’s Lego Club. Children in grades 1 through 6 are invited to join in the building fun at the monthly meetings. Those who recently attended shared some of their thoughts about why they like to build with Lego blocks: “You can make different things … they’re pretty cool.” “It helps you be an architect.” “It could be creative.” “It’s unendable.” “I get to learn how to build stuff.” “They make me
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Dream Big Family Concert with Scott & Beth

Did you ever go on a musical journey through books? Join Beth & Scott Bierko for a collection of funny and original songs adapted from children's books and folktales. This program encourages reading and an appreciation of diverse cultures. It is perfect for families and readers of all ages. The concert is on Monday, August 20 at 2 p.m. This concert funded by the White Plains Library Foundation is the celebration of the end of the summer reading game in The Trove.
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Learning from Irene — August 14, 7pm

Building on the experience of Hurricane Irene, this program provides an opportunity to learn about coping with issues that may be lingering from that storm so as to be more prepared for future natural disasters. Activities will be demonstrated to improve techniques in resilience, coping, and relaxation. All ages are encouraged to attend the free program on Tuesday, August 14th, from 7-8pm. Presented by Project Hope, this program was created by the New York State Office of Mental Health. Project Hope offers free and confidential supportive counseling and public education services to disaster victims.
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Storywalk: Featuring a Story About Olympian Chris Paul

Hey, Olympic basketball fans – Did you realize that this year’s Trove Summer Storywalk® is all about Chris Paul, member of the 2012 USA Men’s Olympic Basketball Team competing in London? He was also on the 2008 USA Olympic Basketball Team that won the gold medal in Beijing. Well if you can’t get enough of Olympic basketball, bring the whole family for a cool walk along The Trove’s Summer StoryWalk® in The Library Gallery. As part of this activity, first through sixth graders take a chance at winning a basketball. On your walk, you will enjoy an inspirational story based
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Are YOU in Danger of Foreclosure?

The New York State Department of Financial Services invites you to visit the Foreclosure Relief Unit on Friday, August 3, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The mobile unit will be parked on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Martine Avenue in White Plains. The Foreclosure Relief Unit can do the following: – Provide information on available federal programs – Answer inquiries about the foreclosure process – Assist homeowners in their efforts to obtain loan modifications – Take complaints from aggrieved homeowners – Seek resolutions with banks and mortgage servicers For more information, please contact Joe Placide of
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Teen Summer Reading Program

“Own The Night” This summer the library is offering a lot of great programs for teens. Wednesday afternoons we have hip-hop dancing. We are having a Planetarium show on July 25. August 15 we are making scented soaps & bath bombs. We will be writing horror stories and creating an eBook on August 15; and August 17 is our final party. You can win great prizes like a Nook Tablet by signing up on our summer reading page.
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Visit Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts Without Leaving The Trove

Visit Atlanta, Georgia's Center for Puppetry Arts via a live interactive video conference on Monday, July 30, 4:30 p.m. in Galaxy Hall. The program, “Spiders,” will guide participants through a puppet making workshop while learning fun and interesting facts about spiders. Part of Dream Big Adventures!, a Monday afternoon series of fun activities for grades 2-6 with our summer reading theme. To make sure everyone is safe and comfortable, tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before program start.
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Teen "Pizza & Movie" Saturdays, 2:00-4:00 PM

Teens – come, beat the heat, eat free pizza and watch a movie. Pizza & Movie Saturdays is back this summer in time for the hot weather. Four movies remain; Transformers on July 21, Corpse Bride on July 28, Step-Up 3 on August 4, & Tyler Perry's Good Deeds on August 11. Parents – here's the antidote to bored teenagers! This series is just part of the many progarms we have for teens over the summer. Check out our teen calendar for more information. * Please note, this movie series is for teens only. No parents or younger siblings allowed.
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Bilingual Family Night

Whether you and your child speak Spanish, English or something else, all are welcome to our monthly bilingual family night! Join us for this storytime in English and Spanish for children ages 3+ and their families. We will listen to Delicious Hullaballoo / Pachanga Deliciosa, by Pat Mora. This beautifully illustrated story talks about friends, family, food and fun.  Do you know what you need to do to celebrate a great pachanga? Come find out and keep the pachanga going all through summer!  
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Foreign Film Festival – The Bothersome Man

In a strange city where every person seems content beyond reason a new man arrives in town and stirs up trouble by asking too many questions. Next on the menu for our foreign film festival is “The Bothersome Man” from Norway to be shown July 18. In the film, forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment – even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. He makes an attempt to escape the city, but discovers there’s no way out. (This
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