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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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Westchester Multicultural Children's Book Festival

The 1st Annual Westchester Multicultural Children's Book Festival comes to the White Plains Public Library on Saturday, October 13th from 11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. The free, all day festival will offer innovative, entertaining, and fun-filled programs for children, parents, teachers, and all advocates for children. The heart and soul of the festival are our magical and inspiring authors: Jerry & Gloria Pinkney Wade & Cheryl Hudson Eric Velasquez Mayma Raphael George O'Connor Jerry Craft Sudipta Bardhan Quallen Marie Roker-Jones Yona Zeldis McDonough Candi Sparks Ginger Pate Nick Bruel Hanna Erhlich Mark Weston Torrey Maldonado Danette Vigilante Mary O'Keefe Jason
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The Art of Bob and Berenice Pliskin

Artists Bob and Berenice Pliskin mount a retrospective exhibit of their work on view through November 16th in our Museum Gallery. Ms. Pliskin's work features paintings on silk. Mr. Pliskin displays his photography. Meet the artists at a reception on Sunday, October 14th, at 2 p.m. Ms. Pliskin will give a demonstration of the painting on silk technique on Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. (Picture at left: Beach at Vernazza by Bob Pliskin)
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Day of the Dead Craft Series: Make Your Own Altar

Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos is a holiday based on Ancient Aztec, Mayan and Catholic traditions, and is primarily celebrated in Mexico and Central America on the 1st and 2nd of November. Families gather together to celebrate and honor family members and friends who have died. Some of the holiday’s traditions include creating altars honoring the deceased and visiting the graves of loved ones. If you and your child (grades 2-6) would like to create an altar celebrating a beloved family member or friend, join us for our 3-session craft series which will be taking place
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Meet the Author: Zane!

New York Times best-selling author Zane will appear at the Library this Saturday, September 29, at noon. We hope you'll join us for what is sure to be an entertaining Q&A. Bring your questions about her books, how she writes, or maybe how she got started. As part of this appearance, Sarah Bracey White, published author and Executive Director of Greenburgh Arts and Culture, will facilitate a conversation between Zane and the audience. Zane is the New York Times best-selling author of, among others, Afterburn, The Heat Seekers, the Flava series, and Dear G-Spot. Her television series, Zane’s Sex Chronicles,
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Everything You Wanted To Know About College Applications (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Parents and teens:  Join us on Monday, September 24, at 7:00 PM for a workshop to help you get started on the college application process. Mollie Reznick, from the College Connection, will address both your questions and concerns while giving you concrete advice on beginning the college application process.   Register on our calendar or at the Reference Desk (422-1480).
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New York Says "Thank You"

Join us for a screening of the film “New York Says Thank You” by the New York Says Thank You Foundation on Saturday, September 15th, at 2 p.m. Started in 2003 at the suggestion of a 5-year-old boy, The New York Says Thank You Foundation has grown into one of the nation’s leading organizations to transform the 9/11 Anniversary into a positive, hands-on platform for national volunteer service. Filmed and edited over a six-year period, “New York Says Thank You” tells the story of survivors of 9/11 and survivors of natural disasters nationwide who have rebuilt hope in their lives
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Michael Graham's Spring Valley Puppet Theater Returns to White Plains

Favorite puppet show Spring Valley Puppet Theater will be here on Monday, August 27 with a performance at 2 p.m. for children going into kindergarten and older. Elementary school aged children will appreciate this show featuring two stories, The Three Wishes & The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. The White Plains Library Foundation has funded this end of the summer celebration for all our readers. What would you do if a magical elf gave you three wishes? An interesting thought! Well, that's just what happened to Gretchen and Henry in Michael Graham's Spring Valley Puppet Theater production of The Three Wishes.
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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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