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TONIGHT: 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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Native American Skills Demonstration

Wednesday, October 5th, 7:00 p.m. Grades 1+, Teens, Families, Adults Library Auditorium Please join us in celebrating Indigenous People’s Day (10/11) with Barry Keegan. Mr. Keegan will be demonstrating real Native American skills such as how to use and make stone tools, how to catch wood shavings, and how to create cord from local plants. This program is open to all and will be held in the auditorium. Families are encouraged to participate and no registration is required. About Barry Keegan Barry Keegan, who will be demonstrating Lenape technologies, has been creating historical replicas and teaching the skills of material
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College Planning for Teens and Parents

College Planning Workshop Tuesday, 10/18, 5:00 p.m. Teens, Adults Virtual Registration required. Register here. Parents and students are invited to join this workshop to learn more about the college process. The workshop will discuss: why college, types of colleges, where to start, financial aid, FAFSA forms and much more. This program is presented by Wendoli Tejada, Adjunct counselor in the Office of Admissions, SUNY WCC. SUNY WCC Information Session Tuesday, 10/25, 5:00 p.m. Teens, Adults Virtual Registration required. Register here. SUNY Westchester Community College’s Admissions Information Sessions provide an opportunity to learn about WCC’s more than 65 different degree programs,
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October Book Bunch

Tuesday, October 25th at 4:30 p.m. Click here to register for our Book Bunch. Join Caroline and Donna for a book discussion and trivia game for 4th through 8th graders! We will be reading Fake Blood, by Whitney Gardner. This is a perfect read for a Halloween treat! Fake Blood, by Whitney Gardner, is a coming-of-age story of a young man who wants to win the approval of his crush Nia. When AJ and Nia become partners for a project on Transylvania, AJ finally has a shot at proving he isn’t an ordinary kid. The Trove will provide a free
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October Tweens Talk Banned Books

Tweens Talk Banned Books Grades 4-6 Thursday, October 27th at 4:30 p.m. Virtual Registration required. Register here. Note: All of our youth-focused virtual programs require a registered Zoom account to attend. Sign up for a free Zoom account here: https://zoom.us/signup. Book banning is sadly nothing new, and cases of censorship are growing more and more widespread throughout the US. Librarians oppose censorship and believe that open, honest conversation about challenged material is an alternative to book banning. Join Erica for Tweens Talk Banned Books, a year-long book club designed for middle school students to celebrate and discuss banned and challenged
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Banned Books Photobooth

Get caught reading a Banned Book in the Library's Lobby! Take a “mugshot” holding your favorite banned or challenged book with our “crime” sign in front of our backdrop. Post your selfie to social media using the hashtag #WPFreedomtoRead OR upload your photos to our website here. We'll add your “mugshots” to this page and our gallery as they come in. We'll also have a pop-up photobooth at upcoming #WPFreedomtoRead events where staff can take your photo. “Mugshot” Gallery:
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Dementia Conversation

Monday, October 5th 7:00–8:00 p.m. Zoom Please Email jmflores@alz.org or call (845) 610-6916 to register for this virtual program. This program offers helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. This program is primarily for those with a family member or close friend starting to experience Alzheimer's or another dementia.
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Spooky (But Not Too) Scary Stories

Saturday, 10/15: 11:00 a.m. Children, families Library Auditorium Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk brings children tales for Halloween! They'll meet the witch who puts happiness into Halloween, see “Rolly-Head” and go on a spooky interactive walk with the “Old Lady Who is Not Afraid of Anything. They will listen, laugh and leap! There's no violence nor gore, just fun, spooky tales! About Jonathan Kruk Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk earned a B.A. in English from Holy Cross College and an M.A. in Education from New York University. He studied creative drama in England, got coaching at H.B.Studios by Bill Hickey, and performed
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Activism 101 for Teens and New Adults

Saturday, 10/15: 1:00 p.m. Teens, Adults Virtual Registration required, space is limited. Register here. Learn how to act on your vision for a better world with Omkari Williams. This program is an opportunity for teens and new adults to find their way into activism and learn how to participate in causes that are important to them. This program includes: Identifying your activist archetype; Exploring your “origin” story (why you care about social justice in the first place) and finding out how to use that to fuel your social justice work; Choosing your cause(s); Building a plan of activism that is
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Jonathan Kruk’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Saturday, 10/15: 1:00 p.m. Ages 10+, teens, adults Library Auditorium “His spirited, candlelit one-man show has become a fixture of Halloween” – The New York Times Washington Irving's classic as a dramatic solo show with live music! A ghost of a Hessian soldier, decapitated at White Plains during the American Revolution, gallops after a Connecticut Yankee schoolmaster. Written in 1819 by Washington Irving this gothic romance went “viral,” bringing the author wealth and fame. “The Legend’s” iconic Headless Horseman continues to haunt us today. Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk’s solo show offers a dramatic retelling of this American classic. True to the
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English Conversation Group

English Conversation Group Returns Thursday, October 6th 2:00–3:00 p.m. Community Room ESL speakers, come practice your English conversation skills in this fun, supportive setting! Feel free to bring your own conversation topics. This program will be held in-person every Thursday from 2:00–3:00 p.m.
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Announcing Kids Pick

The Trove has a new program called Kids Pick which is for all Trove patrons to participate in! What is Kids Pick? Well, you just read a book and give us your review! Did you just read a book you can't stop talking about? Do you have a favorite book you think everyone should read? Maybe you love the illustrations in a new graphic novel! It is as easy as 1, 2, 3… Read a book! Fill out the Kids Pick form available in the Trove. Give the form to a Librarian at the Compass desk. We will put your
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Peculiar Picks

Peculiar Picks are a selection of odd, funny, interesting, curious, moving, irreverent, and otherwise wonderfully awesome, but perhaps not well known, reads. Peculiar Picks are books for younger readers and their grown-ups, handpicked by the Library's Youth Services Manager, Joshua Carlson. My last Peculiar Picks featured the title Yeti, Turn Out the Light! Here’s a big list featuring bigfoots (bigfeet?), sasquatch(es?), and yeti(s?). The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot by Scott Magoon Library Catalog / hoopla In this variation on the classic “Boy Who Cried Wolf” tale, young Ben regularly tells tall tales of seeing bigfoot, and when no one believes
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September Middle Grade Pick of the Month

Middle grade is a term that refers to books written for readers between the ages of eight and twelve. In this column, Erica will recommend great books for children in this age group! Definitely Dominguita: Knight of the Cape by Terry Catasús Jennings Library Catalog: Print Libby: Digital Audiobook Knight of the Cape is the first book in the Definitely Dominguita series about a young Cuban-American girl who goes on adventures in her neighborhood, inspired by the classic books she reads and rereads to feel close with her abuela, who has moved to Florida. In the first book, Knight of
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Parenting Collection

Did you know the Library has a Parenting Collection in the Trove filled with books for adults and children to help with various topics related to raising a child? Stop in and check it out! The Parenting Collection is a collection of titles to help caregivers raise children from pregnancy through teen years, as well as books written for children to help them understand themselves & the world, organized into topics including: Brain & Body COVID Family Illness Family Types Feelings Grief Maturing New Baby New Places Potty Safety Socialization More information about the Trove’s Parenting Collection.
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Jump Into Halloween! with Jumpin’ Jamie

Saturday, 10/29: 2:00 p.m. Children, Families. Library Auditorium. Kindie rock musician Jumpin' Jamie returns with his puppet friends to celebrate “Spooky Season” with a high-energy show filled with music and magic including the hit song “Ghost In My House” which has been ranked by Yahoo, Time Out NY, and Good Housekeeping as a “Top Halloween Song”. Jumpin' Jamie has performed thousands of shows for audiences as varied as birthday parties for 12 people to stadiums for 12,000. Jumpin' Jamie's debut album “Kookie” was released in 2018 and features appearances from members of They Might Be Giants, the late Peter Tork,
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Hispanic Heritage Month

Una Tarde con Wilfredo Ortiz Sunday, September 25th, at 2:00 p.m. Library Plaza The Library invites its community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the music of Wilfredo Ortiz, Musician and composer from the Dominican Republic. La Biblioteca Pública de White Plains invita a su comunidad a celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con la música de Wilfredo Ortiz. El domingo 25 de septiembre a las 2:00 p.m. en la Plaza de la Biblioteca. Disfrute de la música de Wilfredo Ortiz, músico y compositor de la República Dominicana. ¡No se lo pierda! You can also celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
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Banned Books Quiz

Defend the first amendment and celebrate the freedom to read freely, or as Jay-Z famously said, “We change people through conversation, not through censorship.” In honor of Banned Books Week – September 18 – 24 — please join us at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 21st via Zoom as author Christopher Finan talks about his book How Free Speech Saved Democracy: The Untold History of How the First Amendment Became an Essential Tool for Securing Liberty and Social Justice. Finan will be interviewed by Oren Teicher, former CEO of the American Bookseller's Association. This event and our banned books title quiz,
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September LibraryReads

Here are the books published this month that librarians across the country love. The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell Library Collection: Print / Large Print Libby: eBook / Audiobook In 16th-century Italy, teen Lucrezia de Medici passes from her father's control to her husband's, with neither considering her a person with a right to her own life. O'Farrell's poetic writing pulls you into this tale based on the likely subject of Robert Browning's poem “My Last Duchess.” For fans of Geraldine Brooks, Isabel Allende, and Hillary Mantel.”—Diana Armstrong, Multnomah County Library, Portland, ORThe American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas Library
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September Programs for Younger Kids

Some great regularly occurring programs for younger children take place all month long, in-person, at the Library.  Check the online calendar or ask in the Trove for specific locations for each event. Check out our Autumn StoryWalk featuring Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre on the Library Plaza from Thursday, September 1st – Wednesday, November 30th, 2022.  More information here. Storytime! Ages 2-6, Families Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. – September 13, September 20, September 27 Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – September 8, September 22 Saturday, 2:00 p.m. – September 10 Books, songs and fun with Trove librarians! Move & Groove with
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