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Mexican Consulate

Pasaportes, matrículas consulares y registro de nacimiento. Del martes 7 de mayo al sábado 11 de mayo. Favor de hacer tu cita gratuita en MEXITEL: Teléfono: 1.877.639.4835 Internet: https://mexitel.sre.gob.mx/citas.webportal/ Para más informació sobre requisitos, precios y otras sedes visiten: https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/nuevayork The Consulate General of Mexico will be processing passports, consular IDs and birth certificates from Tuesday, May 7 through Saturday, May 11. Please make your free appointment using MEXITEL: Telephone: 1.877.639.4835 Internet: https://mexitel.sre.gob.mx/citas.webportal/ For more information about requirements, prices and other information visit: https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/nuevayork
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Categories: eNewsletter, Español, Events, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Career Panel for Teens

Our popular career panel series for teens, “How Did I Get Here?” is back this month, this time with panelists in the fields of food science and rehabilitation. At this series, teens in grades 7-12 will learn about different career fields, and how professionals found their career path and reached their current positions. “How Did I Get Here?” Careers in Food Science Thursday, April 25th, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Edge Valerie Miller Villafane is a White Plains resident and PepsiCo employee. She started her career as a QC Chemist in PepsiCo's R&D Technical Center, has lead the largest packaging
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Categories: eNewsletter, Events, Featured, Homepage, Library News, and Teens.

Free Comic Book Day

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) at the Library on Saturday, May 4th, from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We'll have a variety of fun activities taking place throughout the day. 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. While supplies last, pick up free comic books for kids and teens, take part in a superhero photo booth, and superhero drop-in crafts. 11:00 a.m. Movie: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse Watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (Rated PG, 2018, 117min). This Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature tells the story of how teen Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality and crosses paths with five counterparts
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Categories: Authors & Books, Events, Featured, Homepage, Kids, Library News, and Teens.

Magic at the Library

Do you believe in interactive magic? That’s what the Library will showcase on Sunday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. in the second-floor auditorium with a performance from magician Scott Jameson. “I don’t do card tricks or pull rabbits out a hat,” he says. “But I will bring a drawing to life, spin and juggle basketballs, and travel through time with an audience that will be very involved. In circus terminology, my show is for kids of all ages.” The Sutton, MA.-based Jameson has been a hit in New England for two decades. That his routine is not “routine” was best
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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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Categories: Events, Evergreen, Featured, and Homepage.

April Trove Movies

Movies continue in the Trove in April with a great selection of classic and new family friendly films. Here’s a quick look at the titles we’ll be showing in Galaxy Hall throughout the month of April. Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m.—Ratatouille (2007) This fun Pixar film follows the culinary adventures of Remy (voiced by comedian Patton Oswalt), a unique rat who dreams of becoming a great French chef! G, 1h 51 minutes. Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m.—Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Based on the popular Cartoon Network series about five young superhero misfits, this meta musical
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Categories: Events, Featured, Kids, Library News, and Teens.

Tech Wednesday for Adults

Austin Olney leads Tech Wednesdays for Adults at 12:00 p.m. each Wednesday. Tech Wednesday is a weekly, hour-long meetup for adults who wish to learn about various digital technologies. Whether it is app design or Virtual Reality, beginners can explore a wealth of different topics relating to the modern digital revolution. Each week, a particular branch of computer technology is presented in the form of a quick workshop to give patrons knowledge about new technical trends and possibilities. Registration for each session is required; to register, visit our online calendar (you can click on each topic below) or call us
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New Books Perfect for Book Groups

If you’re in a book group, you are always looking for a great book that can stand up to the scrutiny of your friends. Not too long, not too short. Richly detailed but not too slow. Challenging but not Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake. Well here are five books—all published in the past few months—that are perfect for a book discussion: complex, nuanced and full of issues that reverberate with the present. Oh, and none are over 350 pages! The Only Woman in the Room: A Novel by Marie Benedict In her rousing historical novel, Benedict imagines lesser known aspects of Hedy
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Categories: Authors & Books, Director's Corner, eNewsletter, Featured, and Library News.

April 2019 LibraryReads

Here are the top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love. Just click on a title or book cover to place it on hold. Lost Roses: A Novel by Martha Hall Kelly Published: 4/9/2019 by Ballantine Books “The Ferriday family (The Lilac Girls) returns in this story of love, loss, and triumph. The voices of four compelling female characters tell of the devastating effects of the Russian Revolution and World War I. Highly recommended for book clubs and fans of Anthony Doerr, Susan Meissner, and Lauren Belfer.”—Mamie Ney, Auburn Public Library, Auburn, ME The Girl He
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Categories: Authors & Books, eNewsletter, Featured, and Library News.

Catalog Update: Tips

The Westchester libraries have completed migrating to new software, but there are still plenty of kinks to work out. Here are two pieces of advice. One, don't get frustrated, call us (914-422-1480). If something isn't working, or you are unsure of how to do something, let us help you. And two, give it a little time; this migration involved millions of books, patrons, and data, and it will take a bit longer to sort out everything. If you are having difficulties getting your PIN to work, first trying using all capitals if it is an alphabetical PIN. That should work.
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Categories: Director's Corner, Featured, Homepage, Kids, Library News, and Teens.

Meet George Guidall

Join us on Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m. for The Art & Artifice of Audiobook Narration with three-time Audie Award Winner, George Guidall. His recordings have been delighting listeners for over 20 years and the New York Times called him the “undisputed king of audiobooks.” The event is free but registration is required. Click here to RSVP. If you’re new to borrowing digital audiobooks, arrive early, any time after 1:00 p.m., and Library staff will get you set up. It’s easy – all you need is your device and library card number, or visit our website for instructions.
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Categories: Authors & Books, eNewsletter, Events, Featured, and Library Foundation.

Short Story Discussion Returns

Librarian Barbara Wenglin’s short-story discussion series, Stories of Art and Artists, resumes on Thursday, March 14, at 2:00 p.m. in the Library’s second-floor auditorium. Readings are again selected from the 2014 anthology edited by Diana Secker Tesdell. Opening is Rebecca Lee’s “Fialta,” a story about a creative and cloistered architectural community that prohibits its residents from having love affairs–until a young man challenges the authorities. “Fialta” won the National Magazine Award for fiction in 2001. The spring series also features such legends as Nathaniel Hawthorne, whose “The Artist of The Beautiful” in 1844 came years before he became famous with
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Categories: Authors & Books, eNewsletter, Events, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

A New Catalog

In March, the public libraries in Westchester County will be moving to a new catalog system. For you, this means an improved interface with better—and easier—search capabilities, greater control over your notifications, and better access to what’s available through the library. Library staff members are getting an open source system, which means the libraries have more control over how the system works. Going forward, we’ll be able to customize the catalog for what works best for Westchester. But migrating to a new catalog won’t happen overnight. To facilitate the process, the catalog will be offline from March 11 to March
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Categories: Director's Corner, eNewsletter, Featured, Kids, Library News, and Teens.

Spanish Conversation Group

Have you already studied Spanish but want an opportunity to practice your speaking skills? Join us every Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for Tarde de Ñ. Andrei Bezzubikoff will offer discussion topics in Spanish for each session, providing participants with the opportunity to practice pronunciation and meaning. Participants should speak Spanish at an intermediate to advanced level. No registration is required.
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March 2019 LibraryReads

Here are the top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love. Just click on a title or book cover to place it on hold. My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing Published: 3/26/2019 by Berkley “An incredible, dark, twisty psychological thriller with two of the most seemingly normal but disturbingly depraved people you will read about in fiction. This brilliant debut needs to be at the top of your must-read list. For readers who like taut suspense and works by Gillian Flynn, B.A. Paris, and Mary Kubica.”—Rachel Reeves, Weatherford Public Library, Weatherford, TX Beautiful Bad by Annie
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Categories: Authors & Books, eNewsletter, Featured, and Library News.

Best Audiobooks of 2018

Every year, through the Listen List Council of the American Library Association, librarians create the Listen List, selected for both avid listeners of audiobooks and those new to the pleasures of the fastest-growing format in publishing. This juried list of twelve newly-released titles features extraordinary narrators and listening experiences. This past year jury members listened to 2,574 hours as they narrowed the field to 58 nominated audiobooks and selected winners that include fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and poetry, each an outstanding performance in terms of voice, accents, pitch, tone, inflection, rhythm and pace. Here’s the 12 that made the final cut:
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Reserve Best Picture Nominees

Interested in watching some of the films nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award this year? Just click on the DVD covers or titles below to easily request Bohemian Rhapsody, BlacKkKlansman, Green Book, and more. And don't forget to tune in to the 91st Academy Awards this Sunday, February 24th.   Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) A chronicle of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen during the years leading up to their appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert. The Favourite (2018) Early 18th century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and
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Museum Passes: Family Edition

We’ve having a break in the weather, so why not head off to a museum? Highlighted here are some of the Library’s museum passes that families will enjoy. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, located on West 83 Street, has way too much going on to describe here (Dynamic H2O; Art, Artists & You; Let’s Dance). Best of all, the museum provides plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning and activities. Visit their website for the full lineup. Trains, buses and ferries are universally fascinating, and the New York City Transit Museum has plenty on display. Check out the exhibit Ticket to
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Categories: Director's Corner, eNewsletter, Featured, Kids, and Library News.

Planned Giving

The White Plains Library Foundation is dedicated to the long term success of the Library and that’s why we hope you’ll provide instructions in your will for a planned gift. Making plans for a future gift creates a legacy for generations to come and helps ensure the Library stays open, responsive and accessible to everyone. Around the country, libraries endure through planned gifts that help them adapt to changing community needs, technological innovations and uncertain economic cycles that can affect government funding. Bequests are the simplest and most common form of planned gift. Residuary bequests are popular because the amount
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Categories: Featured, Library Foundation, and Library News.

The Artists’ Loft Returns

On the last Wednesday of each month from February through September, join Art Bennett and other guest teaching artists for evenings of fun, creativity, and community. Musicians are welcome every month, with all musical skill levels welcome. Bring your instrument and any tunes you want to work on, or just bring your ears to relax and listen. An electric piano and a PA will be available. A few times through the year, guest teaching artists will come and run workshops focused on visual arts, dance, and/or hip-hop in parallel to Art’s music workshop. These sessions are modeled after musician and
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