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Jazz Jam and Hip Hop Workshop!

This Wednesday, April 25, at 6:00 p.m., Art Bennett and Lord Judah will be live in the Artists’ Loft! The best way to learn what the Artists’ Loft will be about is to come and participate. Bring an instrument (guitar, horn, drum, percussion, anything!) or your lyrics! We will be learning and playing together. On Wednesday evenings over the next few months, the library’s new cafe and community room will be the Artists’ Loft: a place for people to come together to create. We will feature three different teaching artists, along with Art Bennett, to make music, dances, and visual
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Mexican Consulate on Wheels

The Consulate General of Mexico will be processing passports, consular IDs and birth certificates from Tuesday, May 8 to Saturday, May 12 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. each day. Please make your free appointment using MEXITEL: Telephone: 1-877-639-4835 Internet: https://mexitel.sre.gob.mx/citas.webportal/ Appointments available about 2 weeks before the event. For more information about requirements, prices and other information visit: https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/nuevayork El Consulado General de México procesará los pasaportes, matrículas consulares y registro de nacimiento. Del martes 8 al sábado 12 de mayo. Atención al público del 10:00 a.m. a 1:30 p.m. Favor de hacer tu cita gratuita en MEXITEL: Teléfono: 1-877-639-4835 Internet: https://mexitel.sre.gob.mx/citas.webportal/
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ESL Low Intermediate Classes

English as a Second Language courses for Low Intermediate (levels 3-4) will begin May 7 and run through August 6. Westchester Community College English Language Institute offers these courses here at the Library with two levels. Learn and actively practice vocabulary, grammar, speaking and listening skills necessary for daily living, employment and post-secondary education. Courses for low intermediate students consist of 75 hours of instruction time. The WCC course fee is $20, payable by check or money order on the first day of class. Books are required for this class and must also be purchased on the first day of
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Teen Volunteer Opportunities

It’s almost time to make plans for this summer. When it comes to volunteering at the library, we’re offering three different volunteer opportunities for White Plains teens. Reading Buddies In a favorite volunteer activity from years past, teen volunteers are paired with children who are learning to read. The teens encourage and support the children as they practice reading; teens volunteer for a two-hour time slot and read for fifteen minutes with each child. Reading Buddies runs three days a week for five weeks, from July 10th through August 9th: Tuesdays 4:30-7:00 p.m., Wednesdays 2:30-5:00 p.m., and Thursdays 2:30-5:00 p.m.
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Categories: Featured, Homepage, and Teens.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Pass Now Available

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford, CT to our Museum Pass Program.  The Library pass provides free admission for two adults of the same household and all children under 18 to the Museum and its grounds.  The pass also covers free parking and a 10% discount at the Museum Gift Shop. This 118 acre facility has much to offer: Heckscher Farm, a wonderful New England working farm; Heckscher WILD!, a live-animal exhibit; the Museum galleries; the Observatory; and over 80 acres of hardwood forest with miles of nature trails. To reserve a
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Spanish Literacy Classes

Los miércoles a las 6:00 p.m. La Biblioteca Pública de White Plains abre sus puertas a un programa en español para adultos. Si desea terminar su educación primaria o secundaria, o si desea aprender a leer y escribir, venga y le ayudaremos. We are currently offering an adult basic education program that teaches reading, writing, math and life skills to native Spanish speakers. Classes are held Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
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‘Shaken and Stirred’ Discussion Series Resumes

White Plains librarian Barbara Wenglin’s short-story discussion series has been a popular fixture for years, as the selections and their interpretations have produced a riveting give-and-take among the attendees.  After a winter break, selections from editor Diana Secker Tesdell’s 2016 anthology Shaken and Stirred: Intoxicating Stories (Everyman’s Pocket Classics) resume on Thursday, March 8, at 2 p.m. in our second floor auditorium. Opening are “Wine,” by Doris Lessing and “Indiscretion,” by Guy de Maupassant. “The thematic link of Shaken and Stirred is that each story must have something to do with alcohol and drink (a play on the James Bond
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New Movie Streaming Service Available: Kanopy

We’re excited to now offer Kanopy, a streaming movie service.  Kanopy offers a unique and compelling collection of films ranging from documentaries, indie and foreign films to must-see classics and blockbuster movies. But don’t take our word for it, go to the site itself and take a look. When you first access Kanopy, you must register with your name, email address and password. A verification message will be sent to the email address provided. It will contain a link that takes you to Kanopy to finish the registration process. At that point, you enter your library card number and PIN,
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Introducing the New Local History Room!

The White Plains Public Library has a Local History Room again! We now have a dedicated space for people interested in local history and genealogy to explore the White Plains Collection. We are having an opening event on Thursday, December 7th, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. We will open up the new space and highlight two local amateur historians. An exhibit created by Colleen Fay that documents the suffrage movement in Westchester will be on display and we will hear a presentation from Nate Levin about the historical narratives that compete to define the movement. We will have refreshments,
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Storm King Art Center Passes Now Available

The White Plains Public Library is pleased to announce the addition of Storm King Art Center at 1 Museum Road, New Windsor NY to the Museum Pass Program. The Library pass provides free admission for two adults and all children under 18 living in the same household. Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for over fifty years. Located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, its 500 acres of rolling hills, woodlands, and fields of native grasses and wildflowers
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Meet Libby

If you’re just starting out with library ebooks or audiobooks (and for the rest of this post, “books” will mean both), you may have planned to download OverDrive onto your tablet or smartphone. Well, don’t. Use the new Libby app instead. Libby is actually created by OverDrive (the company) as well, but it is so much simpler to install and borrow books with than the old app.  With Libby, it takes just one tap to borrow and download the book—there’s no need to choose a format. Libby also has many new features you can play with, like tags to create
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New York Historical Society Museum Passes Now Available

The White Plains Public Library is pleased to announce the addition of the New-York Historical Society Museum at 170 Central Park West to the Museum Pass Program.  The Library pass provides free admission for two adults and all accompanied children under eighteen years of age. The New-York Historical Society’s museum is the oldest in New York City and predates the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by nearly seventy years. Its art holdings comprise more than 1.6 million works. Among them are a world-class collection of Hudson River School paintings, including major works by Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin
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Lunchtime Meditation @ the Library

Wednesdays 12:15-1:00 p.m. Put down your digital devices, sit, and breathe… Science backs it up: meditation and mindfulness reduce stress, boost the immune system, improve attention, and promote well-being. Brief beginning instruction will be followed by silent meditation. An experienced guest teacher will attend the first Wednesday of each month. No registration or equipment necessary. Lunchtime Meditation: Printable Flyer
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hoopla for Kids

Are you looking for books, movies, and music for children and families? The new Hoopla for Kids includes some thousands of digital titles for those 12 and under, with new content added regularly. Kids will enjoy finding their favorite characters, stories, and songs. And caregivers will be assured that the content is family appropriate. Switching to Kids Mode is easy. You can use the website or download the hoopla app. If using the website, sign in and go to your email address at the top right of the screen. Check the box under “Kids Mode” and click on “Update” at
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Categories: Evergreen, Featured, Homepage, Kids, and Uncategorized.

ReferenceUSA at the White Plains Public Library

Have you heard about ReferenceUSA? Your White Plains Library Card allows you to access this full-service platform. Job seekers, entrepreneurs, students and continuing education students have use for this valuable service. ReferenceUSA offers a wide range of database products, available in print, CD-ROM or via the Internet. These products include State Business-to-Business Marketing Directories, The American Big Businesses Directory and CD-ROM, The American Manufacturers Directory and CD-ROM, The American Business Disc, and Powerfinder. https://whiteplainslibrary.org/resources/ This is a video specifically made for White Plains Public Library patrons: ReferenceUSA at the White Plains Public Library
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3D Print Your Design for Free!

The Library offers community access to new and emerging technologies such as 3D printers to inspire a new interest in design and help the community to bring their creations to life. Bring in your file (preferably in .stl or .obj format) to be printed using the library’s Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer. Click here to make an appointment. *The Library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
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Take Movies, TV Shows and More on Vacation with You

Want to keep the kids (or yourself) busy on vacation? Did you know you can get thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks for mobile and online access through a partnership with hoopla digital? White Plains Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing
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One-on-One Resume Help

Need a resume? Have no idea where to start? The White Plains Public Library now offers, by appointment, personal one-on-one resume help. Help is provided by an experienced business educator. Trainees work at a computer with the instructor and leave with a completed resume. This service is free, confidential and open to anyone regardless of library membership. Stop by the information desk to schedule an appointment or go to our one-on-one training list. One-on-one training is also available for 3D printing, use of the library catalog, mouse and windows skills, basics of web browsing, basic research, use of our databases,
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