Archives for Kids

Family Films Showing This Month in the Trove

Sunday Cinema continues at the Trove this month with a great selection of new and classic family films. Here’s a quick look at some of the titles we’ll be showing at 2:00 p.m. in Galaxy Hall throughout the month of November. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) – November 5 In this animated family fantasy by the acclaimed Japanese master, Miyazaki, When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits, the Totoros who live nearby. Rated G, 86 minutes. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) – November 12 The
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Categories: Events, Homepage, and Kids.

Art in the Castle Returns This Week

Art in the Castle is rolling out its second season with the help of Lily Fearon, a talented Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate at Purchase College. The monthly art classes offer 3rd-5th grade White Plains residents the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of artists’ media including pencil, oil pastels, charcoal, collage material, water color and acrylic paints. Fearon displays library books on famous artists from various periods to encourage conversation in a nurturing and fun environment. She teaches the children new techniques at each session covering concepts such as mixing colors, brush stroke, still life studies, shading
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Categories: Events and Kids.

What’s Battle of the Books?

The Trove and the Edge are busy preparing for an epic battle taking place this fall…the Battle of the Books! Teams of children and teens at libraries all over Westchester are busy reading the same sets of books and practicing trivia questions. They’ll come together in October for a reading-based trivia tournament. Two teams will represent White Plains at this year’s battle: the Raging Pages (grades 4-6) and Team KnowlEDGE (grades 6-10). Battle of the Books is designed to encourage a love of reading and to expose kids and teens to diverse reading material. This year, titles range from classic
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Categories: Kids and Teens.

Chess Club Comes to the Trove

Chess teaches us to think, visualize, problem solve, strategize and take risks. Play the game that spans cultures and generations. By learning chess, one of the oldest and most fascinating of games, you can make a friend and learn a little sportsmanship. The Chess Club meets Monday nights at 6:30 p.m.in the Trove. Ages 7 and up—teens, adults and grand masters—are welcome. No registration required.
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Categories: Events, Kids, and Teens.

Resources to Help You Understand Health and Safety Risks Associated with the Use of VR

Unfortunately, there are risks associated with the use of VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) headsets. Some of the risks are fairly obvious: bumping into objects, tripping over wires, etc. Other risks are not so obvious and may either be latent in their effects (for example, vision impairment) or may trigger dizziness, nausea or even a seizure. The fact is, the technology is so new that health and safety research needs to catch up with it. Because of the risks associated with the use of VR, the Library requires that a
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Categories: Kids, Technology, and Teens.

Black History StoryWalk® Features Steamboat School

Children at the White Plains Public Library are invited to take a walk along The Trove’s 2017 Black History StoryWalk®. This year’s walk is based on the book, Steamboat School: Inspired by a True Story, written by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by Ron Husband. In this story, the teacher, Reverend John Berry Meachum, and his students refused to accept discrimination based on skin color. Meachum opened the “Floating Freedom School” in the middle of the Mississippi River in response to the Missouri law in 1847 that stated that “No person shall keep any school for the instruction of negroes or
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Categories: History and Kids.

Sensory-Friendly Show

On Sunday, November 13 at 2 :00 p.m. Autism Friendly Shows and Turtle Dance Music will present a Sensory-Friendly Music, Comedy and Bubble Show in the Trove’s Galaxy Hall at the White Plains Public Library. The event is for children ages 2 years and up with their families. This 60-minute program will will be a “turtle-riffic musical experience designed to engage children through songs, movement, stories and interactive music technology. It is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers. Each song is accompanied by hands-on, visual,
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Categories: Events, Featured, and Kids.

The Art of Local History: Collage Night 9/21

Help us put some old local history books to good use at a family night/local history event in the Trove on Wednesday, September 21, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM! We’ll provide all the supplies you need to create a collage using historical pictures from books that tell the story of White Plains. Part arts and crafts, and part local history, we’ll use both sides of our brains to learn while creating. Special thanks to the White Plains Historical Society for the donation of books. Check out their website here.
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Categories: Events, History, and Kids.

Chocolate Tournament in The Trove

  The Trove’s 2016 Chocolate Tournament kicks off Monday, August 22nd and runs through Friday, August 26th. It is a week-long series of events combining children’s literature with games, relays, crafts and fun all about chocolate. It’s a great way to celebrate the final days of summer vacation! Check out the schedule for all the exciting events. Monday, August 22 11:00 a.m. – Candy Science Lab (Gr. 1-6) 4:00 p.m. – “Play for the Win and Chocolate” Concentration Game (Gr. 1-6) 7:00 p.m. – Trove @ the Movies: Hotel Transylvania 2 (Rated PG, 90 min., Children and Families) Tuesday, August 23
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Categories: Events, Kids, and Uncategorized.

Check Out a Launchpad!

The Trove announces its latest item for checkout – – The Playaway Launchpad! At a recent family program, families were able to try out and play with these new mobile devices. The Launchpads, purchased from Findaway, are small computer tablets that are pre-loaded with interactive learning apps and games for children. They are durable and come packaged in a bright orange case complete with charger. Tested by children in The Trove, the Launchpads have received great reviews. The current collection is for ages 3 to 5 years and 5 to 7 years. They are now available to check out with
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Categories: Kids and Uncategorized.

Summer StoryWalk® in The Trove

The Statue of Liberty takes a vacation! Where does she go and will she return to New York City? Follow The Trove’s Summer StoryWalk® to find out! The StoryWalk® is based on the book, Lady Liberty’s Holiday written by Jen Arena and illustrated by Matt Hunt. This interactive reading activity in The Trove is open to families with children, grades 1 through 6, this summer through Friday, September 2, 2016. StoryWalk® guidelines are available at the Children’s Information Desk (The Compass) in The Trove. Participants must pick up the StoryWalk® form there before proceeding on the walk. Follow the arrows
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Categories: Events, Kids, and Uncategorized.

Read for the Win!

The Trove summer reading game begins Monday, June 27th and runs through August 19th. Our kickoff show is Magic Jim at 3 p.m. on June 27th. The fun continues with Rosy Puppets on June 28th at 4 p.m. Other program highlights include a performance of Little Red Riding Hood by Puppets to Go on June 29th at 7 p.m. and a concert with Patricia Shih on July 20th at 7 p.m. As a special treat for readers, children in grades 3-6 will be able to sign-up at The Trove to attend a pizza party at Uno Chicago Grill. And from
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Categories: Events, Kids, and Uncategorized.

Author Storytime: Who Visits Me From A to Z at the dentist

Tuesday, May 10 at 1 pm. Dental hygienist Joanne Roos wrote a picture book to introduce children to the dentist. She will read her book, with help from some puppet friends, and teach how to brush our teeth. For children ages 2 and up with a caregiver.  Limited space, tickets distributed a half hour before program. Books will be sold after the program.
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Categories: Authors & Books, Events, and Kids.

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.

Family Fun Day Readers’ Fair this Sunday!

On Sunday, April 10, the Trove will host a Readers’ Fair for the whole family. Outside on the Library Plaza from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. will be Hudson Valley Llamas and a fire engine from the White Plains Fire Department. There will also be balloon animals, bubbles, a chalk drawing contest, a scavenger hunt, and outdoor games. Inside in the Trove will be facepainting, storytimes and crafts. At 4:00 p.m., Robert the Guitar Guy will perform after a special storytelling session. Funded by the White Plains Library Foundation.
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Categories: Events, Kids, and Uncategorized.

Children Walk with George Moses Horton

Children at White Plains Public Library are learning about George Moses Horton as they walk The Trove’s Black History StoryWalk® which is on display in the Library’s art gallery during the month of February through Sunday, March 13, 2016. The StoryWalk® is based on the book: Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton, written and illustrated by Don Tate. George Moses Horton was a slave who grew up working long hours on a North Carolina farm. Though unable to attend school, he was determined and taught himself to read. While he tended his master’s cattle, he composed verses in
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Categories: Events, Gallery, Kids, and Uncategorized.

Kick Off Black History Month

The Trove at the White Plains Public Library and White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Committee have joined together to kick off February as Black History Month on Sunday, January 31 in The Trove. The activities begin at 1:00 p.m. with the opening of the annual Black History StoryWalk®. This year’s StoryWalk® is  based on the book, Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton written and illustrated by Don Tate. This is an opportunity to learn about George Moses Horton, the first African-American man to be published. The StoryWalk® is open during regular library hours to families with children in first
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Categories: Events and Kids.