This Week on Martine


News from the White Plains Public Library
Bullying has always been a serious issue. It ended up scarring many of us, especially in the days when we didn’t even have a word for it.

Today bullying is far more in the consciousness of families, schools and anyone working with young people. Still, it hasn’t gone away.

this is why I hope you will join us for a Bullying Prevention Performance by the wonderfully talented Tim Collins. His powerful, interactive, fast-paced, one-person play covers bullying prevention, cyberbullying, and bystander intervention. For grades 3-12, parents, educators, and all community members interested in the well-being of our community’s youth.

Tim Collins has been working as an actor, writer, and solo performer since 2001. Tim is a recipient of the Wallis Foundation Grant, a Roblee Grant, a Missouri Department of Mental Health Grant, was a featured performer at the 24th Annual “Sharing The Fire” National Storytelling Conference, was nominated for a Kevin Kline Award, won the “Best Solo Performance” award in the 2nd Annual Dialogue ONE Solo Theater Festival, was awarded “Best Dramatic Script” in the 2012 United Solo Theater Festival, “Best Educational Show” in the 2013 United Solo Theater Festival, and has partnered with/received grant support from agencies and organizations across the country.

One performance only: Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the White Plains Library Foundation.

Brian Kenney

Thank You, Hub Supporters

The White Plains Library Foundation is thrilled to announce we’ve completed the Campaign for the Hub, a project to renovate the first floor. The Campaign succeeded through generous contributions ranging from just a few dollars (hand-delivered to the front desk) to a $1 million gift from anonymous donors. As you’ll see when you visit the library, the first floor is buzzing with activity. Thank you to everyone who helped make so much possible!

Protect Your Data

With data privacy breaches in the news recently, you might be wondering how you can best protect your online data. If so, you'll want to register for our "Web Literacy: Cookies, Tracks and Data Privacy" session on Friday, April 20 at 11:00 a.m.

During this one hour session, you'll learn how to use tools that show how you're being tracked and strategies that limit your exposure when you're online. If you have a laptop, bring it if you can.

To register, call the reference desk at (914) 422-1480 or visit our online calendar.

El Día de Los Niños / Children's Day

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

This year we'll be celebrating on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. Children in grades K-6 and their families are invited to the Trove for a variety of activities in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Money Smart Week


For this year's Smart Money Week (April 21-28), we'll be offering two workshops on demystifying credit reports: one in English and one in Spanish. If you're struggling to understand your credit score or want to learn strategies to save for a family vacation or a new car, you won't want to miss these workshops presented by The United Way of Westchester and Putnam.

Desmitificando el crédito
El lunes 23 de abril a las 6:00 p.m.
Conozca cómo el crédito afecta su búsqueda de empleo y cuánto dinero paga por artículos esenciales como vivienda y transporte. Discutiremos estrategias básicas para ayudarlo a mejorar su crédito y ahorrar dinero.

Demystifying Credit and Credit Reports
Thursday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Learn how credit affects your job hunting and how much money you pay for essentials like housing and transportation. This workshop will discuss basic strategies to help you improve your credit and save money.

Presented by United Way of Westchester and Putnam for Money Smart Week.

3D Printing

3D printing is on the rise. Today, it is making an impact on society in different ways, from cheap prosthetic limbs to digitally exported houses. It is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file, achieved using additive processes whereby an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is formed. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.

In next week's 3D Printing for Adults class on April 25th at 11:00 a.m., patrons can learn about the world of 3D printing and use free modelling software to create an original design for a physical object to be collected at a later date. It all starts with a virtual blueprint and is only limited by the imagination!

Registration is required for next Wednesday's class. To register, visit our online calendar or call us at 914-422-1480.

Demystifying Medicare

Are you struggling to navigate our complicated healthcare system for older adults? If so, come and get a handle on Medicare in a user-friendly atmosphere at a presentation by Seniors Speaking Out. It will help those who already have Medicare (seniors and people with disabilities), as well as those soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions.

The program explains the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics will include original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, prescription drug plans (Part D), Medigaps (supplemental plans), and cost-saving programs like EPIC that can help seniors with limited resources.

Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is requested at (914) 231-3236.

For more information and other dates of this presentation (mostly in the Fall), please visit, or call (914) 231-3260.

Have You Heard?

What's new in our music collection?   A new Jimi Hendrix album, The Weeknd's surprise new EP, gospel by Snoop Dogg, extra cool David Bowie albums (in time for the exhibit running now through July 15th at the Brooklyn Museum), The Black Panther soundtrack, David Byrne's first solo album in fourteen years, the latest from hip hop trio Migos featuring Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, and much more.  Check them out!

Both Sides of the Sky Jimi Hendrix
My Dear Melancholy  The Weeknd
Bible of Love  Snoop Dogg
Black Panther: The Album Soundtrack
Culture II  Migos
American Utopia David Byrne
Dirty Computer  Janelle Monae
Things Have Changed  Bettye Lavette
Boarding House Reach Jack White
Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves
Love, Simon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Photo of The Week

: White Plains, NY sunset on Easter, April 1, 2018. Photo taken (from passenger seat) by Grace Cifelli.

We want your photos! In each issue of This Week on Martine we will feature one patron submitted photo that was taken in White Plains. To submit your photography for a chance to be featured, visit our photo submission page, upload one of your photos and fill out our form with a short description of the photo and your name.
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