This Week on Martine


News from the White Plains Public Library

Welcome to Wellness Wednesdays

Starting this September and continuing through the fall, we will offer a series of programs to help you relax, restore and recalibrate.  We offered some of these programs this past spring and, based on how popular they were, we’re expanding. All programs are from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

September 12 & November 28   Relax with Reiki. Join Andrea Deierlein for a conversation about Reiki, a natural healing practice from Japan that brings balance to body, mind, and spirit.

September 26  Stress Management. Health educator Dr. Elizabeth Wind offers a toolkit of mindfulness and stress management techniques.  

October 10  Relax and Restore with Sound Meditation. Experience a sound journey with the Harmonic Alchemy duo (Dr. Celine Daly and Julie Harris).

November 7  Sound Healing & Tibetan Singing Bowls. Explore the ancient, restorative potential of Tibetan singing bowls to awaken a natural state of deep relaxation. Presented by Michelle Clifton.

For more information, visit our website. Registration for all programs is required.  To register, visit our online calendar or call the Information Desk (422-1480).

These programs join our existing program Lunchtime Meditation@the Library (Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.) and, beginning September 10, a Meditation/Reflection Room will be available (Mondays, 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.), for quiet, self-guided meditation and reflection.

Brian Kenney

This Week in White Plains

Summer time is in full swing and we have a new story up on the Bryant-Mamaroneck Park StoryWalk: Come On, Rain! By Karen Hesse & illustrated by Jon J. Muth. Young Tess watches as her mother tends to her woeful wilting vegetable patch. The heat is enveloping. Tess, from her perch on the fire escape, scans the sky in hopes of deliverance, and sure enough, those are rain clouds she spies. When the clouds break, everyone steps joyfully to the rain dance.

The StoryWalk, a partnership between the City of White Plains Recreation and Parks Department and the White Plains Public Library, combines a children's story with a popular walking route. The StoryWalk is a great way to inspire parents, teachers, and care givers to take young children on a short stroll and introduce them to a new book at the same time.

This month’s StoryWalk will run through Monday August 20th. Look for updates on the changing stories on the Recreation and Parks Department website.

About the Park: The Bryant-Mamaroneck Park is located on the corner of Bryant and Mamaroneck Avenues. The park entrance is on the Mamaroneck Avenue side. Parking is available in the City of White Plains Mamaroneck Avenue parking lot (lower level).

Avengers Fans, Assemble!

Avengers: Infinity War - the most successful box office superhero movie of all time -  releases on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 14. Check these out to learn more about the story behind the movie and the one and only Mad Titan Thanos and his plans for the universe!
Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest, Vol. 1 connects the stories of the Guardians of the Galaxy films and Thor: Ragnarok by telling the tale of two brothers, The Grandmaster and The Collector, who were minor characters in those movies.  In so doing, it bridges the gaps in the cosmic side of the MCU and provides a background on the history of the Infinity Stones - the powerful items that Thanos is trying to collect in Avengers: Infinity WarRecommended for older kids through adults.
Infinity War Prelude and Infinity War: The Heroes' Journey are great ways to get caught up with what's going on in the MCU - where the heroes are and who Thanos is.  Prelude provides comic book adaptations of key moments in the films connected to Avengers: Infinity War, as well as some older issues of comics that give the reader more background on the Mad Titan.  The Heroes' Journey novel is a series of short stories from the perspectives of the various heroes who fight against Thanos in the film, including Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Doctor Strange and the Guardians of the Galaxy.  These stories provide a refresher of what is going on in the characters' lives when the movie begins.  Recommended for older kids through adults.

Visit our website to find a full list of recommended reading for fans of Avengers: Infinity War.

Discover Virtual Reality

Join us on Monday, August 13 at 6:00 p.m. for a Virtual Reality workshop. Learn about Virtual Reality and try our "VR" equipment. We have an Oculus Rift and an HTC Vive. At least one will be available.

Registration is required; To register, visit our online calendar, or call the Information Desk at (914) 422-1480.

A signed permission waiver is required before using Virtual Reality Equipment.

A Madeline Tea

Is your child a fan of the smallest of Ludwig Bemelmans' "twelve little girls in two straight lines?" If so, join us in celebrating everyone's favorite French redhead on Thursday, August 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Listen to stories about the beloved children's book character Madeline, sing songs, make a craft and snack on apple juice and cupcakes.

Web Literacy

Do you want to know who is tracking you online and how you can stop them? Join us next Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m. for Web Literacy: Cookies, Trackers, and Data Privacy.

Learn how to use tools that show how you're being tracked as well as strategies that limit your exposure when you're online. If you have a laptop, bring it if you can. Registration is required. To register, visit our online calendar, or call the Information Desk at (914) 422-1480.

Rainstick Workshop for Kids

We have another great music-themed workshop coming up next week! Join us for our weekly Mondays Rock! series on Monday, August 13 at 4:30 p.m. where we'll be making our own rainsticks, an instrument believed to be created by the Mapuche, a group of indigenous inhabitants from south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina. For children in grades 3-6.

Photo of The Week

: Goodnight 41.0340° N, 73.7629° W. Photo by Petula Griffith.

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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