This Week on Martine


News from the White Plains Public Library

Welcome to the Jewish Museum

We’re thrilled to add The Jewish Museum to our Museum Pass Program. The Library pass—which will be available for borrowing beginning Monday, December 17—provides free admission for two adults and all children 18 and under.  

Located on New York City’s Museum Mile—at Fifth Avenue and 92 Street—the Jewish Museum is at the intersection of art and Jewish culture, for people of all backgrounds. Founded in 1904, the Museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States and one of the oldest Jewish museums in the world.

In addition to temporary exhibits, the Museum maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art some of which is always on display. For current and future exhibits, visit the museum's website.

The Library’s Museum Pass Program, that now includes 15 institutions, allows card holders to borrow a pass and visit a museum either for free or at a discounted rate. To reserve a Museum Pass, please visit our website or call us at (914) 422-1480.  Note: The Museum Pass Program is for White Plains Public Library cardholders only.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

WinterFest Kicks off December 19

WinterFest, presented by the City of White Plains and Bensidoun USA, kicks off on Wednesday, December 19 and runs through Sunday, December 23. The Market will be located on Court Street between Martine Avenue and Main Street (the same location as the Farmer’s Market) and will be open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Admission is free.

For more information on WinterFest, including a list of vendors, visit the City of White Plains website.

Learn English as a Second Language


Registration for Westchester Community College's Spring 2019 ESL classes will be held this Saturday, December 15 at 2:30 p.m. and next Wednesday, December 19 at 10:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Students must attend one of the three registration times. For full info on registration and classes, please visit our website.

Five Years of Teen Services:
A R-Edge-rospective

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the Edge, the Library’s teen space. Before the Edge opened, there was only a small collection of materials for teens in the Library, and with a staff of only one teen librarian we held just one program each week. Not surprisingly, few teenagers used the Library.

Since opening the Edge in December 2013, the number of teens who come to the Library has grown immensely. Our Young Adult collection has expanded in print and electronic formats to meet the needs and interests of teenagers. To read more about the impact of the Edge over the last five years. with a photo gallery from past events, visit our website.

Doing Business with The Government

Join the SBA on Tuesday, December 18 at 1:30 p.m. for a workshop where you will have the opportunity to learn about the Small Business Administration’s government contracting certifications. Registration is required; to register, visit our online calendar or call us at (914) 422-1480.

Proposal for Reporting & Preventing
Hate Incidents

The Westchester County Human Rights Commission will hold a hearing on the topic of reporting and preventing hate incidents on Monday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in Room B on the Library's second floor. All are welcome to attend.

Musical Munchkins

Join Eileen Oddo in the Trove on Wednesday, December 19 for two separate sessions of her Musical Munchkins class! A class for ages 0-2 will be held at 10:30 a.m., and another session for ages 2-4 will be held at 11:15 a.m. for more info, visit our online children's calendar.

Photo of The Week

: Brutal Dusk. Photo by Ben Himmelfarb.

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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