This Week on Martine


News from the White Plains Public Library

Best Books of 2018

Last week, we published a list of the top books of the year from the folks at Library Reads, and asked you to vote on your favorite. Hundreds of people responded. Way out in front, with 25 percent of the vote, was Kristin Hannah’s novel The Great Alone. Tara Westover’s inspiring memoir Educated came in second, while Circe by Madeline Miller and There There by Tommy Orange were tied for third. Popular write-ins included Ponti by Sharlene Teo—a fictional debut about friendships in contemporary Singapore—and the immensely clever espionage thriller Who Is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht. Thanks to everyone who voted!

Brian Kenney
Library Director

Dress for Success

Join the White Plains Education & Training Center on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. for their Dress for Success event. This interactive course is designed to help people understand the different types of professional attires, what is and what is not appropriate for an interview and the work place, and give tips on how to dress sharp on a budget. Participants also get an opportunity to put together their own outfit with their newly acquired knowledge.

Registration is required; to register, visit WPETC's website.

New Launchpads in The Trove


The Trove is happy to announce that we have now added Playaway's Launchpad Video to our collection! Built for learning, Playaway's better-than-ever Launchpad now features a digital collection of learning videos, movies, and TV shows for kids! These personal devices are expertly curated and bundled together by age, subject, and theme: STEAM; English Language Arts; Animals & Nature; Science; Creativity; and more!

Immigration Enforcement Forum

Join us on Thursday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m for "Know Your Rights: Immigration Enforcement," a community forum presented by The Regional Immigration Assistance Center. Visit our website for more info.

Writing Webinar for Students

Panicking over your paper? Join for a free webinar: “Strategies for Writing Success,” Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Register with here.

Adobe Apps & Drop-In Computer Help

Want to learn more about Adobe Creative Cloud, or do you need help accessing emails on your iPhone? We've got you covered:

Adobe Apps for Adults
Monday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Register and learn more on our website, or call us at (914) 422-1480.

Drop-In Computer Help for Adults
Wednesday, December 12 from 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
No registration required, just "drop in" with your laptop, tablet, phone, or use one of our computers. Visit our online calendar for more info.

White Plains History & Wikipedia

Come help us expand (and correct) the historical record! At this month's White Plains History Roundtable on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m., we will learn about how to add and edit content about White Plains history on Wikipedia. People with all levels of Wikipedia experience are welcome. No registration is required.

Photo of The Week

: A View from The Trove. Photo by Joshua Carlson.

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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