This Week on Martine


News from the White Plains Public Library

Just in Case Spring Ever Comes

We’ve received requests for more museums that can be enjoyed by the whole family, which is why we are adding the Stamford Museum & Nature Center to our Museum Pass Program.

The Stamford Museum has a lot to explore, including an otter pond; a 10 acre New England farm dotted with barns, a maple sugar house, organic vegetable garden, open pastures, and dozens and dozens of farm animals; the Overbrook Nature Center with live animals, exhibits, and miles of beautiful trails; and Henri Bendel’s mansion, designed to look like one of the great homes of England.

Best of all, the Stamford Museum is a great place to get away from it all, reconnect with nature, and enjoy a picnic with family and friends.

So when it finally stops snowing, book our Stamford Museum & Nature Center for a day away.

Brian Kenney

Musical Masterpieces with Orin Grossman

Professor Orin Grossman will bring his dynamic “Musical Masterpieces” lecture and performance to our second-floor auditorium on Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. following his lecture at Symphony Space in Manhattan.

Grossman currently teaches at Fairfield University and has served as the University’s Academic Vice President. Best known for his interpretations of George Gershwin’s music, Grossman has given lectures and performances throughout the U.S. and Europe.

For this combination lecture and musical performance, Grossman will select three remarkable musical works from the same period. He will close with a performance of his acclaimed version of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” in a special arrangement for piano that he has performed all around the world!

Grossman’s performance is sponsored by the White Plains Library Foundation.

Citizenship Interview Preparation

Immigration officer Shyconia Burden-Noten of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services will be here tomorrow Saturday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m. demonstrating a U.S. citizenship mock interview to help citizenship applicants prepare for their own interview. All are invited to come and ask Ms. Burden questions related to the naturalization process, green cards, employment authorization, and the DACA program. Ms. Burden will also bring USCIS brochures. This is a bilingual program presented in Spanish and English.

La oficial de immigración Shyconia Burden-Noten de Servicios de Immigración de los Estados Unidos, demostrará una entrevista simulada para ayudar a los solicitantes de la ciudadanía a preparse para su propia entrevista. Todos están invitados a venir y hacer preguntas relacionadas con el proceso de naturalización, tarjetas verdes, autorización de empleo y el programa DACA. La Oficial Burden traerá folletos. Este programa será bilingüe. El sábado 24 de marzo a la 1:00 PM.

The Story of The Piano

This Saturday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m., the Music Conservatory of Westchester will present "The Story of the Piano as Musical Partner" in our second-floor auditorium. This concert will illustrate the rise of the piano as a musical partner and the ensemble music for piano composed in 18th and 19th century Germany and Austria.

A Universe of Possibilities

When Stephen Hawking died last week in Cambridge, England at the age of 76, Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted "His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it's not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure."   The brilliant cosmologist and theoretical physicist was renowned for his scientific breakthroughs on the mysteries of the universe, notably black holes, and for his perseverance in the face of a devastating illness.   Stop by our in-library book display.

A Briefer History of Time
by Stephen W. Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow

The shorter and even more readable edition of Hawking's iconic classic A Brief History of Time.  Includes his thoughts on the Big Bang, black holes, the evolution of the universe, and more.

My Brief History
by Stephen W. Hawking

Hawking invites readers into his own personal universe, including his postwar London childhood, diagnosis of ALS at the age of 21, and the evolution of his intellectual life in his candid, witty, and generously illustrated autobiography.

Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour
  by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, & J. Richard Gott

Three leading astrophysicists who together taught a wildly popular class at Princeton bring readers on a remarkable journey through the cosmos that's simply out of this world.

The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
by Dr. Michio Kaku

The acclaimed physicist and co-founder of string field theory contemplates the future of space travel in this accessible and captivating read.

A Big Bang in a Little Room: The Quest to Create New Universes
by Zeeya Merali
Could the Big Bang be recreated in a lab?  Should it be?  A gripping survey of the latest in mind-boggling scientific possibilities.

The Cosmic Web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe
by J. Richard Gott

"It is fair to say that Edwin Hubble discovered the universe... " So begins this intriguing look at what scientists have learned thus far about the cosmos.

Photo of the Week

Above: Here [in 1918] Red Cross workers are seen organizing supplies. The Red Cross was organized in White Plains on September 8, 1914. Photo from the White Plains Collection. You can find more photos like this on our Instagram every Thursday.

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