This Week in White Plains
Stop by Tibbits Park this weekend for the White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival
. The WPOAF has brought diverse displays of fine arts and crafts to tree-lined Tibbits Park in the heart of bustling downtown White Plains for 55 years! Paintings, photography, ceramics, glasswork, jewelry, textiles, and much more are all on display. The festival is a great place to experience art and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, and home décor. The event also features emerging artists, the artwork of scholarship winners, a free children’s art workshop, and unique food vendors.
The Festival will run Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Tibbits Park. This year's featured artists are Libby Denenberg, Lina Hamadeh, Weihong Liu, and Diane Chapman.
Launch of Grandpas United
Are you a grandpa? Help build a network of support and become mentors for the youth in our community. Even if you aren't a grandfather but want to support the team, join us!
Come learn about the Grandpas United movement at the launch on Tuesday, June 5 at 6:00 p.m.
Registration is required; contact Laura Montoya, White Plains Youth Bureau, at (914) 422-1378 or email@example.com
by Friday, June 1st.
This is a collaboration between the White Plains Youth Bureau and the North American Family Institute.
App Development for Teens
Teens interested in designing their own app can attend tomorrow's T(h)ech Thursday program on iOS development
. Teens will learn about iOS development using the Xcode IDE. Austin Olney will be leading this session on Thursday, May 31 from
3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Edge Media Lab.
Engineering Career Panel
Know a teen who is interested in pursuing a career in the engineering field? Join us on Friday, June 8 at 3:00 p.m. for a conversation with Mark Kuhn, CEO of Oat Foundry. We'll hear about his interests in high school, the steps he took in his career path, and what a day in the life of an engineer looks like. We will have a special engineering workshop following the panel. This event is open to students in grades 7-12.
This program is supported by The American Library Association's Ready to Code initiative.
June 2018 LibraryReads
Here are the top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.
Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
Published: 6/19/2018 by St. Martin’s Press
“Intensifying psychological suspense. Twelve years after Finn’s girlfriend Layla disappeared, a discovery raises new questions.” –Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
There There by Tommy Orange
Published: 6/5/2018 by Knopf
“A large cast of interwoven characters depicts the experience of Native Americans living in urban settings. Perfect for readers of character-driven fiction with a strong sense of place.”
–Abby Johnson, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, New Albany, IN
Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
Published: 6/5/2018 by Atria Books
“The citizens of Beartown are about to lose their beloved hockey team and their rivals could not be happier. The narrator has you wondering who is going to die and why events occur as they do. –Gail Christensen, Kitsap Regional Library, Bremerton, WA
The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
Published: 6/5/2018 by Harper
“A playful commentary on the mystery genre itself and the first in a promising new series. The author, Horowitz, plays the part of the narrator, and gets caught up in solving a murder with Daniel Hawthorne, an out-of-work detective.” –Amy Whitfield, Wake County Public Libraries, Cary, NC
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
Published: 6/12/2018 by Minotaur Books
“A suspenseful thriller told from multiple perspectives. A Seattle detective must unravel a web of secrets dating back to his high school days.” –Gail Roberts, Fairfax County Public Library, Fairfax, VA
Dreams of Falling by Karen White
Published: 6/5/2018 by Berkley
“Set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, this story does what Southern fiction does best: family, lies, and secrets. For fans of Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe.” –Leanne Milliman, Charlevoix Public Library, Charlevoix, MI
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Published: 6/5/2018 by Berkley/Jove
“A wonderfully sweet and erotic romance featuring an autistic heroine who hires a hot male escort to teach her how to enjoy sex, but learns so much more.” –Elizabeth Gabriel, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
Published: 6/26/2018 by Ballantine Books
“Great storyline that is relevant to issues both facing young people today and the people raising them. The story keeps you guessing.” –Sarah Trohoske, Erie County Public Library, Erie, PA
Little Big Love by Katy Regan
Published: 6/12/2018 by Berkley
“A portrait of a family and a boy’s search for the father who left them, told from multiple perspectives with authentic, likeable characters.” –Kimberly McGee, Lake Travis County Library, Austin, TX
How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson
Published: 6/5/2018 by St. Martin’s Press
“Kate is holding it all together, unemployed husband, kids, and parents. So, she reinvents herself as someone younger to secure a job with the hedge fund." –Toni Nako, The Public Library of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Photo of The Week
Above: Rhino on Main Street. Photo by Christiane D.
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