This Week on Martine


News from the White Plains Public Library

Calling All Book Groups
(and Passionate Readers)

Come hear Carol Fitzgerald present What Should We Read Next? An Event for Book Groups and Passionate Readers on Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Fitzgerald—a publishing insider extraordinaire—will discuss the new fall books (and the stories behind the books), recommend authors not to miss, and suggest titles that will work with your book group. Plus there will be an opportunity to discuss what’s working (or not) in your books group. Need some inspiration? Carol’s got it! With refreshments, plenty of books to investigate, and some fun giveaways.

Registration is required; to register, visit our online calendar, or call us at (914) 422-1480.

Fitzgerald is the President of The Book Report Network,  a group of Internet sites about books and authors that have become the gathering places for a large and devoted community of booklovers since 1996. Programming is organized by demographic at,, and and by special interest at In addition,
the company's Authors on the Web division provides Website Design, Development and Marketing for authors and publishers; more than 300 websites have been built.

Brian Kenney

Library Closed for Columbus Day

Please note that the Library will be closed on Monday, October 8th for Columbus Day. We will reopen with our regular 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. hours on Tuesday, October 9th. Our outdoor book drop located to the left of our main entrance will remain open for anyone looking to return materials while we're closed.

Intro to Sewing

Interested in learning about the basics of sewing? Join us for a sewing workshop on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. You'll learn to use a sewing machine to make a simple project. Beginners are encouraged.

Registration is required; to register, visit our online calendar, or call Kathlyn Carroll at 914-422-6945.

Genealogy & the White Plains Collection

Join local history librarian Ben Himmelfarb on Wednesday, October 10, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. for a presentation on the library's genealogical resources. From to city directories and beyond, the White Plains Collection contains many unique records and documents that can shed new light on our ancestors. We will learn about piecing together family history through creative historical research.

Whether or not you have roots in White Plains, this workshop will be useful. Bring the information and documents you have to share with the group!

Coding Career Panel

Join us tomorrow, October 4, at 7:00 p.m. for our rescheduled Careers in Coding panel, where teens will hear Guy Ardito and Chris Garrett discuss the careers they have built using computer coding. They will talk about how they got into the field, what their interests were as teens, and what their work is like now.

This program is made possible through support from the Allstate Foundation

Meet the Author: David Greene

Author and local history teacher David Greene will discuss his book He Could Make Words Sing, a tribute to his late father-in-law, Harry Greissman next Wednesday, October 10th at 6:00 p.m.

Walk through the extraordinarily tumultuous 20th century with Harry Greissman. His story recounts the issues so many Americans faced then and now, well into the 21st century. At the same time look at the events of the present to better understand the history that led to them.

David Greene was raised in and went to public schools in the Bronx. A Fordham University graduate, he taught social studies, mentored and coached football for 38 years in NYC, Greenburgh and Scarsdale. After retiring, he was an adjunct and field supervisor for Fordham University, treasurer of Save Our Schools, and a program consultant for WISE Services, a 501c3 devoted to helping high schools start and maintain experiential learning programs for their seniors.

Parent's Guide to College Applications

Improve your child's chance for admission to their first choice college by attending the Parent's Guide to the Perfect College Application next Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Edge.

Novella Prep will present this seminar covering the college application, essay, financial aid & interviews. In this 1 hour online presentation and Q&A, you'll learn critical insights for completing a competitive college application. Registration is required; to register, visit our online calendar or call the Edge at (914) 422-1481.

Thinking about A Career Change?

If you're thinking about a career change and want to plan for the next stage of your life, join us for this workshop presented by WEBS Career and Educational Counseling Service on Thursday, October 11th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

During this workshop you'll learn how to assess yourself and evaluate your skills. Discover informational resources and start to cultivate a network. Registration is required; to register, visit our online calendar or call (914) 422-6979.

Video of The Week

: Did you catch us on This Blooming City? White Plains Library Foundation President, Diane H. Tabakman and Manager of Adult Services, Tim Baird were interviewed for an episode on our upcoming Fall Gala, Library renovations, and the latest events and happenings here at the Library.

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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