April 16, 2019

Save the Dates!

We have two upcoming events you won't want to miss.

Do you believe in interactive magic? That’s what the Library will showcase on Sunday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. in the second-floor auditorium with a performance from magician Scott Jameson. “I don’t do card tricks or pull rabbits out a hat,” he says. “But I will bring a drawing to life, spin and juggle basketballs, and travel through time with an audience that will be very involved. In circus terminology, my show is for kids of all ages.”  

Then on Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m., in the second-floor auditorium, will be a performance by renowned Steinway concert pianist Carolyn Enger. Returning from the Netherlands and Germany, Ms. Enger will perform a program she has entitled "Lyricism Then and Now," with works by Leonard Bernstein, Ned Rorem, Aaron Copland, and Franz Schubert. The New York Times called her 2013 record of Rorem's work "one of the best classical recordings of the year."

Both performances are sponsored by the Friends of the White Plains Public Library.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

We're Closed Friday and Sunday

Please note that the Library will be closed on Friday, April 19th for Good Friday. We will be open on Saturday, April 20th, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We will also be closed on Sunday, April 21st, for Easter Sunday. We will reopen with regular hours from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22nd.

Our external book drop, located to the left of our main entrance, will remain open for anyone looking to return materials while we're closed.

Food Justice & the Environment

Are you interested in sharing your thoughts about some of the toughest issues facing our country—as well as listening to the opinions of your neighbors and friends? Then join us for Common Ground, a series of community conversations hosted by the Library and the League of Women Voters of White Plains. Our next discussion, on Thursday, April 18th at 6:00 p.m., will focus on Food Justice & the Environment. For further info, visit our website.

Avengers Film Screenings

Want to catch up on what you missed, or get a refresher before Avengers: Endgame comes out? We'll be showing the first Avengers film, and Avengers: Infinity War this weekend and next week. Marvel's Avengers (2012) will be shown on Monday, April 22nd at 6:00 p.m., and Avengers: Infinity War (2018) will be shown on Saturday, April 20th at 2:00 p.m. and Friday, April 26th at 3:00 p.m. Find the full April schedule of Trove films on our website.

Short Story Discussion

Librarian Barbara Wenglin’s short story discussion series, Stories of Art and Artists, continues on Thursday, April 25th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Library’s second-floor auditorium. Please read "Rembrandt's Hat" by Bernard Malamud (p.173) and "A Portrait" by Guy de Maupassant (p.31) from Tesdell's Stories of Art & Artists. Visit our website for more information on this popular series.

Creative Approaches to Networking

WEBS Career & Educational Counseling Service will offer this workshop for job seekers on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to build relationships to get information and leads to enhance your career, prepare an introduction that includes your skills and experiences, and develop strategies that reflect your style. Registration recommended; to register, visit our online calendar or call (914) 422-1480.

Around the Web

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Review: In praise of public libraries.

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Photo of The Week

: Our dog Bandit enjoying the newly warmer weather with his big old friend Jerry! Bandit is a purebred Toy Fox Terrier (so he's the small one in the sweater) & this picture was taken last week as the cold began to thaw in the Battle Hill area of White Plains. Photo by Nick B.

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