April 24, 2019

It's Back!

One of the best things about working in downtown White Plains is the Farmers’ Market, which reopens today, Wednesday, April 24th and will be open every Wednesday thereafter until November 27th. Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Market vendors are from farms in upstate New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The farmers and vendors offer a wide assortment of fresh produce, plants, home baked goods, breads, fish, olive oils, cheeses, and prepared foods.

And that's not all...the City is kicking the Opening Day of the Farmers' Market up a notch with informational tables and giveaways in recognition of Earth Day, all organized by the Mayor's Sustainable White Plains Committee.

Photo by Kevin Doherty.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

This Week in White Plains

The League of Women Voters of White Plains will sponsor a talk on "Medicare For All and the NY Health Act: National and State Initiatives for Single Payer Health Care" on Saturday, April 27, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Library.

State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Chair of the New York State Senate Health Committee, and Peter S. Arno, Ph.D., Senior Fellow and Director of Health Policy Research at UMass-Amherst, will speak about current federal and state proposals to extend health care coverage to ALL citizens and what YOU can do to help make this a reality. This event is free and open to the public.

Career Panels for Teens

Our popular "How Did I Get Here?" Career panel series for teens is back this month, this time with discussions on careers in rehabilitation and food science. Food Scientists from PepsiCo will be here tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. and staff from Burke Rehabilitation Center will be here on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. For more info on the panels, please visit our website. These programs are sponsored by the Allstate Foundation and the White Plains Library Foundation.

¡Bravo, Paraguay!


Celebrate Paraguayan Arts & Culture in May with a number of exciting events, two of which will be held here at the library. Join us on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. for the opening reception for the Bravo Paraguay Folk Art exhibit. Enjoy traditional refreshments and music at a reception to showcase the art of Paraguay. The exhibit is on view in the Museum Gallery through May 24.

Then take a Paraguayan Dance Workshop on Sunday, May 5th, at 2:00 p.m. Immerse yourself in the movements and colors of traditional Paraguayan dance under the guidance of Ballet Panambi Vera, New York’s foremost Paraguayan dance ensemble.

For the full listing of events, visit ArtsWestchester's website. Photo by: Sebastian Ramirez.

Magic with Scott Jameson

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.”  

Competitive Analysis Workshop

For anyone starting a business, the single most important step to take is doing a thorough competitive analysis. This workshop will not only provide the format, but also teach you how to use it. The SBA will present this workshop for small business owners on Thursday, May 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. Visit our online calendar for more info.

Around the Web

An Earth Day reading list for grownups.

Tolkien estate disavows forthcoming film starring Nicholas Hoult.

Interested in reading the Mueller report, but not on a computer? We have copies available for borrowing.

Hachette aims to distribute half the books in Britain.

Documenting undocumented lives in The Body Papers.

Photo of The Week

Above: Spring is here! Photo by Trish P.

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