December 18, 2019

And The Winner Is...

Congratulations to Janet Meltzer, who won our bag of books giveaway. Janet will receive a great selection of titles, including Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and Educated by Tara Westover. Thanks to everyone who participated. We received some helpful suggestions for the newsletter, look for some changes in 2020.

Don't forget, we will be closing at 1:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and will be closed on both holidays.

Look for the next issue of the newsletter on January 8th. 

Brian Kenney
Library Director

Holiday Closings & Last Issue Until 2020

Please note that the Library will close early at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24th and remain closed the following day for Christmas. We will reopen with regular hours from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 26th. The Library will then close early at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31st and remain closed the following day for New Year's Day. We will reopen with regular hours from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 2nd.

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.

Due to holiday closings, our next issue of This Week on Martine will hit your inboxes on January 8th, 2020. See you in 2020!

Reminder: Year-End Appeal

Please DONATE today. Your gift helps support programs for children and families, teen activities, technology classes, language learning, reading groups, building improvements, and more. We’re fortunate that the City of White Plains supports all operations and staffing at 100 Martine Avenue. However, like many public libraries, our Library relies on private contributions to supplement government funding. DONATE today and help keep the Library responsive and welcoming in 2020!

NEW: Tech Topics for Adults

Starting in January, Digital Media Specialist Austin Olney will hold new weekly advanced Tech Topics for adults on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. January's topics are Modern Technology, Streaming and Digital TV, and Big Data and Digital Privacy.

Registration is required. To register and view the calendar of upcoming events, visit our online calendar or call us at (914) 422-1480.

3 Kings Day

Join us in The Trove to listen to a bilingual story about Día de Reyes/Three Kings Day and make your own crown to take home on Saturday, January 4th at 3:00 p.m.

Visit our website here to find out more about this day.

Poetry Slam with Bobby Sanchez

Our January Poetry Slam will be held on  Wednesday, January 8th. Don't miss our Open Mic, SLAM competition, and feature performance from guest poet and National Slam poet Bobby Sanchez! To take part in the open mic or slam, please register between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. Slam poets should bring at least one original poem of up to 3 minutes. Registration closes promptly at 7:00 p.m., and the program starts shortly thereafter. Co-hosted by local poet and slam-master Eric ZORK Alan.

Nutrition Workshop: Nutrition Labels

We all want to make healthy choices for our families and ourselves. Yet, being healthy is easier said than done. That’s where Just Say Yes (JSY) can help. JSY provides nutrition education for New Yorkers. Join Feeding Westchester's nutritionist Alyssa Advincula on Friday, January 3rd at 2:00 p.m. for this free workshop with cooking demonstration.

Around the Web

Emma Watson is hiding copies of Little Women around London.

Author Interview: Julie Andrews writes memoir with her daughter.

BookScan reports on bestselling book of the decade.

New Landmark Libraries 2019.

Crazy Rich Asians‘s Jon M. Chu is adapting Mary H.K. Choi’s Permanent Record.

Photo of The Week

Left: After the Ice Storm. Photo by Mary K.

We want your photos! In each issue of This Week on Martine we feature one patron submitted photo that was taken in White Plains. To submit your photography for a chance to be featured, visit our submission page, upload a photo, and fill out our form with a short description of the photo and your name.
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