This Week on Martine


News from the White Plains Public Library

Museum Passes: Family Edition

Winter got you down? Then how about visiting a museum? Highlighted here on our website are some of the Library’s museum passes that families will enjoy.

The Library’s Museum Pass program allows White Plains Public Library card holders to visit over 15 institutions for free, or at a discounted rate. It’s a great deal! Visit our Museum Passes page for more information or call us at 422-1480.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

Film Screening & Discussion:
Chisholm '72

Join us in our 2nd floor Auditorium on Wednesday, February 20th at 6:00 p.m. for a screening of Chisholm '72—Unbought & Unbossed. This documentary follows the political career of a Harlem school teacher, Shirley Chisholm, the nation's first African-American congresswoman who campaigned to become the first black woman to ever run for president. New York State Senator Shelley Mayer will host a screening of the film followed by a discussion.

We're Closed Monday, February 18

Please note that the Library will be closed on Monday, February 18th for Presidents' Day. We will reopen with regular hours from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19th.

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.

Volunteer Orientation

Interested in volunteering at the Library? Join us on Saturday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. for a required orientation for prospective volunteers. We aim to support individuals' specific interests and talents. Adult volunteers are currently helping with English Conversation groups, digitization of local history resources, and providing support for various library programs and services. We're always open to new ideas to tap into the expertise of our community.

Augmented Reality

Join Austin Olney in the Edge next Wednesday, February 20th at 12:00 p.m. for Tech Wednesday: Augmented Reality 101. Learn about the current state of Augmented Reality and where it is headed. See it before your eyes. All equipment is provided. Beginners are encouraged. Registration is required; to register, visit our website or call us at (914) 422-1480.

Future is Female March Book Pick

Join us for our newest book discussion group: The Future is Female. For next month, read I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai. An urgent message about the untapped power of girls. March's meeting will be held on Monday, March 4th at 2:00 p.m. Visit our website for more info on our Future is Female book group.

Common Ground: Economic Inequality

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, February 21 at 6:00 p.m., will focus on Economic Inequality.

People of all viewpoints are welcome to participate and we are committed to creating an atmosphere that is safe for everyone who attends. It is a place to share experiences, opinions, and solutions to understand how people in our area are actually affected by the policies, issues, and events that we hear about in the news and media.

Public Hearing:
Con Edison Temporary Gas Moratorium

The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) announced it will hold public statement hearings in Westchester County to receive public comment on Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.’s decision to temporarily suspend offering new gas service to customers in Westchester County.

On January 17, 2019, Con Edison announced that due to a recent trend of increasing natural gas demand, beginning March 15, 2019 it would not accept new natural gas customers in the majority of its Westchester County natural gas service territory due to an inability to meet projected future demand on the coldest winter days.

As part of its review, hearings will be held to receive public comment on Con Edison’s actions. The report is due July 1, 2019. As part of this investigation, the Commission seeks comment from the public to ensure the report includes input from impacted stakeholders.

The public statement hearings will be held as follows:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
White Plans Library

Information Forums: 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Public Statement Hearings: 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM

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Left: Hope. Photo by Debra Mercer.

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