This Week on Martine


News from the White Plains Public Library

Wellness Wednesdays Return

This popular series is back! Starting on January 16, we will continue offering programs to help you relax, restore, and recalibrate. Make this a New Year of self-care with informative and experiential programs covering healthy eating, Reiki, sound meditation, and mindfulness. Sign up for one or all. Programs are from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Here’s the line-up. For more information about each program, and to register, please visit our website.

January 16: Ditch the Diet New Year’s Resolution!
February 6: Relax and Restore with Sound Meditation
February 27: Mindfulness as a Tool for Stress Management and Self-Exploration
March 13: Relax with Reiki
March 27: Deep Relaxation Sound Bath and Mindfulness Meditation
April 10: Sound Healing & Tibetan Singing Bowls

Brian Kenney
Library Director

This Week in White Plains

Need help with your taxes this year? Ask the experts at the White Plains Education & Training Center on Wednesday, January 16, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. H&R Block will be there to help you learn about the changes this year, what you can and can't do, and where you can save money. Register today by calling the WPETC at (914) 422-8200.

Best Foot Forward: 2019 Resolutions

This is the time of year when we focus on improving the quality of our lives, but why beat yourself up at the start of a new year with another diet you won't commit to? Instead, start off 2019 with mindful approaches to a healthy routine, make a dent in your "to read" pile, or check out a local museum.

Visit our website for a few book recommendations and tips to begin a new journey to a better year and a better you.

Short Story Film Screening: Frida

A new tradition of White Plains librarian Barbara Wenglin is to wrap each short-story discussion series with a film relevant to the themes explored in the works the group discussed. Last year’s selections of When a Man Loves a Woman and The Swimmer complemented the Shaken and Stirred anthology, as both films dealt with alcoholism. And with this season’s readings from Diana Secker Tesdell’s Stories of Art and Artists, Wenglin chose the perfect match in Frida, the 2002 biography of the Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) that was a breakthrough for actress and co-producer Salma Hayek. The film will be shown Thursday, January 10, from 2:00-4:30 p.m. in the Library’s second-floor auditorium.

To read an interview with Wenglin on Frida, please visit our website.

English Conversation Returns

Our popular English Conversation Group has been on a break for the holidays, and will return on Monday, January 7 at 2:00 p.m. Adults who speak English as a second language are welcome and encouraged to bring conversation topics every Monday and Thursday from 2:00—3:00 p.m.

Coming Soon: look out for our new Spanish Conversation Group for new Spanish language learners! Dates will be announced soon.

Golden Globe TV Nominees

Interested in watching some of this year's Golden Globe nominees for Television Drama, Musical or Comedy, and Limited Series or TV Movie before the ceremony on Sunday, January 6th? Check out the list of nominees we have available on DVD on our website, where you can easily put a title on hold.

STEM Buddies for Kids

Join us every other Thursday at 4:30 p.m. beginning January 10 for STEM Buddies. During this program, children can sign up at the Compass Desk in the Trove to work on STEM activities in small groups for 30 minutes with teen volunteers or college students. To learn more about STEM and how to sign up your child, please visit our website.

Photo of The Week

: Bikes patiently await riders near Court Street Farmers Market. Photo by Cheri Fistel.

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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