This Week on Martine


News from the White Plains Public Library

Why Let Teens Have All The Fun?

Austin Olney, our digital media specialist, leads Tech Wednesdays for Adults at 12:00 p.m. weekly.

Tech Wednesday is an hour-long meetup for adults who wish to learn about various technologies or just want to explore a wealth of different topics relating to the modern digital revolution. A particular topic in computer technology will be presented in the form of a quick workshop.

Registration for each session is required; to register, visit our website or call us at (914) 422-1480.

The January 30 program will focus on Essential Apps.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

This Week in White Plains

My Brother's Keeper will hold an Open House this Saturday, January 26, at 12:30 p.m. at the Eastview Middle School Gym. Attendees will learn about the many opportunities for White Plains' Youth.  Refreshments will be served. For more info, contact Frank Williams at (914) 715-2762.

Making a Difference

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Foundation’s year-end appeal. Your support is now helping the Library: purchase supplies for teens working on service projects; present the next Poetry Slam; meet the demand for Trove Time (for caregivers with toddlers); bring in specialists for bilingual programs, Chess Club, and Wellness Wednesdays; and fund the software that shares this newsletter with more than 11,000 subscribers! Community support keeps the Library buzzing with activity - every day of the week.

Back to Bach Project

Director of the Westchester County Back to Bach Project (one of several in the U.S., Canada, Poland and Taiwan) is 14-year-old cellist Sean Yu, and he and fellow Saturday students at the Juilliard Pre-College School in Lincoln Center will host a one-hour program in our second-floor auditorium on Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. Visit our website for an interview with Yu and more info on the program.

Winter Film Festival:
Hollywood Blockbusters

Our Winter Film Festival begins next week, and this year our theme is Hollywood Blockbusters. Each Tuesday through the end of February we will show a different blockbuster film. Join us on January 29th at 2:00 p.m. for Gladiator. A Roman general (Russell Crowe) refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new Emperor, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix). He becomes a slave and then a gladiator, fighting in the Roman Colosseum in defiance of the Emperor.

Award-Winning Children's Books

Every January, the American Library Association grants awards to a variety of talented authors and illustrators that highlight the year’s many excellent works created for children and youth with their Coretta Scott King Awards, and their (Pura) Belpre, (John) Newbery, and (Randolph) Caldecott Medals. Announcements of the winners will take place on Monday, January 28th, 2019. In celebration of these honored books, the Trove has four displays showcasing a sampling of the superlative works created for children that have won these prestigious awards and medals in past years. Visit our website for more info. Next week we'll announce this year's winners!

Promote Your Business with Google

Join WEDC tomorrow, January 24th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to learn how customers find your business online and promote your online presence using a free business listing, SEO techniques, and online advertising. Registration is required; to register, visit the WEDC event page. This workshop will be held in our second-floor auditorium.

Magazines for Children & Caregivers

Did you know that the Trove has a wide variety of magazines for children and caregivers to read while visiting the Library? Recently added titles include:
CLICK, featuring articles about the environment and the natural world for ages 3-6.
ASK, with articles about the arts and sciences for kids ages 6-9.
CASUAL GAME INSIDER, with articles and reviews on board games, card games and other tabletop games.
JACK AND JILL, with articles, games, projects and features on a variety of topics of interest to kids ages 6-12.
FACES, featuring articles, stories and fun activities for ages 9-14 to explore the cultures of people from around the world.

Visit our website for a full listing of periodicals for all ages.

Photo of The Week

Left: Crafting at the EDGE-versary celebration. This activity and many others have been made possible due to support from the Allstate Foundation. Photo by Staff.

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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