This Week on Martine


News from the White Plains Public Library

Open Media Lab for Adults

Join Austin Olney in our Edge Media Lab on Monday, January 14, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for a Tech Night for Adults. You'll get the chance to see what different gadgets we have to offer for both educational and recreational use, including 3D Printers, our VR (Virtual Reality) headsets, and much more! For more info, please visit our online calendar.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

This Week in White Plains

Register now for the White Plains Education & Training Center's IT Support Specialist Bootcamp. This is a training for an entry-level position in a growing field where starting salaries range from $55,000-$75,000 and advancement opportunities are plentiful and accessible. The course will be held March 25 – June 7 at the WPETC. A full-time commitment is required. This course and the certification exam is offered at no cost. Register today by calling the WPETC at (914) 422-8200.

Ditch the Diet New Year's Resolution

Are you struggling with punishing diets, unrealistic expectations of a perfect body
and life, and an overload of demands? If so, join Jodi Baretz on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. when she will guide you gently into a mindfulness practice by sharing her best tips and techniques. Baretz, author of Mindful Is the New Skinny: 10 Transformational Steps to a Lighter You Inside & Out, is a psychotherapist and holistic health coach in private practice at the Center for Health and Healing in Mt. Kisco, New York. She has trained extensively in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). For more info on this program and others in the Wellness Wednesday series, visit our website.

Race & American Society

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. The next conversation will take place on January 17 and focuses on Race & American Society. Find the full schedule on our website.

Technology Sessions for Teens

Every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Edge, teens can learn a variety of skills relating to digital technology, from music creation to 3D printing and design. Known as “T(h)ech Thursdays,” the goal is to learn computer science concepts, promote creative thinking, and allow teenagers to use technologically-advanced equipment.

For more info on what teens can learn at T(h)ech Thursdays, please visit our website.

Online Tutoring for K-12 can help students get their homework done, write their paper or study for a test. Don’t let your child get frustrated. Instead, have them log on to through our website to get the help they need, right when they need it. Tutors are available every day from 2:00–11:00 p.m. in both English and Spanish.

Students (and parents!) can get help for any kind of academic question in math, science, English, social studies and writing. The tutors work with students in kindergarten through 12th grade and even AP level class work and intro-level college coursework. Connecting with a tutor is easy. You just need a library card and a computer or mobile device with internet access. Just visit our website. Connect. Learn. Go.

January LibraryReads

Visit our website for the January LibraryReads, a list of the top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.

Photo of The Week

: Wallgarden on Main Street. Photo by Christiane D.

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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