July 17, 2019

Toy & Game Donations Needed!

The Trove and Edge are asking for donations of items to be used in their upcoming programs. All items need to be in good condition. Donations can be brought to the Trove any time during our hours of operation. Items needed:
• Barbies, Kens, and similar sized dolls, as well as clothes that fit those dolls
• Matchbox or Hot Wheels type cars
• Action Figures – any kind
• Board Games and RPG manuals
• Construx, Mega Blox, KNEX, always accepting LEGOs
Thank you,
Brian Kenney
Library Director

White Plains Theater Lovers

Do you like Broadway Shows? If so, the White Plains Theater Lovers’ Club is for you! The club meets tomorrow, July 18th at 1:00 p.m. at the Community Center, 65 Mitchell Place. At this meeting club members will choose which show to attend. Tickets are reserved at the meeting, so please come prepared to make a payment in order to guarantee your spot. Cost varies and includes transportation via coach bus to and from the show, show tickets, and dinner.  

Contact: Martha Guarin, Recreation Supervisor, Recreation and Parks Tel: 914-422-1331 or email at mguarin@whiteplainsny.gov for more information.

Film Screening: Resilience

Westchester Jewish Community Services is hosting a screening of the film Resilience tomorrow, July 18th at 6:00 p.m. in Galaxy Hall. The documentary is an exploration into the developments of medical studies where conditions like heart disease can be linked to childhood experiences. This event is free and open to the public.

Mindfulness for Teens

Join Andrea Deierlein from Thrive Reiki on Monday, July 22nd at 2:00 p.m. for some fun and relaxation. We’ll learn how mindfulness techniques, such as breathing and meditation, can promote calmness and creativity. We’ll also explore mind-body awareness with exercises and games. This program is for grades 6-12. Registration is recommended; to register, visit our online calendar here.

Marketing with Social Media Workshop

The Small Business Administration (SBA) will be here on Tuesday, July 23rd at 1:30 p.m. to present a workshop designed to show you how to utilize social media marketing to grow your business. You will learn research processes and strategies to help you harness the power of social media marketing. Registration is required; to register, please visit our online calendar here.

Around the Web

Wicked good reads: genre spotlight on horror.

In search of inspiration (and accuracy), a student of murder pays a visit to the body farm: when the thriller writer Lisa Gardner needed to research a new book, she toured the facility that has made death into a science.

Last month, the House of SpeakEasy book truck was on a mission: to spotlight community conversations about the literary arts throughout as much of the country as possible.

The Case of Yiyun Li: a review of two books by author Rachel Cusk.

The accidental tour guide: Laura Lippman — novelist, reporter, and Baltimorean — on her city’s many lives and layered literary myths.

Photo of The Week

: Hurdles. Photo by Bobby Begun.

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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