July 24, 2019

History Lovers' Book Club with Mary Calvi

Join author Mary Calvi and the White Plains Historical Society's History Lovers' Book Club on Thursday, August 1st at 6:30 p.m. as they discuss Calvi's Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love. Calvi, an Emmy-Award winning journalist at WCBS-TV and First Lady of Yonkers, will sign copies of her book, answer questions about writing it, and distribute gift items courtesy of her publisher. Registration is required; for more information and to register, visit our website here.

This Week in White Plains

StoryWalk at Bryant-Mamaroneck Park features a new story: Because by Mo Willems. Because is a powerful symphony of chance, discovery, persistence, and magic in this moving tale of a young girl's journey to center stage.

The StoryWalk, a partnership between the City of White Plains Recreation and Parks Department and the White Plains Public Library, combines a children's story with a popular walking route. The StoryWalk is a great way to inspire parents, teachers, and caregivers to take young children on a short stroll and introduce them to a new book at the same time.

This month’s StoryWalk will run through Friday August 23rd, 2019.

Artists' Loft with Art Bennett

Art Bennett will host a music workshop next Wednesday, July 31st at 6:00 p.m. Musicians of all musical skill levels are welcome. Bring your instrument and any tunes you want to work on, or just bring your ears to relax and listen. Art likes to run a workshop-style event, where you get a chance to see how musicians who have never played before work together to create! An electric piano and a PA will be available. For more information, visit our calendar here.


Children in grades K-6 can utilize their creativity by joining us later today, and next Wednesday, July 24th, at 4:30 p.m. to make a variety of crafts!

Around the Web

Your local library may have a new offering in stock: a resident social worker.

I found my American dream at the public library: Daniela Petrova's love letter to the library.

"Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play."—Philip Pullman after winning the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2005.

France has banned all children under 15 from using their phones in school.

Stephen King reviews Laura Lippman’s new novel, Lady in the Lake.

Photo of The Week

: Students working on projects at the Edge's second week of their Summer of Making: Coding with Java. Photo by Staff.

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