June 12, 2019

Eastview is Coming!

If you are in the Library over the next week, don't be surprised if you see a lot of middle-schoolers swarming over the building. It's our annual visitation of sixth-graders from the Eastview Campus.

Every spring, rising sixth-graders—who've been using the Trove, our library for children for all their lives—spend the day at the Library and are introduced to every the rest of the Library has to offer. The approximately 500 students are divided into five groups, each group coming on a different day. They learn about digital media, participate in maker activities, join a scavenger hunt that takes them all over the building and through our various collections, and engage in design thinking. It's a lot of fun, but it's also a chance for the students to learn about resources that can help them as they go on to seventh and eighth grade at the Highlands Campus and then the High School.

Most importantly, at the end of the day, each student gets their Edge card and are welcomed to use our library for teens, where they can also participate in programs during the upcoming summer. It's just one more step to growing up.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

This Week in White Plains

It’s beginning to feel like summer. The weather is getting warmer and we all want to be outside soaking up the sunshine. A great way to do that is to visit the Bryant-Mamaroneck Park StoryWalk, where a new story has been selected. Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown playfully switches the roles of kid and pet. When Lucy, a young bear, discovers a boy in the woods, she's absolutely delighted. She brings him home and begs her mom to let her keep him, even though her mom warns, "Children make terrible pets." Readers can join Lucy and Squeaker on their day of fun and decide for themselves whether or not children really do make terrible pets.

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 July 14th.

May 2019 LibraryReads

Visit our website to see the top ten books published in May that librarians across the country loved.

Public Hearing: Energy Efficiency

Two public hearings sponsored by the New York State Department of Public Service and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will be held on Wednesday, June 19th. Public comments are welcome. This hearing is affiliated with Document Management System, case number 19-M0265.

2:30 p.m. Information Forum / 3:00 p.m. Public Statement Hearing
6:00 p.m. Information Forum / 6:30 p.m. Public Statement Hearing

Writopia End of the Year Reading

Love getting lost in the world of stories? Come celebrate the written word with us at the Annual Writopia End-of-Year Reading on Saturday, June 15th, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Listen to Writopia’s young authors as they read poems and excerpts from their stories. Gain insight into these different writers’ creative process through our own version of an Authors’ Panel, where each young writer will answer questions about how and why they write.

Around the Web

For remote communities in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, mobile libraries are a lifeline.

A very happy 50th Birthday to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a children's classic by Eric Carle.

When the world’s most famous mystery writer vanished: on a cold December night in 1926, Agatha Christie went out in her beloved Morris Cowley roadster and didn’t return home for 11 days. Here’s how her disappearance played out.

Rejecting objections, NYC landmarks the Strand.

Huntsville-Madison Library's maker space creates parts for International Space Station Project.

Photo of The Week

: Blossoms at City Hall during some rare sunshine. Photo by James K.

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