June 26, 2019

Welcome to Summer Reading

Bingo-style record keeping. Raffles for grand prize packages. A giant summer reading board game. A summer of making, with a series of mini-camps (programming with Java, make your own comics, building a sustainable environment.) It’s all part of summer reading for both children and teens. Visit our website to see our full offerings as well Library curated recommended reads for each grade level, the required summer reading for grades 7-12, and the My Brother's Keeper (MBK) reading lists that support the City's MBK initiative.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

Thanks to You, We're Getting
New Furniture!

Thanks to community support, we exceeded our goal to raise $15,000 for new furniture for kids and teens! Thank you to everyone who responded to the Foundation’s appeal. Your contributions will make it possible to replace worn-out furniture with bright new seating in the Trove and the Edge. There's still time to donate and help improve the Library experience for young patrons. Community support is making a difference!

Videography Camp for Teens

During this five day camp, held from July 29th through August 2nd, participants will learn about visual effects (VFX), computer-generated imagery (CGI), chroma key compositing (aka "green screening"), animation design, video editing, 360º video, and more. Each session is 2 hours, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants must be between the ages of 12-18. Registration is required; to register visit our calendar here.

Poetry Slam & Open Mic

Join Eric ZORK Alan and featured guest poet Wheeler Light at our July Poetry Slam & Open Mic on Wednesday, July 3rd. To participate in our SLAM or Open Mic, register starting at 6:30 p.m. and bring one poem of up to 3 minutes. The SLAM will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno at (914) 422-6947 or kthornton@whiteplainslibrary.org

STEM Activities for Children

The Trove has a variety of STEM activities planned for all ages this summer!

Every other Thursday in July and August is STEM Buddies, where children in grades 1-4 can sign up at the Compass Desk in the Trove to work on STEM activities in small groups for 30 minutes with teen volunteers or college students.

Every Saturday in July is STEM Saturday. Students in grades 4-8 can learn about STEM and engineering while doing fun projects as a group. This project is led by the Do Gooders group. Registration is required. To register, visit our online calendar.

Always a favorite among grades 1-6, we have extra sessions of Tech Tuesday this summer! Visit our children's calendar for a full listing of Tech Tuesday events.

STEM activities in the Trove are supported by the Allstate Foundation.

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Photo of The Week

: Light at the End of the Storm. Photo by G. Young.

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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