June 5, 2019

Consider Volunteering!

Interested in making a difference in your community, learning new skills, and meeting new people? Then come to the first annual Volunteer Fair. Organized by the Mayor’s Office and hosted by the Library, the Volunteer Fair will give you a chance to match your interests with the need of local non-profits.

The Volunteer Fair will be on Saturday, June 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Library’s Auditorium and Gallery on the second floor.

Over 20 organizations will attend, including The Martin Luther King Freedom Library, American Red Cross, RideConnect, Hearts & Home Westchester Refugee Initiative, The Giver's Hand, Operation Queen, White Plains Beautification Foundation, Pollinator Pathways, VolunteerNY!, Meals on Wheels, The Loft: LGBT Center, White Plains Hospital, Lions Club, Aging in Place, Heartsong, White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival, Friends of White Plains Public Schools, New York Presbyterian, White Plains Youth Bureau, and the White Plains Public Library.

If you are a non-profit and would like to participate, write to volunteerfair@whiteplainsny.gov.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

What’s Wrong with This Picture?

Every month, thousands of young people visit the Trove, our children's library, and the Edge, our library for teens. It’s time to replace worn out furniture. Thank you to everyone who responded to the Foundation’s recent fundraising appeal. Community support is making a difference! Last call to please donate (by June 30) and help start the next school year with bright, new furniture for kids and teens.

Film Screening: Georgia O'Keeffe

A tradition of White Plains librarian Barbara Wenglin is to wrap each short story discussion series with a film relevant to the themes explored by the group throughout the series. To complement the current anthology, Stories of Art and Artists, Wenglin selected Georgia O’Keeffe, the 2009 Sony Pictures biopic of the renowned painter of modern art with a portfolio that ranged from enlarged flowers to New Mexico landscapes and New York skyscrapers. The film will be shown on Thursday, June 13, at 2:00 p.m. in our second-floor auditorium, with discussion to follow. For more info, visit our website here.

How to Start a Blog for Your Business

Learn marketing tips and tricks for starting a successful blog for your business at this SBA workshop on Tuesday, June 11th at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required; to register, please visit our online calendar here.

White Plains 2030: Designing Our City

What qualities should characterize White Plains in 2030?

The League of Women Voters of White Plains in partnership with the White Plains Public Library invite you to be part of a community conversation on Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. For Information, contact Cliff Blau at (914) 948-8406‬ or cliff@cliffblau.com

Around the Web

Meet Emma Boettcher, the University of Chicago librarian who just beat James Holzhauer on Jeopardy!

The uncertain future of Sweden’s floating libraries: on the boats bringing books to thousands who need them.

The Times has become a book-deal factory”: With a flood of star reporters thinking of book leave, management delivers a “wrist slap.”

This bookmobile is driving 1,800 miles from New York to Louisiana: Narrative 4 and the House of SpeakEasy will launch Poetry to the People, a tour that will bring them, a bookmobile, and multiple authors to various cities between New York and Louisiana.

Book review: a nonbinary teen makes their way in the world in I Wish You All The Best.

Photo of The Week

: A student photo of the Library's stairs, from the current Citywide School Art Show. Photo by Kate Abrams of Mrs. Kennedy's 6th grade class.

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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