March 20, 2019

Migration is Over, But...

The Westchester libraries have completed migrating to new software, but there are still plenty of kinks to work out. Here are two pieces of advice. One, don't get frustrated, call us. If something isn't working, or you are unsure of how to do something, let us help you. And two, give it a little time; this migration involved millions of books, patrons, and data, and it will take a bit longer to sort out everything.

If you are having difficulties getting your PIN to work, first trying using all capitals if it is an alphabetical PIN. That should work. If your PIN was numerical, call us and we'll reset it.

Also, check your holds. Unfortunately, not all holds migrated correctly. Contact us with any problems.

Finally, I hope you are enjoying the new interface. Searching for material, and placing holds, is so much easier now.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

Meet George Guidall

Don’t miss The Art & Artifice of Audiobook Narration with George Guidall on Sunday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m. His recordings have been delighting listeners for over 20 years and the New York Times called him the "undisputed king of audiobooks." We'll hear anecdotes from Guidall’s remarkable career and learn how subtleties of the narration process shape the listener experience. The event is free but registration is required. Almost sold out! Click here to RSVP.

This Week in White Plains

Set goals and reach your financial dreams at the Financial Freedom Workshop on Friday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. Guest speaker Richard Leimgruber will be discussing Knowledge is Power: Financial Strategies for Women. This event will be held at the White Plains Education & Training Center. RSVP is required; for more info and to RSVP, click here.

What's Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency?


Learn about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with Austin Olney on Wednesday, March 27th at 12:00 p.m. Gain insight into the future of online digital transactions. Registration is required; to register, visit our online calendar.


Artists' Loft

Join Art Bennett and Alec Lichtenberg on Wednesday, March 27th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for an evening of fun, creativity, and community. Lichtenberg will lead a dance workshop in parallel to Art’s music workshop. These sessions are modeled after musician and educator Art Bennett's experience in the 1970s Loft Jazz scene in NYC, where artists of all mediums collaborated and created together. For more info, visit our website.

Deep Relaxation Sound Bath and Mindfulness Meditation

Experience and enjoy a soothing, immersive sound meditation with exquisite exquisite crystal bowls and gongs, Tibetan and Himalayan bells, rain sticks, ocarina, and other instruments on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m. with Daniel Lauter, Integrative Sound Therapist. Registration is recommended but not required, please visit our calendar. Be sure to arrive on time. Once program begins, late-comers will not be admitted.

Slow Reading

Discuss works of short fiction at Slow Reading with teacher and author Ellen Lambert on Monday, March 25th at 2:00 p.m. Participants will study and discuss each story in detail, appreciating more fully what goes into making a great work of literature. Readings for this session are “A Conversation between George Saunders and David Sedaris” (pp. 255-72), “Puppy” and “Home.” For more info, visit our website.

Around the Web

Author Interview: 20 Years After Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson Tells Her Own Story In Shout.

Literary Allusion Runs Deep through the History of Hip-Hop.

7 New Non-fiction Books to Read During Women's History Month.

Food writer cooks through Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook and writes about his experience.

A lot of thought goes into a book’s cover. Check out Book Cover Redesign: ‘That Night.’

Photo of The Week

Left: Playing the game "Wonky" during Match-Up Monday in the Edge. Photo by Staff.

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