March 27, 2019

Five Recent Books
Perfect for Book Groups

If you’re in a book group, you are always looking for a great book that can stand up to the scrutiny of your friends. Not too long, not too short. Richly detailed but not too slow. Challenging but not Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake. Well here are five books—all published in the past few months—that are perfect for a book discussion: complex, nuanced and full of issues that reverberate with the present. Oh, and none are over 350 pages!

Brian Kenney
Library Director

BOCES Student Art Exhibit

Celebrate the opening reception of the BOCES student Art Exhibit on Monday, April 1st at 12:00 p.m. in our museum gallery.

“My students are excited about the opportunity given by the Library and ‘Edge’ director Erik Carlson, and visitors will see an array of creativity,” says BOCES Center for Career Service's commercial arts teacher Damian Powers. Find out more about this exhibit on our website.

Poetry Slam at the Galleria

On Wednesday, April 3, our Poetry Slam will go across Martine Avenue to the Galleria at White Plains’ food court for the second annual competition in celebration of April being National Poetry Month. Prizes generously donated by the Galleria will be awarded (1st place-$500, 2nd-$250, and 3rd-$125). Registration for the Slam is at 6:30 p.m., with the competition starting at 7:00 p.m. For further info and an interview with Slammaster Eric ZORK Alan, visit our website.

Workshop: Dealing with Difficult People

Join Dr. Mimi Leibman for this workshop on Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m., where we will attempt to understand the difficult people and situations in our lives and determine effective ways to respond to them. Dr. Leibman was President of the Staff Development Institute and received her B.A. from Brooklyn College and her Ph.D. in psychology from the City University of New York. Registration is required; to register, visit our online calendar.

April 2019 LibraryReads

Visit our website for the April LibraryReads, a list of the top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.

Trove Time Caregiver Workshop

Mark your calendar for next Wednesday, April 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. for a presentation by Caitlin Leon, LMSW. Learn hands on approaches to use at home with your child while learning what positive parenting is all about. Add to your “toolbox” with new parenting skills to encourage desired behavior and see more positive outcomes. For caregivers and children 2-4. Sponsored by the White Plains Library Foundation.

Around the Web

The Oxford English Dictionary adds regional terminology from around the world.

Tea-inspired cocktails are coming to the Boston Public Library.

Miniature pop-up books hold beds and staircases smaller than fingernails.

Crime author A.J. Finn, who lied about cancer, makes British Book Awards shortlist.

In Y.A., where is the line between criticism and cancel culture?

Photo of The Week

Left: Do Gooders making place mats for Meals on Wheels. Photo by Staff.

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