March 6, 2019

More on Our New Catalog

As we mentioned last week, the White Plains Public Library, along with all the other public libraries in Westchester, is migrating to a new online system. The migration will take place from Monday, March 11 through Wednesday, March 13.

During this time, the catalog will be offline—you won’t be able to search for items, place items on hold, etc. You will be able to borrow material, but borrowing will be limited to ten items a day for those three days.

Also, if you can avoid returning material on March 11, 12, 13 that would be helpful.

Also, expect impacts on most services for which you use your library card. This includes most databases and all digital collections, with the exception of Overdrive.

Come Thursday, March 14, we expect to be live on our new catalog with most services restored.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

Legacy Gifts

The Foundation is dedicated to the Library’s long term success and planned gifts are a powerful way to invest in its future. If you’ve been thinking about updating your will, we hope you’ll consider leaving a legacy to benefit the Library. Bequests are the simplest and most common type of planned gift. Click here for sample language and more info.

Short Story Discussion Returns

Librarian Barbara Wenglin’s short story discussion series, Stories of Art and Artists, resumes on Thursday, March 14, at 2:00 p.m. in the Library’s second-floor auditorium. Visit our website for more information on this popular series.

Relax with Reiki

Join Andrea Deierlein, a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals, next Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. for a conversation about Reiki, a natural healing practice from Japan that brings balance to body, mind, and spirit. Relax with a group meditation and Reiki mini sessions. To register for this event, and for more on our Wellness series, visit our website.

The College Admissions Process

Are you interested in learning more about the College Admissions process? On Thursday March 14th at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Aaron Kleinman will be speaking on how to start your search, what standardized tests students should take, essays, and much more. Visit our website to register and for more information.

Practice Speaking English

Do you or someone you know need extra practice with English speaking skills? Every Monday and Thursday at 2:00 p.m. a librarian and a library volunteer lead conversation groups with ESL speakers. Adults who speak English as a second language are welcome and encouraged to bring conversation topics. No registration is required.

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Left: Captured on Rosedale Ave. at golden hour. Taken on Tri-X 400 medium format film with a Bronica SQ-A. Photo by Miles Chun.

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