May 15, 2019

Volunteer Opportunities
for Teens & Adults

Are you or your child interested in volunteering at the Library? Applications and registration for summer volunteer opportunities for teens in grades 9-12 and 7-12 are now available. Visit our website for more info and to apply. If you're 18+ and interested in volunteering with us year-round, join our Assistant Director Kathy Degyansky for a mandatory orientation on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m.

Our teen volunteer programs are supported by the Allstate Foundation.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

Maker Meet Up

During the library's Maker Meet Up on Monday, May 20th at 6:00 p.m., you will have the opportunity to meet with other local creatives. Hosted by Austin Olney, our Digital Media Specialist, the purpose of the event is to bridge new connections in the community. Attendees are encouraged to share a STEM-related project they may be working on, and bring it in if possible. No project? No problem. Stop by and introduce yourself! No registration is required for this "drop-in" style of event.

New Furniture

After years of daily use, some of the furniture in the Trove and the Edge needs to be replaced. Every month, thousands of young people use these two areas—and it shows. "We're a victim of our own success," said Brian Kenney, Library Director.

We think wear and tear is a good thing because it shows young people are connected to the Library. Let’s keep them coming back. Please help the Foundation raise $15,000 (by June 30) to buy bright, new seating that will refresh the Trove and the Edge for the next generation of Library users. DONATE today.

Film Screening & Discussion:
Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

Attend a film screening of the PBS documentary, The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, on Saturday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m. The film will be followed by a presentation and discussion facilitated by William Kaung, Vice President for Advocacy and Board Member of the OCA Westchester and Hudson Valley.

This program is presented in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Carolyn Enger to Perform at
Robert Mills Memorial Concert

On Sunday, May 19th at 2:00 p.m., Steinway artist Carolyn Enger will perform works from Copland, Schubert, Bernstein, and her 95-year-old mentor Ned Rorem at the Robert Mills Memorial Concert in our second-floor auditorium. “I like to play for people,” she says. “The White Plains community is very knowledgeable about the arts, and that is as important to me as the size and reputation of the venue.” For more info on Enger and the concert, visit our website.

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Left: Hawk on the grounds of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital—Westchester Division. Photo by Pam I.

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