May 29, 2019

Citywide School Art Show

Tomorrow evening, students, parents, and teachers will gather on our second floor for one of the most popular and creative exhibits held in our gallery each year. The Citywide School Art Show, featuring the work of White Plains students in grades K-12, will hold its opening reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

This exhibit will be on display in our gallery through June 6th. Visit our website for a selection of photos from last year's exhibit.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

Streaming & Downloading TV Shows

Interested in learning how to stream TV shows? Join Austin Olney at Tech Wednesday for adults on Wednesday, June 5 at 12:00 p.m. where you will learn about various streaming services that are available for potentially replacing a cable TV subscription. Registration is required; to register, visit our online calendar here.

Colombian Consulate on Wheels

The Colombian Consulate will be here on Saturday, June 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to process passport applications and renewals, applications of identity documents, issuance of travel permits for minors and consular cards. For full info in English, visit our website here.

For full info in Spanish, visit the Spanish version of our website here.

2019 Stonewall Book Awards

The first and most enduring award for LGBTQ+ books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Since Isabel Miller's Patience and Sarah received the first award in 1971, many other books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience. Below are the four 2019 winners. Click on a title to place a hold on the book. For a full list of honorees, visit the ALA's GLBTRT's website here.

Barbara Gittings Literature Award
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award
Go the Way Your Blood Beats by Michael Amherst

Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award
Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender

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

Toddler Tuesday

Toddler Tuesday is an early literacy story and playtime for ages 2-4 with a caregiver held Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning June 4th. Children and their caregiver will hear stories, play together, and increase their early literacy skills. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 30 minutes prior to the program.

June Poetry Slam & Open Mic

Our exciting 1st Wednesday series continues with Open Mic, SLAM competition, and a featured guest poet on Wednesday, June 5th. To take part in the open mic or slam, please register between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. Slam poets should bring at least one original poem of up to 3 minutes. For more information, visit our online calendar. The Poetry Slam is a project of the White Plains Library Foundation.

Around the Web

Having a library or café down the block could change your life: How living close to public amenities—from parks to grocery stores—increases trust, decreases loneliness, and restores faith in local government..

When libraries are second responders: libraries are stepping up for their communities to offer help when other resources aren't available.

Why the New York Public Library has 7 floors of stacks with no books: In Midtown Manhattan, space is prized. But stacks at the library’s main branch are empty because officials say the space cannot protect irreplaceable books from the elements and theft.

Front-loading literacy: Chicago Public Library brings storytimes to laundromats as part of a reading initiative.

Author & activist obituary: Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan writer And LGBTQ activist, dies at 48

Photo of The Week

: This picture was taken in Turnure Park one April afternoon while walking the dog. Photo by Anonymous.

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.
Sign up for this Newsletter
Copyright © 2017  White Plains Public Library, All rights reserved.

Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno,  Editor -

Our mailing address is:
White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list
Forward this to a Friend