November 6, 2019

Museum Pass Update: MoMA is Back

“After a summer of closed doors and expensive introspection, the Museum of Modern Art is reopening with a total transformation that tries to leave nothing behind” writes Justin Davidson in New York Magazine. “The latest version…is an enlargement of an addition of an expansion, and the architects’ mission was not only to provide the ultimate container for the history of modern art but also to repackage MoMA’s own 80-year architectural history…The result might have been either a mess or a compromise; instead, it’s a work of confident and self-effacing elegance.”

Interested in what all the buzz is about? Check out the new MoMA yourself through our museum pass program. Either go online and book a visit yourself, or give us a call (422-1480) and we’ll do it for you. And here’s a handy Q&A from the New York Times to help you plan your visit.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

We're Closed Monday

Please note that the Library will be closed Monday, November 11th for Veterans Day. We will reopen with regular hours from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12th.

Our external book drop, located to the left of our main entrance, will remain open for anyone looking to return materials while we're closed.

Sewing for Adults

Learn to use a sewing machine and make a bag to use as reusable gift wrap on Thursday, November 21st at 6:30 p.m. Beginners encouraged. Registration is required and begins tomorrow; to register, visit our online calendar or call (914) 422-1480.

Careers in Journalism Panel for Teens

Journalists form the Journal News will be here on Tuesday, November 12th at 4:00 p.m. to talk about their careers and the path that lead them to become journalists. For teens in grades 7-12. Refreshments will be served. Made possible with support from the Allstate Foundation.

Wellness Programs

Learn how to talk so people will listen and how to listen so people will talk with Dr. Mimi Leibman on Tuesday November 12th at 10:00 a.m. Effective communication is an important foundation for healthy relationships and well-being. Dr. Leibman will provide practical strategies to improve listening and responding skills.

Staying mindful and healthy is more challenging than ever with multitasking. On Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m., using experiential exercises, Dan Cayer teaches a three-step process for staying balanced and thoughtful, even while staring at a screen.

Registration is required for both workshops; to learn more and register, visit our website. These programs are made possible with support from the White Plains Library Foundation.

Volunteer with Us!

Interested in volunteering with us? Then attend our volunteer orientation on Wednesday, November 13th at 6:00 p.m. This session will provide an overview of adult (18+) volunteer opportunities at the library, the roles and responsibilities of volunteers, and relevant policies and procedures. All prospective volunteers are required to attend an orientation session.

Microsoft Excel Online

At this technology training on Thursday, November 14th at 7:30 p.m., you'll learn how to create an account with Microsoft and use the free, cloud-based version of Excel to create a simple spreadsheet, make formatting changes, use basic formulas and functions, and create a chart. Access your spreadsheet on any device with an Internet connection. Registration required; to register, visit our online calendar here.

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You may have to wait to borrow a new eBook from the library.

Commissioners call New York Times "fake news," deny library funding for digital subscriptions.

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