November 13, 2019

Save the Date!

City Archivist Elaine Massena and former Local History Librarian Ben Himmelfarb collaborated on a new book: White Plains in the 20th Century, a pictorial history. The book draws from the unique collections of the Office of the City Clerk, the White Plains Public Library, along with some material from the Westchester County Archives. Elaine and Ben will be at the Library to discuss the book, their writing process, and take questions on Tuesday, November 26. There will be two sessions, one at 3:00 p.m. and another at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Visit our website for more information about White Plains in the 20th Century.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

Gala Reminder

Have you been wondering about the Gala? It’s usually in the fall but not this year. We moved it to the spring. Please save the date and tell your friends: the Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala will take place on the evening of March 14, 2020 and our special guest will be Erik Larson, bestselling author of Dead Wake, In the Garden of the Beasts, and Devil in the White City. Click here for details.

Frozen Party & Karaoke

Frozen 2
is in theaters November 22! Come celebrate with a Frozen party on Wednesday, November 20th at 4:00 p.m. Face painting! Dress up and get your picture taken in a photo booth! Frozen snacks, crafts and games with karaoke starting at 6:15 p.m. This event is for ages 4-12. This event is made possible with support from the White Plains Library Foundation.

How to Find Financing for Your Business

At this workshop on Tuesday, November 19th at 1:30 p.m., the Small Business Administration (SBA) will present a detailed overview and discussion of SBA Loan Guarantee Programs and commercial financing programs including what a small business needs for seeking commercial lending. Registration is required; to register, visit our online calendar here or call (914) 422-1480.

Short Story Discussion

Join librarian Barbara Wenglin on Thursday, November 21st at 2:00 p.m. for our fall series featuring selections from the anthology Stories of Motherhood (Everyman's Pocket Classics, 2012) available to borrow with a reserve copy kept at the Hub Desk. For this session, read "My Mother's Dream" by Alice Munro (p.75). Please register once for full series.

Around the Web

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This Cecil County artist will turn your favorite book into a sculpture made from its pages.

Beijing's iconic English-language bookstore to close.

Jenny Slate on how writing Little Weirds saved her life.

Book Review: in A Warning, anonymous author makes case against re-election.

Photo of The Week

Left: Sweet little fall flower garden in the concrete jungle. Photo by CJ Gillette.

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