October 11, 2019

What Should I Read Next?
With Carol Fitzgerald

Get a heads-up on new books and refresh your reading list for the colder weather with publishing insider Carol Fitzgerald on Sunday October 20th at 1:30 p.m. Back by popular demand, Carol will share news about the season’s buzz-worthy titles and facilitate a discussion of book group practices, successes, and failures. Carol Fitzgerald is the President of The Book Report Network—a group of internet sites on books and authors that have become the gathering places for a large and devoted community of booklovers since 1996. This program is made possible by the White Plains Library Foundation.

Registration is strongly recommended; to register, visit our online calendar here or call (914) 422-1480.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

We're Closed Monday

Please note that the Library will be closed Monday, October 14th for Columbus Day. We will reopen with regular hours from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15th.

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.

IRA Gifts

If you’re thinking about taking the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from an IRA, then consider making a tax-free donation to the White Plains Library Foundation. Donors age 70 ½ and older can transfer up to $100,000 a year to a qualified nonprofit like the WPLF. The value of the gift will be excluded from your adjusted gross income which lowers your taxes. To qualify for the tax benefit, your IRA custodian must transfer the gift directly to the Foundation at the address below or, for wire transfer instructions, please call us at 914-422-1495.

Short Story Discussion Series Returns

Barbara Wenglin’s short story discussion series returns on Thursday, October 17, at 2:00 p.m. with a discussion of the “One Book, One White Plains” selection, Everything I Never Told You, a novel by Celeste Ng that focuses on themes of identity, family, and motherhood. The readings that follow from October 31 through January 9, 2020, will be taken from the anthology, Stories of Motherhood (edited by Diana Secker Tesdell). For more info and the full schedule, please visit our website.

Finding & Funding the Right College

A workshop for high school students and their parents will be held on Tuesday, October 15th at 4:00 p.m. in the Edge. This workshop is designed to help navigate the complexities of the college admissions process. The presenter will cover all admissions aspects that make a college the “right fit” for a student. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required; to register, visit our online calendar or call (914) 422-1481.

Dungeons & Dragons for Teens

Join a band of adventurers on a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Attend every session, or drop in when you can; no registration required. For grades 7-12. Beginners encouraged. This month's sessions will be held on Friday, October 11, 18, & 25 at 4:00 p.m.

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Left: Ready Set Go! Newly renovated track at White Plains High School. Photo by Bobby B.

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