October 16, 2019

Reading Buddies Continues

Our summer program to encourage literacy among elementary students was such a success this summer that it is now an ongoing weekly program! Every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., children in grades 2-5 can practice reading with a teen Reading Buddy. Reading Buddies will be available to read one-on-one with children in grades 2 to 5 Wednesday evenings for 15 minute sessions in the Trove. Sign-up will start 30 minutes before the program time. This program is made possible through support from the Allstate Foundation.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

This Week in White Plains

The City of White Plains Youth Bureau’s Institute for Health & Wellness, along with the White Plains Cares Coalition, will be celebrating National Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 21– 27, 2019. Red Ribbon Week focuses on teaching kids to say no to drugs and tobacco and promoting positive youth development.

In partnership with the El Centro Hispano Girl Scouts, red ribbons will be placed at City Hall and other select neighborhoods to commemorate this event. Additionally, children in the White Plains Youth Bureau’s after school programs will be engaged in a variety of informative and fun prevention activities.

Medical Cannabis 101

At this wellness workshop on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Stephen Dahmer will provide an overview of our body’s Endocannabinoid system and explain how cannabis chemical constituents may influence physiological processes such as appetite, regulation of mood and anxiety, and the perception of pain. Dahmer is a board-certified family doctor whose passion for health and healing has taken him around the world. Recently with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, he is Chief Medical Officer of Vireo Health of New York, one of the five registered organizations licensed to grow, produce and dispense medical cannabis in the state. Registration is required; to register, visit our online calendar here or call us at (914) 422-1480.

Short Story Discussion Series Returns

Barbara Wenglin’s short story discussion series returns tomorrow, 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.

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.

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

Career Panel for Teens

On Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m., Andy Thompson from Spotify will talk about his career in creating communication platforms for musicians and film makers. For teens in grades 7-12. Snacks will be served.

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: Enjoying the Library Plaza. Photo by Marjory S.

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