October 2, 2019

Book Club: The Future is Female

One of our newest book groups returns next Monday, October 7th. The Future is Female will feature a mix of memoirs, short stories, novels, and poetry by and about interesting, talented, and inspiring women in history, the arts, sports, and everyday life. Led by Ellen O’Connell, the group will meet on the first Monday of every month, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. For the full schedule and list of readings, please visit our website.

Brian Kenney
Library Director

One Book, One Movie:
Film Discussion Series for Teens

Teens can extend their One Book, One White Plains reading experience by coming together to watch a film with related themes to Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Join in a meaningful discussion afterwards. Light refreshments will be served. The films will be shown at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Edge.
Film schedule:
October 3 - The Perks of Being a Wallflower
October 10 - The Blind Side
October 17 - The Sun is Also a Star
October 24 - A Dog's Journey

Battle of the Books Volunteers Needed

Battle of the Books (BOB) are looking for energetic volunteers for the sixth annual Westchester Battle of the Books competition event.

Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for grades 4-10. The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition. It’s a fun day for everyone, team members and volunteers alike.

This year’s Battle will be on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from roughly 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont, NY. BOB need eighty volunteers to fill many different roles on Battle Day. They welcome any and all help. Please contact the Volunteer Committee at bob.westchester.volunteers@gmail.com with questions or to volunteer. For more information about the Westchester Battle of the Books, visit their website: www.westchesterlibraries.org/bob.

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 (Everyman’s Pocket Classics, 2012, edited by Diana Secker Tesdell) and will be used again in the spring. For more info and the full schedule, please visit our website.

Spooky Movie Festival

Movies continue in the Trove in October with a great selection of classics and new family friendly films with a spooky Halloween twist such as Hocus Pocus and ParaNorman! For a look at the titles we’ll be showing in Galaxy Hall throughout the month of October, please visit our website.

Career Panels for Teens

The Edge's series of career panels for teens, "How Did I Get Here?", returns this month with discussions from professionals in the fields of biomedical engineering as well as coding and communications. Steve Morin, Instrument Maker in Minneapolis Adaptive Design & Engineering (MADE) Program at the VA Health Care System, will video chat with teens about his career on Tuesday, October 8th at 4:00 p.m. while Andy Thompson from Spotify will talk about his career in creating communication platforms for musicians and film makers on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. These programs are made possible with support from the Allstate Foundation.

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