October 30, 2019

Save the Date!

The White Plains Library Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Gala is March 14, 2020 with special guest Erik Larson, bestselling author of Dead Wake, In the Garden of BeastsIsaac’s Storm, The Devil in the White City, and soon to be published, The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz - book included with your ticket, hot off the press. Details about the Gala to follow in January. Tell your friends to sign-up for the Library's newsletter so they'll know when it's time to RSVP.
(Photo: Nina Rubin)

Brian Kenney
Library Director

We're Closed Tuesday

Please note that the Library will be closed Tuesday, November 5th for Election Day. We will reopen with regular hours from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6th.

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.

Parenting Teens:
An Empowerment Workshop

At this workshop on Wednesday, November 6th from 7:00-8:00 p.m., life coach and former teacher Annick Duignan will help you: gain an understanding of your role as a parent during these years, create strategies for handling the transition period from child to adult with your teenager, and discover ways to stay connected with your child and have fun together. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required; to register, visit our online calendar or call (914) 422-1481.

November Poetry Slam

Our November Poetry Slam will be held next Thursday, November 7th. Don't miss our Open Mic, SLAM competition, and feature performance from guest poet Michael Brown! To take part in the open mic or slam, please register between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. Slam poets should bring at least one original poem of up to 3 minutes. Registration closes promptly at 7:00 p.m., and the program starts shortly thereafter. Co-hosted by local poet and slam-master Eric ZORK Alan.

Nutrition Workshop

We all want to make healthy choices for our families and ourselves. Yet, being healthy is easier said than done. That’s where Just Say Yes (JSY) can help. JSY provides nutrition education for New Yorkers. Join Feeding Westchester's nutritionist Alyssa Advincula for this workshop with a  live cooking demonstration on Friday, November 1st at 2:00 p.m.

Wellness: Posture & Equanimity

Explore how to sit tall and stand—and quiet your mind! Good posture, balance, and attention are vital to our well-being. Nancy Kardon will guide you through simple body, breath, and meditation exercises. Kardon is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. Registration is required for this workshop taking place on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. To register, visit our online calendar or call us at (914) 422-1480. This program is sponsored by the White Plains Library Foundation.

Drop-In Do Gooders

Teens have asked that we offer our Saturday drop-in Do Gooders sessions again this fall, so we've reinstated it every other Saturday for November and December. Teens will be able to work on birthday cards for Meals on Wheels from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Edge Media Lab on November 2, 16, 30, and December 14 and 28. No registration is required to join the Do Gooders. This program is sponsored by the Allstate Foundation.

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Photo of The Week

: We've been busy traveling about town participating in book discussions about our One Book, One White Plains selection Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. Thanks to Marjolein Mooney for organizing last night's conversation (photo above), Margit Burmeister for hosting us, and everyone, everywhere who participated this past month. It's been a great experience! Photo by Margaret P.

We want your photos! In each issue of This Week on Martine we feature one patron submitted photo that was taken in White Plains. To submit your photography for a chance to be featured, visit our submission page, upload a photo, and fill out our form with a short description of the photo and your name.
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