February 26, 2020

Do you want to be a
Census Ambassador?

The job of Census Ambassador is to provide the public with solid, factual information about the Census as well as answer questions the public may have. Topics include: Why completing the census is so important, confidentiality, what the Census asks, the Census timeline, and where to get assistance in completing the digital Census. You won't actually help people complete the Census, but you will help spread the word.

Census Ambassadors will staff tables at busy points throughout the City, including the Library lobby, as well as at events. We will arm you with plenty of fact sheets to distribute.

Interested? Register for a brief, 20-minute training session at the Library. Sessions will be on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 18 at 10:15 a.m.

And if you know of a good event we should attend, let me know!

Brian Kenney
Library Director

Podcast Interview with Erik Larson

The Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Gala with special guest Erik Larson is March 14th and tickets are selling fast. Click here for details. RSVP required.

To listen to an interview with Erik Larson about his new book, visit Literary Hub's website here.

(Photo Credit: Nina Subin)

Women in STEM Workshop & Film Series

Take part in programs on Women in STEM to celebrate Women's History Month throughout March. Please visit our website for a full listing of dates.

The Women in STEM Workshop series is sponsored by the White Plains Library Foundation.

Short Story Discussion Resumes 3/12

After a winter break, Barbara Wenglin resumes her short story discussion series on Thursday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. The first selection to be explored is Barbara Kingsolver’s “Islands on the Moon” from the anthology Stories of Motherhood. The theme of this story is single motherhood and pregnancy, while other aspects of what moms face will be taken up in subsequent discussions by authors Elizabeth Bowen, Tillie Olsen, Anita Desai, Louise Erdrich, and Hortense Calisher. For a full schedule, and to register, please visit our website.

Wellness Series Returns

This popular series is back with additional dates and times! Starting on March 2nd, we will continue offering programs to help you relax, restore, and recalibrate. Make this a spring of self-care with informative and experiential programs covering nutrition, time management, sound meditation, and more. Sign up for one or all. Visit our website here for a full schedule and to register.

March Poetry Slam & Open Mic

Our March Poetry Slam will be held on Wednesday, March 4th. Don't miss our Open Mic, SLAM competition, and feature performance from guest poet Anotnia Lassar! 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.

Around the Web

Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel finishes her Thomas Cromwell trilogy.

Volunteer-run, makeshift libraries are popping up at Indian protest sites.

 Who should star in the upcoming BBC adaptation of Conversations With Friends?

Langdon Hammer on Elizabeth Bishop's letters.

How a graphic novel resurrected a forgotten chapter in American history.

Photo of The Week

: Volunteers Ann and Bob Dougherty ready to start on their Meals on Wheels route. Photo by Paul S.

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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