January 15, 2020

What's The Story?

We’re excited to announce our latest newsletter created just for families: What’s The Story? All about children and teen activities—and perfect for parents, caregivers, and grandparents—What’s The Story? will keep you up-to-date on all the programs, events, and new content in the Edge and the Trove. And best of all, links will make it easy for you to register for events as you read about them.

Published monthly, our first issue will debut at the end of January. In this issue, we’ll introduce you to some of our Youth Services staff and discuss the winners of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards, which will be announced on January 27.

To celebrate, we will be raffling off a $25 Cafe gift card to one person who signs up for the youth services newsletter, as well as ten coupons for a free book from the Friends of the Library book store in the Cafe. The winner will be selected at the end of February.

To subscribe, visit our website here and update your preferences to include What's the Story? And let us know what you think!

Brian Kenney
Library Director

We're Closed on Monday

Please note that the Library will be closed on Monday, January 20th for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen with regular hours from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21st.

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.

Common Ground Returns Tomorrow

Join us tomorrow, January 16th, at 6:00 p.m. for the first of our new Common Ground Community Conversations. This month's topic will be "what is community." This program is a collaboration between the League of Women Voters of White Plains, the Library, and the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester.

New Teen Lounge on Battle Hill

On Friday, January 10th, the White Plains Youth Bureau opened its second Teen Lounge for Middle and High School students. The Battle Hill Teen Lounge, located at 55 McKinley Avenue, will be open every Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Students can take advantage of the many options the space has to offer such as cooking, ping pong, billiards, foosball, video games, art and crafts, and of course homework help. The Youth Bureau provides van rides home for participants who need transportation.

For more information, contact Gina Covington at the White Plains Youth Bureau at (914) 422-1378 ext. 6716 or by email at gcovington@whiteplainsny.gov

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Chinese mythology tells us the order of the animals on the Chinese Zodiac was decided according to the order of arrival on the Great Race, organized by the Jade Emperor a long time ago. The Rat won the race and earned first place on the zodiac. The Year of the Rat is then a year of beginnings and renewals. Join us as we welcome the Year of the Rat with a family storytime on Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. For children 3+ and their families.

3D Design with Blender

In this quick workshop on Thursday, January 23rd at 12:15 p.m., learn how to use Blender, a free 3D design application, and gain skills for creating digital models. Registration required; to register visit our online calendar here.

Around the Web

Lit Hub’s most anticipated books of 2020

Jora Vision to design Alexander Pushkin literary theme park in Russia.

Jason Reynolds named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

Book Review: a New novel follows migrants to American Dirt.

The Oscar nominations: in with the old, and "congratulations to those men."

Photo of The Week

Left: Windy day on Mamaroneck Avenue. Photo by Lorella B.

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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