January 8, 2020

SCORE at The Library

We are pleased to announce that SCORE Westchester has moved its offices to the Library. Their new home is located on the mezzanine level (ask at the Welcome Desk for directions).

SCORE Westchester, the local chapter of a national, nonprofit, volunteer organization, is a natural fit with the Library, and dramatically expands what we can offer the business community. SCORE is focused on providing mentoring and workshops for the small business community. While the mentoring will be conducted at the Library, SCORE's robust programming schedule includes events at the Library as well as locations across the county.

David Kellogg, Chairman of SCORE Westchester, commented, “We are extremely pleased that the White Plains Public Library will be our new home. We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the Library, which has already been hosting some of our free mentoring sessions and workshops. We are excited to strengthen this relationship by relocating there.”

Brian Kenney
Library Director

Film Screening: Mildred Pierce

1945 drama Mildred Pierce will be screened on Thursday, January 16 at 2:00 p.m. in Galaxy Hall on the second floor of the Library. The film, which is open to all, concludes the Fall 2019 short story discussion series led by librarian Barbara Wenglin, which explored selections from the anthology, Stories of Motherhood (Everyman’s Pocket Classics, 2012). For more information please visit our website.

Common Ground Returns 1/16

Join us on Thursday, January 16th at 6:00 p.m. for the first of our new Common Ground Community Conversations. This month's topic will be asking the question "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.

Drop-In Computer Help for Seniors

This new monthly drop-in session will help seniors with little or no experience with computers to feel more comfortable using a laptop. The first session will be held this Friday, January 10th from 10:15-11:45 a.m.

Culinary Arts Career Panel

Come and meet chef Jonathan Kava who will talk about his career in the culinary arts. He will discuss how he became a chef and his experiences in different fields on Tuesday, January 14th at 4:00 p.m. Jonathan Kava studied at the French Culinary Institute and has worked in a variety of fields as a Sous Chef, Private Chef for corporations and individuals, and as an Executive Chef for a catering company. This program is for teens in grades 7-12 and is sponsored by the Allstate Foundation.

Tech Topics: Streaming TV

This class series for adults focuses on different advanced digital technologies each week. The topic on January 13th at 6:00 p.m. is streaming services. Participants will learn about the latest streaming services and digital TV providers. Registration is required. To register, please visit our website.

Drop-In Do Gooders.

A drop-in community service opportunity for teens will be held this Saturday, January 11th at 2:00 p.m. Teens will make birthday cards to donate to Meals on Wheels. Supported by the Allstate Foundation.

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