March 4, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus [COVID-19] is constantly being talked about in the media with some saying there is little to be concerned about here in the United States, while others are predicting a pandemic.  

The Library has gathered a list of trusted sources to provide factual information on the virus and steps to protect yourself.

Bookmark these sites and return to them regularly for information you can trust:

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.

Local information from the Weschester County Department of Health.

Information from the New York State Department of Heath.

World Health Organization's continuous updates with helpful information for
individuals and the workplace.

Information from the National Library of Medicine. Go to "Statistics and Research" for numbers on cases in the US. Their information is updated three times a week.

Tim Baird
Manager of Adult Services

EDGEucators Wanted for
Summer of Making

It may only be March, but planning for summer programs at the Library is well underway. We’re excited to announce that we will be again offering our Summer of Making camps in the Edge, thanks to continued support from Verisk Financial. We are looking for two EDGEucators who will plan and implement one-week STEAM workshops throughout the summer. Applications are being accepted now. Click here for more information and to apply.

Adult Technology Workshops

We have a variety of Technology workshops and trainings happening over the next week. Seniors can get comfortable using laptops on Friday, 3/6 from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Learn how to use Microsoft Word in Part 1 and then Part 2 on Monday, 3/9 starting at 1:00 p.m. Anyone who wants a deeper dive into Excel formulas can attend Part 2 of our Intro to Excel course on Wednesday, 3/11 at 6:00 p.m.

Registration is required for each of these events aside from Drop-In Computer Help for Seniors. To register, click the relevant link to our online calendar or call us at (914) 422-1480.

Celebrate Holi

Celebrate the welcoming of spring and a festival of colors this Saturday, March 7th at 3:00 p.m. Enjoy children dancing traditional Indian dances in beautiful attire.

Mindful Eating for Self Care

Do you eat when you are stressed out, bored, or sad? Have you tried to eat more healthfully but can’t seem to stick with it? Join Laurence Magro on Saturday, March 14th at 10:00 a.m. for an exploration of habits of mind and heart around food and eating. Through dialogue and exercises, learn tools of mindfulness practice and behavioral science to fundamentally change how you relate to food, mind, and body. For more info on Magro and to register for this workshop, please visit our online calendar here.

SCORE Workshop: Leasing

Attend this discussion about the ins and outs of negotiating a workable lease for your business on Wednesday, March 11th at 2:00 p.m. It will examine the terms included in most leases along with the pros and cons of assigning responsibilities between landlord and tenant, determining the proper rent levels, and finding the right location. Registration required; to register, visit SCORE's website here.

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Photo of The Week

: New furniture in the Edge made possible through support from the White Plains Library Foundation. Photo by Staff.

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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