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Meet White Plains Author Susan Gordon

The Friends of White Plains Library invite you to their 2016 annual meeting on Sunday, May 15 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. We are very pleased to welcome White Plains author Susan J. Gordon. Susan will discuss her latest book Because of Eva: a Jewish Genealogical Journey (Syracuse University Press, 2016), in which the author describes traveling to Eastern Europe and Israel to solve mysteries in her family’s past by delving into World War II and Holocaust history. What began as a seemingly simple search for “Eva,” the elderly relative who had signed Susan’s grandfather’s death certificate in New York long ago, becomes
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Meet 97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch

Millions across the globe have been inspired by 97-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch–World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, ballroom dancer, and yoga master. Porchon-Lynch was named “Oldest Yoga Teacher” by Guinness World Records in 2012. She will appear at White Plains Public Library on Sunday, January 17 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss her book, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master. Porchon-Lynch has been covered by media around the world and her YouTube videos have garnered over 2 million views. Her inspirational memoir, Dancing Light, shows us what
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Mayta Visita la Ciudad de los Incas

Escuche  el cuento Mayta Visita la Ciudad de los Incas. Usando su imaginación, visite con nosotros la ciudad mágica de Machu Pichu. Disfrute el baile tradicional andino Valicha. Haga una máscara Inca para llevar a casa. Habrá copias del libro disponibles para la venta. Un programa en español para toda la familia. El domingo 11 de octubre a las 2:00 p.m. ~~~ Come listen to the story Mayta Visita la Ciudad de los Incas. Take an imaginary trip to the magic city of Machu Pichu. Enjoy the traditional Andean dance called Valicha. Make an Incan mask to take home. Copies
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Categories: Authors & Books, Español, Events, Kids, and Library Foundation.

Meet the Author: Edythe Ann Quinn and “Freedom Journey”

Join us on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 PM as Dr. Edythe Ann Quinn shares from her new book Freedom Journey: Black Civil War Soldiers and The Hills Community, Westchester County, New York. Through wonderfully detailed letters, recruit rosters, and pension records, Quinn tells the story of thirty-five African American Civil War soldiers and the United States Colored Troop (USCT) regiments with which they served. The men all came from The Hills, an African American community near present-day Silver Lake. Their ties to family, land, church, school, and occupational experiences at home buffered the brutal indifference of boredom and battle,
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Categories: Authors & Books, Events, and History.

Meet the Author — Dr. Ari DeLevie

This Thursday, January 29, Dr. DeLevie will read from his debut novel, Coping with Demons of War, which Kirkus Reviews calls “an intelligent, cumulatively powerful” work which involves eight men in a room, all veterans of the Israeli armed forces, all suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Dr. DeLevie draws on his forty-plus years of experience with veterans both in the United States and Israel who struggle years and even decades later from the debilitating effects of post traumatic stress disorder. The author will sign and sell his book following the presentation. It all starts at 2:00 p.m. in our
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Meet Stephanie Evanovich, author of Big Girl Panties

Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. Interested in a sizzling hot beach book? Come and listen to Stephanie Evanovich speak about her debut novel. Big Girl Panties is a funny, clever, and well-paced read centered on a young widow who learns how to build a new life for herself. The author is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park, former actor, holder of a black belt in tae kwon do, avid sports fan and mother of two sons. Refreshments served. Raffle prizes.   Photo credit: Stephanie Evanovich by Ron Rinaldi
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Dan Brown Broadcast Live from Lincoln Center

Billed as “An Evening of Codes, Symbols and Secrets,” #1 international best-selling author Dan Brown's May 15 appearance at Lincoln Center will be broadcast live over the Internet to White Plains Public Library. We hope you'll join us for this exciting event that evening at 7:15 p.m. in Room B on the second floor. We are among a select few bookstores and libraries chosen to show the livestream of this event. Brown, author of The DaVinci Code, Angels & Demons, The Lost Symbol, will discuss his new novel Inferno (on sale May 14), science, religion, codes, book publishing, movie making,
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National Poetry Month Continues

“Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events.” – poets.org Next in our celebration of National Poetry Month, Professor Eleanor Ehrenkranz of Pace University will speak at the Library on Thursday, April 25, from 2-3:30 p.m. Dr. Ehrenkranz will read from and discuss her recently published anthology, “Explaining Life: The Wisdom of Modern Jewish Poetry
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Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance with Our Mothers

Join us on Sunday, April 14th from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. as four Westchester women do readings from their recent book, Still Here Thinking Of You:  A Second Chance with Our Mothers. Authors Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, Joan Potter, and Lori Toppel will do a group reading from the book. A discussion will follow, covering such topics as:  looking back at the mother-child relationship, the ins and outs of an enduring writing group, how writing about a significant experience can, alter one’s understanding of it and of oneself, and publishing with a small press. Tea and coffee will be served.
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National Poetry Month Events

April is National Poetry Month! In celebration of poetry, we're offering two inspiring programs. We hope you'll join us for one or both. Professor Lee Schlesinger returns to the Library on Sunday afternoon, April 7, from 2:00-4:00 PM, with a timely talk on ”The Power of Poetry and Literature in Troubled Times.”  Dr. Schlesinger defends the value and meaning of poetry and literature in our stressful, technology-driven world, with examples of enduring works that lift the spirit and illuminate the soul. (Special thanks to the Friends of White Plains Public Library for making this lecture possible.) Dr. Schlesinger is an
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¡Venga y conozca a Dra. Isabel! – Come and enjoy an afternoon with Dr. Isabel

Venga y conozca a Dra. Isabel! La Dra. Isabel Gómez-Bassols, mejor conocida por sus legiones de fanáticos como “La Doctora Isabel, el Angel de la Radio,” es la primera sicóloga radial hispana del país. Estará compartiendo sus historias favoritas y leyendo de su último libro “Pensamientos, palabras que iluminan el camino.” Comparte con nosotros un día muy lindo con una Latina ejemplar que ha iluminado el camino a tantos hispanos en los Estados Unidos. Después de la lectura, la Dra. Isabel responderá preguntas del público. Disfruta la oportunidad de ver a la Doctora en persona y comprar un libro firmado
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Westchester Readers, Come Meet Westchester Writers

Every year the county's annual literary journal, The Westchester Review, hosts a couple hours of readings by local authors here at White Plains Library. Join us on Saturday, December 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. as we celebrate the 2013 edition of The Westchester Review, featuring authors from the Hudson to the Sound. Writers from the 2013 issue will read from their work and entertain with varied voices and visions. Editors will be present to answer questions, with Review copies available for sale and submissions for 2014 issue encouraged. Refreshments served.  
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Sleepover in The Trove

Did anyone ever wonder what goes on in the library after the doors close at night? Well, we offer the chance for your child’s stuffed animal to sleep over and find out. Coming up in November, children ages 4 to 8 years may participate in the two-part Stuffed Animal Sleepover program in the Trove. On Friday, November 16, 2012 children can bring their stuffed animals friends to the library to listen to stories, make a craft, and tuck the animal friends in. On the following day, Saturday, November 17, 2012, children will return to pick up their animals, participate in
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Meet the Author: Zane!

New York Times best-selling author Zane will appear at the Library this Saturday, September 29, at noon. We hope you'll join us for what is sure to be an entertaining Q&A. Bring your questions about her books, how she writes, or maybe how she got started. As part of this appearance, Sarah Bracey White, published author and Executive Director of Greenburgh Arts and Culture, will facilitate a conversation between Zane and the audience. Zane is the New York Times best-selling author of, among others, Afterburn, The Heat Seekers, the Flava series, and Dear G-Spot. Her television series, Zane’s Sex Chronicles,
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