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Target Presents: Family Storytime – “Let’s Measure!” Bag-A-Tales

Come to a family storytime and see how long…or tall…or far away…or strong…we can measure! The Trove has 12 new math and science themed Bag-A-Tales and we're doing storytimes to demonstrate the books, activities and crafts that you'll find in each of these storytimes in a bag! Each new bag contains fiction and non-fiction books plus learning materials, activities and suggestions for using the books with children in preschool through second grade. Come in with your children on Wednesday, March 11 from 7:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. and be ready to measure!The new Bag-A-Tales and storytimes are funded by the
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Cooper Hewitt Passes Now Available to Borrow

The Library is excited to announce the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is now available as part of our Museum Pass Program.  We have two passes to the Museum and each pass admits two adults and any children under 18. The Museum is located at 2 East 91st Street, New York, New York. Their hours are Sunday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. The Cooper Hewitt closed its doors in 2011 and underwent a major renovation and name change. They reopened in December 2014 with the goal of offering a new visitor experience: Cooper Hewitt’s renovation provides the opportunity
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Black History StoryWalk® Opens Sunday, February 15 With Little Melba and Her Big Trombone.

Celebrate black history by taking the latest StoryWalk® in The Trove! The book being featured is Little Melba and Her Big Trombone, written by Katheryn Russell-Brown and illustrated by Frank Morrison. It is the story of African American jazz musician Melba Doretta Liston, the first woman trombonist to play in the big bands during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s — how she selected the trombone as her instrument, taught herself how to play it, and later went on to teach many of the great musicians of the twentieth century. Little Melba and Her Big Trombone was selected as one of two
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Music Conservatory of Westchester Family Concerts

Join the White Plains Public Library and the Music Conservatory of Westchester for two interactive musical adventures exploring wind, brass, and string instruments as well as the voice. The programs will feature musical performances from a variety of musical styles including classical, jazz and popular selections. In addition, children will have the opportunity to explore and touch the instruments in an instrumental “petting zoo.” Sundays, February 8 and 22 at 2 p.m.
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Target Sponsors Math and Science Bag-A-Tales and Storytimes

Up in Space and Sea Life were the themes that kicked off a new series of math and science storytimes in mid-January in The Trove. The storytimes offer demonstrations, including stories, interactive activities and crafts, of 12 new Bag-A-Tales available soon for checkout. Funding for the bags and storytimes has been provided by the White Plains Library Foundation through a Target Early Childhood Reading Grant. Each of the storytimes demonstrates a new bag containing fiction and non-fiction math and science books plus learning materials and suggestions for using the books with children in preschool through second grade. The series continues
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Celebrate Caldecott Award Winning Picture Books!

Please join us for a special Family Storytime in The Trove: “Celebrate Caldecott Award Winning Picture Books!” Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. This will be an interactive storytime with craft and snack for children ages 3 years and up with their families. Every year The Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of The American Library Association (ALA) awards its prestigious Caldecott medal to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This medal is named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. The 2014 Caldecott Medal went to illustrator Brian Floca
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Hoopla Launch Event planned for this Saturday

We are excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital. White Plains Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing experience.
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Spring Valley Puppet Theater presents a Holiday Fantasy

On Sunday, December 28 at 2:00 p.m., there will be a puppet show for families with children ages 5 and older. Enchanted toys, fairy magic and a clever mouse are just some of the surprises in “A Holiday Fantasy,” an original puppet production by Michael Graham’s Spring Valley Puppet Theater. The story unfolds to the music of Massenet, Glazunov, Lecocq and others!
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New Westchester Symphony performs Seasonal Favorites Sunday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m.

Join New Westchester Symphony Orchestra in a free concert of seasonal favorites including Anderson's “Sleigh Ride,” Tchaikovsky's “Waltz of the Flowers,” Williams' “Greensleeves,” a Hanukkah sing-along and Handel's Hallelujah chorus.  White Plains resident Raphael Forte, tenor, and conductor Benjamin Niemczyk, baritone, will perform Bizet's opera duet “Au Fond du Temple Saint.” More information at www.newsymphony.org. Refreshments following the concert. This program is free but seating is limited. To ensure the comfort and safety of patrons, tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the program starts. Sponsored by the White Plains Library Foundation, 914-422-1495. The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra (NewWSO) offers amateur
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Parent/Child Connection

The Parent/Child Connection is a 3-part program designed for children from 13 months to 36 months old, with a parent or caregiver. It offers you an opportunity to meet other parents and play with your child in a warm and informal setting. At each session, there will be an expert on hand to answer your questions about your child’s development – speech and language, nutrition, developmental milestones, and more. Age appropriate toys, a craft, songs, and stories all add up to a fun and positive experience for you and your child. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required, and attendance
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The New NY Bridge & I Lift NY Super Crane: All In K’NEX!

Out over the Hudson River, the New NY Bridge (that will replace the Tappan Zee Bridge) is under construction and due to be completed in 2018. In excited anticipation, children in The Trove have built a giant model of the new bridge – all in K’NEX! But, that’s not all. They have gone on to build a K’NEX model of the I Lift NY Super Crane, the giant floating crane that is being used to help build the new bridge. Both are currently on display in The Trove. Be sure to stop by to get a glimpse of these amazing
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Alice – 3D computer programming

Children at the White Plains Public Library can learn the basics of computer programing with Alice 2.3, a computer application developed by Carnegie Mellon. By designing 3D animations and video games of their very own, 4th, 5th and 6th graders will be executing essential computer commands – thanks to the work of the Alice Team at Carnegie Mellon. Children are encouraged to join any of the upcoming sessions in The Trove on 11/18, 12/2, and 12/16 from 4:30-5:30p.m. Tickets will be distributed at 4:00 p.m. There is a limit of 10 children, so be sure to arrive early to get a
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Multi-Sensory Storytime on Saturday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Join staff from the Kiyoko Brown Lekotek Center for a storytime designed for all abilities and attention spans. It is recommended for children on the autism spectrum as well as other children with disabilities. Children from 3 to 6 years old with a caregiver are welcome to register for this program beginning on November 2 – please register in person in The Trove. The program will be repeated on December 21.
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Celebrate Diwali with Us!

Learn about Indian culture in this children's program! Join us to celebrate Diwali with our Indian community. Also known as “Festival of Lights”, Diwali is a Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good versus evil. The Library will hold a celebration on Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy Indian dancing, crafts, and food generously donated by Royal Palace Restaurant. Thanks to the Kumar Family for all their help organizing this event. (Photo By Ashish Kanitkar [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons)
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Kindergarten Here I Come!

School starts in White Plains on Monday, September 9. For children entering Kindergarten, it is an important time. Watch a film together with your child to help them get ready. Upbeat and authentic, this 18 minute, special video generates excitement about starting Kindergarten. There will be an all day continuous showing in The Cave alternating in both English and Spanish, from 12 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, Thursday, September 5, and Friday September 6.
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Be Inspired by The Trove's 2013 Summer StoryWalk®

Be inspired to discover the world! Children in grades 1 through 6 and their families are invited to take a walk along the Trove's 2013 Summer StoryWalk®, which opens Monday, July 1 at 10:00 am in the Trove. Come take a walk any time The White Plains Public Library is open throughout the months of July and August until the Walk closes on Friday August 30 at 6:00 pm. The book being featured is, The World is Waiting For You, written by Barbara Kerley and published by the National Geographic Society. Along the StoryWalk® you will view a series of
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Summer Reading in The Trove!

“Dig Into Reading” this summer in The Trove! Our Summer reading game begins June 24th and continues until August 16th.  Read exciting books and come in to tell us about it.  Every day that you report, you get a prize!  Collect summer reading passport stamps when you visit The Trove! If you are going in to third through sixth grade, record 3 books online and you will be invited to a pizza party at Uno Chicago Grill! We'll have easy-to-use, graded displays of the books recommended for summer reading by the White Plains Public Schools. You'll find fun activities going on
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Do you have a baby?

The Parent/Child Connection is a 3-part program designed for children from 13 months to 36 months old, with a parent or caregiver. It offers you an opportunity to meet other parents and play with your child in a warm and informal setting. At each session, there will be an expert on hand to answer your questions about your child’s development – speech and language, nutrition, developmental milestones, and more. Age appropriate toys, a craft, songs, and stories all add up to a fun and positive experience for you and your child. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required, and attendance
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El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)

Come join us on Tuesday, April 30th at 7 p.m. to celebrate El día de los niños/O día dos Meninos/Children’s Day, also known as El Día. This year is the 17th anniversary. El Día is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30th. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. This year, we will be presenting, No, David!, in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The storytime will include music, activities, a craft and a snack for children in grades K-6. ____________________________________________________________________ Ven y únete
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