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Chess with White Plains Chess Master Joshua Colas

Test your chess skills against a Master, on Saturday, April 27, 2-4 p.m., for students in grades 3-8. White Plains High School freshman Joshua Colas is the youngest African-American chess master in history. He will talk about how he got started playing chess and about his experiences in international competitions. Then he'll play simultaneous games against up to 15 opponents! Everyone is welcome to listen to Joshua and watch the matches. Registration is only for those who want to play chess (grades 3-8). Registration opens April 15, please call The Trove at 422-1476. Sponsored by the White Plains Library Foundation.
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Head Start Art Fair in The Trove — A Community Celebration

Come to the Head Start Art Fair, a wonderful exhibit in The Trove! Over the next four weeks, art created by children and parents who participate in the White Plains Early Childhood Programs of Family Services of Westchester will be on display along The Trove's Tree Trail. There will be new art each week. Begun in 2006 at the Slater Center by Head Start teacher Pat Foendoe, (“Miss Pat,”)  the Fair has grown to include artwork from the other centers in White Plains – Bethel, Eastview, North Street, Rochambeau in addition to Slater. This year, 2013, is the first time
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Kids Get to "Act It Out" in The Trove

Hi, Kids! Do you see yourself on the big stage – or the big screen – someday?  Get started here in The Trove in our “Act It Out” program.  This 3-session drama workshop for third through sixth graders will include improvisation, theater games, and script reading.  We'll perform a short reader's theater selection for family and friends at the end of our last session. We'll meet from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Tuesdays, April 2nd, 9th and 16th. Registration is required.  Sign-up sheets will be at The Trove's Compass desk beginning Tuesday, March 26th.  You may sign up in person or
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Fairy Houses – an Exhibit and a Play Workshop

An exhibit showcasing the lovely fairy houses and fairy realia of Joan Monk and Bev McAllister from the Westchester Children’s Museum: Museum Without Walls can be currently seen at the Library’s second-floor lobby and in the Trove. The display promotes the upcoming crafts program, Fairy Houses – a Play Workshop, that will be presented at the Library by staff from the Westchester Children’s Museum on Sunday, March 24th at 2 pm. Children in grades 1-6 will be creating fairy houses which will then be arranged into a village for parents and younger siblings to view at 3:30 pm. To make
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Mini Golf in the Library: "Tee Off for Education"

On Saturday, March 16, experience the Library in a “hole” new way, as the Library is transformed into a miniature golf course!  Kids and adults get to play in two separate events, a free family fun afternoon and an adults-only evening fundraiser “19th hole” party.  Families and kids ages 3-11 can drop by anytime from 1-4:30 p.m. to play mini golf, and see the Balloon Man create amazing balloon animals.   To ensure the comfort and safety of patrons, timed tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 12:30 pm, in the Museum Gallery.  Refreshments will be
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Historic Firefighting Equipment on Display in The Trove

You don’t want to miss the collection of historic firefighting equipment on display in The Trove this month. Several items, on loan from the City of White Plains Local History Collection, have been incorporated into The Trove’s Black History StoryWalk®. Among the old firefighting hats on display is one worn by past White Plains Fire Chief Griffen. There’s also a wooden debris shovel which was used by Chief Griffen to clean up and scoop out after fires. If you look at the back of the shovel, you can even see the chief’s initials, H. A. G., carved into it. Be
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Black History StoryWalk® Opens Sunday, February 17

This month, we remember important people in Black History. Some are widely known while others are less known. However, the accomplishments by these people as a whole are significant and worthy of being shared. Join us in The Trove as we celebrate Black History. The Black History StoryWalk® will open in The Trove on Sunday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. and run through Sunday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m. Along this Walk, children in grades 1 – 6 will learn about Molly Williams, a slave and cook for NYC’s Fire Company 11 in 1818. She is thought to be America’s
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Celebrate Chinese New Year! Wednesday, February 13 at 4:30 pm

Celebrate the year of the snake with Chinese Language Development Center teachers. Hear stories, learn some calligraphy and Chinese paper cutting. This after school program is for children Kindergarten through 4th grade. Limited space – tickets distributed a half hour before program, so please arrive early.
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Act It Out! – Drama Workshop for Kids

Act It Out! starts Tuesday, January 15 at 4:30 p.m. There is still time to register! This three-session drama workshop includes theater games and script reading for children in grades 3-6. A group performance will be held at the end of the last session on January 29th at 5 p.m. Children get to practice their reading aloud during this reader's theater activity. Contact The Trove at 422-1476 or use our online calendar to register your child.
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Celebrate "My Brother Martin" in The Trove on Monday, January 14

Children in grades K through 6 are invited to come to The Trove on Monday, January 14 at 4:30 p.m. to remember the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a program of activities designed to celebrate his life. This program will feature a reading of the children’s biography, My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up With The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. written by Dr. King’s sister, Christine King Farris and illustrated by Chris Soentpiet. Interactive activities and a craft will demonstrate the idea of equality and justice for all. What better way for our youth
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Keep the Kids Busy at The Trove

A week off from school! What to do with this gift of time? Come to The Trove. Today, Wednesday, December 26, Stories & Stuff for children age 4 & 5 will be at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and the family program Pajamarama is at 7 p. m. Tomorrow, Thursday, December 27 at 4 p.m., there will be a special holiday Jeopardy game for children seven years and older. On Friday, December 28 we will show The Pirates! at 3 p.m., and there will be a demonstration of Tux Paints, a new computer program, in the CyberPool at 11 a.m.
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Holiday and Vacation Programs in The Trove

A week off from school! What to do with this gift of time? Come to The Trove. On Sunday, December 23, we will have ¡Feliz Navidad!, a family storytime in Spanish. The following Sunday, we will have Lionheart Puppets perform The Reluctant Dragon. Both programs are at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, December 26, Stories & Stuff for children age 4 & 5 will be at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and the family program Pajamarama is at 7 p.m. On Thursday, December 27 at 4 p.m., there will be a special holiday Jeopardy game for children seven years and older.
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Holiday Concert with New Westchester Symphony Orchestra

Join us Sunday, December 16, at 3 pm for a delightful holiday concert. The New Westchester Symphony Orchestra, a community-based ensemble of amateur musicians who gather weekly to make music, will perform at this free program. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the White Plains Library Foundation.
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Upcoming Math Programs for Kids and Parents

The White Plains Public Library is pleased to present two math programs next week. For Kids: Mixing in Math for Grades 3 – 6, December 4, 4:30 p.m. Math is all around us! Join us for math games in The Trove. Play, have fun, and keep your math skills sharp. For Parents: The New Math Curriculum, December 3, 7:00 p.m. Lisa Weber, K – 12 Mathematics Coordinator for the White Plains Public Schools, will provide an overview of the new elementary school math curriculum including demonstrations and hands-on activities. Join us for these educational and informative sessions.
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Book Bunch – Book Discussion and Pizza for Kids

Did you know that The Trove has a book discussion group for third through sixth graders? We read great books and talk about them over pizza at Uno Chicago Grill! Join us for our December Book Bunch. Third and fourth graders will be reading Chocolate Fever, by Robert Kimmel Smith and we will meet on Thursday, December 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Henry LOVES chocolate – he eats so much chocolate that he comes down with chocolate fever! He doesn't want to deal with doctors and hospitals, so he runs away and many adventures follow. Fifth and sixth
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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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Westchester Multicultural Children's Book Festival

The 1st Annual Westchester Multicultural Children's Book Festival comes to the White Plains Public Library on Saturday, October 13th from 11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. The free, all day festival will offer innovative, entertaining, and fun-filled programs for children, parents, teachers, and all advocates for children. The heart and soul of the festival are our magical and inspiring authors: Jerry & Gloria Pinkney Wade & Cheryl Hudson Eric Velasquez Mayma Raphael George O'Connor Jerry Craft Sudipta Bardhan Quallen Marie Roker-Jones Yona Zeldis McDonough Candi Sparks Ginger Pate Nick Bruel Hanna Erhlich Mark Weston Torrey Maldonado Danette Vigilante Mary O'Keefe Jason
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