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People & Stories Oral History Project: Dennis Polanco

Probably known to most White Plains residents as “Mr. Polanco,” since that is what students in his English classes at White Plains High School call him, Dennis Polanco is in fact much more than a teacher. He is a father, musician, and community leader who has great insights into our city.
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Categories: History and Oral History.

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.
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Categories: Authors & Books, Events, Kids, and Library Foundation.

Be Prepared — Workshops at the Library

The Library is hosting two workshops in December to help citizens prepare for the unexpected. On December 4 at 7:00 p.m., the American Red Cross will offer “Prepare, Respond and Recover: What to do When a Disaster Strikes.” On December 6 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., the Child Care Council of Westchester will present “What do do in an Emergency” in Spanish. Governor Cuomo initiated the Red Cross training so that New York citizens are prepared for natural and man made disasters. The Child Care Council of Westchester’s session will help Spanish-speaking parents know what to do when a child becomes ill
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Categories: Events, Homepage, and Library News.

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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Categories: Events, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Child Care Council Presents Workshops in Spanish

(English translation below.) ¿Te encantan los niños y estás interesada en aprender sobre el cuidado de niños? Estaremos ofreciendo los siguiente talleres ofrecidos por el Child Care Council of Westchester en español. Diferentes Temperamentos de los Infantes sábado,  26 de enero de 2-4 p.m. Todos los niños(as) siguen un patrón de desarrollo, sin embargo cada uno de los niños que cuidamos es un individuo único, es un mundo diferente.¿Cuales serian las diferencias?  Exploremos estas diferencias. Desarrollo cognitivo de los infantes y párvulos sábado,  9 de febrero de 2-4 p.m. Miremos como podríamos ayudar a que el niño(a) se desarrolle todo
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Categories: Classes, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Child Care Council Presents Workshops in Spanish

(English translation below.) ¿Te encantan los niños y estás interesada en aprender sobre el cuidado de niños? Este més estaremos ofreciendo los siguiente talleres ofrecidos por el Child Care Council of Westchester en Español. Rutinas Diarias y el Cuidado sábado, 12 de enero de 2-4 p.m. El comer, el dormir y el cambiar pañales no son solamente rutinas. El tiempo que pasemos con los infantes y los bebes representan un espacio y tiempo ideal para el aprendizaje y el desarrollo integral de los niños(as).  Conozcamos algunas de estas maneras. Diferentes Temperamentos de los Infantes sábado,  26 de enero de 2-4
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Categories: Classes, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

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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Categories: Classes, Events, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

¡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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Categories: Events, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

The Consulate General of Mexico Returns

The Consulate General of Mexico will be processing passports and consular IDs for their citizens at the Library on Tuesday, November 27th through Friday, November 30th, 10am — 1:30pm. A limited number of appointments are available each day. To make your free appointment, use MEXITEL: – Phone 1-877-639-4835 – Online at http://sreweb.mexitel.com.mx/mexitel_web/ More information on requirements can be found at the Mexican Consulate website.
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Categories: Events, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Allstate Readiness Series: Financial Literacy Programs for Adults and Teens

Learn how to get your financial house in order at the Library this fall.  Join us at workshops for adults and teens on a variety of personal finance topics: creating a budget, managing your money, protecting your financial security, and planning for long term care.  These programs are part of the Allstate Readiness Series, funded by a generous grant from The Allstate Foundation, which supports programs on financial literacy and teen safe driving throughout the year.   For Adults Wednesday, October 17, 7:00-8:30 pm Planning for Long Term Care and Disability: Legal and Financial Issues Presenter:  Frances Pantaleo, Esq., elder
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Categories: Classes, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Learn Spanish

¿No hablas español? Would you like to learn? This fall, we are pleased to be offering beginning Spanish conversation classes. In this class participants will be introduced to simple everyday usage of vocabulary, grammar and conversation. Classes meet every Monday and Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 p.m., starting Monday, September 24. The instructor, Naicy Petrill, is a native of Peru and currently teaching Spanish at Westchester Community College. She holds a New York State teaching certificate for Spanish and is very excited to partner with us in this new program. Space is limited. Register online or at the reference desk.   This
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Categories: Classes, Featured, and Homepage.

Allstate Readiness Series: Financial Literacy Programs for Adults and Teens

Learn how to get your financial house in order at the Library this fall. Join us at workshops for adults and teens on a variety of personal finance topics: creating a budget, managing your money, protecting your financial security, and planning for long term care. These programs are part of the Allstate Readiness Series, funded by a generous grant from The Allstate Foundation, which supports programs on financial literacy and teen safe driving throughout the year. For Adults Saturday, September 22, 2-3:30 p.m. Learn Budgeting Basics and How to Manage Your Money Presenter: Personal finance expert and economist Luz Barrera
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Categories: Classes, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Learn Spanish

¿No hablas español? Would you like to learn? This fall, we are pleased to be offering beginning Spanish conversation classes. In this class participants will be introduced to simple everyday usage of vocabulary, grammar and conversation. Classes meet every Monday and Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 p.m., starting Monday, September 24. The instructor, Naicy Petrill, is a native of Peru and currently teaching Spanish at Westchester Community College. She holds a New York State teaching certificate for Spanish and is very excited to partner with us in this new program. Space is limited. Register online or at the reference desk.   This program is funded by
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Categories: Classes, Homepage, and Library News.

A Back to School Tip for Parents

For kindergarten and elementary school students, a library card should be part of the school supply list. The White Plains Public Library and The Trove give children library cards from birth because the librarians believe that reading aloud to a child is the best preparation for reading. (And studies support this.) Make a trip to The Trove part of your family routine. Every week or two come get some great stories to take home. Choose a program (or several) to attend. On August 29 and 30, we have planned many storytimes on the back-to-school theme. ¡Vamos a la escuela! at
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Categories: Events, Homepage, and Library News.

Bilingual Family Night

Whether you and your child speak Spanish, English or something else, all are welcome to our monthly bilingual family night! Join us for this storytime in English and Spanish for children ages 3+ and their families. We will listen to Delicious Hullaballoo / Pachanga Deliciosa, by Pat Mora. This beautifully illustrated story talks about friends, family, food and fun.  Do you know what you need to do to celebrate a great pachanga? Come find out and keep the pachanga going all through summer!  
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Categories: Events and Library News.