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Sensory-Friendly Show

On Sunday, November 13 at 2 :00 p.m. Autism Friendly Shows and Turtle Dance Music will present a Sensory-Friendly Music, Comedy and Bubble Show in the Trove's Galaxy Hall at the White Plains Public Library. The event is for children ages 2 years and up with their families. This 60-minute program will will be a “turtle-riffic musical experience designed to engage children through songs, movement, stories and interactive music technology. It is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers. Each song is accompanied by hands-on, visual,
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Categories: Events, Featured, and Kids.

The Art of Local History: Collage Night

Our first local history collage night was a success! Children's Librarian Raquel Cavalcanti and I teamed up for a night of stories, crafting, and history. When we found extra local history books published by the White Plains Historical Society had damaged bindings, we asked if we could put them to use as collage materials. The Historical Society agreed, and a program was born! Examples of the boxes our crafters made are below.    
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Categories: Local History.

Family Fun Day Readers’ Fair this Sunday!

On Sunday, April 10, the Trove will host a Readers' Fair for the whole family. Outside on the Library Plaza from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. will be Hudson Valley Llamas and a fire engine from the White Plains Fire Department. There will also be balloon animals, bubbles, a chalk drawing contest, a scavenger hunt, and outdoor games. Inside in the Trove will be facepainting, storytimes and crafts. At 4:00 p.m., Robert the Guitar Guy will perform after a special storytelling session. Funded by the White Plains Library Foundation.
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Categories: Events, Kids, and Uncategorized.

A Sense of Place: Research Workshop

January's edition of the White Plains History Roundtable will be A Sense of Place: Research Workshop on Wednesday, January 20, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Ever wondered what the layers of history and human experience are that combine to create White Plains? Join Librarian Ben Himmelfarb and student of White Plains history Cliff Blau to learn how to research the history of any address, building, business, house, or spot in White Plains. Maps, directories, photographs, and online resources from the White Plains Collection will be available for everyone to use. Come prepared with a favorite place to research and
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Categories: Events and Local History.

Family Tinker Time

Saturday, January 16 from 1:00-3:00 PM We are inviting tinkerers, DIYers, and makers to come and use the equipment in The Edge-Media Lab with your family. This is a self-initiated learning and practice time, NOT a class. Some of the equipment available will be Arduino kits, Wacom tablets, video and audio editing equipment, 3D printers, CNC machine and sewing machines. If you have experience or would like to learn a little about these come in and bring your kids.
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Categories: Events.

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Learn about this Hindu tradition celebrating the triumph of good over evil. Also known as The Festival of Lights, people celebrate by singing, dancing, lighting the oil lamp diya, and embellishing their homes with beautiful decorations called Rangolis. Join us and enjoy songs, dances, coloring, and delicious Indian delicacies generously provided by several families from our community. Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m.
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Categories: Events.

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.

Stone Barns Center Now Included in our Museum Pass Program

The Library is excited to announce the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture is now available as part of our Museum Pass Program. We have 2 passes to the Center: one is specifically for Saturday visits and one is specifically for Sunday visits. The passes allow entry for up to 2 adults and 4 youth OR 1 vehicle.  You should reserve the pass for the specific day you want to visit. Note: The Center is also open Wednesday through Friday and admission is free so there is no need for a pass. The Center is located at 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico
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Categories: Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Storywalk in the Park

The City of White Plains Recreation and Parks Department, in partnership with the White Plains Public Library, is pleased to introduce StoryWalk at Bryant-Mamaroneck Park. The StoryWalk combines a children's story with a popular walking route. Children's books are selected, the pages separated, laminated, and placed along a walking path at regular intervals so readers can follow the story as they walk the route. The StoryWalk is a great opportunity for parents, teachers, and caregivers to provide a fun and healthy activity for young children. Mayor Roach said, “We hope that families will return to the park regularly to enjoy
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Categories: Events, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Family Fun Day – Trumble In The Trove!

On Sunday March 22, the White Plains Library Foundation will sponsor a family fun day from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Vermont Puppetree will perform Swimmy at 2:00 pm, and comic juggler Will Shaw will entertain at 4:00 p.m. In between, enjoy gymnastics, face painting balloons, crafts, a book sale and bake sale. For preschool and elementary school age children.
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Categories: Events, Homepage, and Library News.

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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Categories: Homepage.

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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Categories: Events, Homepage, and Library News.

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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Categories: Events, Homepage, and Library News.

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

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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Categories: Events and Homepage.

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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Categories: Events, Homepage, and Library News.