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Poetry Slam @ Grace Church on 10/5

While the Library undergoes renovations, our 1st Wednesday Poetry Slam and Open Mic is moving to Grace Church for October and November! Just like our slams at the Library, please register between 6:30 and 7:00 PM for the Open Mic or the Slam. Slam poets should bring one original poem of up to 3 minutes. Registration closes promptly at 7, and the program starts shortly thereafter. October’s guest poet is Taylor Steele. Steele is a Bronx-born, Brooklyn-based writer and performer. Her work can be found at such esteemed publications as Apogee Journal, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Rogue Agent, Blackberry:
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Categories: Events.

The Hub Groundbreaking was a Success

We hosted a “virtual” groundbreaking on Wednesday, September 7 for our upcoming adult library, The Hub. The first floor renovations will include:  enhanced and expanded technology; comfortable seating to relax and read; more space for informal and formal learning; improved meeting and classroom space; a new community room for programs and events; and a wonderful café in the heart of White Plains. “Through the creation of the The Trove children’s library, The Edge teen space and now The Hub, as well as their innovative programming and offerings, the White Plains Public Library has proven that libraries are as relevant and important today
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Categories: Events and Library Foundation.

A Virtual Groundbreaking for The Hub

Please Join Us!    What: A Virtual Groundbreaking for The Hub, our new adult area on the first floor  When: Wednesday, September 7th from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  Where: the first floor of the Library, just outside The Edge Like The Trove is for children, and The Edge is for teens, The Hub will provide a new environment to meet the needs of adult patrons, from 20-somethings to seniors…plus a café! The Hub is a public/private partnership of The City of White Plains, the State of New York, and the White Plains Library Foundation (including a gift of $1 million from
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Categories: Events, Library Foundation, Library News, Technology, and Uncategorized.

Allstate Safe Driving Open House for New Drivers

Join us on Saturday, April 23 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM for our next open house for new drivers. There will be information in English and Espanol for new drivers as well as performances by the White Plains High School Song Writers Club. Other clubs from the high school will be here with information on some of the projects they have been doing this school year. This program was funded by a grant from the Allstate Foundation to the White Plains Library Foundation.
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Categories: Events, Library Foundation, and Teens.

17th Annual Clarice Wilson Memorial Concert

Join us for the 17th annual Clarice Wilson Memorial Concert, presented by White Plains Library Foundation. On Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m., violinist Alejandro Mendoza and pianist Adam Kent present an afternoon of sonatas for violin and piano by several of Clarice Wilson’s most beloved composers, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, and Cesar Franck. We welcome your donations to the Clarice Wilson Memorial Fund of the White Plains Library Foundation, in memory of Clarice Wilson, Music Specialist at the Library from 1974-1999. Mrs. Wilson supported gifted, young musicians at the start of their performance careers.
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Categories: Events and Library Foundation.

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.

No more excuses!

Take responsibility for the success in your life! Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. In this seminar, expert in leadership and success Yamile Ramirez will help us put an end to excuses of self-sabotaging. With simple steps to make life more prosperous, happier and more successful, Yamile promises to help end our tolerance for mediocrity and negativity. We learn new ways to deal with our problems and face them so that we get more and more positive consequences. Yamile is a board certified Neuro-Linguistic Programing/Time Line Therapy master practitioner and coach. This program is brought to you through a
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Chamber Music of William Eckfeld

Please join us Sunday, February 21, at 2 p.m. for a free concert featuring the chamber music of William Eckfeld, composer and performer. The program includes works for strings, piano, clarinet, euphonium and tubas. Mr. Eckfeld, a White Plains resident, was the orchestra director at White Plains High School from 1987-2013. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra before beginning his career in music education. As a composer, he has written numerous works for chamber groups, soloists, and orchestras. He serves as organist for the
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Categories: Events and Library Foundation.

Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala to Support The Hub

Join us as we celebrate 20 years of supporting our great community library! Proceeds will help support The Hub, our new adult library, as first floor renovations resume this winter. Our honoree is Phil Klay, a White Plains native and author of Redeployment, the 2014 National Book Award winner for fiction, a short-story collection based on Phil’s experiences as a Marine in Iraq. Tickets are $150, and include a copy of Redeployment. Purchase tickets, sponsorships and virtual journal ads through our secure online registration site. The Gala also features a fabulous silent auction and raffle drawing! Call Libby Hollahan at 914-422-1495 or email lhollahan@whiteplainslibrary.org
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Categories: Events and Library Foundation.

Chess Challenge with Joshua Colas

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2-4 p.m.–Calling all chess players, 3rd Grade through High School! White Plains HS Senior, and international chess champion, Joshua Colas will play two rounds of “simul” chess, where he plays up to 16 players at the same time! The first round starts at 2 p.m. and the second is at 2:45. Preregistration is not required; tickets for both sessions will be given out starting at 1:30. Joshua is the 2015 New York State High School Chess Champion.  Read more about his outstanding career at www.joshuacolas.com.
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Categories: Events, Library Foundation, and Teens.

Join Us at National Night Out!

Stop by the Library’s table at White Plains Department of Public Safety’s National Night Out event onTuesday, August 4, from 6 p.m. to dark. We’ll be promoting Library programs for everyone in the family, and distributing teen safe driving information and giveaways made possible through our generous grant from The Allstate Foundation.  A fun annual event featuring many community groups and free entertainment, National Night Out will take place on South Lexington Ave. outside of the Public Safety building.  Here’s a picture from last year’s event.
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Categories: Events and Library Foundation.

Poetry Slam with Gary Glazner July 1st

Our exciting “1st Wednesday” series continues on July 1st at 7:00 p.m. with an Open Mic, Slam competition and performance from guest poet Gary Glazner. As always, our Poetry Slam will be co-hosted by local poet and slam-master Eric ZORK Alan. Glazner is the founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project (APP). The APP was the recipient of the 2013 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award. The APP was awarded the 2012 MetLife Foundation Creativity and Aging in America Leadership Award in the category of Community Engagement. PBS News Hour, NBC’s “Today” show and NPR’s
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Categories: Events, Library Foundation, and Teens.

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.

Adam Kent to Perform at 16th Annual Clarice Wilson Memorial Concert

Please join us on Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 PM to hear accomplished local pianist Adam Kent. On the program are works by composers especially esteemed by the Library’s former music specialist Clarice Wilson, as well as classics of the Spanish repertory and George Gershwin’s ever-popular “Rhapsody in Blue.” Come enjoy works by Schubert, Mozart, Bach/Busoni, Gershwin, and others. A reception will follow. The White Plains Library Foundation welcomes your donations to the Clarice Wilson Memorial Fund, in memory of Clarice Wilson, Music Specialist at the Library from 1974-1999. Mrs. Wilson supported gifted, young musicians at the start of their
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Categories: Events and Homepage.

Intro to Car Maintenance

Saturday, April 18 from 1:00-3:00 PM Are you curious about how your car runs and what you can do to keep it from breaking down? Victor Principe from Bronx Community College will teach you about cars and share some basic tips to keep them on the road. All participants will receive a free gift. This program is part of the Allstate Readiness Series, in partnership with the Allstate Foundation and the White Plains Public Library Foundation.
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Categories: Classes and Library News.

Flashy Edgy Smart You

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to learn how to apply makeup that is appropriate for job interviews and internships. Jill K. of JKFlashy will lead a discussion of makeup techniques for a professional look. During the last hour of the workshop, teens will have the opportunity to practice their new skills. Teens can bring their own makeup to get specific recommendations for using their own products, but this is optional; makeup will be provided for practice. Registration is recommended. Light refreshments will be served. This program is supported by a grant from The Allstate Foundation.
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Categories: Classes and Homepage.

Calling all teen drivers!

Are you a new driver? Getting your license soon? Attend our Allstate Readiness Teen Safe Driving Program, Monday, April 6, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Library auditorium. Learn safe driving tips from certified driving instructor Jim Fatigate. Parents welcome. Students will earn one hour of community service credit for attending. Refreshments provided. Supported by a generous grant from The Allstate Foundation to support community education programs and outreach on teen safe driving.
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Categories: Classes, Events, 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.

What’s the buzz? Library Foundation hosts Adult and Teen Spelling Bee fundraiser to benefit The Trove!

Join us Friday, February 27, 7 p.m. at the HIGHLANDS MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM for our first-ever Adult & Teen Spelling Bee. Have some fun watching teams of adults from community organizations and book groups and teens from White Plains High School test their spelling skills! Doors open at 7 p.m., Bee starts at 7:30 p.m. Snow date Friday March 6. Admission $5 payable at door. Kids under 6 free. Raffle drawing and refreshments available for purchase. Proceeds will support new technology for The Trove, our amazing children’s library, celebrating its 10th birthday this year. Our celebrity emcee is Lawrence Otis
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Categories: Events, Homepage, and Library News.

“This Month on Martine” eNewsletter Debuts

Recently, we sent our inaugural e-newsletter, “This Month on Martine,” to Library patrons who have shared their email addresses with us.  A monthly publication, it will feature upcoming Library events as well as news about Foundation-sponsored programs. We’re attaching a pdf copy of the first issue so you can get an idea of what it looks like–the email version will have links to the Library calendar, feature articles, and more.  If you’d like to be on the email list for our next issue, please contact lhollahan@whiteplainslibrary.org. December Newsletter
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