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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.

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.

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.

Library Foundation Fall Gala November 8 Honors Three for their Inspiring Service

Please join us for the Foundation's Ninth Annual Fall Gala, “Stories to Inspire Us,” on Saturday, November 8, 7:00-10:00 p.m., as we honor Philip I. Kent, White Plains native, outstanding media executive, and generous Library supporter; the Friends of the WPPL, the all-volunteer group that has served the Library for 67 years; and Latino U College Access, a non-profit organization that provides college readiness services to first-generation high school students in Westchester. At the Gala, we will also kick off a year-long 10th Birthday celebration of The Trove, our amazing children's library. Tickets to this fundraising event are $125, and
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Categories: Events, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Library Foundation's 8th Annual Fall Gala Saturday, November 2

The Library Foundation will hold its Fall Gala, Saturday, November 2, 7:00-10:00 p.m., at the Library.  As our major fall fundraiser, the event supports a wide range of Library programs and resources that promote literacy, education, job readiness, personal enrichment and more. Join us to celebrate three outstanding advocates for youth development:  Shinnyo-en Foundation, Frank Williams, Jr., and Yuki Itoh Haynes. This year's event features a sneak peek of The Edge and a fabulous silent auction! Individual tickets are $125, and include a wine & cheese reception, elegant buffet supper, and dessert. For more information and to RSVP, click here,
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How To Approach A Foundation: From Initial Contact to Getting Funded

Looking for assistance on how to approach a foundation for support? Come to the FREE fundraising workshop on Wednesday, April 10th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. to learn how to get the grants you want. Pre-registration is required. Simply visit npccny.org/workshop.htm to register online. Discover how to communicate effectively with (prospective) funders to build nonprofit-philanthropic partnerships. Susan Shiroma, Senior Librarian of the Foundation Center, will provide hands-on exercises to help you learn important skills critical to raising money from foundations, and the key stages surrounding the grant proposal process. Opening remarks by Lily Lopez of Citi Community Development and Michael
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Categories: Classes, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

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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Library Foundation Gala Fundraiser – Saturday, November 3

The Foundation will hold its Seventh Annual Fall Gala on Saturday, November 3, 2012, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Library. Join us to honor three Champions of Lifelong Learning:  The Allstate Foundation, G. Frederick Perkins, Jr., and J. Frederick Singleton. Proceeds of the Gala will support the Library’s first floor renovation project to build The Edge for teens and enhance adult services. Individual tickets are $125 per person, and sponsorships and journal ads are available. For information, call 914-422-1495. To RSVP, click here. To learn more about the honorees, click here.
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Non-Profits: Find Funding

Join us Friday, September 28 at 2:30 p.m. to learn searching strategies for the Foundation Center's foundation funding research tools. Jimmy Tom, director of the Foundation Center's New York Library, will conduct a training workshop on grant seeker research tools. Introduction to Finding Funders The first part of the workshop provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. Guide to Philanthropy In/Sight® The second session explores Philanthropy In/Sight®, an interactive mapping tool that can quickly
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Categories: Classes, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Friends of the Library Celebrate 65th Anniversary

The Friends of the White Plains Public Library are unsung library heroes. Founded in 1947, this group of volunteers has raised funds for programming, the Museum Gallery, equipment and furnishings. (Including our beautiful Steinway B piano in the auditorium. Many musicians have commented on how nice it is that we have such a good piano to play!) They deliver books to home-bound Library patrons around White Plains. They also provide volunteer manpower for various events, such as gallery openings. One of the ways they raise funds is by running the Friends Bookstore off our lobby, which is having its 15th
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