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FAFSA Boot Camp at the Library, January 18

The FAFSA is the first step needed to apply for financial aid. Federal aid, university aid and some scholarships require that you submit a FAFSA application to qualify. Completing it early is key to receiving financial assistance for college! Sunday, January 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. we're hosting a FAFSA Boot Camp, presented by Latino U. BRING WITH YOU We will provide you with free help and individual assistance to complete your FAFSA application. Please bring the following information with you that is needed for the application: • Social Security Number • Student driver’s license (if you have one) • 2013
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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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Parent/Child Connection

The Parent/Child Connection is a 3-part program designed for children from 13 months to 36 months old, with a parent or caregiver. It offers you an opportunity to meet other parents and play with your child in a warm and informal setting. At each session, there will be an expert on hand to answer your questions about your child’s development – speech and language, nutrition, developmental milestones, and more. Age appropriate toys, a craft, songs, and stories all add up to a fun and positive experience for you and your child. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required, and attendance
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Celebrate Diwali with Us!

Learn about Indian culture in this children's program! Join us to celebrate Diwali with our Indian community. Also known as “Festival of Lights”, Diwali is a Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good versus evil. The Library will hold a celebration on Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. Enjoy Indian dancing, crafts, and food generously donated by Royal Palace Restaurant. Thanks to the Kumar Family for all their help organizing this event. (Photo By Ashish Kanitkar [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons)
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Fall SAT Prep and College Workshops

This fall get ready to take the SATs and start your college applications at the Library. Princeton Review will be holding two SAT practice test sessions on September 21 and October 12. They will be following up with their SAT 101 Test Review course on October 26. College Planning 101 is coming to give two workshops in September:  Creating Your Path to College on September 23 and Admissions & Financial Aid on September 25. These are for both parents and teens.
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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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Do you have a baby?

The Parent/Child Connection is a 3-part program designed for children from 13 months to 36 months old, with a parent or caregiver. It offers you an opportunity to meet other parents and play with your child in a warm and informal setting. At each session, there will be an expert on hand to answer your questions about your child’s development – speech and language, nutrition, developmental milestones, and more. Age appropriate toys, a craft, songs, and stories all add up to a fun and positive experience for you and your child. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required, and attendance
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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Teens and parents, join us for a vital program about preparing teens to be safe drivers and making the roads safer for everyone. Our panelists, Jim Fatigate, driving educator, PAS Auto School, and Susan Brownbill-Vega, Westchester County Assistant District Attorney, will talk about the risks of distracted driving, now the leading cause of teen traffic fatalities. Wednesday, May 29, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Part of the Allstate Readiness Series. Teens attending will be eligible for a raffle prize drawing and community service credit. Refreshments will be served.
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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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Friends Don’t Let Friends TXT & Drive: Part of the Allstate Readiness Series

Teens and parents, join us for this vital program on preparing teens to become safe drivers. Monday, November 26, 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker Jacy Good will share her powerful story.  Just hours after her college graduation, Jacy and her parents were victims of a tragic accident involving a teen driver using a cell phone.  Jacy has become a nationally-recognized safe driving advocate educating people on the risks of distracted driving. Steve Mochel, owner of Fresh Green Light, an innovative driving school in Rye, NY, and Greenwich, CT, will present the facts on distracted driving, graduated licensing, and parental responsibilities Refreshments,
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Halloween Stories – Intergenerational Halloween Storytelling

This Saturday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m., renowned storyteller Carol Birch will present an intergenerational Halloween storytelling performance for children in second grade and up, and adults. No younger siblings, please – it will be too scary. To make sure everyone is safe and comfortable, tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the start of the program. Please arrive early, and be prepared to be frightened!
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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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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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Day of the Dead Craft Series: Make Your Own Altar

Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos is a holiday based on Ancient Aztec, Mayan and Catholic traditions, and is primarily celebrated in Mexico and Central America on the 1st and 2nd of November. Families gather together to celebrate and honor family members and friends who have died. Some of the holiday’s traditions include creating altars honoring the deceased and visiting the graves of loved ones. If you and your child (grades 2-6) would like to create an altar celebrating a beloved family member or friend, join us for our 3-session craft series which will be taking place
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Do you have a baby?

The Parent/Child Connection is a 3-part program designed for children from 13 months to 36 months old, with a parent or caregiver. It offers you an opportunity to meet other parents and play with your child in a warm and informal setting. At each session, there will be an expert on hand to answer your questions about your child’s development – speech and language, nutrition, developmental milestones, and more. Age appropriate toys, a craft, songs, and stories all add up to a fun and positive experience for you and your child. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required, and attendance
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Everything You Wanted To Know About College Applications (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Parents and teens: Join us on Monday, September 24, at 7:00 PM for a workshop to help you get started on the college application process. Mollie Reznick, from the College Connection, will address both your questions and concerns while giving you concrete advice on beginning the college application process.   Register on our calendar or at the Reference Desk (422-1480).
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Everything You Wanted To Know About College Applications (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Parents and teens:  Join us on Monday, September 24, at 7:00 PM for a workshop to help you get started on the college application process. Mollie Reznick, from the College Connection, will address both your questions and concerns while giving you concrete advice on beginning the college application process.   Register on our calendar or at the Reference Desk (422-1480).
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