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Come Join the Job Club

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? This newly formed job club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new topic from interview skills to using social media for a job search. Get support, exchange ideas, ask questions or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-Noon, from now until December 10th. While it is recommended and encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you're able. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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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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Four Pillars of Business Wisdom

A Wealth of Finance, Marketing, Legal, and HR Advice in One Evening! SCORE Westchester and Webster Bank are presenting a free forum at the Library on Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. with four leading business experts who will present unique points of view on sales growth, financial control, business asset protection and employee retention. • Learn about the most current and effective marketing tools and techniques, online and offline, to increase your sales. • Find out how to maximize your free cash flow and as a result, improve your profitability. • Discover how to protect your business and its
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Exciting New Technology Program for Teens

The White Plains Public Library is proud to announce the first in what is expected to be a series of exciting new technology programs geared specifically for teens:  Hacker Academy:  How to create and program your own computer.  In this course, consisting of four one and a half hour sessions from July 11 through August 1, teens will be introduced to the world of small board computers as well how to hack them to boot and use Linux.  Provided for each of the 10 participants in the course is an Android-based computer, specifically the APC 8750 from VIA Technologies, Inc.
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Summer Reading Events for Teens

Summer Reading Kick-off Party Saturday, June 15, 3:00 p.m. at The Galleria Join us as members of the WPHS Song Writer’s club perform their original music. Enter to win raffle prizes and play The Deadliest Drive, our distracted driving video game. There will be plenty of giveaways. Summer Reading Events for Teens Here is a highlight of our programs and events for teens this summer: make a light bulb terrarium, all-natural face masks, cartooning, Latin dancing and pizza & a movie Saturdays. Go to our teen page for more information.
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The Basics of Insurance, Saving and Investing

Join us on May 14 at 7 p.m. for “The Basics of Insurance, Saving & Investing.” You will gain strategies to help you achieve your financial goals and learn how insurance, saving, and investing contribute to your personal and family financial health. Presented by financial educator Lew Tischler. Tischler has spent the past 30 years helping people understand banking, finance, credit, cash flow, and how to apply common sense to solve everyday practical problems. All are welcome, and refreshments will be served. Part of the Allstate Readiness Series.
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Allstate Readiness Series Personal Finance Workshop: Credit Cards, Credit Scores, and Debt Management

Gain control of your finances!  Join us Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. for an interactive workshop on the different types of debt and credit cards being offered, and how they can help you manage your finances. You'll learn about credit bureaus, credit reports, and your credit score. We'll discuss strategies to pay down credit card debt and get out of debt. Presenter: Financial Educator Lew Tischler.. Part of the Allstate Readiness Series. Free admission. Refreshments available.
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Creative Writing Program for Adults 55+

In partnership with The Bristal Assisted Living and the Westchester Library system, White Plains Public Library is pleased to present “Share, Shine, Celebrate!”, creative writing instruction for adults 55+. Explore your life stories with actor/playwright/educator Frank Ingrasciotta. No prior writing experience is necessary. Participants attend six sessions at The Bristal and two at the Library. Participants must register for all 8 sessions. You must provide your own transportation to The Bristal. Dates: April 9 (Bristal), 16 (Bristal), 23 (Library), 30 (Bristal), May 7 (Bristal), 14 (Bristal), 21 (Library), 28 (Bristal) Times: 2 – 4 p.m. Call the Reference Desk at
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Kids Get to "Act It Out" in The Trove

Hi, Kids! Do you see yourself on the big stage – or the big screen – someday?  Get started here in The Trove in our “Act It Out” program.  This 3-session drama workshop for third through sixth graders will include improvisation, theater games, and script reading.  We'll perform a short reader's theater selection for family and friends at the end of our last session. We'll meet from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on Tuesdays, April 2nd, 9th and 16th. Registration is required.  Sign-up sheets will be at The Trove's Compass desk beginning Tuesday, March 26th.  You may sign up in person or
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Fairy Houses – an Exhibit and a Play Workshop

An exhibit showcasing the lovely fairy houses and fairy realia of Joan Monk and Bev McAllister from the Westchester Children’s Museum: Museum Without Walls can be currently seen at the Library’s second-floor lobby and in the Trove. The display promotes the upcoming crafts program, Fairy Houses – a Play Workshop, that will be presented at the Library by staff from the Westchester Children’s Museum on Sunday, March 24th at 2 pm. Children in grades 1-6 will be creating fairy houses which will then be arranged into a village for parents and younger siblings to view at 3:30 pm. To make
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Financial Goals and Personal Budgeting Techniques – Allstate Readiness Series Personal Finance Workshop I

Join us Tuesday, March 19, at 7 pm for the first session of our spring Personal Finance Workshop series. Financial awareness is becoming increasingly more important in every person's life.  The first step to becoming financially aware is to understand what goes into making a personal budget.  This seminar presented by financial educator Lew Tischler gently walks you through the process of personal budgeting and financial goal setting. Sponsored by a grant from The Allstate Foundation. Future events in this series: Workshop II:  Credit Cards, Credit Scores, and Debt Management–Tuesday, April 16 Workshop III: Basics of Insurance, Savings, and Investing–Tuesday, May 14
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Immigration Workshop

The Pace Community Law Practice will hold a two-hour presentation about immigration law on Saturday, March 9, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Workshop topics include family-based and humanitarian-based immigration remedies, such as: the new 601A waiver; Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); asylum; and marriage filings. The session will provide a general overview of the New York State and federal public benefits for which non-citizens are eligible. After the presentation, the Pace Community Law Practice staff will be available for a general question and answer period. Any recent changes in immigration law before the presentation will also be briefly discussed. The new
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Celebrate Chinese New Year! Wednesday, February 13 at 4:30 pm

Celebrate the year of the snake with Chinese Language Development Center teachers. Hear stories, learn some calligraphy and Chinese paper cutting. This after school program is for children Kindergarten through 4th grade. Limited space – tickets distributed a half hour before program, so please arrive early.
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Citizenship Workshop — Presented by Westchester Community College

On Saturday, February 16, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m., the White Plains Public Library will host a free citizenship workshop. This workshop will present an overview of the U.S. citizenship test; how it is set up and what is on it. It will also include an overview of the free test preparation materials that are available to the public. Participants will become familiar with the civics and English portions of the exam and will do some practice for both sections. The workshop is designed both for those who have already applied for U.S. citizenship and for those who are planning to
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Seeking Work? Join the Job Club!

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? This newly formed job club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new significant topic to the job seeker such as interview skills and social media. Get support, exchange ideas or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-11:30, from now until April 30. (No club February 12 or March 26.) Come to all sessions or come when you can. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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For Teens: Music Remix Through Hip Hop Elements

Have you ever wanted to make your own hip hop music or wonder how artists mix songs together? Then join us for this 6-week workshop where you will learn about hip hop and mix your own song. Saturdays, January 19 – February 23, from 2:30-4:30 PM. Registration is required, open to teens only. Register through our online calendar or by calling or visiting the 1st Floor Reference Desk.
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