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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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Upcoming Teen Program – Video Game Creation

Ten Thursdays:  January 17 – March 21; 4:00-5:45 PM Learn the basics of video game design and create a video game using Scratch open source software. This is part of the Allstate Readiness Series – the video game will be used to show teens the dangers of distracted driving.  
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Act It Out! – Drama Workshop for Kids

Act It Out! starts Tuesday, January 15 at 4:30 p.m. There is still time to register! This three-session drama workshop includes theater games and script reading for children in grades 3-6. A group performance will be held at the end of the last session on January 29th at 5 p.m. Children get to practice their reading aloud during this reader's theater activity. Contact The Trove at 422-1476 or use our online calendar to register your child.
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Wishful Shrinking

If your New Year's resolution to lose weight has hit a snag, join us for inspiration and motivation on Tuesday, January 22nd, at 7 p.m. for “Secrets of Weight Management”. This informative workshop will be presented by Stacey Lynn Jackson, M.S., a registered dietician from Shop Rite, White Plains. Ms. Jackson will provide tips and strategies to help you get on track and stay there. “Secrets of Weight Management” is the third program in the New Year, New You series.
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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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Have a Good Mental Health Day — Everyday!

Join Scott Trefny, Senior Rehabilitation Therapist from The NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division, for a lecture on Wednesday, January 16 at 7 p.m. Taking a 24/7 approach, this program guides participants in creating a schedule including sleep, personal needs, and recreation to insure a positive mental health day, everyday. Scott M. Trefny received his Masters in Psychology from City College, and Masters in Counseling from Western Connecticut. He has worked in the mental field for 23 years. He trained as a behavioral specialist with adolescents and developmentally disabled people, and has special training in cognitive behavioral therapy interventions. He is currently working as
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New Year, New You!

Most people give up on their New Year's resolutions within the first few weeks of the new year. Be the exception to the rule by visiting the Library in January for a series of four programs to help you keep them this year. Wednesday, January 9, 7pm How to Quit Smoking for the Very Last Time! Presented by Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester, Inc. Wednesday, January 16, 7pm Have a Good Mental Health Day Everyday: The 24/7 Plan Presented by New York-Presbyterian/Westchester Division Tuesday, January 22, 7pm Secrets of Health & Weight Management Presented by Shop Rite of White Plains
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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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Smart $ for Teens: Part of the Allstate Readiness Series

Join us on Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 PM or Wednesday, November 28 at 6:00 PM. This workshop developed for middle school and high school students, teaches smart-money behaviors. It provides an overview of the common money tools teens will use throughout their lives such as credit cards, checking accounts and how to budget their money. Because dumb money is not an acceptable form of currency.
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Car Care Basics for Teens

Calling all teens! Join us on October 20 at 2:30 PM to learn some simple things you can do to keep your car running from Richard Manzino, instructor at Saunders Technical High School in Yonkers, NY.  He will explain how your engine works, show you how to fill fluids and the correct way to fill your tires with air. He will also talk about which cars are best for new drivers and answer any question. Participants will receive a tire gauge. This program is provided by the Allstate Foundation, part of the Allstate Readiness series.
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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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