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Posted on: April 20, 2016

White Plains Public Library Calendar of Events - May, 2016

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CONTACT INFORMATION (Children), CALL: 914-422-1476
Rosemary Rasmussen rrasmuss@whiteplainslibrary.org

CALENDAR OF EVENTS -- May 2016
FOR ADULTS
Mondays / 2, 9, 16, 23 & Thursdays/ 5, 12, 19, 26 / 2:00 PM English Conversation Group Librarian and volunteer facilitators lead conversation group with ESL speakers. Adults who speak English as a second language are welcome and encouraged to bring conversation topics.

Mondays / 2, 9, 16, 23 / 6:00 PM Monday TASC Tutoring for the High School Equivalency Exam Get ready to take the TASC (formerly GED) test in this class for adults, ages 16 and up. Space is limited. You must attend an orientation (first Monday of each month) before coming to tutoring.

Monday / 2 / 6:30 PM TASC Orientation Come to learn about the TASC instructional program offered at the Library for students interested in taking the high school equivalency exam. No registration required.

Tuesdays / 3, 10, 17 / 10:30 AM Job Club Career counselor Rose Macom will lead an ongoing weekly job club. The discussion topics may include writing resume and cover letters, preparing for an interview, using the Internet and social media together with the Library's resources to conduct a job search. While it is recommended and encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you're able. Supported by a grant from The Allstate Foundation.

Tuesdays / 3, 10 / 6:00 PM Drop-In Computer Help "Drop-in" sessions are for patrons with computer issues, such as not being able to access email or the internet on a device, or learning how to speed up a system. It is not a formal presentation. Bring your laptop, tablet, phone, or use one of the library's computers. No registration required; just "drop in!"

Wednesday / 4 / 6:30 PM Poetry Slam and Open Mic Our "1st Wednesday" series continues with Open Mic, SLAM competition and guest poet Geoff Kagan-Trenchard. Geoff Kagan-Trenchard is a nationally recognized poet and theater artist. His work has been featured on HBO, All Def Poetry, TEDx, and Upworthy. His poems have been published in published in numerous journals including Word Riot, The Nervous Breakdown, The Worcester Review, SOFTBLOW, and Freeze Ray. To take part in the open mic or slam, please register at 6:30 p.m. Slammers should bring one original poem of up to 3 minutes. Registration closes promptly at 7, and the program starts shortly thereafter. Co-hosted by local poet and slam-master Eric ZORK Alan. Contact: program librarian Ben Himmelfarb - 422-6980 or bhimmelfarb@whiteplainslibrary.org. Poetry Slam is a project of the White Plains Library Foundation.

Thursday / 5 / 2:00 PM Short Story Discussion Series Join librarian Barbara Wenglin to explore stories from The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, 2nd edition, c2007, with library copies available to borrow. To read for this session, one story: "The Caretaker" by Anthony Doerr (p.152). Please register once for series. Dates for spring: May 5, May 26, June 16. Refreshments served; all are welcome!

Thursday / 5 / 7:30 PM Intro to Microsoft Excel 2013, Part 3 Learn some of the more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2013, such as using absolute and mixed references and working with multiple worksheets. Students should have taken Intros to Excel Part 1 and 2 at the library or have comparable experience.
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Saturdays / 7, 14, 21 / 10:00 AM Saturday TASC Tutoring for the High School Equivalency Exam Get ready to take the TASC (formerly GED) test in this class for adults, ages 16 and up. Space is limited. You must attend an orientation (first Monday of each month) before coming to tutoring.

Tuesday-Saturday / 10-14 / 10:00 AM Mexican Consulate The Consulate General of México will be processing passports, consular IDs and birth certificates. Favor de hacer su cita gratuita en MEXITEL: Teléfono: 1.877.639.4835 Internet: https://mexitel.sre.gob.mx/citas.webportal/ Citas disponibles aproximadamente 2 semanas antes del evento.

Thursday / 12 / 10:15 AM Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2013 Learn how to create a simple flyer and greeting card using Microsoft Publisher.

Thursday / 12 / 2:30 PM Page Turners Book Discussion Join us for an exciting book discussion group. We'll meet monthly to share our love of the written word and discuss contemporary works of fiction and occasionally a classic or award -winning work of non-fiction. Registration required -register on our website or call 914-422-6977. This month's book is My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout.

Saturday / 14 / 1:15 PM Intro to 3D Printing & Design en español This class will be in Spanish. It will cover very basic 3D design aspects and discuss how 3D printers work. There is a limit to 10 people.

Sunday / 15 / 2:00 PM White Plains Friends of the Library Annual Meeting Join us from 2:00-4:00 PM for speaker Susan Gordon, author of Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey.

Tuesday / 17 / 1:30 PM How to Market Your Business Business owners should create strong marketing strategies to keep their market presence strong. Learn the marketing basics such as identifying target markets, pricing strategies, promotion, competition and marketing budgets. Presented by the Small Business Administration.

Tuesdays / 17, 24 / 6:00 PM Quickbooks (In Spanish) QuickBooks is the industry leader in accounting software for small and medium-size business. It’s extremely user friendly and flexible. These classes are being offered in Spanish.

Wednesdays / 18, 25 / 11:00 AM Drop-In Computer Help "Drop-in" sessions are for patrons with computer issues, such as not being able to access email or the internet on a device, or learning how to speed up a system. It is not a formal presentation. Bring your laptop, tablet, phone, or use one of the library's computers. No registration required; just "drop in!"

Thursday / 19 / 7:30 PM Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013, Part 1 Learn how to create a simple spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel 2013.

Thursday / 26 / 2:00 PM Short Story Discussion Series Join librarian Barbara Wenglin to explore stories from The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, 2nd edition, c2007, with library copies available to borrow. To read for this session: "The Half-Skinned Steer" by E. Annie Proulx (p.520) and "Car Crash While Hitchhiking" by Denis Johnson (p.288). Please register once for series. Dates for spring: May 26 and June 16. Refreshments served; all are welcome!

Tuesday / 31 / 6:00 PM Intro to 3D Printing & Design Come and learn about 3D printing and Computer-aided design (CAD) with a free computer application. Participants will have the chance to design an original object and print it out in physical form, to be collected at a later date.

FOR TEENS
Friday / 6 / 4:00 PM Comic Book Club The 1st Friday of every month, discuss new titles and learn drawing and sketching techniques from a local artist. Pizza will be served.
Saturday / 7 / 12:00 PM Introduction to Babysitting Looking to earn some spending money babysitting this summer? In this class, you'll learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first aid tips, and how to feed and care for children. This workshop is presented by Amanda Tucker, a kindergarten teacher with degrees in early childhood education. This event
is open to teens in grades 6-12; registration is required. Light snacks will be provided. Bring paper and pencil, and a lunch if you would like.

Thursday / 12 / 7:00 PM Allstate Readiness Teen Safe Driving Workshop Teens are invited to learn safe driving tips from certified driving instructor Jim Fatigate. Students can earn 1 hour of community service credit for attending. This event is supported by The Allstate Foundation as part of the Allstate Readiness Series.

Monday / 16 / 4:00 PM Video Game Design For teens. Learn how to create a basic "platformer" video game. Equipment is provided; no registration necessary.

Thursday / 19 / 7:00 PM Resume Workshop for Teens Prepare yourself for the summer job hunt with a stellar resume and tips about job searching and interviewing. This event is for teens in grades 7-12; space is limited so registration is recommended. This workshop is supported by The Allstate Foundation and the White Plains Library Foundation.

FOR CHILDREN
Sunday / 1 / 2:00 PM Ipads for Tots Play with some fun, interactive and educational iPad apps! For children ages 2-4 with families.

Thursday / 5 / 4:30 PM Lego Club Join the Lego building fun! Children in grades 1-6 are invited to design and build their own structures using The Trove's Lego set.

Sunday / 8 / 2:00 PM Cuentos Storytime in Spanish for children 2+ and their families.

Monday / 9 / 4:30 PM Paper Folding: Origami & Airplanes Join us for paper folding crafts. We will learn some easy origami and even make paper airplanes to fly! For children in grades 4-6.

Tuesday / 10 / 11:00 AM Author Joanne Roos Reads her Book Who Visits Me From A to Z Joanne Roos reads her book Who Visits Me From A to Z. She is a dental hygienist who will talk about going to the dentist. For children ages 2 and up with caregiver. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before program start - limited space. Books on sale after the program.

Thursday / 12 / 4:30 PM Crafternoons: Pop Art Collage Crafternoons - space to make & create for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Let's cut up and make art from everyday cartons and wrappers. We can piece together: names, sayings, inspiring words, or just fun and interesting abstract art.

Sunday / 15 / 2:00 PM Trove @ The Movies: The Peanuts Movie Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang make their big-screen debut! Charlie Brown, the world's most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. Rated G, 90 mins.

Monday / 16 / 4:30 PM Kids Minecraft Monday Play Minecraft on the iPad! This will be a great opportunity to learn some basics while interacting with others over The Trove's Wi-Fi. For children in grades 4-6. Space is limited. Tickets are needed and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before program start. Child must be present to receive a ticket.

Sunday / 22 / 2:00 PM Family Storytime: "Even More Alphabet Soup" Interactive storytime with craft focusing on letters of the alphabet for ages 3+ and families.

Monday / 23 / 10:00 AM Registration Begins For Parent/Child Connection. Registration begins for June, 2016 Parent/Child Connection. Register for Friday June 3, 10, 17. White Plains residents only.
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