Visit https://whiteplainslibrary.beanstack.org to sign up for the Trove’s online summer reading program. The program becomes active on July 2.
Let us know what you’re reading this summer, whether you read one book or fifty. For each book you tell us about, earn a piece of candy and a chance to win a Kindle Fire. If you read five books, you’ll earn a free water bottle or bag, and if you read ten books, you can pick out a free book to keep. The top three readers can be an Edge librarian for a day, and the top ten will receive an invitation to a make-your-own-pizza party at Uno Pizzeria & Grill!
Summer of Making: The White Plains Public Library is partnering with Argus to run a series of mini-camps this summer. Learn digital media skills and use technology to create Maker and DIY projects. 6/25-7/6, 7/23-8/16.
iOS Development Camp: Ever wanted to make your own app? Learn the Swift programming language and how an iPhone App is created. 7/9-7/19
STEM Saturday: Learn basic engineering concepts while creating structures out of household materials. Saturdays in July
Sewing in the Edge: Learn to use a sewing machine and make a bag to take home. We’ll have two workshop series this summer. Registration required; beginners encouraged. 7/18, 25 & 8/1; 8/15, 22, & 29.
How Did I Get Here? Career Panel: Make a simple sewing project and hear about the career path of high fashion tailor Andrea Lacey. 8/8
Build a Better Book: Design a tactile book for children with visual impairments and earn community service hours. Learn about design thinking and accessibility, and use a variety of materials to create your book. 8/20-23
And much, much more! A full listing of programs can be found on our online calendar at:
The Edge Calendar
Join us each afternoon, Monday-Thursday. For students entering grades 7-12 in fall 2018.
Marvel Cinematic Universe Mondays: Follow the Infinity Stones from the Tesseract to the Soul Stone.. 2 pm. Mondays in July and August.
Do Gooders: Earn community service hours by making crafts with a purpose. We’ll create items to donate to local organizations, including the Westchester SPCA and Project Linus. Registration required. 3 pm. Tuesdays in July and August.
Which Craft Wednesdays: Join us for coloring book club and button making. Rising 6th grade & up. 3 pm. 6/27, 7/11, 8/8.
Tech Thursdays: Learn digital skills and practice using the latest tools and innovations. 3 pm. 6/28, 7/5 & 26, 8/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30.
Mayor Thomas Roach and the White Plains School District accepted the My Brother’s Keeper initiative August 10, 2016 to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. The MBK program was launched by President Barack Obama February 2014 to improve the lifelong outcomes of boys and young men of color. Since then, 250 communities across the nation have accepted this challenge.