Campaign for the Hub

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations for their generous donations to the Campaign for The Hub, a project to renovate the first floor.

The Allstate Foundation
Anonymous (6)
Susan Altman
Thor H. Anderse
Janice Abbott & Richard Bernstein
Loretta & Walter Anderson
Wendy & Eugene Andreassi in memory of Thelma Ehrman
Janet & John Bailey
Caryl L. Ballin
Robin & James Benerofe
Philip & Nina Blumenfeld
Paul A. Bronzo/The Bronzo Group
Stacie & Todd Brooks and Family
Iris & Jim Brucks
Joseph Cloherty
Greta & Julian Cohan
Barry H. & Monica J. Colvin in honor of Barbara Loucks
Barbara Cooper
Diane Couzens
Elias Dagher
Renate & Cormac Daly
Denise J. D’Ambrosio & Robert M. Maccarone
In honor of Irene & Leonard D’Ambrosio
Mike & Jen DeMilio
Susan T. Dicosola
Jean & Mike Divney
Larysa Dubovik
Karina & Obadiah Eaves
Marge Feder
Mark Fowler & Jessica Kaplan
Sheila & Bob Friedland
The Friends of the White Plains Library
Hope L. & John L. Furth
Jeane & John Garment in honor of Libby Hollahan
George Washington School – PTA
Pam & Elliott Glass
Hastings Tea Company
J. Tracy Hayes
Yuki & Chris Haynes
Susan & Richard L. Hecht
Michael Henry
Ray & Flo Hert
Kristine & Steven Holden
Libby & Tom Hollahan
Kim & Marc Honig
Phyllis & Peter Honig
Gary Horowitz & Evelyn Placek
J. M. Innes
Rosemary Isaacs
Maki Itoh
Tim James & Liz Shollenberger
Stephen & Joan Kass
Julius & Eleanor Kass Family Foundation
Eugene & Beth Kava
Clarissa Keegan
Brian Kenny & Osbely Tala
The Honorable Dennis Krolian
Richard Kaye & Susan Strickler
Brian Kenney & Osbely Tala
Philip Kent in honor of Marvin & Renee Kent
Ann M. Kessler
Mr. & Mrs. Lee Klingenstein
Ellen Lambert & David Buxenbaum
Barbara Lange & Stephen Cohen
Sid & Ruth Lapidus
League of Women Voters of White Plains
Mimi & Jules Leibman
Sr. M. Lenore
Blaine & Stephen Levenson
Lilly’s
Lombardo’s
Barbara R. Loucks
Ian & Elizabeth MacCallum
Mark & Carol Marotta
Eileen McGarvey & Kevin Krug
Kathy & Kevin McGrath
Marie McMahon
Rabbi Joel & Sandy Meyers
Virginia & Ted Mills
Marjolein Mooney
In Honor of the Mooney Family of White Plains
Judy & Stuart Nevins
James M. & Virginia W. Newmyer Family Fund
NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Division
Musical Munchkins
Old Guard of White Plains
Hon. Pauline C. Oliva
Patricia Lynn Oliva in memory of Pauline C. Oliva
Aron Pasternack & Catherine Perri
Fred & Alice Perkins
Cheryl Perry
Jeanne B. Quinn
Mary Rahe
Andrea & Stephen Ritchin
Mayor Tom & Beth Roach
Mrs. Frederick P. Rose
Stan Rubenstein
Nancy Rubini & Richard Aks
Dorothy & Jonathan Schere
Mary & Tom Scherer
Rhona Merkur & Paul Schupak
Max & Gail Schwartz
Barbara & Paul Schwarz
Ilene Semiatin
Denise O. Matthews-Serra and Wesley M. Serra
ShopRite of White Plains
The Syd & Jan Silverman Foundation in honor of The Marich Family
R. P. Simmons Family Foundation
Fred & Margo Singleton
Honorable Beth Smayda
Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Spatafore
The Steinberg Family
Barbara A. Steiner
Leonard L. Steiner
Betsy & Wally Stern
John & Betsy Steward in honor of Diane Tabakman
The Roger Strong Family
Roland N. Barnes & Charlotte Hope Szabo in memory of Hope & George Szabo
Diane H. Tabakman & David W. Rhodes
Miriam W. Turkel
John & Barbara Vogelstein Foundation in honor of Hope & John Furth
Wells Fargo Foundation
Barbara & Barry Wenglin
Susan Werner & William Barkin
The Westchester Bank
White Plains Teachers Association
Theda White
John S. Wilson in memory of Clarice K. Wilson
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Wimpfheimer
Nick & Aileen Wolff
Peter D. Wolfson & Laura L. Butterfield
The Woman’s Club of White Plains, Inc.
Anonymous (6)

Bolded names are Leadership Donors of gifts starting at $1,000.

 

Categories: Announcements.

Best Buy Foundation Grant for Digital Media Programs

Thanks to a grant from the Best Buy Foundation, hundreds of teens will have more access to free classes in The Edge. The White Plains Library Foundation received a grant to expand the Library’s popular programs in 3D Printing and Design, Robotics, Coding, and, introduce an exciting new technology, Virtual Reality. The tools for digital media production are changing fast; this new grant helps the Library provide more opportunities for teens to explore the latest innovative technology. For details about classes, check the teen calendar on the Library’s website.

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Lunchtime Meditation Class

Wednesdays (beginning June 1, 2016)
12:15-1:00 p.m.

Put down your digital devices, sit, and breathe….

Science backs it up: meditation and mindfulness reduce stress, boost the immune system, improve attention, and promote well-being. Russ Michel will lead a weekly meditation program this summer. Russ has been working with meditation and various contemplative disciplines for over 25 years. In 2002 he founded White Plains Zen, an interfaith meditation group.

No registration, experience or equipment necessary. Please be on time. The first few minutes will be devoted to beginning instruction.

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School – Library Collaboration Gets New Grant

The White Plains Library Foundation was awarded a $26,000 grant from the Shinnyo-en Foundation. Funds will help the Library continue to collaborate with the White Plains Public Schools through programming for more than 500 students from the Eastview Middle School and other youth development initiatives. Programs will give students structured opportunities to discover and use Library resources, engage in service learning projects and increase awareness of global issues and their local community. The grant makes it possible for the Library and School to build on a successful partnership established through prior support and guidance from the Shinnyo-en Foundation.

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Hello from the Foundation’s new Executive Director

Like many of you, I’ve spent plenty of time in libraries. But working in a library certainly offers a completely different perspective.
Below are some take-aways from my first five weeks as the  Executive Director of the White Plains Library Foundation.
  • Our Children’s Library is a treasured resource.  On a recent holiday weekday, more than 500 kids, parents and caregivers visited the Trove!
  • People value quiet space. Throughout the day, patrons settle in to sit still, concentrating for extended periods of time, reading quietly.
  • Library users are all ages. You can regularly find on-going (free) programs and services for preschoolers, teens and retirees–where else does everyone come together to learn under one roof?
  • We lend beautiful art books, the type that usually sit on coffee tables or in museums.  I’ve rediscovered the pleasure of browsing these large, heavy books. Take one home and enjoy.
  • Borrowing e-books is easier. I gave up a few years back because the process seemed confusing and slow. Sound familiar?  But things have changed.  Re-visit or begin to use e-books by making an appointment with our Library staff (422-1480), or look for instructions in the Resources section of our website.
It’s exciting to be a part of such a dynamic and valued institution. I look forward to working with the Foundation’s Trustees, Library Trustees, staff, donors, patrons and the City to help build on the accomplishments of the Foundation’s past 20 years.  –Nancy Rubini
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