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Uplifiting Moments from the Positivity Project

May 24, 2020 | Adult Services, Positivity Project

The Positivity Project highlights uplifting moments, acts of kindness, creative experiences, and other positive experiences during this historical time, and is curated by longtime library patron Mary Wu and our own James Trapasso. If you’d like to share a positive experience, email James.

Enjoy these moments of positivity submitted by friends throughout the county!

I believe that when we are positive and send out positive energy; that is what comes back in return. I would like to share what my positive experience has been working at the Ossining Public Library. What I think is a major quality that anyone can show to another person is Respect. Showing/displaying or having respect for yourself as well as others will take you far in life; on a business level as well as a personal level. As I have been working at the library for maybe 3 years or more, I may be off a little, I feel that I have received respect from my co-workers. I believe in sending out positive and respectful energy as well; but I believe this is one of the reasons that make a person happy to work in any environment. I believe this is a major reason why I love working at the Ossining Public Library in addition to the fact that I can do what I like to do best; and that is be kind to others. I am proud to work and be a member of the Ossining Public Library with a wonderful group of people!
-Sheila Vereen-Massengale, Ossining

“Blood is especially on critical shortage right since a lot of blood drives had to be canceled!!! It’s another way we can help our community. It’s by appointment only now (so everyone can be appropriately socially distant) and at multiple locations. Go to to book your appointment if you are able and willing to help. Lots of hugs and kisses!!-

–Arwa, White Plains

Hello, my name is Cassie, and I am a 200-hour certified yoga instructor from Ossining, New York. I love teaching yoga–and although all of my classes were cancelled because of the pandemic, I haven’t let that stop me from sharing yoga with other people! Thanks to the Internet, I have been able to teach free, beginner-friendly yoga online, both on YouTube ( and on my facebook page, Cassie Cartaginese Yoga ( It’s been fun connecting with people all over the county, and knowing that we are all doing yoga together, even though we’re far apart!
–Cassie Cartaginese, Ossining