Howland Public Library eNews                         2018~v.2

Upcoming Youth Programs
American Sign Language:
An Introduction for Students
Mondays, 4-5 pm
January 8th - Feb. 5th

Come discover the art of using sign language to communicate with Lydia Adams Davis. These lively after school classes in American Sign Language are open to students in grades 3-5 along with an adult practice "buddy" (if possible.)

Lydia Adams Davis is a singer-signer-songwriter-recording artist with a M.S.certification in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University and Hunter College.

Registration required. Students must register for all 5 sessions by contacting Ginny Figlia at or 845-831-1134, x103.
Spanish Story Time
Mondays at 10am
January 8th - March 26th

¡Vamos a leer juntos!: cuentos y rondas infantiles. Abierta a niños y niñas menor de 5 años, con un adulto. Reuniremos en el área de los niños para el narración de cuentos y musica hispana.

Children's Story Hour with Lisa Marie. We invite children 0-5, with a caregiver, to a Spanish Story Time!  We will meet in the children's area to share in Spanish stories and music.
Programs for Adults
Daytime Book Club
Tuesday, January 9th, 1:30-3pm

The Helen Savoit Daytime Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30.
This month, we are discussing Jennifer Worth's memoir "Call the Midwife." Read the book and then join us for a lively conversation. New members are always welcome!
Copies of this title are available in the Mid-Hudson Library System.
Organize Your Workspace
Wednesday, January 10th, 1-2pm

January is the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals' Annual GO (Get Organized) Month. Join professional organizer, Madeleine DeNitto, of Garrison Concierge, for the presentation titled, Organizing Workplaces.

This special GO Month program offers advice on how to start the new year with a fresh, clutter free workspace and will include product demonstrations.

Anyone who has the desire for a professional organizer to give expert advice on how to give their workspace a makeover will benefit from this special program.
This event is free and no registration is required.
Image: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Chanel Fashion Design House
Tuesday, January 16th, 6-7pm 

Join fashion designer and seamstress, Kathryn Hunt, for a fascinating hour-long program about the classic fashion design house of Chanel. Learn about its history, designers, and style details. The program will include watching a current runway show followed by a design discussion and critique of the show.

This event is free and no registration is required.
How to Sell on Instagram
Thursday, January 18th, 6-7:30pm

Join local artist, Anna West, for fantastic tips on using Instagram as a tool to sell. This program is for anyone who is an artist or makes a product, wishing to sell what they have created. It is also for anyone who owns a small business - or has dreams of owning one someday. Plenty of examples will be shown and discussed!

No registration needed for this free program.
Community Jigsaw Puzzle
Saturday, January 20th, 10-4pm
Stop by to help us complete a 1500-piece puzzle of a variety of lighthouses. Everyone from young to old is invited to help. After completion, we will keep the puzzle on display for a few days for all to admire.
This just-for-fun activity will take place at the entrance of the Library.  
Hope you'll stop by!

for Middle and High School Students
High School Writing Lab
Thursdays, 2:30-4:00pm
Beginning January 11th

Need help with college essays or other writing assignments? High School students can stop by the Writing Lab after school on Thursdays starting on January 8th. Facilitator, Jess Conway, an instructor at Teachers College, will be available to provide support, assistance, and encouragement for students in grades 9-12 at work on school or personal writing projects and college essays.
Writing Lab help is available on a drop-in basis, no registration needed. 
Art & Zine Club
Friday, January 19th, 3:30-5pm

Calling all artists, writers, photographers and cartoonists. Meet up with other Beacon area teens to draw, write, share your ideas and create your own zines. What's a Zine? Zines are DIY self published art books and magazines. Different types of zines and art making techniques are introduced each month. Artists can work independently or collaboratively. This month we'll share sketchbooks, work on some collaborative drawings, and learn how to create an accordion zine.

RSVP preferred so we have enough supplies available. To sign up email
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