Howland Public Library eNews                         2018~v.10
After the Yellow Wallpaper
by Anna Bergin
The Yellow Wallpaper Revisited
A Group Exhibition
Saturday, March 10th,  5-7pm

In honor of Women's History Month, HPL is pleased to present The Yellow Wallpaper Revisited, a Group Show. The exhibit will be on view in The Community Room Exhibit Space from March 10th -April 6th, 2018. An Artists' Reception will be held on Saturday, March 10th, from 5pm - 7pm.
Yellow Box by Margot Kingon

The exhibit features artwork by 30 local women artists inspired by the classic 19th century feminist short story, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The show is the fourth annual exhibit from the group CoMFY, a collective of women artists from the Beacon area.

Programs for Adults
Daytime Book Club
Tuesday, March 13th, 1:30-3pm

The Helen Savoit Daytime Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30. This month, we are discussing the witty masterpiece "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde. Read the book and then join us for a lively conversation.  
After book club, the film will be shown.

Ne registration required.  
New members always welcome.

Colon Cancer:
Prevention and Treatment
St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital
March 15th, 6-7:30pm

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Join Dr. Gordon Callender and Dr. Javier Ruiz for this free seminar to get the latest information on colon cancer screening and treatment options. To register, call (845) 784-3849 or visit

for Middle and High School Students
Teen Library Council
First Meeting
Wednesday, March 7th, 3:15-4:30

Do you wish there were more activities for teens in Beacon? Do you already enjoy the teen programs at the library but wish there were more? Would you like to suggest books and movies for the library to purchase? Then the Teen Library Council is for you!

Join the TLC and help create new library programs, select new books and movies, create book displays and decorate the teen area. TLC members can also design their own community service projects like building a little free library, planting a garden in front of the library or helping other local causes. The first meeting of the TLC is on Wednesday, March 7th, 3:15-4:30. In the event the library is closed due to inclement weather, the first meeting will be on April 4th.
Stop by the library to pick up a TLC registration form or contact Michelle at or 845-831-1134 x101.
Reel Life Film Club presents 
First Position
Friday, March 16th  6-8pm

All students in grades 6 and up are invited to show their support for Beacon's own Solee Dinio at the next screening of the Reel Life Film Club.  On March 2nd at 6pm, the Howland Public Library will be screening the award winning documentary, First Position. The film follows six young dancers from different backgrounds as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.  
After the film, there will be a Q&A with Alex Bloomstein, director of Ballet Arts Studio and student Solee Dinio. Solee is a 9th grader at Beacon High School and has recently competed in the Youth America Grand Prix depicted in the film. Solee has been student at Ballet Arts Studio for three years and is currently preparing to compete in the Connecticut Classic.

Pizza will be served at the event and registration is encouraged. RSVP by emailing  
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