Howland Public Library eNews                         2018~v.6

Many thanks to everyone who helped put together our 1,500 piece puzzle last week. This puzzle was particularly challenging and took a week and a half to complete! Special shout out to library patrons, Susan (pictured) & Dee for their puzzle solving skills and persistence. We couldn't have done it without you!
Upcoming Youth Programs
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
Sharpie Marker Seashells
Thursday, February 8th, 6:30-8:30pm

This is a self-run, creative and fun activity for adults. Decorate large-sized scallop seashells using colored Sharpie Markers, in any design you choose. Each participant will leave with two shells, roughly 4" in diameter.
Could be a great idea for Valentine's Day!

All supplies are included. Seashell hues will vary.

This event is free and registration is required, as space is limited.  
Stop by the front desk to register.
Daytime Book Club
Tuesday, February 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 novel "The Vagabond" by Colette. Read the book and then join us for a lively conversation.

Ne registration required.
New members always welcome.

Hamilton, The Musical and the Duel
Thursday, February 15th, 6pm

Today, Hamilton, is the hottest ticket on Broadway. Hamilton, who as an immigrant became the first Secretary of the Treasury and founded the U.S. financial system died at the hands of Vice President Aaron Burr upon the dueling grounds in Weehawken, NJ. Background history will be followed by listening to songs. This program features the Hamilton mix-tape performance at the White House, an introduction to the principal characters of the musical, and music from the Broadway production including Ten Duel Commandments. Led by Rick Feingold, teacher of American Business History at Bergen Community College.

This program is free and no registration is required.
for Middle and High School Students
High School Writing Lab
Thursdays, 2:30-4:00pm

Need help with college essays or other writing assignments? High School students can stop by the Writing Lab after school on Thursdays. 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. 
Button Making @
Art & Zine Club
Friday, February 16th, 3:30-5pm

Calling all artists, writers, photographers and cartoonists. Meet up with other Beacon area creative teens to draw and makes some 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 learn how to make an accordion zine and make some buttons. 
RSVP preferred so we have enough supplies available.
Email Michelle at for more information.  
New this Month!
Sketchbook Open Studio for Teens
Wednesday, February 28th, 3-5pm

Sketchbook Studio is an open space for middle school and high school students to work on sketchbooks, art journals and other drawing projects. All kinds of art materials will be available to use during studio time. Bring your own sketchbook. All skill levels welcome. Sketchbook Studio meets the last Wednesday of every month.
No registration required but  RSVP is appreciated. Contact Michelle at for more information.  
Know before you go!
Stay informed about library winter weather closings and delays.

To find out if the library is open during inclement weather Call, Click or Listen:


Call: 845-831-1134

Listen: 100.7 FM, 104.7 FM, 1260 AM, 1420 AM
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