Howland Public Library eNews                  Summer 2019

Summer Programs for Children and Families
STEM Tuesdays
Tuesdays 3:30-5pm
July 9th - August 13th

Elementary school-age children are welcome to drop in between 3:30-5:00pm to create with Legos and try out our cool STEM materials. Tinker with ozobots, littleBits, Snap Circuits, etc. This summer will feature an outer space theme!
Our Big Universe
Summer Performance Series

Check out HPL's calendar for exciting Our Big Universe programs for children grade K-6th. Every Thursday between July 11th and Aug. 15th, performers will WOW us with great programs about how amazing our universe is.
7/11, Outragehisss....Pets
7/18, Mad Science Spectacular
7/26, two shows 2pm & 3pm
Star Lab Constellations Traveling Planetarium  
8/1, The Mouse on the Moon Puppet Show 
8/8, Storycrafters
8/15 Jedi Academy 
Blast-off! STEAM Fridays
Fridays, 11am-12 noon
July 12th - Aug.16th
For children ages 4 - 6

Part of our "Universe of Stories" Summer Reading Program. STEAM activities include stories, movement, songs, science, and arts & crafts projects all with a spacey theme.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This free program is part of our Summer Reading Program and no registration is required.
Contact: Ginny at 845-831-1134, x103 or 

"There's an Alien in My Library" Workshop
Wednesday, July 31st 4-5pm

For children ages 5-8. Come learn about our solar system and listen to an alien tale. Then hand-stuff your own plush alien friend. You'll even get to name your alien on its own birth certificate before you take it home to cuddle.
An adult must register children for this free program by contacting Ginny at or 845-831-1134, x.103.

 Summer Reading Programs for Adults
Adult Summer Reading Kickoff
July 11th, 9:30am - 5:30pm

Stop by all day long to learn details of the Howland Public Library's 12th annual four-week program and pick up information about our special programs. This year's national theme is "A Universe of Stories." Kickoff fun includes refreshments and a fantastic giveaway!
Book Review Raffle!
Catch up on your summertime reading while getting the chance to win weekly prize drawings of gift certificates to local businesses. It's easy to participate. Simply fill out a short "book review" form at the Library for each book you read this summer. The more books you read, the better your chances to win. Drawings will be held on Thursdays. Winners will be notified.

The Space Race
Wednesday, July 17th, 1-2pm

Join author, photographer, lecturer, Kevin Woyce, as he presents a fast-moving, fact-filled presentation on The Space Race: 1957 - 1975. Packed with historic photographs and vintage concept art, this presentation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the landing of Apollo 11 on the Moon. He will introduce us to the visionaries, scientists and astronauts that made it all possible.
Taking Great Vacation Photos with your Digital Camera
Wednesday, July 24th, 1-2:30

Join photographer, Sally Delmerico, for a workshop on "Taking Great Vacation Photos with your Digital Camera." This class will explain how to take wonderful photos of your trip, outdoors as well as inside. Learn how to make each picture interesting and exciting while you create a photographic journal of your vacation.

This program will cover basic digital terminology that pertains to the settings of the digital camera to ensure the best quality file is captured. The menus of the camera, as well as the programs will be discussed.

Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras with a charged battery. This program is free and no registration is required.
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Magazine Paper Bowls
Thursday, August 1st, 6:30pm

Join crafter, Amina Chaudhri, as she teaches us how to make beautiful coiled bowls out of paper. Instead of throwing away magazines and catalogs - make something useful and lovely! All supplies needed will be included for this program for adults.

This event is free but registration is required. Registration opens July 11th.
Register at the library's front desk.
Star Wars Day
Saturday, August 3rd, 12-2pm

Stop by at any point between Noon and 2pm for everything Star Wars. While listening to Star Wars music, conducted by John Williams, you can test your knowledge of Star Wars trivia, work on a jigsaw puzzle of R2-D2, C-3PO and BB-8, play Star Wars-themed Mad Libs and more. Light refreshments will be served at this free event for adults. No registration required.

Solar System Puzzle
Saturday, August 3rd, All Day

Stop by to work on a colorful jigsaw puzzle of the solar system. This is a group effort project and is just for fun. All ages are welcome. Only 300 pieces, so it will be put together quickly!

 Friday Programs for Tweens & Teens
Anime Fridays, 3-5pm
July 12th & 26th,
August 2nd & 9th

Calling all manga and anime fans! Students in grades 6 and up can join us for a special summer edition of Anime Club. Enjoy some ramen and other snacks while watching and talking about your favorite anime. Teens can pick what we watch from the library's collection or streaming from No registration required.
Movie: October Sky
Friday, July 19th 3-5pm

Join us for a screening of October Sky. This film, staring Jake Gyllenhaal, is the inspiring true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes. Popcorn served.  
Families welcome. This film is recommended for ages 11 and up.
Intro to Babysitting
Friday August 9th, 1-5pm

For ages 10 & up. In this Introduction to Babysitting Course, participants will learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first aid tips, and feeding and caring for children, including diaper changing. A simple test will be administered at the completion of the course and certificates will be distributed. Students must register for this class.

Please register by contacting Ginny Figlia, Head of Youth Services, at 845-831-1134, x.103 for
Movie: The Hate U Give
Friday, August 23rd, 3-5pm

This year's High School Battle of the Books titles include Angie Thomas' new classic The Hate U Give. Battle of the Books team members and other teens are invited to this free screening of the film based on the book. Popcorn included. :)
This film is rated PG13.
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