Howland Public Library eNews                        2019~v.2
Thank you!
Food for Fines Update

A big heart-felt thank you to all the wonderful people who donated to our Food for Fines campaign. Because of your generosity we were able to donate over 20 crates of food to St. Andrews Food Pantry, Beacon Community Kitchen, and Tiny Food Pantries Beacon. These amazing organizations work year-round to help feed our neighbors in need. Even though Food for Fines is over, you can still donate directly to our local food pantries and soup kitchens all year long.   
For more information about local resources for those experiencing food insecurity and where to donate, check out this list compiled by the folks at  A Little Beacon Blog.  
Upcoming Programs for Adults
Daytime Book Club
Tuesday, January 8th, 1:30-3pm

Join the library's fun and friendly daytime book club. The Helen Savoit Daytime Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30. This month, we will be discussing "Out Stealing Horses" by one of Norway's best fiction writers, Per Petterson. Read the book and then join us for a lively conversation. No registration is required and new members are always welcome.
Copies of this novel are available in the Mid-Hudson Library System.
Chaotic Inheritance
Wednesday, January 9th, 1-2pm

Join local owner of Garrison Concierge, Madeleine DeNitto, for this highly informative one-hour program. Learn how to best deal with the multitude of tasks and decisions to be made when a loved one passes away. Also learn tips on making choices now, yourself, to make things as easy as possible for your own children/loved ones left behind. This event is free and no registration is required. To learn more, go to her website at
Programs for Tweens and Teens
Reel Life Film Club
Friday, January 11th, 6pm

Middle school and high school students are invited to join us for a special screening the film, Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, a documentary about the life and music of folk singer, activist, and local hero, Pete Seeger.

After the film, there will be a Q&A with Grammy Award Winners, David Bernz and Jeff Haynes. David worked with Pete Seeger for many years producing his CDs including the 2010 Grammy Award winning Tomorrow's Children with the Rivertown Kids and Friends. Jeff Haynes collaborated with Seeger on his last project, the spoken word record, The Storm King, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2013. David Gelber, creator of the docu-series, Years of Living Dangerously, will moderate the discussion.

Reel Life Film Club is an opportunity for middle school students to view award-winning documentary films and talk about them with inspiring people. Now in its third year, the film series is a collaboration between the Beacon, Cold Spring and Garrison libraries. A new film is shown each month, rotating between the three locations.

All students in grades 6 and up are invited to the screening. Pizza will be served at the event and registration is requested to ensure there in enough pizza for everyone. To register email

Art & Zine Club
Friday, January 18th, 3:30-5pm

Beacon area creative teens are invited to join us for Art & Zine Club. What are zines? Zines are self-published tiny booklets of art and writing. Create your own zine or collaborate with others.
RSVP requested to ensure we have enough supplies. Contact to register.
Button Making
Saturday, Jan. 19th, 11am-12pm

Students ages 10 and up are invited to join us for Saturday Morning Makers. This month we will design and create your own pin back buttons.
This program is free but registration is required as space is limited. To register, email Michelle at .

For Families and Children
Pokemon Card Players Meetup
Fridays, 12/8 - 2/1, 3:45-5pm

Pokemon enthusiasts who are looking for a place to play cards with friends are welcome to gather at the library. Children must know how to play or be serious about learning. If you don't have cards, we will have extra decks on hand. We will start off with an intro and basic rules.
Lesly Deschler Canossi along with a parent-helper will supervise the activity. We ask that parents stay on premises but do not have to stay in the room. We can accommodate 12-14 children on a first come, first served basis.
For questions or more info, please contact Lesly at
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