Howland Public Library eNews                     2019 Vol. 47
What can I do with my library card?
Streaming Video with OverDrive

Many of our patrons are already enjoying OverDrive for downloading ebooks and audio books. But did you know that they also offer streaming video? You can now access streaming videos on your device with OverDrive and your library card. Go to  to check out all the titles available. There's also a tutorial available here.  
 Upcoming Programs for Adults
Socrates Café
Tuesday, November 19th, 4-5

Join moderator Dan Fisherman in a Socratic dialog that explores a philosophical, ethical, or socio-political issue using questions that probe underlying assumptions and statements. The goal is not to come out on top in an argument, but to arrive at a deeper appreciation for a subject's richness and complexity.
Coloring for Adults
Tuesday, November 19th, 6-7:30pm

Coloring books aren't just for kids anymore! Join us this month to discover the joy of adult coloring. Come to unwind, express your creativity, and meet new people! Adult coloring books offer a variety of designs, often intricate, just waiting to get lost in. Light refreshments served.
New members are always welcome! Stop by any time between 6-7:30pm.
Breast and Prostate Cancer Education Program
Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 2-3pm

Join Peer Educator, Miriam Chavez-Blandon, of Kingston-based non-profit, HITCH, for an hour-long peer education program about breast and prostate cancer.

Included in her talk will be the topics of risks, when and where to be screened, how to obtain free breast cancer screening if uninsured, and why older men should talk with their doctor about prostate cancer.

No registration is required for this free event.
 For Children and Families
Sensory Story Time
Monday, November 15th, 4-5pm

Geared towards children with special needs: intellectual, cognitive, and/or developmental challenges. This program will feature simple stories, flannel boards, songs, and appropriate movement activities that gently appeal to the senses, with reduced outside stimuli. A social time will follow with special sensory toys that encourage small and large motor skills.
This is a one-on-one time for parent/caregiver and child. An adult must register as space is limited. Please contact Ginny at or 845-831-1134, x103.
Caregivers are welcome to contact Miss Ginny in advance with any questions or to speak about the child's special needs.
Come & Play
Wednesdays, 9:45-11:30am
October - May

Wee Play Community Project and the Howland Library collaborate to use the library's Community Room for a time of play and socializing for children ages 0-4 accompanied by an adult. The purpose of Come & Play is to provide a fun destination for active indoor play.
 Teen Zone
Youth Philosophers Café
Wednesday, November 27th, 4-5pm

By request, a new program for young philosophers open to students in grades 6-9! In this youth version of the popular Socrates Café program, moderator Dan Fisherman will lead students in in a communal dialog that explores a philosophical, ethical, or socio-political issue.
No registration necessary.  Come and join the conversation!.
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