Howland Public Library eNews                        2018~v.36
Clearwater by Larry Fitzpatrick
Spirit of Beacon Photo Show
Reception Saturday, 5-7:30pm

Join us this Saturday as we kick off the Spirit of Beacon celebration! HPL and the Spirit of Beacon Committee asked the community to submit photos they felt captured the essence of the "Spirit of Beacon." More than 30 local photographers answered the call. Stop by the library on Saturday evening to see their collective portrait of our wonderful little city.  
Spirit of Beacon by Kevin Bertholf
The event will also feature a digital exhibit of photos of past Spirit of Beacon Day celebrations from the Beacon Historical Society's collection and Local History Librarian Peter McGivney. Also on view for the month of September is a display from the Beacon Historical Society entitled "The History of the Spirit of Beacon Day." Can't make it to the opening? The photo exhibit will be on view until October 7th.

Calling All Beacon Poets!
Beacon Poet Laureate applications due September 7th

Do you like to wax poetic? You could be the next Beacon Poet Laureate! So what exactly does the Poet Laureate do? The Beacon Poet Laureate will act as an advocate for poetry, on behalf of the City of Beacon, by promoting and emphasizing the importance of poetry in our community. The selected Beacon Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term (January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020.)

The deadline to receive the completed application package is September 7, 2018.

The Beacon Poet Laureate Nominating Committee will review all submissions and select a Beacon Poet Laureate. The name of the selected poet will be announced on a date to be determined in November 2018. Find the application and all the details at  

Love in America
Sunday, September 9th, 2-3pm

Join local licensed mental health and drug and alcohol counselor, Alison Lewis, for an enlightening Powerpoint presentation and discussion of companionship in America - from romantic relationships to parenting, friendship and more. Learn how our human relationships are developed and how they are molded by American society. See how the judgement of social media is negatively influencing our important human relationships.

Discussion will also cover topics such as loneliness, suicide, mental health and addiction.
Is Self-Publishing for You?
Exploring the
Opportunities & Obstacles 
Thursday, Oct. 13th, 6:30-7:30pm

The process of getting a book proposal accepted by a traditional publisher can feel like a grueling process, although not without its rewards. But there is another route, growing more popular and accepted in the publishing community: author-publishing (i.e. self-publishing). If you have ever considered following this road, please join local author-publishers Jennifer Clair and Lauree Ostrofsky as they share what they've learned through the creation, distribution, and marketing of their non-fiction books.
Jennifer is a chef and the author of "Six Basic Cooking Techniques: Culinary Essentials for the Home Cook" and Lauree is the author of two self-help books titled "Simply Leap: Seven Lessons on Facing Fear and Enjoying the Crap out of Your Life" and "I'm Scared & Doing It Anyway."
Copies of these books will be on hand for sale and signing. This is a free event and no registration is required.

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