Howland Public Library eNews                        2019~v.11
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Healthcare enrollment assistance

Today, there are many options of affordable health plans to choose from. The Maternal-Infant Services Network (MISN) can help you make a knowledgeable choice - and help you wade through the often confusing application process. Certified navigators are available at to help you with healthcare enrollment, by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment, please call MISN toll free at 1-800-453-4666. For more information on the MISN organization, you can go to their website at The MISN Navigator is available at the library the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. 
Upcoming Programs for Adults
Helen Savoit Daytime Book Club
Tuesday, March 12th, 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's selection is
And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander
This novel is a mixture of history and mystery, and is set in the Victorian time period. Read the novel and then join us for a lively conversation. New members are always welcome!
No registration is required and new members are always welcome. Copies of this novel are available in the Mid-Hudson Library System.   
Film: Leap Year
Wednesday, March 13th, 1-3pm

A young woman (Amy Adams) decides to strong-arm her Irish boyfriend (Adam Scott) into marriage by proposing to him on leap day, when tradition forces him to accept.

Light refreshments served.

This film is Rated PG and runs for 100 minutes. Subtitles will be shown if available.
Bullet Journals
Tuesday, March 19th, 6:30-7:30

Have you heard about bullet journals and want to learn more? Join local crafter and journaler, Anna Mondello, for a PowerPoint presentation on all the ins and outs of creating and keeping a bullet journal. In this program, you will learn how to create a personalized bullet journal to help you organize, plan, and prioritize. Sample journals will be on hand to look at.
This event for adults is free and no registration is required.  
*Please note that this is an informational presentation only.
Author Talk - Janet Johnson Schliff
Wednesday, March 20th, 1-2:30pm

Join local Hudson Valley resident and author, Janet Johnson Schliff, as she discusses her recent memoir titled, " What Ever Happened to My White Picket Fence? My Brain Injury from My Massive Brain Tumor."

Janet Johnson Schliff was an award-winning special education teacher for 25 years. But, as her abilities began to fade away with no medical explanation, she suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) behaviors that wreaked havoc on her much-loved teaching career.
Books will be available for sale and signing at this free event.
Creative Writing Workshop
with Julie Chibbaro
Saturday, March 30th, 12-3pm

Hone your writing skills with acclaimed, local author, Julie Chibbaro. Her novels, Into the Dangerous World, Deadly, and Redemption, have each earned rave reviews from the likes of "The New York Times Sunday Book Review," "Kirkus Reviews" and "Booklist." Ms. Chibbaro is the Founder of the Get Lit Beacon Literary Salon.

Topics covered during this 3-hour class include character and plot building, techniques to help you bust through your writer's block, as well as the "how" of getting published. This active participation class is not to be missed!
Registration is required for this free event, as space is limited. Go to the Howland Public Library's front desk beginning Friday, March 15th. Be sure to bring paper and pen!
Programs for Tweens and Teens
Art & Zine Club
Special Guest this Month
Graphic Novel Artist, Deb Lucke
Friday, March 15th,  3:30-5pm

Middle school students are invited to the next session Art & Zine. Local author and graphic novel artist, Deb Lucke, will be stopping by for a special workshop session to help us craft a story about heroes and villains. Scribbling and doodling is necessary.
*This program is free but registration is required as space is limited. Register by emailing Michelle at
For Families and Children
Sensory Story Time
Mondays, March 11, & 25

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.
Spanish Story Time
Fridays, March 15th & 29th 11-11:30am

 ¡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 Ileana. We invite children up to age 5, with a caregiver, to Spanish Story Time. We will meet in the children's area to share in Spanish stories and songs.
Local Author Book Launch
Saturday, March 23rd, 12-3pm

Come join local author,  D. R. Whitehead, for the official Middle School Mayhem Series Book Launch!
Enjoy crafts, giveaways, refreshments and a reading by the author. A limited amount of signed books will be given out for those who attend. This is event is free and open to the public.

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