Howland Public Library eNews                        2019~v.7
What can my library do for me?
Download eBooks with Overdrive
HPL is proud to offer you best-selling and classic ebooks and digital audiobooks available 24/7 from the library's digital collection. Go to or download Libby, the one-tap reading app.
You can browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader. Borrowed ebooks , audiobooks and more can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser or can be downloaded to the free Libby app for mobile devices. Digital titles can also be enjoyed on tablets and eReader devices such as the iPad®, NOOK®, and Kindle®. No matter how you plan to enjoy, titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
With hundreds of popular titles to choose from, this new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can enjoy best-sellers and classic literature, stories for kids and teens, full-length feature films and much more anytime, anywhere.
This service is free with your library card. To get started enjoying ebook s, audiobooks and more, visit  or download the Libby app today.

Know before you go!
Stay informed about library winter weather closings and delays.

To find out if the library is open during inclement weather Call, Click or Listen:
Call: 845-831-1134
100.7 FM, 104.7 FM, 1260 AM, 1420 AM  

Upcoming Programs for Adults
Author Talk, Keisha Mayo
Wednesday, February 13th, 1-2pm

Join author, Keisha Mayo, as she discusses her self-published novel "Deceived: What's Done is the Dark, Comes to the Light."

From description: "This book is about a woman who seemingly married the man of her dreams. As the pages of their lives began to turn, deception and a whole dark and secret life revealed itself. If you ever find yourself in this type of relationship, better days are coming your way."
Copies of her book will be available for sale and signing.  
Pop-Up Card Workshop
Saturday, February 16th, 12-1pm

Join local crafter, Alice Matthews, as she leads a workshop on making this fun and creative, three-dimensional, garden of flowers pop-up card. You'll also get plenty of additional ideas on different cards to create on your own. Add this element of surprise the next time you give a card!

All supplies will be included in this free event for adults.
Register today! Sign up sheet is available at the front desk.
Meet the Poet Laureate
Tuesday, February 19th, 6:30-7:30

Get to know our new Beacon Poet Laureate, Mr. Peter Ullian!  
Mr. Ullian will read selections of his poetry and let us get to know him by telling us a bit about himself. His two-year term in this honorary position runs the years of 2019 and 2020.

This event is free and no registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. Not to be missed!
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.
Programs for Tweens and Teens
Button Making
Saturday, February 16th, 11am-12pm

Stop by Saturday any time between 11-12 to design and make your own pin back button. A button making station will be set up near the library's entrance. 
No registration required.  
Anime Afternoon
Friday, February 22nd, 3-5pm

Anime and Manga fans in grades 6 and up can join us this month for an afternoon of anime and snacks. Teens choose the anime to be shown from our current anime dvds or streaming from Teens may bring their own Anime DVDs for the group to watch. No registration necessary. Parents please note, anime shown may be PG13 or TV14.   
Sketchbook Studio
Wednesday, Feb. 27th, 3-5pm

Sketchbook Studio is an open space for middle school and high school students to work independently on sketchbooks, art journals and other drawing projects. Monthly drawing props/prompts will also be available for inspiration. An assortment of materials will be on hand to use during studio time. (Please note: Sketchbook Studio is not an instructional class.) Bring your own sketchbook or use one of ours. All skill levels welcome.  RSVP is appreciated.  To sign up or for more information, contact Michelle at
New! Magic the Gathering
First Wednesdays, 3-5pm
First Session, March 6th

Students in grades 6 and up are invited to sign up for our Magic the Gathering Club. Bring your own cards. We'll supply the tables and snacks. The club will meet the first Wednesday of each month.
No registration required but RSVP appreciated. Contact Michelle at for more information.
Creative Writing for Teens
with Julie Chibbaro
4 Thursdays, March 7th - 28th,
3:30-4:30 pm
Register today!

Do you spend a lot of time dreaming of invented stories? Want to know the best way to get them on paper and share with others? Through writing exercises, read-aloud sessions, journaling, and music, award-winning YA author Julie Chibbaro will show aspiring writers many techniques for unleashing their most creative words. She will teach teens how to build characters and worlds, to revise, and to get in touch with those inner adventures in a way that will attract readers!

Registration is required a space is limited.
To take advantage of this great opportunity email Michelle at to register.
For Families and Children
Spanish Story Time
Fridays, Feb. 8th & 15th, 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.
Sensory Story Time
Mondays, Feb. 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.
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