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Summer Reading at the My parents gave me and my siblings the great gift of the love of books. I have so many fond summer memories of
walking to and from the library from my the house where I grew up
on Washington Avenue. I would sit on the steps of my front porch and
read, read, read. A practice I still carry out to this day.
-- Alison MacAvery, Dutchess County Legislator, District 16
There's always something good going on at the Howland Public Library.
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can take you places you never imagined. It can inspire your dreams,
your thinking, or just be pure enjoyment. Now that the summer is here,
take advantage of it - choose your next book to read."
-- Frank Skartados, New York State Assembly District 100
Howland Public Library International Film Series
Eat Drink Man Woman
August Winged Migration
For more information about these & other films, click
INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE
desserts from each film's country of origin will be served!
served mango kulfi at June's film from India.
3 cups mango puree
14 oz. can
12 oz. can evaporated
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Pour into plastic freezer containers, 1/2 cup dishes or ice cube trays. Cover and freeze until hard (around 4 hours) -- best overnight. Keeps in freezer for a month.
For information about the HPL film series, contact Alison Herrero or Ai-Ping Ma at 845-831-1134.
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Meet our two new HPL trustees
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& The Helen Savoit Award for Library Advocacy Reception
Howland Public Library
Summer Reading 2010
Welcome to the HPL
2010 Summer Reading Program!
HPL librarians have spent months creating programs, lining up performers, interviewing teen interns and volunteers, and much more -- to support this year's themes:
Make a Splash@theLibrary (Youth)
& Water Your Mind @ the Library (Adults)
HPL offers activities
and entertainment for people of all ages and interests. Please join
us! And if you know someone who might be interested in our programs,
2010 Summer Reading Program
at Howland Public Library
July 6th - Aug. 13th
Young people age 3 through teens are invited to make some
splashy summer memories!
There's something for seafarers and landlubbers alike, only at HPL!
Friday mornings between 10:30-11:30am; ages
Stories, songs, games and crafts
NO registration required
"Make a Splash" Creative Book/Craft Club
Tuesdays & Wednesdays between 1-3pm; students entering
book discussions, craft project
Registration required; limited to 20 students
Thursdays between 1-2pm; ages 6-12
Special guest performers bring a variety of fun!
NO registration requiredChildren, Pre-K - grade 6, will keep track of books read (or
read to them) and enter titles in their reading-records at the library.
They will receive cool prizes and have their
names sent to their schools in September for recognition.
Please see fliers for details or contact Ginny
Figlia, Youth Services Librarian, at 831-1134, ex.103 or EMAIL GINNY.
Check the events calendar
More HPL youth programs are listed on the calendar.
of the Books Battle
of the Books is a nationally recognized literature contest. Students entering grades 6-9 in the fall can still join the 5th annual Battle
of the Books at the Howland Public Library. Beginning on July 8th, BoB will take place Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. Students will work with BoB coaches, enjoy a pizza, and
participate in fun book-related activities. In August, students will compete in mini-battles based upon
the books they've read. HPL will
supply the books. In September, an All-Star Team will be formed to compete
against twenty-two other library teams for the Regional
Championship.Students are urged
to sign-up at the library (or call the number below) for this fun
competition. Any parents or older teens
interested in coaching, or anyone requesting further information may contact
Ginny Figlia, Youth Services Librarian, at 831-1134, x. 103 or EMAIL GINNY.
Welcome to our third Howland Public Library
Adult Summer Reading Program!
Thursday, July 8th:
2010 Adult Summer Reading Program
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
"Water Your Mind." Catch up on your
summertime reading while getting the chance to win weekly drawings of
gift certificates to local restaurants! It's easy to
out a short "book review" form at the Howland Public Library for each
book you read this summer. The more books you read, the better your
win. Six-week program will begin on July 8th. Drawings will be held on
Thursdays. Winners will be notified. Kickoff fun will include
fantastic giveaways and refreshments. Stop by! Sunday, July 11th and Sunday, July 18th
with Julie Chibbaro
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM each session
Sorry! Registration is closed. Wait list only.
Hone your writing skills with acclaimed author Julie
Chibbaro. Her novel Redemption won the prestigious American Book
Award. Workshop topics will include character and plot building, as well
"how" of getting published. Not to be missed!
Wednesday, July 14th
Manhattan Lyric Opera Company Listen to consummate opera talent
Anne Tormela as she performs highlights of opera,
operetta, Broadway and popular classics. It will be a user-friendly
for young and old alike, and for both experienced and novice classic
lovers. Requests welcome!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, July 31st Join certified Kripalu Yoga and Meditation teacher LoriAnn
Paul, as she leads this exploration of traditional
meditations from around the world.
Meditations Around the Globe
1:00 PM -2:00 PM
Saturday, August 29thJoin fellow summer readers to view reviews, eat pizza and
receive prizes. We'll have great giveaways as our thanks to you for participating
making our summer reading program a success! No registration is required. Also, get set for Fall reading. We'll have an optional book swap at this event, so
interested, bring up to three books (maximum) to trade with fellow
Adult Summer Reading Program
1:00 PM -3:00 PM
Summer is a great time to join a book club!
HPL's Helen Savoit Daytime Book Club will discuss The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by
Jamie Ford on Tuesday, July 13th from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM.
Our Evening Book Club will discuss Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns on Tuesday, July 20th from 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM.
Both book clubs meet in our Adult Program Room. Borrow the book from the library, read it, and come prepared to engage in a lively book discussion. New members are always welcome!
If you're a member of a book club that meets outside the library, don't forget about our Book Club in a Bag Program. Each book bag contains at least 10 copies of a title, discussion questions, discussion leader tips, and a book sign-up sheet to help the leader keep track of the books. Everything you need to help you run your own book discussion group! Click on the Book Club in a Bag logo above to reach the online information page. Click below for available titles.
For more information about these and other programs for adults, contact Adult Services Librarian Alison Herrero at 831-1134 x105 or EMAIL ALISON.
winter, Dutchess County public libraries were happy to hear that the county would fund the county-wide Summer Reading Program as it has for many
years. Dutchess libraries have always been grateful for SPR funds,
for reading records and incentives, for program performers and educators,
and for theme-related books, school summer reading booklist books, and more.
May, libraries were informed by
the County Executive's office that -- due to income shortfalls -- money was not available to fund the Dutchess County Summer
Reading Program this year. Most Dutchess libraries, including HPL, were forced to
cut back on our
SRP purchases. Over $50,000 worth of books for children and teens will not be
purchased by Dutchess libraries this year due to the loss of county funding.
The state of the economy affects everyone. In tough times, libraries get busy!
Taking a stay-cation this year? Use our free WiFi or use a public computer in the library; borrow a selection of books, DVDs, books or music on CD, magazines, graphic novels, and more to enjoy at home.
Taking a vacation? Take an HPL "beach book" to the beach. (Ask about our vacation loan policy.)
The Howland Public Library looks forward to serving everyone this summer!
Phyllis Keaton, M.A., M.L.S.
Heuer Howland Public Library