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Free Jazz Program on Sunday
For Love of Liberty Documentary at HPL
Kelly Ellenwood Receives Advocacy Award

T&T Playing at 2011 Savoit Award Reception

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  Warm Jazz for a  

Cold Day!   


Hear T&T at HPL on Sunday, February 12th, from 1 - 2 PM.  Tom Baldino and Tony Acquisto have played at a variety of local venues. They'll play everything from 1940s swing to early progressive tunes such as "The Girl from Ipanema".  Free. Refreshments. No reservations. The perfect way to warm up on a cold day!

    NAACP LOGO In Recognition of Black History Month


See historical items exhibited by the Southern Dutchess  NAACP on display this month at HPL.  
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For Love of Liberty Movie Poster 
"For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots" showing at HPL.  On Wednesday, February 15th , from 1 - 3 PM, see the years from World War II to the inauguration of the first Black Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama, come to life. The documentary examines why African American men and women fought valiantly for freedoms they did not always enjoy. Historical images and readings from letters, diaries, and military records document sacrifices and accomplishments of African American service men and women. Winner of the 2011 NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Documentary. Free. No registration. Refreshments. For more information, contact Alison Herrero, Adult Services Librarian, at 831-1134 x 105.

Kelly Ellenwood Receives Advocacy Award


Kelly Ellenwood

On Saturday
, March 24, 2012, Kelly Ellenwood will receive the Howland Public Library Helen Savoit Library Advocacy Award at a reception in her honor at the Southern Dutchess Country Club. 

This award was created in honor of Helen Savoit, who was a teacher in the Beacon City School District for over 25 years.  
A Town of Fishkill resident, Helen Savoit served on the Board of Trustees of the Howland Public Library from 1984 - 1995, and on the Mid-Hudson Library System Board of Trustees from 1988 - 1997.  As MHLS President, Mrs. Savoit represented all public libraries in five counties in the Mid-Hudson region.   


Helen Savoit, a life-long library user, volunteered in Beacon Reads, the bookstore to benefit HPL, located at 309 Main Street.  She also ran a popular library book club for many years that remains "The Helen Savoit Book Club".  


Helen Savoit's death on May 25, 2008 was a personal loss to the Howland Public Library and a great loss to all libraries. Her family requested that donations in Helen's memory be sent to the Howland Public Library; these donations established this award in her name.  


Join the Howland Public Library in honoring library advocate Kelly Ellenwood on March 24th from 5 - 7 PM. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres & Champagne, a cash bar, music by jazz duo T'N'T and more. Tickets are $35 per person, proceeds to benefit the Howland Public Library Helen Savoit Fund. For more information or to reserve your ticket, contact the Howland Public Library at or call 831-1134 x 116.