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Meet Author Eleanor Kuhns
Summer Reading Program Fliers
Thank You Friends of HPL!
World Wide Knit in Public Day
Free Downloadable Audiobooks!
International Film Series
Meet the Author at HPL
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Author Eleanor Kuhns speaks about her new mystery, A Simple Murder, on Thursday, June 14th, from 2 - 3pm at HPL. A Simple Murder has garnered attention from the New York Times, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly and has won  the Minotaur Books/ Mystery Writers of America's 2011 First Crime Novel award. Ms. Kuhns is a Goshen Public Library librarian and former director of the Finkelstein Memorial Library in Spring Valley.  A question and answer period will follow, along with a book sale and signing. Cash only. Light refreshments. Free. No registration required. For more information, call Alison Herrero, Adult Services Librarian, at 831-1134.

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Be a BCSD Change Agent!

HPL Batle of the Books 2010 TeamPyramidThe HPL Board of Trustees invites residents of the Beacon City School District age 18 and up to join the library board as interim trustees.  Library trustees are responsible for the library's building, budget and policies. They're positioned to effect good in the community. The library board meets the first Tuesday of the month and terms extend from the September 4th board meeting to June 30, 2013.   For information and an application, visit our website  
 Friends of the Howland Public Library OwlThank You Friends!  
Friends of the Howland Public  Library support our efforts to provide quality public library services to the Beacon City School District, including our Summer Reading Program and autumn's Big Read.  Friends fundraising efforts include a member drive, a family fundraiser, and Beacon Reads, the bookstore located at 309 Main St.  Click here to see some of the great things HPL was able to purchase thanks to our Friends. Find out more about Beacon Reads here.  Find out more about Friends of HPL, including how to be a Friend, hereWe really need our Friends!  
World Wide Knit in Public Day
From left: Barbara Verdesi, Jean Hyatt, Alison Herrero, and Roberta Yaffee. (Photo: Peter McGivney)

What better place to knit in public than in a public library? On June 12th, members of HPL's Knit Together group had a great time knitting in the main room of the library as part of "World Wide Knit in Public Day". This event began as a way for knitters to enjoy the company of other knitters. The HPL Knit Together group meets weekly. So if you like to knit - or always wanted to learn - stop by anytime on Tuesdays from 10-11:30 AM and join our friendly group! For more information, contact Alison Herrero, Adult Services Librarian, at 831-1134. 
Download Free Audiobooks at

LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and publish the audiofiles on the Internet. Their goal is to record all the books in the public domain.  To download free audiobooks or to volunteer to read a book, go to

Thanks to Deborah Weltsch, Librarian, Coordinator of Central Library Services, Poughkeepsie Public Library District for this tip.

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