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SDNAACP Exhibit and Film
Featured Article: the Legacy of Freed Slaves on the Hudson Valley Economy
Friends of HPL Fundraiser!
Become a Library Trustee
Join Our Staff
In recognition of Black History Month, the Southern Dutchess NAACP will exhibit historical items at the library in February.
Also in recognition of Black History Month, on February 20th at 1 PM there will be a screening of Thurgood, film of the Emmy-winning one-man play starring Laurence Fishburne as Thurgood Marshall.
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Featured Article
Hudson Valley Etching

"There is a River - A Mighty River"


A fascinating lecture on the social and economic contributions of Africans living along the Hudson River from the Dutch Period to the American Revolution, presented by Dr. A.J. Williams-Myers, Professor, Black Studies Department, SUNY New Paltz.


This presentation examines the contributions of African Americans in every aspect of Hudson Valley daily life, from Colonial times to the American Revolution. Professor Williams-Myers will trace the legacy of enslaved and free Africans to the overall economic growth of the Hudson Valley society, as well as their military participation in the nation's revolutionary struggle to win freedom from England - ironically, something denied them.


Tuesday, February 19th, from 6 - 7:30pm. Free. No registration required. Books available for sale and signing.  


For more info, contact Alison Herrero at
Friends of HPL Fundraiser 2013
Serve the Community. Become a Library Trustee.

The election for the Howland Public Library Board of Trustees and library budget vote will be held Thursday, April 4, 2013.

 U.S. citizens 18 years old or older and residents of the State of NY and the Beacon City School District for 30 days preceding the election are eligible to run for three (3) vacancies on the Howland Public Library Board of Trustees.
Candidates may pick up petitions at the library; these petitions must be notarized and returned to the library clerk by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 5th, and carry the signatures of at least 25 people qualified to vote in BCSD elections.

The Board of Trustees is the library's policy-making body.  A library trustee's commitment is to both the physical property and resources of the library, and to the services it provides and to the people who provide them.  The library board has the final responsibility to see that its library provides the best possible service to its community.  Public library trustees are not paid; they are community volunteers.

Meetings of the Board are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.  The public is invited to these meetings; the next one will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in the community room at the library.  
Serve the Community. Join our Staff!

Full-Time Bookkeeper. Duties include preparing payrolls, annual reports, receipts and payments; account keeping and general clerical activities. Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma or equivalent and either (a) three years of clerical experience involving keeping or reviewing of financial records in a responsible capacity or (b) any equivalent combination of experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work. Civil Service provisional appointment pending future examination. Health and NYS Retirement benefits. Starts at $30,000. Email resume and references to


Part-Time Clerks. Minimum qualification is a high school diploma or equivalent. Preferred: college degree, library or customer service experience, an area of expertise, a second language, Beacon school district residence. Work requires some physical stamina (standing long periods) and strength (lifting up to 20 lbs.). Starts at $9.50 per hour; up to 20 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends. Additional hours possible pending Civil Service exam. NYS Retirement. Email resume and references to