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HPL closed Presidents' Day, Monday, February 16th.

     Black History Month film Rosewood, directed        by John Singleton and starring Jon Voight and      Ving Rhames, will be shown on Wednesday,     
     February 11th from 2 - 4:30 PM in the 
     Community Room. 

     Rated R. Not suitable for younger audiences.

The Howland Public Library presents "Obstructed Memories", an exhibit of new mixed media works on paper by Lynn Seeney. 


"Obstructed Memories" will be on view in the Adult Program Exhibit Space until March 1st. 


An artist reception will he held on Second Saturday, February 14th, from 5-7 pm.   


Friends of the Howland Public Library Owl
     Hello all. I hope everyone is staying warm this season. The next       
     meeting of the Friends of the Howland Public Library will be    
     Tuesday February 10th at 7pm in the library's Community Room. 
     I look forward to seeing you there.  
                                             --  Tom Rigney, Trustee, Howland Public Library

Welcome Aboard, Rajene Hardeman!
New HPL Trustee Rajene Hardeman (left) with Board President Prudence Posner 

    On Tuesday, February 3rd, Rajene Hardeman was sworn in as an HPL Trustee       until June 30, 2015.  She is replacing Shawn Waldron, who left the Board for   

    personal reasons.  On her application, Ms. Hardeman wrote: 


    "I'm a Beacon resident going on six years. Transplanted from NYC, because a 

    friend sent me to Long Dock to see the space Scenic Hudson was to transform,       and I fell in love with Beacon and the Hudson River on the spot. I have been a    

    volunteer crew member aboard the Clearwater on three separate occasions and 

    enjoy sailing the Hudson with the crew. I have worked Sundays as a docent at 

    Dennings Point since 2011.


    "My background as Resource/Account Coordinator at Ogilvy (14 years) really     

    helps me to understand good communication strategies and how to brainstorm       for heightened effect. In the early 2000s, I spent five years as a volunteer family       arts leader at Wave Hill Cultural Garden in Riverdale. I have always been    

    community oriented and aspire to complete a Masters in Library and Information     Science."


    Rajene Hardeman brings with her a love of libraries and many skills that make         her one of HPL's MVAs (Most Valuable Assets). Welcome, Rajene!


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    From the Director

February is Library Lovers' Month

Library Lovers' Month is a celebration of public, private, school, academic, and special libraries of all types. It's a time for everyone to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that libraries will continue to serve their communities for many years to come.  One easy way to support libraries in New York State is to take two minutes 

or less to send a message. Show your support here.


-- Fanny Keaton    


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Howland Public Library
313 Main Street
Beacon, New York 12508