Battle of the Books, Allison Wiand Exhibit, International Film night and more...
Howland Public Library eNews          2015 l fourteen
Congratulations, Beacon Bees!
2015 Battle of the Books Champions!

The 11th Annual Battle of the Books Competition took place on Saturday, September 12 at the George Fischer Middle School, in Carmel, NY. 23 libraries from the 5 counties of the Mid-Hudson Library System competed. After seven long hours playing against so many amazing teams, the Beacon Bees took First Place! Dutchess County teams took the top 3 spots; Wappingers Falls took 2nd place and Poughkeepsie 3rd place!

Big thanks to our head Battle of the Book coaches, Tom and Kristen Rigney, and our teen assistant coaches! It was an amazing team effort. Great job everyone! Loads of gratitude to the Friends of the Library for their sponsorship. Much appreciation to our team members' families for their support. Last but not least, thank you Pleasant Ridge for supplying us with our brain food all!

Learn more about the Battle of the Books at 

Paintings by Allison Wiand on view in the Community Room Exhibit Space

The Howland Public Library is pleased to present Suspension // Suspense, an exhibition of paintings by Allison Wiand. Suspension // Suspense will be on display from September 12th through October 3rd.

Allison Wiand is a local artist native to the Hudson Valley.
For Suspension//Suspense, Wiand is exhibiting a series of vibrantly painted portraits of wildlife.  

Save Energy, Save Dollars Workshop
Tuesday, September 22nd, 6:30-7:30

Join Camille Marcotte, Community Environmental Educator for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, as she provides energy efficiency information and easy tips. You'll come away from the workshop with actions you can take that will lead to energy savings.
International Film Night, Friday 9/25

This month's film, Baran, comes from Iran.
At a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a Turkish worker, is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret is about to change both of their lives forever.
Rated PG. 94 minutes.

Event is free and no registration required. All films shown in their original language with English subtitles (including films in English.) Doors open at 6:30 and film starts promptly at 7:00pm.  
The Poughkeepsie Read is coming in October!

This year's book is John Steinbeck's
The Grape of Wrath. Check out our calendar for a month full of exciting programs and exhibits inspired by this classic novel.

For a full listing is of Poughkeepsie Read programs in the area download the brochure here.

Learn more about The Grapes of Wrath here.

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