Grow Yoga, Second Saturday Reception, The Poughkeepsie Read, Historic Photo Exhibit
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The Poughkeepsie Read
October 9th- November 22nd.

Howland Public Library is proud to once again be partnering with the Poughkeepsie Library District for their month long "The Poughkeepsie Read" event. This year's program is a celebration of John Steinbeck's classic Depression era novel, "The Grapes of Wrath". We have a wonderful line up lectures and programs exploring the history, art and culture of the 1930's.

For a full listing of Poughkeepsie Read events in the area download the brochure here or pick one up at the library. 

Photo of FSA photographer Dorothea Lange. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Historic Photos on Loan from the FDR Library and Museum

On view this month in the Director's Gallery is a two part display of Farm Security Administration photographs on loan from Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. The FDR Library reproduced sets of iconic FSA photographs from their collection for this Poughkeepsie Read traveling exhibit. Part one, Female Photographers/Female Subjects will be on display from October 3rd through 16th.  Part two, Work/ Unemployment, will be on display from October 19th through 31st.   

Book Discussion with Dr. James Cotter
Tuesday, October 13th
 2:30 - 4:00pm

Join Dr. James Cotter, Professor of English at Mount Saint Mary College, as he leads a stimulating book discussion of
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck. Light refreshments. Free. No registration required.
"Seeing" by Jennifer Blakeslee
"Document" Exhibit highlights Hudson Valley Photographers

On view on the Community Room, "Document" an exhibition of the work of 6 contemporary Hudson Valley photographers, Jennifer Blakeslee, Markie Baylash, Michael Bowman, Sasha Bush, Meredith Heuer and Ronnie Farley. Each carrying on the tradition of social documentary photography in their own unique way. Document will be on view in the Community Room Exhibit Space from October 10th through November 7th. A Second Saturday artists' reception will be held on October 10th from 5-7pm.

Same Place, New Day and Time!

Do you have a new tablet, smartphone or ereader? Do you want to learn how to download eBooks? Need help with an older device? We are here to help! Our Teen Geek, Justice, will be available to assist you on SATURDAYS from 12-4pm.

Programs for Children and Families
GROW Yoga!

Time for you and time for baby or toddler too! Develop a joyful mind, healthy body, and peaceful spirit together. Each class includes yoga postures and breathing techniques, with child focused segments to strengthen & tone abdominals, legs & tush while learning to relax overworked neck and shoulders. Songs and playtime for baby or toddler along with some gentle massage techniques round out the class.

6 sessions: Monday, Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30
10:45-11:30am Toddler & Me: ages 12 - 24 mos.
11:45am-12:30pm Baby & Me: ages 3 - 12 mos.

Space is limited, so please register by contacting Ginny at or 845-831-1134, x.103. Please bring a yoga mat (or towel) for yourself, and a blanket and favorite toy for your little one

Thrills & Chills!
Friday, October 30th
6:45 - 7:45 pm

Boys and ghouls ages 8-12 are invited to join us for an evening of strange and eerie tales told by the light of the jack-o-lantern at the HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Revolting refreshments to be served!
Strictly for older children!                                                  
A night of creepy surprises!
Not for those prone to nightmares!
Reminder: Building Improvements
Coming Soon...
This fall, Howland Public Library will be making a substantial upgrade to the public restrooms and the front entrance. These improvements include an ADA-compliant, energy-efficient airlock entry and accessible restrooms.

During the construction, the library may be closed briefly while the doors are being replaced. In addition, the renovation of the restrooms will create a period of time when there will be no public restrooms available, and use of the Community Room will be limited. As soon as we have dates and details we will let the public know. These enhancements will increase access to the library for all users.

These improvements are being made, in part, thanks to the Public Library Construction Grant Program from the State of New York State Education Department: New York State Library.

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