Meet Our New Director, Sci-Filmmaking for Kids, A Beacon Inspired Exhibit and much more
Howland Public Library eNews        2015 I eighteen
HPL Welcomes New Director

The Howland Public Library is pleased to introduce you to Amy Raff, our the new Library Director. Amy was appointed on October 6th by the HPL Board of Trustees after a 3 month search. Raff succeeds Phyllis Keaton who retired as Library Director in June after 15 years of service.

Muriel Verdibello, former Director of the Newburgh Public Library, has been serving as Interim Director since Keaton's retirement in June.

Amy brings with her over 15 years of public library experience. She most recently worked at Woodstock Public Library, where she served as Director from 2010-2015 and Assistant Director from 2000-2010. Prior to that she was the Library Director at Sarah Hull Hallock Library in Milton, NY from 1998-2000.

Amy is enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve the needs of Beacon City School District. "The Howland Public Library is positioned as a center of the community and contributes to the vibrancy of the city", she says. "I am so looking forward to working with the staff, the board, the friends and the community - to create the future together."
Snapology LEGO
Bridge Building Class
Thursday, 11/5 4-5pm

Our friends from Hudson Valley Snapology will be back to teach young engineers ages 5-12 to build interesting bridges, including a cable bridge, with LEGOS.

Registration for this program is full.  For those not registered for this class, our regular Lego Club will be taking place in the Youth Program Room.

Spark Media Weekend Sci-Fi Fantasy Filmmaking Workshop
Saturday, 11/14 10:30-3:30

In this one-day intensive, youth ages 10-15 will work in groups to script, storyboard, film, and edit original Sci-Fi/Fantasy narrative short films, with a focus on special effects film making. Get ready to make your own film about superheroes, ghosts, space exploration, and more!

To register, call SMP: 845-485-4480 --- or register via web:
Crazy 8's Math Club = Mad Fun!

Members of our K-2 Crazy 8's Math Club shown bright when they used glow sticks and styrofoam balls to turn 2-D math shapes into 3-D structures. Crazy 8's is a math club that meets over a span of 8 Tuesdays designed to get kids fired up about math by experimenting with concepts like speed, angles, structure, etc.

This popular program is already full this semester. Stay tuned for information about the next session!

Image Courtesy of Kevin Woyce
Manhattan Bridges Slideshow & Talk
Thursday, 11/19 6:30-7:30pm

Join photographer and author, Kevin Woyce, as he presents a thoroughly entertaining PowerPoint presentation on the history of Manhattan Bridges. Past to present is covered through vintage and modern photographs and fast-paced history.

Knitting Club Helps Santa Train Deliver Warmth to Residents of Appalachia

This is the sixth year members of the Howland Public Library's "Knit Together" knitting club have donated beautiful hand-made knit items to the Santa Train. The Santa Train will be making its 73rd annual 110-mile journey through Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. It makes numerous stops along the way, allowing Santa and helpers to distribute donated gifts to waiting children and grown-ups. We are proud and grateful to the members of our knitting club!

Interested in joining us? We meet each Tuesday morning from 10 - 11:30am.
Novice knitters to advanced are all welcome!
Carlos Pavan Guitar Recital
Saturday, November 21st 12-1pm

Join Carlos Pavan as he performs an hour of music from Argentina, as well as original compositions. He has performed around the world at renowned venues such as Lincoln Center.

Beacon Inspired Exhibition Opening Saturday, 11/14 5-7pm

This month in the Community Room, local artists Jan Dolan and Jean Noack present a collaborative exhibition of paintings and photographs inspired by the City of Beacon and its surroundings. Meet the artists at their Second Saturday reception.  Beacon Inspired will be on view through November 30th.

Between the Lines:
Art from Beacon HS Students
Reception 11/14  2-4pm

HPL is very excited about this opportunity to share the creative work of Beacon's students with the community. This exhibit is the first of what the library hopes will be many exhibits of student artwork at HPL. The exhibition was organized by Claudine Farley, District Art Department Coordinator and features work from Beacon High School's Studio Art Classes. Between the Lines will be on view through December 12th.  
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