New Entrance, Photography and Poetry, Valentine Crafts and more...
Howland Public Library eNews                        2016 ~ v.4
Automatic for the People!

We're so excited to announce that our new automatic entrance finally is here! This accessibility upgrade was made possible, in part, by a construction grant from The New York State Department of Education/ New York State Library. Now it's even easier for the whole community to use the library. Come on by and give it a test drive!

Entrance vestibule where the new flooring will be installed.
Now Here's the Bad News...
HPL Will Be Closed (again)
Monday, February 8th

The library will need to close for construction one more time. Our contractors will be installing new floor tiles in the vestibule of our new entrance.

We'll reopen Tuesday at 9:30am. No fines will accumulate while we are closed.

Again, we're sorry for the inconvenience. We appreciate your continued patience and support. Hang in there! We're in the home stretch. 

Upcoming Youth Programs
Friday Game Club
for Middle School and HS Students

This new after school club meets every 1st and 3rd Friday from 3-5pm. Middle and High School students can get together with others who love to play D & D or various card games from Magic to Yugioh. The next meeting of the Friday Game Club is February 5th. Just bring your cards and we'll provide the tables and snacks!
There is no registration, just come and join in (or learn a new game).
For more information, contact Ginny at or 845-831-1134, x103.

Beads & Hearts Valentine Jewelry
Wednesday, February 10th  4:15 pm

Children ages 6-10 may join Miss Vickie and Miss Ginny for an after-school Valentine craft of creating beautiful jewelry out of recycled paper and plastic beads, hearts, gems, and shells. Stop in the library to see our lovely samples!

Due to space and material constraints, we do require registration for this FREE program by contacting Ginny at or 845-831-1134, x.103. 

Kids Explore sea+space

2 sessions: Sat., Feb. 13 & 20
from 10:30-11:30am

Elizabeth Castagna and Sophia Jackson of move+play will lead children ages 7-9 through and innovative movement and storytelling program

Session 1, Sea: Take a dip in the sea of imagination and dive into storytelling using pictures, words, and gesture.

Session 2, Space: Travel through ideas of outer space and explore the space all around you and beyond!

This program is free but space is limited, so please register by contacting Ginny at
or 845-831-1134, x.103

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Programs for Adults
Estate Planning and Elder Law
Thursday, February 4th  2-3:30 pm

Join Attorney at Law, Michael Martin, as he presents an informative presentation on the topic of estate planning and elder law. Included will be information related to trusts, wills, power of attorney and Medicaid. Bring your questions!
This program is FREE and no registration is required.
Poetry Meets Photography
Opening February 13th

Photographers and poets join forces in this group exhibition from the Beacon Photography Group. Local artists were asked to submit either poetry or photography (or both) inspired by the theme of conflict and resolution.
The exhibit will be on view in The Community Room Exhibit Space from February 13th - March 5th, 2016. A Second Saturday artists' reception will he held on February 13th from 5-7 pm.  
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