Be a Library Advocate, Poetry Night, Home Staging, Film: Paper Tigers
Howland Public Library eNews                       2016~v.6
Take a Stand for NY Libraries!
Help us create a visual message with impact!

Governor Cuomo has not included an increase in state-mandated library funding in his proposed state budget. We need your help in communicating to our legislators the value and importance of the library in our community during these budget negotiations. March 2nd is Library Advocacy Day. Library advocates from all across New York State will converge on Albany to voice their support for funding and policies that benefit libraries. 

You can be a library advocate right here in Beacon!  Here's how can you help...
Start by finding out how much the library saves you each year by using the Library Value Calculator. We think you'll be surprised at your savings! Not sure how to use the library calculator? Just ask at the front desk and we'll be happy help you. 

Next, between now and February 25, stop by the library and let us take a photo of you sharing your annual library savings.

We'll share your photo on our Facebook page  and in Albany on Advocacy Day....And just like that, you're a Library Advocate! You'll be helping us send a clear visual message to Albany about how valuable the library is to our community. Find out about more ways you can help by visiting the NY Library Association's Advocacy Page
We need your help. Make your voice heard!

Programs for Adults
Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's
Monday, February 22nd, 1pm

Join Janet Syvertsen, Director of Community Engagement for the Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter, as she presents a program titled, "Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters." This program provides information about memory loss versus normal aging. You'll also learn about risk factors and resources that are available to help.
Poetry Open Mic
Tuesday, February 23rd, 7pm

As part of their month long poetry and photography exhibition, Conflicts/ Resolutions, The Beacon Photography Group invite you to a night of poetry reading. Readers will include Beacon's Poet Laureate, Thomas O'Connell and our very own Justice McCray.
All are welcome to read, listen, and enjoy good company
Sidney Poitier Double Feature
Thursday, February 25th

In celebration of African American History Month, we are showing two 1967 films starring Sidney Poitier.
3pm - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
5pm - To Sir, With Love
Stay for one film, or see them both! Light refreshments will be served.  
Home Staging
Thursday, March 3rd 6:30-7:30 

Are you preparing to sell your home?
Join Home Staging expert, Karen Gray-Plaisted, who will show you how to get top dollar for your home and make it stand out from the competition with home staging. She'll have plenty of images for inspiration.
Find out how home staging can work for you!
Ms. Gray-Plaisted owns Design Solutions KGP, based in Warwick, NY.
Special Film Presentation for Teens and Adults

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