Renovations Complete! Great American Jukebox, Women's Art Exhibit
Howland Public Library eNews                       2016~v.8
New Restrooms are Now Open!

This morning, we passed our final inspection.  Library Director, Amy Raff, took former director, Fanny Keaton on a tour of the library's newly renovated restrooms. Fanny applied for the project grant before retiring in 2015 and construction started soon after Amy's arrival at the library. Now, our new restrooms are officially open! 

The restroom area has been completely transformed. The updated ADA-accessible space is bright and colorful and features modern hands-free facilities. With the installation of our new automatic doors and the opening of the restrooms our Accessibility Improvement Project is now complete. We truly appreciated the community's patience and support while we made these renovations.

This project was partially funded by a Public Library Construction Grant Program from the State of New York State Education Department: New York State Library and a grant from the office of Senator Sue Serino.
Programs for Adults
The Great American Jukebox
Thursday, March 10th 6pm

Join videographer, Andrew Stein, and jukebox collector and expert, Ed Liss, for this fascinating program about "The Great American Jukebox." First, watch a 45-minute video, then listen to recordings of different jukeboxes - and learn fun facts and history pertaining to jukeboxes from Mr. Ed Liss. This step-back-in-time event is free and no registration is required.
First Row: Margot Kingon, Theresa Gooby. Second Row: Janet Ruhe, Anna West
Women's Art Collective Exhibit
Opens March 12th 5-7pm

The Howland Public Library presents "CoMFY 16," a group exhibition from the women's collective CoMFY. The exhibit will be on view in the Community Room Exhibit Space and from March 12th- April 2nd.  Artists' Reception will be held on March 12th from 5-7pm.

Upcoming Programs
(more) Coloring Books for Adults
Tuesday, March 15th 6-7:30pm

Come to unwind, while expressing your creativity! Adult coloring books offer a variety of designs, often intricate, just waiting to get lost in. Both colored pencils and fine tipped markers will be available, along with a wide variety of coloring books to choose pages from.
Writing Workshop with Julie Chibbaro Saturday, March 19th 12-3pm
Hone your writing skills with acclaimed, local author, Julie Chibbaro. Her novels, Into the Dangerous World, Deadly, and Redemption, have each earned rave reviews from the likes of "The New York Times Sunday Book Review," "Kirkus Reviews" and "Booklist."

Topics covered during this 3-hour class include character and plot building, techniques to help you bust through your writer's block, as well as the "how" of getting published. This active participation class is not to be missed!

Registration is required for this free event, as space is limited. Go to the Howland Public Library's front desk to register or call 845-831-1134. Be sure to bring paper and pen!
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