Spring Break Programs, Letter from the Friends of the Library
Howland Public Library eNews                       2016~v.10
Special Spring Break Programs
Spring Break Drop-in Day
Tuesday, March 22nd 

Children are welcome to drop in between 3-4:30pm and try out our cool STEM materials that are used during the tech-Tuesdays program.
Tinker with ozobots, littleBits, Snap Circuits, and MIT's Scratch coding program to make your own animated videos. Tables will be set up so that small groups can try their hand at these cool STEM materials. Parents are welcome to join the fun!
There is no registration as this is not an instructional session. 
For more info contact Ginny at youth@beaconlibrary.org.

Neverland Comes to Beacon,
An Afternoon with Peter Pan
and His Friends
Wednesday, March 23rd from 1-2pm 

Special Spring Break Program open to all elementary school aged children.
Join members of the cast of The Beacon Players' production of Peter Pan and hear stories and songs from the well-loved play and book by Sir James Barrie. We will read some excerpts from the Classic Starts' Peter Pan book that the 3rd grades will be studying. We'll even make a craft to take home.  

Join us for this exciting preview of the 1953 Broadway Musical PETER PAN presented by the Beacon High School Drama Club in April.  No registration necessary for this preview.
For more information on tickets for the Beacon Players' production go to their website:beaconplayers.com
Upcoming Programs
Author Talk with Shadei Williams
Thursday, March 31st 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Join local author, Shadei Williams, as she speaks about her recent book titled I Have This. This Doesn't Have Me. An inspirational author, Ms. Williams will speak about how she rose above her physical challenges through maintaining a positive outlook. This event is free and no registration is required. Books will be on hand for sale and signing.

Sea Lion Talk
Saturday, April 2nd 1-3pm  

Join Mark Hall, Supervisor at the Wildlife Conservation Society, Queens Zoo, for a PowerPoint presentation on Sea Lions. He is a member of the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society. This program is for everyone - families and adults. The event is free and no registration is required.

Message from the Friends of the Library

As President of Friends Of The Howland Public Library, I would like to tell you about some of our activities in 2016.
Friends volunteers manage the Beacon Reads bookstore and through their efforts and robust sales - the following was provided to the Library:
  • $400.00 to the Teen Club
  • $200.00 for the bus to Albany for Library Advocacy Day
  • $500.00 - Children's Museum Passes
  • $500.00 - American Museum of Natural History Passes
  • $500.00 - Expanding Tech Club
  • $1,200.00 - Battle of the Books ( Bus & T-Shirts)
  • $1,000.00 - Freegal ( Download Music)
Beacon Reads has been at it's current location since 2001 and
has continued to offer great books at reasonable prices.
Along with Beacon Reads providing  support to the Library - membership in Friends has a very important role in providing added
funds for various projects that are not included in the budget.
Our membership drive started in February and we appreciate any and all
Find out how you can help by becoming a friend of the library.

The Volunteers and myself thank all supporters who give their time and donations to our wonderful Library.

Marcia Frahman,
President, Friends of the Howland Library

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