Beacon History on Display, Sea Lions, Spanish Story Time and more...
Howland Public Library eNews                       2016~v.11
New Collaboration with
The Beacon Historical Society

The Beacon Historical Society and the library have teamed up to present monthly exhibits exploring the history of Beacon.  The displays will feature historical objects from the collections of both the library and the historical society. This first exhibit, Historical Connections, celebrates National Library Week. A spectacular collection of historical documents, photographs, and vintage artifacts on the history of the Howland Public Library will be on display near the front desk through the end of April. Learn about the history of the library when it was established in 1872 by General Joseph Howland. Come see a photograph of the old Fishman's Department Store, the library's present location, and much more! Stay tuned for news about future displays curated by the Beacon Historical Society.
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 FREE program is for everyone - families and adults. No registration is required.
Upcoming Programs
Kayaking: How To Get Started
Thursday, April 7th 6-7pm

Always wanted to try kayaking, but didn't know how to get started? Join Don Urmston, Educational Director for the Mid-Hudson Adirondack Mountain Club to learn everything from A to Z. From what gear you'll need and where to go paddling - to - the topics of kayak safety and choosing your first kayak.

CAPS Anthology Launch
Saturday, April 9th 2pm

Join CAPS (Calling All Poets) for the launch of their poetry Anthology. Readers will include Jim Eve (host), Roger Aplon, Michelle Johnson, Marina Mati, and Mike Jukovic.
Warren Hurley:
Landscapes of Ulster County
Exhibit Opens April 9th

Join us on Second Saturday in April for the reception of Ulster County Landscapes, paintings by Warren Hurley. Mr. Hurley's current work explores the countryside near where he lives in High Falls, New York. The exhibit will be on view in The Community Room Exhibit Space from April 9th - May 7th.  Stop by and meet the artist at the reception to be held on Saturday, April 9th, from 5 pm - 7 pm.

Beyond Casey - Baseball Poetry
Sunday, April 10th 2pm

To celebrate National Poetry Month and opening day of the baseball season, join Beacon Poet Laureate Thomas O'Connell for a reading of baseball poetry.
Yankees fan or Mets fan - this poetry will help to take you out to the ballgame!
¡Vamos a leer español juntos!
Starting Monday, April 4th

Let's Read Spanish, together!  
Children's Story Hour with Lisa Marie.

We invite children 0-5, with an adult, to a Spanish Story Time! Monday at 9:45 from April 4-May 2. We will meet in the children's area to share in the love of reading and music.

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