Library Election, Dia Art Foundation, tech Drop-in Day, International Film Night
Howland Public Library eNews                       2016~v.14

The election for the Howland Public Library Board of Trustees and the library budget vote will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016, from NOON - 8 PM at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon. Public library trustees are elected officials who hold the Library in trust for the Beacon City School District service area. All registered voters in the Beacon City School District are eligible to vote. Absentee ballot applications are available at the library's front desk.

Four candidates are running for three vacancies on the Howland Board of Trustees.  There are two five-year terms and one one-year term.  Candidates with highest number of votes will serve five-year terms. Those candidates are (in alphabetical order):
Jan Dolan (incumbent- appointed to fill remainder of term)
Lillian Glauda
Rajene Hardeman (incumbent)
Randy Lashua (incumbent)
Learn more about he candidates here

For more information about the proposed budget go to

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Amy Raff, Director, at 831.1134 ext. 100 or  
This Week at the Library
Dia Art Foundation Presentation
Tuesday, April 19th 6-7pm

Join Dia:Beacon educators for discussion and an introduction to the history and sites of Dia Art Foundation, as well as a drawing exercise that will explore themes related to the collection.
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Thursday, April 21st - All Day

Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by carrying  a poem with them and sharing it with others throughout the day.  

To help you celebrate, there will be printed poems available for the taking at the Library's Front Desk. To find more poems for your pocket, selected from the Academy of American Poets, go to
Tech Drop-in Day for Kids
Friday, April 22nd 3-4:30pm

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 robots Dash & Dot. 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!

All NEW challenges! There is no registration as this is not an instructional session. For more info contact Ginny at 
International Film Night
Friday April 22nd 7pm

This month's feature, War of the Buttons, comes from Ireland. Torn off shirt buttons are war trophies for two rival groups of boys from neighboring Irish towns. Lessons about friendship, betrayal, and right and wrong, are learned.

Admission is free and no registration required. All films shown in their original language with English subtitles (including films in English.) Doors open at 6:30 and film starts promptly at 7:00pm.
Upcoming Programs
Coloring Books for Adults
Tuesday, April 26th 6-7:30

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.
Author Talk, Nicholas Conti
Thursday, April 28th 6:30-7:30pm

Join local playwright and author, Nicholas Conti, as he talks about his latest novel titled, "The Godmother Wore Prada." Allow women into the mafia? Can fashion help not only clean up the Mob, but revitalize it?
Along with "The Godmother Wore Prada," a variety of Mr. Conti's titles will be available for sale and signing.  
Intro to Babysitting
Saturday, April 30th 11am - 3pm

For ages 10 & up. In this Introduction to Babysitting Course, participants will learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first aid tips, and feeding and caring for children, including diaper changing. A simple test will be administered at the completion of the course and certificates will be distributed. Students may bring a snack and drink for the break.

Please register by contacting Ginny Figlia, Head of Youth Services, at 845-831-1134, x.103 for
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