Message From the Director, Field Goods, Gardens and Games

Howland Public Library eNews                       2016~v.21
From the Director's Desk

I'm happy to report that beginning this month the Library will be a pick-up location for Field Goods. Have you heard of Field Goods? Field Goods is located in Athens, NY, a small Hudson River town in Greene County. The company offers a subscription-based service that delivers produce from small farms to employees and consumers at workplaces & community sites year round. This is a good option for people who want to support local agriculture and enjoy fresh produce, but can't make it to a local farmer's market or don't have the inclination, space, time to grow their own garden. How does it work? First, you choose a pick-up location (hopefully the Library - although there are other locations in Beacon), choose a fruit & vegetable subscription level (subscriptions start at $15 per week), and enjoy a surprising variety of produce that is delivered to the Library for you to pick-up each week - year round! They send a weekly newsletter with the week's offerings and recipes for little known veggies that may be included in the delivery. The best part...if you won't be around that week or don't care for what is in the delivery you have a chance to suspend your subscription for that week or for as long as you like. It's easy to start back up when you're ready. Thursdays between 12:45 and 7:00pm is pick-up time for Field Goods delivery at the Library. I just signed-up and am looking forward to the convenience and variety. I'll let you know how it goes.
It's been a great seven months at the Howland Public Library. There's so much going on and it has been a pleasure getting to know the staff, the library, the public and the city. If we haven't met please stop by and say "hi."

I welcome your thoughts about the library.
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Happy Summer! See you at the Library.
Historical Connections:
Newburgh-Beacon Ferry

Did you know that the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry is the oldest ferry system in the United States? Visit the Beacon Historical Society's display case at the library to learn the 240-year story of the ferry that connected the Beacon and Newburgh communities. The exhibit, on view until the end of June, features a model of the Beacon ferry, photographs, and replicas of artifacts.
A collaborative exhibit on the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry by the Newburgh and Beacon Historical Societies will be at the Stone Floor Gallery at the Crawford House at 189 Montgomery Street, Newburgh throughout December 2016. An opening reception will be held at the Crawford House on Friday, June 17 from 6:00-8:00 pm. For more information please call (845) 561-2585.
Second Saturday at the Library
Portraits: Works on Paper
by Joe Radoccia
Meet the Artist, June 11th 5-7pm

We're very excited to be able to share with you the work of local artist, Joe Radoccia. His amazing large scale portraits will be on exhibit at the library through July 3rd. Stop by on Second Saturday to view the show and meet the artist. 
12 Easy Herbs to Add to Your Garden or Patio
Wednesday, June 15th 2-3pm

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County Master Gardner, Chris Ferrero, as she teaches us how to grow and use 12 easy herbs. The culinary and ornamental value of herbs make them candidates for kitchen gardens, perennial borders, vegetable plots, and all sizes and types of containers.
This program is free and no registration is required. 

Good News! Friday Game Club Continues through the Summer
Friday, June 17th 3-5pm

Middle and High School students can get together with others who love to play D & D or various card games from Magic to Yugioh every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Just bring your cards and we'll provide the tables and snacks!
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