Summer Reading Kickoff!

Howland Public Library eNews                       2016~v.21
Upcoming Programs
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. 

Next Friday Game Club
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!
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 through 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.
Office Hours for Assemblyman
Frank Skartados
Saturday, June 18th 1-2:30pm

The office of Assemblyman Frank Skartados will be available every third Saturday to meet with the public and discuss issues. For more information visit the website of Assemblyman Skartados.
Adult Coloring: Join the Fun!
Tuesday, June 21st 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.

This program is free, no registration required. 
Stop by at any point between 6pm and 7:30pm.

Last Day of School Summer Kickoff!
Wednesday, June 22nd 1:30-3pm

Elementary school age children will kick-off our "On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!" summer reading program and celebrate summer vacation by "Being Your Best Self." Come help begin our LARGE Coloring Sheet Mural that will be made by YOU!
What makes you special? Our Beacon neighbor and Empowering Clerk, Ori Alon, will be here to hand out "Refurbished Report Cards" so that you can get recognition for all the great things about you that regular report cards can't show. Parents and teachers are encouraged to get one too!
Closing Early Monday, June 20th
for Carpet Cleaning

Plan ahead! We're finishing our spring cleaning just in time for the first day of summer! HPL will be closing at Noon on Monday, June 20th, for our annual carpet cleaning. We reopen Tuesday, June 21st at 10:30

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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