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Calling All Junior Artists!

Junior Art Show

Are you an artist? Do you love to create? The Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library will be having our first Junior Art Show this November and we need your artwork! If you would like to be part of the show, please bring us a piece of your ready-to-hang artwork to the Children's Desk by October 29 to display in our art show this November.

An Artists' Reception will be held in the art gallery on Saturday, November 7 from 2 pm to 4 pm. For more information, check out our Junior Art Show flyer or call the Children's Desk at (845) 786-3800, ext. 25. We look forward to seeing everyone's creation!

News & Events

What's All This Swiping and Tapping, Anyway?

Are you confused about the new technology everyone seems to be talking about? Do you want to catch up with your grandchildren? Then join us for Sip & Swipe Café! This is a no-pressure series of programs on using tablets, geared especially to seniors. There will be something hot or cold to drink, depending on the weather, and coaches to help you as you work through the self-paced tutorials to handle and use email, and lots more.

Watch for flyers in the Library once we get dates set up, we hope to start this fall. No need to have your own tablet, you can participate using one of the Library's devices. Registration will be required, as we can accommodate only a limited number of learners at a time.

Homework Help Starting October 19th

Are you a K-6 student in the North Rockland Central School District who needs help with homework? Starting October 19, we will be offering Homework Help at the main library. Hours are Mondays, 6 pm - 8 pm and Wednesdays, 6 pm - 7:30 pm. To check in, please come to the Children's Desk. No appointments necessary! For more information, check out our flyer.

Note: Homework Help is not a replacement for professional tutoring or parental supervision. Helpers cannot be held responsible for children's homework. Homework Help will not be in session on days the North Rockland Central School District is closed.

Thank You All Around!

Thanks to those who donated Haverstraw Middle School and James A. Farley yearbooks to fill some gaps in our collection. This is an on-going project, so if you have older yearbooks from North Rockland schools, we'd be happy to provide a home for them. Contact Cathy at 786-3800 ext 22 for more information.

Computer Classes are Back!

Would you like to learn how to use a computer? Or maybe refresh your skills? Register for one of our free computer classes available starting in October. Classes include Introduction to Computers, Using the Mouse, Searching the Internet, and Introduction to Word. Registration begins one week prior to a class and must be made in-person. For a complete list of days and times, visit our Adult Services page or pick up a newsletter at either Haverstraw Library building.

Borrow a Tablet

We have Samsung Galaxy tablets and two types of drawing tablets available for 14-day loan to Haverstraw Library patrons over 18 with library accounts in good standing. The Galaxy tablets are loaded with a variety of apps, including OPverDrive, Daily Cardio Workout, and Recipe Search, just to name a few. The drawing tablets allow you to draw and paint, and transfer your work to a computer. Stop at Adult Reference for more information or to check one out.

E-books: More Availability than Ever!

In response to your frustration with having to borrow and download popular titles, all of the libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) are working together to make more content available sooner. You can read e-books on an e-reader, tablet, smartphone or other device, and on your desktop computer as well. The same goes for e-audio, for the most part. Stop by the Reference Desk, and we will be glad to show you how it works, and help you get started.

Feeling a Little Run Down?

Your devices, that is. Charge 'em up at the Library! We have USB charging stations in the Reference, Children's, Teen and mid-level computer areas. Forgotten your charger or power cord? Come to the Circulation Desk and check one out. Cords can be borrowed for 3 days. We'll get you back to full strength in no time!

Are You a Magazine Lover?

Now you can read the latest issue wherever you are. Download an electronic copy to read on your portable device using the Nook app. Over 40 titles are available through the OverDrive, ranging from Smithsonian to TV Guide and The New Yorker to Vegetarian Times. Once you have downloaded an issue, it is yours to keep. Join the users throughout RCLS who are enjoying this expansion of our downloadable content.

Software at the Library

We like to offer you the best! Haverstraw Library has numerous programs and apps installed on our public access computers and portable devices. Here's a sample: Microsoft Office 2013; Office Multilanguage 2013 (French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Turkish); Anime Studio (beginner and pro); Manga Studio Animation-ish; Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing; Adobe CS5 Design Premium; Microsoft Visio; College Algebra Solved; Middle School Success; Algebra I & II; World of Physics; SmartDraw; Mastering Elementary School; Corel Draw; Corel Photo Paint; Kindergarten Success; Crayola Art Studio; and Sparkbooth Photo Kiosk.

We're Up and Running!

Our photo scanner is now available for use. Bring your family photos to transfer onto your flash drive, CD, or DVD. The cost is $3 per scanning session. The scanner is located in the reference area on the entry level. Staff at the Reference Desk are available to show you how to use it. Go ahead, embarrass your kids by posting those pictures from when they were young and goofy-looking, or fill in some of the blanks in your online family tree.

Main Library

Main Library at Garnerville, NY
10 W. Ramapo Road
Garnerville, NY 10923 Directions >>
Phone: (845) 786-3800
Fax: (845) 786-3791

Sunday 1-5 pm*
Monday-Thursday 10 am-9 pm
Friday 10 am-5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am-5 pm

* Closed 6/29 -8/31/2014.

Village Branch

Historic Fowler Building, Haverstraw, NY
85 Main Street
Haverstraw, NY 10927 Directions >>
Phone: (845) 429-3445
Fax: (845) 429-7313

Monday 12 pm-8 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10 am-5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am-5 pm


Thursday, October 8

♦ 10:30 am, Lose to Win
♦ 11 am, Computer Class: Intro to Computers
♦ 5 pm, Art Design with Scratch
♦ 7 pm, Camp Half-Blood Club

Friday, October 9

♦ 11:30 am, Stories & Craft
♦ 4 pm, LEGO Club & Board Game, Village Branch
♦ 4 pm, Minecraft Challengers

Monday, October 12

♦ 11:30 am, Tales & Tunes
♦ 2 pm, Stories & Craft
♦ 5:30 pm, Family Movie, Village Branch
♦ 6 pm, Knitting Group
♦ 7 pm, Tales & Tunes


♦ Wednesday, November 25 - early closure at 5:30 pm
♦ Thursday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Day

Board Meeting

When: Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30 pm

Where: Board Meeting Room, Main Library at Garnerville

Who: Board Meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend.

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