Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

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September/October 2015 Newsletter

A Note from the Director

Community Sustainability

Economic, environmental and societal change all have a great impact on our quality of life. The American Library Association recently followed the New York Library Association in passing a Resolution on the Importance of Sustainable Libraries. I am very pleased to have been accepted to participate in a Library Sustainability Initiative Retreat to be held in September. During that retreat about 25 library leaders from across the state will meet to discuss the ways in which libraries of all types can join with government, education, business and grassroots efforts to ensure that our communities are resilient in the face of misfortune of any type. I will keep you posted!

Service Recognition

We are so very lucky to have a dedicated team of people who are committed to the Library and to you, our community. I'd like to take this opportunity to recognize those team members whose anniversaries occur during September and October: Susan Alicea, 19 years; Gesenia Baré, 12 years; Bryan Connor, 10 years; Andy Cruz, 3 years; Carol DeMaio, 10 years; Terry Eagle, 3 years; Cheryl Fellner, 12 years; Barbara Fleischer, 6 years; Angie McSweeney, 10 years; Jessie Moore, 21 years; Tara Morris, 19 years; Mary Paloglou, 15 years; Amanda Peckler, 2 years; Christine Roper, 12 years; Joan Rosen, 1 year; Carolann Ryan, 1 year; Cragi Scott, 6 years; Donna Sopalsky, 33 years; George Varghese, 1 year. That's 197 years of service to this institution and to the community. Thanks you all for your time, effort and loyalty! This recognition of team members will be a regular feature in our newsletter.

Claudia Depkin, Library Director

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!

Blood Drive September 9

Honor our first responders - donate blood and save a life! One lucky donor will win a sports jersey of the player/team of their choosing. Drop by the Community Room at the main library in Garnerville on Wednesday, September 9, 1 pm - 7 pm. Sponsored by the NY Blood Center and Senior Girl Scout Troop 40683.

October Senior Art Show

Artists age 55 and over are invited to display one ready-to-hang painting, drawing, or photograph in our art gallery during the month of October. Bring your artwork to Karen Romaner in Adult Services on September 21, between 10 am and 5:30 pm. Attach a 3"x5" index card to the back of your work with your name, phone number, title of piece, medium, and whether or not you want this information published in our brochure (mark the card "private" or "publish.") An Artist Reception will be held on October 7, at 2:30 pm in our Community Room, to honor our artists.

In Our Gallery

September - Mike Goscinsky - Hand Painted Woodcuts. Mr. Goscinsky had been creating and exhibiting his award-winning woodcuts for over 25 years. He'll present a woodcutting demonstration in the Library's Community Room on September 21, 6:30 pm.

October - Annual Haverstraw Library Senior Art Show. Local seniors exhibit their artwork. An Opening Art Reception will be held October 7, 2:30 pm, in the Library's Community Room.

Our gallery is located at the lower level of the library. Interested in exhibiting your artwork? Please call 786-3800 ext. 14 for information.

Library Closings

Saturday, September 5 - Monday, September 7, Labor Day Weekend

The Library will be closed on Sundays from June 28 to September 6.

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 OverDrive, 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.

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.

And thanks also to the following local businesses who supported the Library's Adult Summer Reading Program by donating prizes: Mr. Crispy's Brick Oven Pizza, Caeser's Grill and Simone's Cleaners, all in Garnerville; and The Copper Still in Pomona.

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 for seniors. There will be something hot or cold to drink, depending upon the weather, and coaches to help you as you work through the self-paced tutorials to handle and use an iPad or other tablet, navigate apps and the Web, set up 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.

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.

For a paper copy, please visit the library. For a list of programs and events, please select the appropriate department above or our Events Calendar. For previous Library newsletters, check our Newsletter Archive.

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