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May/June 2015 Newsletter
A Note from the Director
Solar Panel Ribbon Cutting
Please join us for a very special celebration on May 18th at high noon as we host a ribbon-cutting for our solar panels! We are inviting YOU plus our local, state and federal dignitaries as we officially usher in a bright new, greener era at Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library. That same evening we will host a presentation that will explain how solar power works, and how you can make it work in your home.
Library District Vote and Trustee Election
Dont' forget that our annual Library District Vote and Trustee Election is coming up on Thursday, June 4, from 10 am to 8 pm. For your convenience, you can vote at either library building. For an overview of the proposed budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2015, drop by the library and pick up a newsletter or click here. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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 May and June: Cheryl Baker, 12 years; Cathy Campos, 14 years; Chris Coleman, 12 years; Evan Eagle, 2 years; Barbara Gillick, 10 years; Jackie Gomez, 6 years; Pamela Gunning, 8 years; Austin Hervais, 3 years; Barbara Karniol, 35 years; Patricia Parker, 12 years; Gerri Scheinin, 15 years; Emmi Umback, 1 year; Angie Yakal, 19 years, David Yakal, 1 year. That's 150 years of service, dedicated to our organization and to you, our public. Thanks so much to each of you for your time, effort and loyalty! This recognition of team members will be a regular feature in our newsletters.
See you in the stacks!
Claudia Depkin, Library Director
Thank You Again...
To Leo Laders Post 130 and William Mayer, for their donations of POW/MIA flags, and for retiring our worn flags.
Summer Blood Drive June 11, 1 pm - 7 pm
Blood supply is low - please donate and save a life! No appointment needed. Just head down to our Community Room at the main library. Thank you for your help!
Left Your Laptop at Home?
Want to use the Library's computers without time restrictions? We have Windows-based laptops and MacBooks for in-house use. We ask that when you borrow these devices you do not save email profiles, log in user names, or passwords on them. Work done must be saved to flash drives, CD/DVDs, or to the Cloud, if you subscribe.
In Our Gallery
May - Simon Jeruchim exhibits The ABC's of Imagination. Mr. Jeruchim fell in love with drawing while learning to write the alphabet as a child. This exhibit is a nostalgic receration of his humourous and decorated first "ABC's."
June - The Historical Society of the Palisades Interstate Park Region exhibits Artifacts and Pictures. The Society was formed with the intent of preserving the history of the Hamlets that once existed in the Palisades, and sharing the history with the public.
Our gallery is located at the lower level of the library. Interested in exhibiting your artwork? Please call 786-3800 ext. 14 for information.
Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day
The Library will open late on May 15, at 11 am, and on June 18, at 5 pm, for staff training.
Now That Spring Has Sprung
With the snow only a bad memory, it's time to head out to do something interesting. Check out a museum pass! Come in and ask at the Circulation Desk to see what is available. We have passes for the Intrepid, Bethel Woods, the Guggenheim, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, the Hudson River Museum, the Bruce Museum, Storm King Art Center, Museum Village, and vouchers for the American Museum of Natural History. The terms of each pass or voucher differ, so be sure to ask and read any information that comes with it. Take the family!
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.
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.
The Children's Room also has AWE Early Learning computers, including the AfterSchool Edge. These workstations come pre-installed with over 40 programs for children ages 18 months to 10 years. So come in, and give our computers a try!
A New Way to Read Your Favorite Magazines
As part of our OverDrive digital e-book and e-audio service, we are now offering access to popular magazines, including Vegetarian Times, TV Guide, Cosmopolitan, Popular Science, and almost 40 more. You need a Nook or a Nook app on your device to take advantage of this service. Once you have downloaded an issue of a magazine it is yours to keep. Just one more thing that proves your library card is the smartest card in your wallet!
Poll Watchers Needed
If you can spare an hour of your time and volunteer as a poll watcher for our budget vote, please call 786-3800 ext 14. Thank you!
Summer Reading Club 2015
Don't miss the fun at our Children's 2015 Summer Reading Club! Registration begins Monday, June 29 for independent readers residing in the North Rockland School District.
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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