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Celebrate Banned Books Week: September 27-October 3
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information and support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Drop by the library the last week of September and check out banned books to show your support! For more information and events happening in the area, visit the Banned Books Week website.
News & Events
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!
We are looking to expand our yearbook collection. The Library purchases a copy of the current year's high school yearbook, but all others are donations from the community. If you have a good clean copy of any of the North Rockland School District yearbooks listed below, we'd be more than happy to take it off your hands! To donate or for more information, please call 786-3800 ext. 22. Thank you!
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.
* Closed 6/29 -8/31/2014.
Monday, October 5
♦ 11 am, Computer Class: Intro to Computers
Tuesday, October 6
♦ 10 am, AARP 6-Hour Defensive Driving
♦ Wednesday, November 25 - early closure at 5:30 pm
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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