November/December 2013 Newsletter
A Note from the Director
As we head into the holiday season, thoughts often turn to gratitude. I'd like to take this oppportunity to thank our Board of Trustees for their commitment to the Library, to freedom of access to information, and for their tireless support. Thanks are also due to our dynamite staff members, who go the extra mile to provide the excellent service, programs and materials that you, our public, deserve. And finally, a huge thank you to you! Without the support and interest of our community, we'd be here all by ourselves. Instead, you make Haverstraw Library the vibrant, exciting, sometimes-noisy-but-never-boring, place that it is.
Speaking of holidays, keep the Library in mind for helping you make sense of all the new devices out on the market these days. Have an e-reader or tablet that you don't know how to use? We can help! Want to try one before you make a gift purchase? We can help with that too! Interested in just coming to play for awhile? We're your go-to place. Talk to anyone at the reference desk for assistance.
Wishing you and yours a healthy and joyful holiday season!
Claudia, Library Director
Take a Tablet and Call Us...
Oops, wrong kind of tablet. What we do have is tablet computers for you to borrow for 14 days, either to try out before buying one for yourself, or just to check out something new. We have a variety of tablets to borrow - Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy, and Acer Iconia. Stop by the adult reference desk for more information. Tablets, like e-readers, may be checked out by adults with Library accounts in good standing.
ESL Class Being Planned
We are organizing an ESL class for the near future. If you are interested in taking the class, please call the Adult Reference Desk at 786-3800 ext. 18 or 19.
Making the Most of the Library's Resources
Keep up with the news and information featured on our website - hkdpl.org - to know what's going on at the Library. As you look down the right-hand side of the screen, you'll find links to our e-books and e-audio, free music downloads, electronic databases, your Library account and much more. Library Guides is a new link to resources prepared by Library staff to help you with particular tasks and topics. Use the "contact us" e-mail link at the top of the page to let us know what you think.
In Our Gallery
November - Corinne McGeorge presents Women in the Military, a mixed media exhibit of women who are serving or who have served in the military. An opening reception and program will be held in the Community Room on November 2 at 2:00 pm.
December - Edward Brophy exhibits paintings of Landscapes and Portraiture.
Our gallery is located at the lower level of the library. Interested in exhibiting your artwork? Please call 786-3800 ext. 14 for information.
If the North Rockland School District closes for the day, the library opens at 1 pm. If the weather is still bad at 11:30 am, the library will not open. Library closings are announced on our recorded phone message, on WHUD 100.7 FM and WRCR 1300 AM radio, and on cancellations.com. No fines on snow days!
Library Closings 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 5:30 pm early closure
Knitting... The Perfect Winter Sport!
Do you knit? Join us on Mondays from 6 pm to 8 pm. Share patterns and ideas, learn new techniques, investigate new fibers. Explore the resources available on the Internet and learn from fellow knitters. All knitters are welcome - from beginners to expert level. For more information call Terry at 786-3800 ext. 21.
Winter Blood Drive
The N.Y. Blood Center and the 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee are partnering to increase blood donations leading up to the Super Bowl. Donors will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a pair of tickets to the Super Bowl. Schedule an appointment by calling 786-3800 ext. 18 or 19, register online at nybloodcenter.org, or just walk in.
For a paper copy, please visit the library. For a list of programs and events, please select the appropriate department to the upper-right or our Events Calendar. For previous Library newsletters, check our Newsletter Archive.