Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

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September/October 2017 Newsletter

A Note from the Director

Fall Fun

As you get settled into your autumn routines, take the time to learn something new about yourself or the world around you. We've got a dynamite series of genealogy workshops scheduled to teach you how to delve into the secrets of your ancestry. Defensive Driving is back in October and we also have a Star Wars movie marathon leading up to a full-day Star Wars Saturday on Octobe5r 7th. It'll be a cosplay frenzy as all your favorite heroes and villains of the series come hang out for the day. Bring the kids and grandkids. You won't want to miss it!

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 A., 11 years; Gesenia B., 14 years in July; Andy C., 5 years; Carol D., 12 years; Terry E., 5 years; Cheryl F., 14 years; Barbara F., 8 years; Angie M., 12 years; Jessie M., 23 years; Tara M., 21 years; Mary P., 17 years; Amanda P., 4 years; Christine R., 14 years; Joan R., 3 years; Carolann R., 8 years; Craig S., 8 years; George V., 3 years. That is 177 years of service, dedicated to our organization. Thank you all for your time, effort and loyalty! This recognition of team members is a regular feature in our newsletters.

A Fond Farewell

We're so sad to announce that library clerk Charlotte von Hein has retired after 39 years with HKDPL. She started as a page and over the last four decades has become the face our the Village library. It's hard for us to imagine the library without her! Charlotte, we thank you for your service and wish you a happy next chapter in retirement!

See you in the stacks!
Claudia Depkin, Library Director

Annual September 11 Blood Drive 1 pm - 7 pm

The Hudson Valley is still in the midst of a blood shortage. Please join us as we honor the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001, by saving lives with your donation of blood. No appointment needed.

Knitting News

With cool weather and the winter holidays approaching, the Cast-On Crew will once again collect hand-knit and crocheted items for distribution to local agencies. Handmade goods for all ages are appreciated. If you would like company while you create, our group meets Mondays from 6 pm to 8 pm. New members are always welcome. Join us! Call Terry at 786-3800 ext. 37 with any questions.

What Are Your Neighbors Enjoying? Why Aren't You Doing It, Too?

Don't be left out! Download the hoopla app and enjoy a wide selection of current music releases, e-books, e-audiobooks, comics, TV, and movies, all available whenever you are. With hoopla, there is no waiting for an item to be available - choose what you want, and stream or download it whenever you're ready.

With a new app that is easy to use, OverDrive has a vast selection of e-books, e-audio and more. Libraries across the Ramapo Catskill Library System are working together to increase the variety of material available to you, and to decrease wait times.

You can access more library services by downloading the RCLS Mobile app to your devices. Search the library's online resources, check your reserves, renew materials you have out, and much more, all from the comfort of your home or on the go. Take a look at through our site for links to these services and much more!

In Our Gallery

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER - "Souvenirs" by Cheryl Baker. Photographs of memories of her travels and moments in her life.

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

Wednesday, November 22 - Early Closure at 5:30 pm
Thursday, November 23 - Thanksgiving Day

Field Goods

Haverstraw King's Daughters Main Library in Garnerville is now a distribution point for Field Goods, a company which brings you fresh, mostly organic vegetables and other products from growers and producers throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. Staff are already enjoying this bounty and we invite you to sign up as well.

Do You Have a New Tech Toy?

If you want a new phone or tablet, and want to find out more about what it can do, join us on the mid-level at 7 pm on the first Wednesday of the month to exchange ideas. Library staff and patrons will join to share knowledge on ways to make use of your device. Apps will be discussed and demonstrated.

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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