Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

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July/August 2014 Newsletter

A Note from the Director

On behalf of the Trustees and Staff of Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library (HKDPL), thank you for your support and in approving our operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1st!

Since summer is here and many fortunate to get a break from the daily grind, I thought I'd share some of my recent favorite novels for you to consider taking to the beach. Jojo Moyes' Me Before You is the heartbreakingly romantic story of two people who never expected to fall for each other. Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear is the first in an awesome historical series about a former WWI nurse who becomes a private investigator in 1920s London. It's very atmospheric and resonates particularly given this year's centennial of the war. The Circle by Dave Eggers explores a Google-like technology and social media company that has huge aspirations. A must-read for any Facebook user! And the teen fiction duology of If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman will linger with you long after you're done.

Happy reading and see you in the stacks!

Claudia Depkin, Library Director

Thank You to Our Poll Watchers

Thank you to the following people who worked as volunteer poll watchers for our budget vote: Bernadette Abbatecola; Carmen Agostinho; Loretta Ahearn; Miki Baret; Elvira Caccioppoli; Laura Hooghius; Gail Kaiser; Bonnie Koop; Carmen Kuryla; Ron Manger; Anita Marks; Maryann Plaviak; and Ben Sullivan.

October Art Show - Attention Senior Artists!

Artists age 65 and older are invited to display one ready-to-hang painting, drawing, or photograph in our Art Gallery during the month of October. Please bring your artwork to Karen Romaner in the Adult Services Department on September 22, between 10 am and 8:30 pm. Please attach a 3" x 5" index card to the back of your work with the following: name; phone number; title of piece; medium; and whether or not you want this information published in our brochure (mark the card "publish" or "private"). A reception will be held in our Community Room on Monday, October 2, at 1 pm.

Adult Summer Reading Program

Don't let the kids have all the fun this summer, sign up for a Summer Reading program all your own! Registration is easy and open to Haverstraw Library cardholders ages 18 and over. All you have to do to register is go to our site hkdpl.org and under the Adult tab click on the Summer Reading link. Or, if you prefer, come to either library building and stop by the Reference desk and pick up a form there. Registration is open all summer, so it's never too late to join in the fun.

Reporting starts Monday, June 30th and may be done either online or at the Reference desk at either library. Prize winners will be chosen randomly from those who report on books over the course of the program. For more information, check out the Adult Summer Reading Library Guide on our website. Registered Adult Summer readers will be invited to a celebration at the end of the program. Stay tuned!

In Our Gallery

July - Dog Days of Summer: Photographs. Photographer Alice Hughey turns her camera on her dogs with close-ups of them at rest and play. Look closely - can you decide what parts of which dogs you are seeing?

August - Natural Inspirations. Jennifer Herman's photographs showcase teh natural beauty of our Tri-State area. Ms. Herman will host an opening Art Reception on Saturday, August 9 at 1 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

Friday, July 4 - Independence Day

Saturday, August 30 to Monday, September 1 - Labor Day Weekend

The Library will be closed Sundays for the summer, starting June 29 till Labor Day weekend. We will reopen on Sundays starting September 7.

Summer is Here - Time for a Good Book!

Whether you are staying home by the pool or traveling the world, your Library has an easy way for you to keep up with your reading. We have new books on our Express shelves from the late winter and spring, in case you didn't have time for them then, and e-books and e-audio that you can read or listen to on the go. If you have recently gotten a tablet, e-reader, or smartphone, and would like to know how to access library materials on it, step by the reference desk and we'll be glad to help you figure it out.

Audiobooks let you "read" while your hands or eyes are otherwise occupied. We have books on CD, self-contained Playaways, and e-audio available for download. Taking a long drive? Audiobooks are the way to go. Learn something new or listen to a great story while you travel. Again, we'll be happy to show you how these things work, or help you set up your device.

Read Online or Download Children's & Teen eBooks for Free!

We are proud to offer an excellent new service powered by eSebco to all our young readers. Read over 100+ children's and teen eBooks online or on your mobile device anywhere, anytime, and for free! Check out our Youth Services page for the link and for instructions to get started!

Teens! Volunteer at the Library

Earn Community Service this summer by helping with programs, shows, and being a Book Buddy. Open to Teens in grades entering 7 - 12. Please attend one of our Volunteer Orientation Meetings listed below for more information:

Monday, July 7, 5:30 pm - 6 pm, in the Village Branch
Tuesday, July 8, 6 - 6:30 pm, in the Main Library
Tuesday, July 22, 6 - 6:30 pm, in the Main Library

There's always food at our meetings and free books! You will also earn an invitation to our Pizza Party in August. Volunteer with a friend today!

Are You Looking for a Job?

A neat and error-free resumé is the first step in presenting yourself to potential employers. We can offer suggestions and help you put the finishing touches on your resumé. If you are just starting out, we can provide resources to help you create one. Call 786-3800 ext. 21 to set up an appointment. It won't be anything fancy, but we hope it will help you land a job!

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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