Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

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September/October 2014 Newsletter

A Note from the Director

This summer we wished a fond farewell to two members of our team.

Elvira Caccioppoli retired after over 42 years of service to the Library. She was a part-time library clerk for 32 years, and a volunteer and president of the Friends of the Library for a decade before that. Her dedicated service to the Library is an amazing gift and we are deeply appreciative. She plans to continue to volunteer for us, so we'll all get to see her smiling face on a regular basis.

Sahn Siongco was a library clerk for 11½ years. She will be missed for her cheerful, helpful personality and attention to details great and small. WE wish her the best as she returns to her homeland of the Philippines.

We are looking for several people who would be interested in forming a Friends of the Library group. Friends groups are vital partners for libraries and assist with fundraising for special events and services, program support and advocacy. Please contact me at cdepkin@rcls.org or call 786-3800 x12 for more information.

See you in the stacks!

Claudia Depkin, Library Director

Blood Drive September 11, 1 pm-7 pm

Honor our first responders by donating blood. Donating blood helps save lives. Sponsored by the New York Blood Center and Senior Girl Scout Troop 40683.

Displays are for You!

People often ask if they are allowed to check out the materials on display in the lobby and inside the adult service area. Please do! We put together displays as a way to introduce you to titles and authors you may not be familiar with, or to present topical items that you might not have thought to look for at the Library. And if the display starts to look a little empty, that's OK too - we'll find more items to display for your neighbors to check out.

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 23, 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.

In Our Gallery

September - The Eclectic Photography of Charled Norfleet. Lifelong North Rockland resident Charles Norfleet demonstrates his ability to skillfully photograph a variety of people, places, and things. He will host an Art Reception on September 7 from 2 pm to 4:15 pm, in the Library's Community Room. Three of his photographs will be raffled off at 4 pm.

October - The Library's Annual Senior Art Show. Artwork by local artists age 55 and older. An Opening Art Reception will be held October 2, 1 pm to 2:30 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

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.

Knitting News

Adult knitters of all levels are invited to join us Mondays, 6-8 pm at the main library in Garnerville - bring your work in progress or just come for inspiration and encouragement. The HKDPL Cast-On Crew is creating and collecting hand-knit and crocheted items to donate to the Center for Safety and Change this winter. Contributions are welcome.

NEW - The Junior Knitters Group (grades 7 and up) will meet to work on individual and charity/school projects. Learn new techniques or master old ons in the company of friends. Community service hours can be earned for projects created to benefit the community. Meeting time for the fall is still to be determined, please let us know if you are interested. Questions? Please call Terry at 786-3800 x21.

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!

Planning a Trip?

We've been reviewing our travel books, and updating where it's needed. You'll find books on nearby destinations in the circulation lobby with the Express non-fiction, and a globe-spanning collection in the adult non-fiction stacks. Whether you are planning the vacation of a lifetime, or juct browsing to get the flavor of a place, we can help you find the resources you need.

E-Books: We're Still Here & Ready to Help!

Some of you have come in with your e-readers and tablets this summer, and together we have figured out how to use them to enjoy e-books and e-audio from the Library's collection. For those who may have been discouraged by the paucity of available titles, please try again.

Both Haverstraw Library and the library system have purchased substantial amounts of content, including extra copies of popular titles. Browsing through what is available today is no longer quite the exercise in frustration that it was a few years ago. The OverDrive interface for borrowing e-content is being upgraded as well, making the whole process smoother and easier. We hope to see you at the reference desk!

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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