Adult Summer Reading Program 2015
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. Registration begins July 6 and is open all summer, so it’s never too late to join in the fun! Come to either Library building to register or register online.
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 Guide or print yourself a copy of our Adult Summer Reading flyer. Otherwise, get started on the fun and sign up in July!
Waiting For You Book Club
Patrons who join the WAITING FOR YOU BOOK CLUB @ the Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library will automatically be put on the list for new books by their favorite fiction authors. Consider it one less thing you have to think about!
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Download eBooks and Audio Books from Home!
Did you know that you can download eBooks and audio books on your tablet, PC, iPod, or mobile phone? Our digital downloads service is a free amenity you may use at any time, 24/7, with no late fees ever. Get started today!
All you need to do is click the image above or hover over Account on the menu and select Digital Download. Go to Account, enter your 14-digit library card and your PIN number which is the last four digits of your telephone number we have on record. Once logged in, browse around and hit the "Place a Hold" button on any eBook or audio book you would like to borrow. When the eBook is ready for download, an email will be sent to you. You may also check your Account for a list of eBooks you have out, are on hold, and what you can download.
Check out this video to get started on your tablet by downloading OverDrive; the app used for this free service.
For any questions, check out the Help page or come in to the Adult Reference desk. We would be more than happy to help you out!
Books Coming Soon
Code of Conduct by Brad Thor
Non-Fiction The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives by Stephen Buchmann
The Dust that Falls From Dreams by Louis de Bernieres
Non-Fiction 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home by Jack Canfield
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The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives
Summary: Flowers, and the fruits that follow, feed, clothe, sustain, and inspire all humanity. They have done so since before recorded history. Flowers are used to celebrate all-important occasions, to express love, and are also the basis of global industries. Americans buy ten million flowers a day and perfumes are a worldwide industry worth $30 billion dollars annually. Yet, we know little about flowers, their origins, bizarre sex lives, or how humans relate and depend upon them.
Buchmann takes us along on an exploratory journey of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, perfumes, while simultaneously bringing joy and health. Flowering plants continue to serve as inspiration in our myths and legends, in the fine and decorative arts, and in literary works of prose and poetry, seducing us through their myriad shapes, colors, textures, and scents. And because of our extraordinary appetite for more unusual and beautiful “super flowers,” plant breeders have created such unnatural blooms as blue roses and black petunias to cater to the human world of haute couture fashion. In so doing, the nectar and pollen vital to the bees, butterflies, and bats of the world, are being reduced. Buchmann explains the unfortunate consequences, and explores how to counter them by growing the right flowers and just why there is, indeed, a Reason for Flowers.
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration opens one week prior to a class for Haverstraw Library cardholders and 3 days prior for everyone else. All classes are held in the Community Room at the Main Library in Garnerville unless otherwise noted.
Computer classes will resume in the Fall. Stay tuned for dates and times. Classes we offer are:
♦ Computer Basics
Want to find information on the new Obama Care? Check out this summary of the new Affordable Health Care Act plus resources and links to answer all your questions. To sign up for the program, head over to the Health Insurance Marketplace or NY State of Health.
Museum passes are available for Haverstraw Library card holders only to:
⋄ American Museum of Natural History
Haverstraw Library cardholder must be established and be in good standing (i.e. patron must physically have library card at hand and have no fees).
- One museum pass per family.
Cast On at Haverstraw Library
Can you knit and purl? Would you like to learn? Looking for more adventurous projects? Join us for a knitting group! Share ideas and expertise while working on independent projects or knit-alongs. Making use of the wealth of online information from sites like Ravelry, we'll work together to create knitted items. We can expand our horizons to other crafts like spinning, weaving and lace-making as time goes on. Interested? The Knitting Club meets every Monday at the Board Room in the Lower Level at 6:00 pm.
Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may borrow tablets (Androids and iPads) for a 2 week (14 day) period. Many educational and entertainment apps have been downloaded to the tablets including Ace the SAT, Daily Cardio Workout, Recipe Search, Citizenship 2013, Rosetta Course, 3D Bowling and more. Drop by the Adult Reference desk at either building to borrow a tablet out.
Nook Colors are available for check out at both Library buildings at the Adult Reference desk. Only Haverstraw Library cardholders in good standing may borrow one out.
Our Nooks come preloaded with some content but patrons may download digital content onto the reader via our digital download service. Instructions to download content from the Library onto the reader will be provided. Questions? Call the reference desk at 786-3800 ext 18 or email us.
Nooks and Kindles are available! Drop by the Adult Reference desk to borrow one.
Have your own e-Reader? Start downloading ebooks and audio books for FREE now!
Evening Book Club
Join our latest book club! The Evening Book Club is for those who lead a busy life and cannot come during the day.
We meet every month on the 4th Thursday at 7 pm. Walk-ins welcome!
Senior Book Club
This small but active group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Rosman Center in the afternoon.
Call Cathy at 786-3800 x22 for more details.