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AUGUST 12, 2005

The 2005 summer reading programs have come to an end, but the summer heat is still upon us. Here at the Library, we are planning our many fall programs. However, we must first finish the summer in style. The book sale will begin its "all you can carry" program on Monday, August 15 and continue until Friday, August 26. A creative writing workshop will be held on Friday, August 26 from 6 until 8 pm. These are the final events at the Library for the month of August, but there is much to look forward to in the fall.

This year we have extended the "all you can carry" book sale program for one more week. Starting August 15, patrons may come to the book sale and take as many books as they can carry for one dollar. Normally, this program would only last one week, but we have extended the program until Friday, August 26. This extension is a good way for patrons to stock-up on all the great used books the Library has to offer. Remember, all of the money made during the book sale is used to purchase new materials for the Library. There is only one rule for this year's "all you can carry program", please do not bring in carts or wheelbarrows to haul out books. If you need assistance carrying books out to your car, Library staff would be more than happy to help you.


This "Spotlight on the Library" article was written by Brian Hildreth, the David A. Howe Public Library director. Articles are written and published monthly in the Wellsville Daily Reporter.

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A creative writing workshop, WRITING FROM YOUR MEMORIES, will held at the Library on Friday, August 26 at 6 pm. Susannah Risley, a fiction writer and poet from Schenectady, will facilitate the two-hour program. She will read a short piece of her work, discuss memoir writing, and give a fun exercise geared to access a specific early memory. Participants will use their recollection to write. Everyone is invited to attend this free workshop. You do not need writing experience, but you do need to pre-register. Please call or visit the Library to sign-up.

Ms. Risley has had short stories published in national magazines and is the recipient of a James A. Mitchener Award for a novel in progress. She has taught workshops in Libraries across the state, community centers and homeless shelters. She also works in arts-in-education in schools. This workshop is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from the NY State Council on the Arts.

Although the summer programs will conclude on Friday, August 26, there is much to look forward to this fall. Included in the fall line-up are: a lecture by local author, Dr. Meic Pearse, who wrote the book, "Why the Rest Hates the West", a book discussion on the best-seller, "The Earth is Flat After All", by Tom Friedman, a family nature program called, "Fur, Skulls, Tracks & Scat" offered by the Pfeiffer Nature Center and a career building workshop offered by the Adult Educational Opportunity Center. These are just some of the programs being offered at the Library during the months of September and October. The Library will be publishing a newsletter before the end of August to inform patrons of upcoming events. Be sure to stop into the Library the first week of September to learn what is happening at your Library.


The David A. Howe Public Library is open: Monday and Thursday 10 am to 8 pm, Tuesday and Friday 10 am to 5 pm; closed Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. Please call the library at (585) 593-3410 for information pertaining to any Library events.

This page was last updated December 22, 2005.

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