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SEPTEMBER 12, 2005

The mornings have become much cooler. Students have returned to school. The sun drops beyond the horizon around 7:30 pm and the leaves are starting to show signs of change. Yes, fall is arriving. It is difficult to say goodbye to summer, but the dawning of fall brings to light feelings of excitement and joy. We look forward to NFL Sundays, driving the kids to school, the fresh smell of cool Allegany county air, the swooshing of leaves as we walk down the sidewalk and the irreplaceable moments spent outdoors with family and friends during autumn. This is also a time when we can look forward to visiting the library.

This Thursday, Dr. Adil Al-Humadi will be coming to the library to finish a two-part lecture series. Dr. Al-Humadi will be discussing the practice of Islam and how it originated. He will also provide insight pertaining to the Islamic faith and the role of Muslims in American society. This discussion is part of the September Project, which began last Thursday here at the library. On Thursday, September 8, Dr Meic Pearse discussed his book, "Why the Rest Hates the West". During his discussion, he enlightened the audience by lecturing on worldly views of Western culture and the interaction between religion, historic cultures and global politics. Many of the attendees engaged in discussion after the lecture to gain appreciation of non-Western culture and to further their understanding of their own culture. Dr. Adil Al-Humadi will begin his lecture at 7 pm this Thursday.


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Two computer workshops are still open for the month of September. These workshops are open to the public, but the library requests that patrons register before the day of the workshop. The first workshop is Monday, September 19 at 7 pm. During this program, patrons can learn about desktop publishing. This class will focus on using basic computer programs to create professional looking documents. Patrons will be able to make holiday cards during this class that they may take home with them. The second computer workshop will be on Monday, September 26 at 7 pm. This class will help patrons learn new ways of searching the World Wide Web. It will show them the many ways to answer tough questions, like how to find "good" health information or discounts on travel expenses.

In addition to computer workshops, a tour of the library will take place on Tuesday, September 20 at 10 am. Come see the library’s beautiful Georgian Colonial style building and all of its distinct architectural features. This is a terrific occasion to see areas of the library that are not always open to the public. During the tour, patrons will be given the chance to learn about David A. Howe and why he gave this wonderful library to our community. The tour is roughly forty minutes long and involves walking up and down stairs.

Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 pm, the Adult Educational Opportunity Center will be offering a free career building workshop. This workshop will aid participants in making strategic choices for advancement in current careers or continuous education. Services will include assistance with forms necessary for college admissions and financial aid, referrals to additional funding sources, transportation services and daycare, distance learning, resume building, vocational school applications and credit for life experience. This is an excellent opportunity for people that are looking for a fresh start.

Lastly, the Pfeiffer Nature Center will be visiting the library on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 pm. Naturalist Angela Broughton will examine native species of Allegany County and bring in many amazing (hands-on!) inner and outer features of mammals. This is a great family program that will allow grandparents, parents and children to learn about our area’s natural environment. Children will love the hands-on interaction with Ms. Broughton’s many interesting artifacts.


All programs at David A. Howe Public Library are free to the public. If you have any questions regarding programs, please contact the library at (585) 593-3410. The library is open: Monday and Thursday 10 am to 9 pm, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; closed Sunday and Wednesday.

This page was last updated December 22, 2005.

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