ON THE LIBRARY
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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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.