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OCTOBER 21, 2005

The season of autumn is now upon us and the people of Wellsville are embracing every moment of it. I had the honor of participating in my first Ridgewalk this year and I must say it was worth every heart pounding moment. The 5K was an absolute thrill. The air was crisp and clean, the participants were joyful and the spirit of community was alive. I look forward to next year’s event and I know that everyone else does too.

I am also looking forward to the many programs taking place at the library in the next few weeks. Some of these programs will include two book discussions by area authors, a career building workshop, several computer training classes and exciting games of Scrabble™ during the library’s new Scrabble™ Group. Just like the community of Wellsville, the spirit of the library is very well alive.

On Thursday, October 27 the Adult Educational Opportunity Center will be offering a free career building workshop. The workshop will take place between 3 and 7 pm. 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 and daycare services, distance learning, resume building and credit for life experience. You must register for the program by calling the library during regular library hours or visiting the Circulation Desk.

Additionally, the library’s new Scrabble™ Group will be meeting on Thursday, October 27 to play the relaxing and therapeutic game of Scrabble™. Research shows that the game of Scrabble™ enhances both mental and physical capabilities. By playing Scrabble™, players of all ages can improve reading and writing skills as well as strengthen muscle mass. The game is also a good way of alleviating pain associated with arthritis. The group will be meeting at 6:30 pm in the Living History Room.

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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Local Author Mark Phillips will visit the library to read from his biography, My Father’s Cabin and discuss his new novel, Ten Cents of God Help Us. My Father’s Cabin tells a wonderful story about the relationship between father and son and the conflicts that arise when ideas and view points differ. The story proves extremely powerful when readers realize that although the struggles between father and son are quite common, bonds are formed that can never be destroyed. All members of the family can relate to this touching truth. The reading will take place on Thursday, November 3 in the Monday Club Room. The reading begins at 7 pm.

The library will also be holding an introductory computer course for those individuals who would like to setup and learn how to use e-mail. This course will take place on Monday, November 7 at 7 pm. The course will give people the opportunity to set up a free e-mail account through the World Wide Web and begin sending messages to friends and family. E-mail is a great way to communicate because it avoids costly postage and telephone charges. The only tool you need to send and receive e-mail is a personal computer. The David A. Howe Public Library has seven computers that people may use for free.

Lastly, writer Colette Shaw will be discussing her most recent book, Won’t Get Fooled Again, which came out in spring of 2005. Won’t Get Fooled Again is an excellent romance and mystery novel with a heroine whose professional success seems assured - as long as she overcomes her secret attraction to a rock n’ roll musician. The novel’s main star will take you on an exciting tour of mystery and chaos, which leads to an unexpected result. This is an inspirational story that encourages readers to be true to themselves and have the courage to follow their dreams. The discussion takes place on Thursday, November 17 at 7 pm in the Monday Club Room.

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The David A. Howe Public Library is open Monday and Thursday 10 – 9 pm; Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10 – 5 pm and closed on Wednesday and Sunday. You may call the library at 585-593-3410 to register for programs or for any other reason. All programs at the library are free for everyone.

This page was last updated January 09, 2006.

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