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NOVEMBER 7, 2005

Writing and Goal Setting Workshop Facilitated by Published Author

Every day presents us with a new opportunity; an opportunity to make life as rewarding as possible. I find that being able to enter the doors of our library every day gives me the opportunity to meet some of the most interesting people, people that make the community of Wellsville a great place to live. However, I would like to meet more people. It is amazing the things you can learn by listening to a new friend. You don’t always have to read a great book or attend a challenging class to learn something new. All you have to do is open your eyes and ears to a stranger. You will be amazed by how rewarding it is to learn what you do not know.

If you are interested in learning something new, please attend one of our programs during the month of November. You will be rewarded with a good time and new friends.

The library’s new Scrabble™ Group will be meeting on Thursday, November 10 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 biweekly in the Wellsville Daily Reporter.

Click on a date below to read a recent article. 

Find a complete list of articles on the Search the Library page.

Click here to read the Wellsville Daily Reporter online

The library will also be holding an introductory computer course for those individuals who would like to learn the basics of using computers. This course will take place on Monday, November 14 at 7 pm. Patrons will learn how to turn computers "on", navigate with a mouse, begin use of simple software programs and become comfortable with using computers on their own. The David A. Howe Public Library has seven computers that people may use for free.

Additionally, Kinship Family and Youth Services will be offering The Parenting Chat Room on Thursday, November 17 at 1 pm. This program will take place in the library Living History Room. This program is a time for parents to gain support and information from other parents. Many topics will be addressed during this program. Some topics include: fun things to do with your children, school related issues, safety at home, and nutrition.

Lastly, author Colette Shaw will appear at the Library on Thursday, November 17 at 7 pm. Ms. Shaw will be discussing the joys of writing and the best ways for new writers to set goals. Ms. Shaw will also reflect on her most recent book, Won’t Get Fooled Again, which was released in Spring 2005. "Writing a book is as much a lifestyle as it is a creative process," says Shaw. "If you let yourself, you can find a thousand seemingly legitimate reasons not to pursue your dreams. Making the choice to go for it is usually more difficult than the actual achievement."

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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.

David A. Howe Public Library, 155 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895
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