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NOVEMBER 18, 2005

Wellsville received its first taste of winter last week. Snow fell from the sky on a cold Thursday night and blanketed the ground to remind us that the seasons have changed. When we awoke on Friday, our sidewalks, porches, trees and cars were covered with snow. We all scrambled to find our snow shovels and ice scrapers to clean off the walkways and our cars. Some of us could not find our shovels or scrapers, so we had to use our kitchen brooms to push away the snow. As our hands and noses turned red from the cold air, we were quickly reminded of how cold winter can be. Once the snow was removed from the walkways and the windshields of our cars, we drove off to work and said, "Only four more months until April."

If you are looking for a way to escape the cold this winter, please visit us at the library. On Thursday, November 28 there will be a computer training course held in the library’s Reference Room. This course will discuss ways for patrons to use the Internet to find important information. Patrons will learn how to use search engines and web directories to answer tough questions to everyday problems. Need to find an old friend from college or high school? Trying to locate a good place to visit during Spring break? Not sure where to conduct "safe" online shopping? This course will be perfect for you. Call or visit the library today to sign up for this informative and fun class. The course will begin at 7 pm.

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.

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Click here to read the Wellsville Daily Reporter online

Another good day to enjoy the library this winter is Thursday, December 1. The Pearl Quartet will be performing in the library’s Reading Room to begin the holiday season. The concert will highlight traditional and popular yuletide carols. Many patrons will be able to identify with some of these memorable sounds: What Child is This, Masters in This Hall, Silent Night and It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. Members of the Quartet include: Lisa Lindsay (1st violin), Roxanne Rice (2nd violin), Ann Giddings (viola) and Jane Metzger (cello). The Quartet will be accompanied by Virginia Vossler on string bass. The performance will begin at 5 pm.

The Library’s Annual Trim-A-Tree party will take place on Saturday, December 3 at 1 pm. The community is welcome to join us for an afternoon of music, warm beverages, tasty goodies and a visit from Santa Claus. All members of the family will enjoy this free holiday event. Children will especially like the idea of decorating the library Christmas Tree. Children are encouraged to bring in their own handmade ornaments to put on the tree. The celebration is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, volunteers and Library staff. We look forward to seeing you there.

Would you like to learn more about sending and receiving e-mail? The Library will be offering an e-mail computer course on Monday, December 5. Patrons are welcome to call or stop into the library to sign-up for this free course. The class will teach patrons the basics of using e-mail as well as using the many features e-mail accounts have to offer. The course will begin at 7 pm and you must register before coming to the class. This class is recommended for those who have just started using e-mail or those who do not know how to use e-mail. Everyone will be able to learn a new skill from this informative class.

Are you too busy to attend library programs? Please be sure to stop in and check out some of these new books. Five new nonfiction books include: The Game by Neil Strauss, The Great War for Civilisation – The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk, Sandra Day O’Connor by Joan Biskupic, The Truth with Jokes by Al Franken and Generation Rx – How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Lives, Minds and Bodies by Greg Critser. Recent and best selling fiction books include: Predator by Patricia Cornwell, The Camel Club by David Baldacci, Light From Heaven by Jan Karon, At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks and Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan. The library has a collection of over 100,000 materials and access to thousands of more. If you do not see it on our shelf or in our Web catalog, be sure to ask a staff member. We will do our best to get it for you.

Click here to search the STARCAT catalog. Limit the year to 2005 to search for recent materials.

The David A. Howe Public Library is open Monday and Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and closed on Wednesday and Sunday. If you have any questions or need to get in touch with the library, please call us at 585-593-3410 or visit us online at www.davidahowelibrary.org.

This page was last updated August 19, 2011.

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