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JANUARY 19, 2006

The David A. Howe Public Library is a magical place. Since 1937, the library has offered the largest public library collection in Allegany County and provided a continuous series of intellectual and entertaining programs. The tradition will continue.

This month the library is proud to present Moreland the Magician’s Spectacular Magic Show. Moreland has appeared on such shows as Seinfeld, Friends and Becker. Now he is coming to Wellsville with his fantastic magic tricks and witty jokes. Moreland is an absolute "funny man." He will amaze children, young or old. This program will be fantastic for the entire family.

After the show, Moreland will teach the audience different magic tricks they can do at home. The show is free for everyone and begins at 7pm on Tuesday, January 24.

In addition to hosting a magical evening, the library will be offering an adult education and career building workshop on Thursday, January 26. Cheri Clark from the Adult Educational Opportunity Center will be available in the library’s local history room from 3 – 7 pm to help individuals with career and education planning, admission and financial aid information and forms necessary for entering college.  This program is free for everyone. Interested participants must call the library to register or call 1-888-394-2362 toll-free.

On Monday, January 30 at 7 pm, the library will also be offering a computer database course. This course will instruct participants on finding magazine and journal articles from the library’s electronic databases. Participants must register for this course in order to attend.


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

In February, the library will be presenting two lectures from Alfred University professors. The first lecture will be held on Thursday, February 2 at 7pm. This lecture is called Women’s Rights: Past, Present, Future. This lecture will discuss changes that have arisen from three waves of the women’s movement in America since 1848.

The second lecture will be held on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm. This lecture is called American Race Relations & the Birth of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. This lecture will place an emphasis on the period since World War II when Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier signaling the birth of the modern civil rights movement. Both lectures are part of a tribute series to Black History Month and Women’s Rights.


If you are looking for something fun, entertaining or enlightening to read, please check out some of our new arrivals and bestsellers.

The top five new nonfiction books include: (1) My Friend Leonard by James Frey, (2) The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, (3) The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman, (4) Marley and Me by John Grogan, and (5) Teacher Man by Frank McCourt.

Fiction books include: (1) The Hostage by W.E.B. Griffin, (2) The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, (3) S is For Silence by Sue Grafton, (4) Mary, Mary by James Patterson, and (5) Every Breath You Take by Judith McNaught.


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The library’s new hours have gone into effect. We will be open: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am until 9 pm, Fridays from 10 am until 6 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am until 5 pm. The library is closed on Sundays and Wednesdays. You may contact us at (585) 593-3410.

This page was last updated August 19, 2011.

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