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MAY 16, 2006

If it was wine and hors d’oeuvres you were looking for on Saturday night, the David A. Howe Public Library was the place to find them.

The first annual Wine and Hors d’oeuvre Extravaganza was a great success this past Saturday, and although it was a lot of work for everyone on the Exchange Club and at the David A. Howe Public Library, we are looking forward to an even better event next year.

We know the lines were long and the food moved fast, but we plan on making adjustments. We can guarantee next year’s event will be even more memorable and enjoyable for everyone that attends.

The library would like to thank all of the local merchants and individuals that sponsored this event. Your partnership was essential to bringing the community together for a great cause on Saturday night.

We would also like to thank the Exchange Club for coming forward to plan and implement the event. Not only were you able to raise money for your own worthy mission, but you were able to reach out and help the thousands of people that use the library each year. Thank you everyone.

In addition to offering great wine and food this month, the library will host many programs. This Monday, May 22 at 7 pm, the library will offer a computer class that teaches patrons how to search the Internet for great information on gardening and Spring home improvement. Patrons interested in attending must call the library to register or stop by the library’s Circulation Desk.


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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The library will also offer its monthly career counseling and educational assistance program on Thursday, May 25th from 3-7 pm. This program is facilitated by the Adult Educational Opportunity Center. Patrons may attend the program to gain assistance for applying to college, filling out financial aid forms and discussing ways to find a better future. Interested individuals should call the library for more information or stop by the Circulation Desk to register for this worthy program.

The library’s feature program of the month will take place on Thursday, May 25th in the library’s Monday Club Room. John Babbitt, an area resident, will present a slide show that pays tribute to our Armed Forces. The show features more than 800 brass horn player formed in a 41-mile line connecting the National Cemeteries in Elmira and Bath. The show was dubbed Echo Taps and broke a Guinness Book of Record as being the longest continuous line of brass instruments playing the same tune. Patrons may register for this program by calling the library.

Programming at the library will continue into the month of June. Some of June’s programs include: a lecture and book discussion on The Right to Strike and American Political Development, computer classes with a focus on good business practices, and another lecture that will feature the Adirondack Mountains: their Ecology and History.


If you are looking for more than just great programs, please check out some of our new arrivals and bestsellers. The top five new nonfiction books include: (1) Marley and Me by John Grogan, (2) Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings by Tyler Perry,
(3) The World is Flat, by Thomas Friedman, (4) Burnt Toast by Terri Hatcher, (5) Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

Fiction books include: (1) Beach Road by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge, (2) Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark, (3) I Say a Little Prayer by E. Lynn Harris, (4) Digging to America by Anne Tyler and (5) Promise Me by Harlan Coben.


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The library is still accepting donations for this year’s annual book sale. The library relies on book sale proceeds to purchase new books for the library’s collection. Please call the library if you have used or new books, video, DVDs, audio books or musical compact discs you would like to donate. As always the library appreciates your support.

The David A. Howe Public Library is 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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