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JUNE 2, 2006

The summer months are upon us. Humidity and temperatures are rising, children are finishing school, old friends are returning from the Sun Belt and excitement is building for the many great times that will be had over the summer.

However, before everyone jumps into summer with two feet and arms waving in the sky, please remember that the library has two great programs that will interest almost anyone.

This Tuesday, June 6 at 7 pm a community lecture will take place in the Monday Club Room of the library. The lecture will be led by St. Bonaventure professor Bart Lambert. Dr. Lambert will discuss his most recent book titled, If the Workers Took a Notion: the Right to Strike and American Political Development. Professor Lambert makes the case that the right to strike ought to be a citizenship right. He believes the rise of the new American state in the late nineteenth century forced the labor movement to abandon their worker conception of the right to strike as citizens. Patrons interested in attending this program are asked to call or visit the library to register.

Additionally, on Thursday, June 15 at 7pm a community lecture about the Adirondack Mountains will be held in the Monday Club Room of the library. Professor James Wolfe of Houghton College will visit the library to discuss the ecological development of the Adirondack Park and it current environmental status. Professor Wolfe’s research has resulted in more than a dozen publications dealing with subjects such as: photosynthetic organisms in Allegany County’s Spring Lake, macroalgal communities in tidepools on Mount Desert Island, Maine and limnological lake studies in the Adirondack Park.

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Both of these programs are the last lectures to take place at the library until September. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn something new or engage in great debate. Remember all programs held at the library are free.


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) Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick,
(3) The World is Flat, by Thomas Friedman, (4) Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings by Tyler Perry, (5) My Life In & Out of the Rough by John Daly with Glen Waggoner.

Fiction books include: (1) Beach Road by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge, (2) Dead Watch by John Sandford, (3)The Hard Way by Lee Child, (4) Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark and (5) Digging to America by Anne Tyler.


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Search by title or author and limit the year to 2006 to search for recent materials.

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 and Fridays from 10 am until 6 pm. The library is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays. You may contact us at (585) 593-3410.

This page was last updated August 19, 2011.

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