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It has been five years since the United States was devastated by the September 11 attacks. Since that time, our lives as Americans have drastically changed. As citizens, we have been challenged to rethink how we live our lives in a free and democratic society. We have come to realize that freedom has a price and security is not an absolute.

Everyday we are reminded by watching the evening news that September 11 not only changed America, but it changed the world. As a way to remember and reflect upon the events of September 11, the David A. Howe Public Library is pleased to present this year’s September Project.

In an effort to create awareness of cultural differences and deter religious or political discrimination, the library will host two community lectures that focus on Lebanese and Israeli relations.

On Thursday, September 14 at 7 pm, Dr. Meic Pearse of Houghton College and author of Why the Rest Hates the West will revisit the library to discuss Middle Eastern relations and the conflict that exists between the Israeli and Lebanese states. Dr. Pearse will present his ideas and opinions from the perspective of the Christian faith.

The second lecture will take place on Thursday, September 21 at 7 pm. This lecture will be led by Mr. John Sayegh, the current director of the Greater Olean Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Sayegh is a former citizen of Lebanon who opposes Hezbollah control over Lebanon. Mr. Sayegh believes both Israeli and Lebanese governments need to use wealth and influence to sit at the negotiating table and work their way through problems by peaceful means.


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This year’s September Project is a collaborative effort between the David A. Howe Public Library and the Cuba Circulating Library of the Southern Tier Library System. The September Project is a grass roots effort to foster civic events around the world on or near September 11. The project is an opportunity for people in all nations to come together and learn about freedom, democracy and citizenship.

This year more than 364 libraries across 24 different nations will participate in the project. The David A. Howe Public Library is just one of the proud participants. Individuals interested in learning more about the September Project are encouraged to visit the website: www.theseptemberproject.org. All community lectures held at the library are free and open to the public.


In addition to the September Project, the library will hold a free computer course on Monday, September 18 at 7 pm.

This class is specifically for individuals that are looking to learn about the basics of using computers. Topics to be covered include: turning the computer on, using the computer’s mouse, finding different computer programs and learning to get on the World Wide Web.

Individuals interested in attending this class are asked to sign up at the library’s circulation desk or call the library. Registration is required as space is limited.

There will also be three computer classes during the month of October. These classes will cover topics such as: surfing the Internet, browsing web directories, playing with search engines and conducting genealogy research. Please inquire at the circulation desk about the dates and times of these classes.


The Wellsville Art Association will host its annual Featured Artist Series in the library’s exhibition room from September 11- September 30. A reception will be held on Thursday, September 14 at 7 pm to highlight the artists’ work. The community is encouraged to attend the reception to meet the artists’ and enjoy refreshments provided by the Wellsville Art Association.

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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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