ON THE LIBRARY
NOVEMBER 6, 2006
The 18th century British author Dr. Samuel Johnson once wrote,
"No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes
than a public library." Dr. Johnson’s assessment of public libraries could
not be more right-on. Public libraries represent the essence of democracy
and the foundations of equal opportunity.
As you walk into the main doors of the David A. Howe Public Library you
will find inscribed on the walls of the foyer six simple words, "use it
wisely, enjoy it freely." These words should be greatly valued by our
community. Each year thousands of people come to our library seeking
Everyone that comes into the library has a relevant need. Their need may
be something as simple as checking out a book that will distract them from
everyday worries, or their need may be something bigger like taking GED
classes to obtain a high school diploma.
Regardless of how small or big a need, people know that opportunity
awaits them at the public library. Public libraries do not pass judgment
nor do they build walls to let in only the privileged. Public libraries
are institutions that provide hope and opportunity by meeting individual’s
This month’s featured lecture will be called, Natural Medicine: What
You Need to Know to Be Successful at Using It.
Ms. Pat O’Brien will visit the library to discuss the use of natural
medicines and the benefits for a healthy lifestyle.
During her discussion, Ms. O’Brien will list the top reason why most
people pick the wrong herbs, natural supplements and dietary plans 99
percent of the time when seeking health and recovery from sickness.
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learn about common mistakes in natural medicine and why most advice found
in popular, national natural health magazines, books, natural food stores,
and even the media, is incorrect. Ms. O’Brien will offer suggestions for
good natural medicines and cite resources that may be used to find the
right natural medicine for each individual. Ms. O’Brien is board certified
with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Natural
Medicine Ayurvedic. She has her own practice in Andover, New York.
Interested patrons are asked to register at the library’s main desk, as
space is limited. The lecture will take place this Thursday, November 9 at
7pm in the library’s Monday Club Room.
|In addition to this
month’s feature lecture, R.I.T. professor Dr. Bruce Austin will visit the
library to discuss the American Arts and Crafts Movement in New York State
on Thursday, November 16 at 7 pm.
This lecture was originally scheduled for October 16, but has been
rescheduled due to the library’s temporary closing. The American Arts and
Crafts Movement, or "mission," gained popularity as a decorative style
beginning in 1900, and by 1920 had gone out of style. Arts and Crafts,
however, was more than simply a decorative style; it was also a
philosophy, an ethos, a way of living, and significantly, an enormous
Artists and manufacturers of objects in the Arts and Crafts style -
furniture, ceramics, metal, lighting, textiles, jewelry - found
like-minded creators in a few U.S. locations. Among the most significant
centers of creativity for Arts and Crafts was New York State.
This program will be completely interactive. Patrons attending the
program are asked to bring in pieces from home that were created during
the movement. Dr. Austin will examine the pieces and talk about their
The idea behind the program is very similar to the hit PBS program,
Antiques Road Show. Patrons interested in attending must register
prior to the program by calling the library or visiting the library’s main
This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible
through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities: Speakers
in the Humanities program.
|The Library Board of
Trustees has extended the raffle date for the A. Thomas O’Grady original
painting. The library board began selling tickets in July to raise funds
for the library terrace and auditorium restoration project.
However, due to a very wet Balloon Rally, the board was unable to sell
all of the printed raffle tickets before October 28.
The library board has issued an extension of ticket sales until the end of
the year. The new drawing date for the O’Grady original will be Tuesday,
January 2, 2007.
Individuals interested in purchasing raffle tickets my do so at the
library’s main desk and other advertised outlets during the holiday
season. The library apologizes for the extension and thanks the community
for its understanding and continued support.
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