Join author Kevin Woyce as he presents an in-depth look at the lighthouses that have guided sailors since ancient times on Wednesday, July 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Howland Public Library. Woyce will discuss the history of lighthouses, from the ancient Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria to the modern world, show how they were built and how they work, and share the stories of some of the brave men and women who tended the lights.
The program is illustrated with original photographs of lighthouses along the East Coast, the Hudson River, Long Island Sound, and the Great Lakes, plus vintage images of historic and vanished lights.
Books will be available for sale and signing. This Literary Elements 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program special event is free and no registration is required. For more information, contact Alison Herrero, adult services librarian, at 845-831-1134. Visit beaconlibrary.org.