Join Mark Burch, vice president for education at the Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society, for a fascinating photo-packed presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Howland Public Library. Learn about minerals native to the Hudson Valley as well as New York State, and learn where you can go to see these minerals.

This special Literary Elements Adult Summer Reading Program event is free and no registration is required. Visit

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