The Howland Public Library, 313 Main St. in Beacon, invites the public to two informational programs in February.

On Saturday, Feb. 21, Nationwide Licensed Sales and Service Associate Drake Di Bella of the Charles L. Quick Insurance and Associates office in Washingtonville will give a PowerPoint presentation on the topic of life insurance from 1 to 2 p.m. Attendees will learn insurance terminology along with the different types of life insurance available, and their respective pros and cons.

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, Katie Downes, certified diabetes educator and registered dietician at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, will present a program on diabetes and nutrition, providing tips on prevention and management of diabetes.

Both events are free and no registration is required. For more information, contact Alison Herrero, adult services librarian, at 845-831-1134. To view all events at the Howland Public Library, go to and click on “Calendar.”

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