Howland Library Offers Adult Summer Reading Program

The Howland Public Library’s eighth annual Adult Summer Reading Program, themed Escape the Ordinary, officially kicks off on Wednesday, July 8. Stop by the library from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 8 to learn about the four-week program and slated special events. Enjoy free refreshments and a giveaway.

As participants read favorite summer novels all will have the chance to win a weekly prize drawing of a gift certificate to a local business. Participants read any book and then fill out a short “book review” form at the library to enter.

Special events planned for adults include an African Culture Presentation at 2 p.m. on July 8; a Good Food Seminar with Chef Jennifer Clair, at 6 p.m. on July 21; an artist-led, all-ages-welcome Comic Jam drop-in comic drawing event at 1 p.m. on July 24; the four-piece Bluegrass Band Little Sparrow at 1 p.m. on July 25; a registration-required Clay Heads art workshop at 1 p.m. on July 29; Color Schemes for the Garden with a master gardener from Cornell Cooperative Extension at 6:30 p.m. on July 30, and a double film feature of Under the Tuscan Sun (11 a.m.) and Eat Pray Love (1 p.m.) on Aug. 5.

For more information, contact Alison Herrero at 845-831-1134. The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main St., Beacon. To view all programs at the library, visit

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