Library plans special event

HOWELL — The Howell library will host a free program on American Indian culture on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.

Claire T. Garland, director of the Sand Hill Indian Historical Association, will present the history of the Sand Hill American Indian family that inhabited the northern shores of Monmouth County. Garland will share vintage photos and other artifacts from her family’s history.

Following Garland’s presentation, Matthew WhiteEagle Clair, an American Indian from the Micmac (Mi’kmaq) tribe, will share his tribe’s culture through a hoop dance exhibition.

The Friends of the Howell Library will serve refreshments after the performance.

The Sand Hill Indians of Monmouth County were descendants of Lenape and Cherokee Indians who inhabited the New Jersey shore area in the 18th and 19th centuries. By tracing the life and times of Cherokee Indian Ike and Elizabeth S. Reevey Richardson, the story of a local American family emerges through the history of Monmouth County.

The Howell library is at 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell. For more information about this Nov. 6 program, call the library at 732- 938-2300. For more information about programming in the library system, visit the website at