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Exhibit: Daily Drawing by costume designer Annie Hickman

Wednesday Jun 1, 2016 Thursday Jun 30, 2016

Opening reception: Sunday, June 5, 2 - 4 p.m.

During the month of June, the library is proud to present Daily Drawing by costume designer Annie Hickman. Ms. Hickman, a former Piermont resident, now lives in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Her art career has evolved around the artistry of basketry, costumes of insects and other creatures, combined with her flamboyant style of dance, yoga and performance art. She has performed her own shows for festivals, schools, theaters, Botanical gardens and zoos.

She and her husband, Allynn Gooen, have collaborated on several productions that have taken them to far away lands. Ms. Hickman has taught yoga for many years and she specializes in Ashtanga yoga and Fairy Tale yoga for kids. She currently teaches yoga and arts and crafts at NYU's Langone Medical Center to children with brain tumors.

This exhibit of Daily Line Drawings marks a leap away from Ms. Hickmans's costume designing career into a new medium- pen on paper. Ms. Hickman finds the drawing process to be relaxing and playful. By embracing art as a daily ritual it is framed in an exploratory and journalistic atmosphere where Ms Hickman marvels at the process- is it meditation? Is it medicine? Or is it just plain fun?

The reception, which will be held on Sunday, June 5th, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, will include a workshop demonstration at 3:00pm for children and adults, markers and paper will be provided. Balloon Wizard Allynn Gooen, Ms. Hickman’s husband, will enchant and delight the little ones with his colorful balloon artistry at 3:30pm.

Summer Reading Program

Monday Jun 27, 2016 Thursday Aug 4, 2016


Be a Super Reader! Join us at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library this summer from June 27th to August 4th for our six week reading program for children ages 3-12. The theme this year is “On Your Mark Get Set…Read! and will feature sports and games. We’ll have special programs, crafts, and weekly book check-ins with prizes. Come join the fun!

Come in Monday, June 27 or Thursday, June 30, 2 - 6 pm to register. Then drop in on Mondays (excluding July 4) or Thursdays between 2 and 6 pm to record the number of pages you’ve read, talk about a book with Miss Nancy, do a craft if you wish, and receive weekly prizes! To celebrate all the pages we’ve read, we will have a family pizza party at 6 pm on Thursday, August 4.

Summer Reading Kickoff: JESTER JIM!

Thursday Jun 30, 2016, 7 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held at St. Catharine's Church in Blauvelt.

"This is not your ordinary juggling show!” With a trunk full of props and a looping machine, Jester Jim takes the stage and starts his show. Young and old will be glued to his every sound as he performs his amazing beatbox intro. Kids and adults alike will be talking about Jester Jim's wild antics for weeks! Libraries, schools and festivals can't seem to get enough of Jim and his plungers!

No tickets required. Please check in at the door with the name of your library.

Adult Summer Reading 2016 "Exercise Your Mind: Read"

Friday Jul 1, 2016 Friday Aug 26, 2016

Adults 18 and older are invited to “Exercise Your Mind” by participating in an eight-week adult summer reading raffle. Simply submit a raffle entry form for each book you read in July and August to enter for a chance to win. Prizes have been generously donated by local businesses such as Mani & Pedi, Betsy Franco Feeney Photography, and Valentina Salon. Raffle entries will be collected beginning July 1st and prizes will be awarded every Friday beginning July 8th and concluding August 26th.

First Friday Film Series presents: Dr. Strangelove, or How I stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb

Friday Jul 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Monthly series: 1st Friday of every month. Free and open to public.

General Buck Turgidson. President Merkin Muffley. Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper. Greatest menagerie of names since Charles Dickens. The blackest of black comedies, Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 masterpiece of cold war surrealism is beautiful, terrifying, and hilarious. Peter Sellers plays three characters in the film, including the titular Dr. Strangelove.

When a rogue U.S. general in charge of nuclear weapons forces the Soviets to admit to having built a “doomsday machine” the gathered military experts in the war room (“Gentlemen! You can’t fight in here, this is the War Room!”) speculate wildly about a mineshaft gap which might allow the other side to “win”. In between bouts of reflexive Nazi Salutes, Strangelove explains how they will have to have a 10:1 ratio of the most attractive females to repopulate the earth after 93 years, when it is safe to emerge from the mines. George C. Scott, Slim Pickens, and a young James Earl Jones play singularly unforgettable characters. Shot in stark and gorgeous black and white, this classic satire uses humor and exageration to highlight the most ridiculous tropes of the peak of the cold war.

So put on your flight suit, watch out for the fluoridated water, and run through your checklist as you come join us for Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb at the First Friday Films at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Library on Friday July 1.

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Exhibit - Lauren Rudolph: The Art of Connection Through Portraiture

Friday Jul 1, 2016 Saturday Jul 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 10, 2:00 - 4:00PM

For the month of July, the Library will exhibit the portraits of Nyack resident Lauren Rudolph in The Art of Connection Through Portraiture. Created in a variety of media from pencil to charcoal to watercolor- and often at the rate of one a day- Rudolph's portraits are fresh and expressive. Rudolph's subject matter is diverse- family, friends, figures in the news, figures from history, artists in every field. Yet the portaits are united by her distinct style and and desire to capture the essence of her subjects.

As Rudolph writes, "I create to connect. I connect to myself through artistic expression and I connect to others through telling their stories and sharing the vision. Art is a vehicle for growth and brings me closer every day to essence of who I am. I have always chosen portraiture as my subject matter because I am fascinated by the human spirit. There are so many layers to see and to work through. I am committed to my art and I am inspired to use my creative voice."

Library Board Meeting

Wednesday Jul 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Monthly meetings: the Library Board usually meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Please call the library for specific dates.

Read about the Board of Trustees.

Shari Bernstein-Meyer presents “StressLess Summer”

Thursday Jul 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

We will kick off our adult summer reading program with this workshop on stress management which will include a brief overview of what stress is, and evidence-based practices that help manage stress. These include mindful meditation, gentle stretching/chair yoga, and progressive muscle relaxation.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this workshop. Please call 845-359-4595 to reserve your spot.

Board Game Night (for adults and children)

Thursday Jul 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m. 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, July 7 and Thursday, August 18

Adults and children are welcome to come in and play Monopoly, Life, Scrabble, Chutes & Ladders, and Trouble or bring in your favorite game to share.

Please call 845-359-4595 to register.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Jul 11, 2016, 10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

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Weekly: Monday mornings (except on holidays).

Stories and songs for children up to 3 years old with an adult.

Registration is no longer required, but each session will be limited to the first 15 children who arrive. This is necessary for an optimal Story Time in our space.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy- session II

Monday Jul 11, 2016, 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

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Weekly: Monday mornings (except on holidays).

Stories and songs for children up to 3 years old with an adult.

Registration is no longer required, but each session will be limited to the first 15 children who arrive. This is necessary for an optimal Story Time in our space.

Summer Garden Market - Kindergarten to 3rd Grade

Monday Jul 11, 2016, 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Summer Garden Market presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension.

The program includes an inventive game with healthy fruits/vegetables, a "visit" to a model farmers' market with tastings of more unusual organic produce, "stretching" into various garden-friendly poses, followed by the construction of recyclable newspaper seedling pots to take home.

Please call 845-359-4595 to register.

Family Bingo Night

Thursday Jul 14, 2016, 6:30 p.m. 7:45 p.m.

Held the second Thursday of the month, July - August (July 14th & August 11th)

Kids age 5 and up with an adult are invited for Family Bingo fun with snacks and prizes.

Call 845-359-4595 to register.

Family Movie Night featuring: Racing Stripes

Friday Jul 15, 2016, 7 p.m.

All are welcome for popcorn and a movie. Please call 845-359-4595 to register.

July 15: Racing Stripes [PG] 84 min.

August 12: Snow Dogs [PG] 99 min.

Bilingual Story Time (Spanish-English) / Cuentos Bilingües (Español - Inglés)

Saturday Jul 16, 2016, 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

Bilingual story time

Saturdays, July 16 - August 13.

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will run a Bilingual (Spanish-English) Toddler Story Time this summer. This program is best suited for toddlers age 3 and up. Library staff and volunteers believe this is an excellent opportunity for children from Spanish-speaking homes to be introduced to English, as well as for those from English-speaking homes to be introduced to Spanish. Children will enjoy stories, songs, and playtime in a relaxed, friendly, bilingual environment that promotes cooperation, early literacy, and of course, fun. No registration necessary. Just drop in and join us.

La biblioteca Dennis P. McHugh en Piermont presentará cuentos bilingües todos los sábados comenzando el 16 de julio hasta el 13 de agosto, desde las 10:30 hasta las 11:30 a.m. Este programa es adecuado para los niños desde los 3 años. Será una oportunidad excelente para que los niños aprendan otro idioma en un ambiente cómodo y divertido. Reúnase con nosotros para divertirse con cuentos, canciones y juegos. Inscribirse no es necesario.

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