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Adult Summer Reading, July - August 2018 Libraries Rock

Friday Jul 13, 2018 Friday Aug 31, 2018

The library's annual Adult Summer Reading Raffle will be held for 8 weeks. Submit an entry form for each book you read over the summer. A winner will be chosen every Friday, July 13th – August 31st. Prizes will include gift certificates, gadgets, books, and more.

The 2018 Summer Reading theme is “Libraries Rock” and what better way to kick it off than by exploring our new streaming music services? Learn how you can use your Piermont library card to stream up to 3 hours of music per day and download up to five songs per week. Visit the Services section of our website and follow the "Freegal" link »

August Library Fundraiser Exhibition: Amusements: Digital Photography by Jessica Bowen

Wednesday Aug 1, 2018 Friday Aug 31, 2018

For the month of August, the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library's gallery space will feature a library fundraising exhibition entitled Amusements: Digital Photography by Jessica Bowen. An artist's reception will be held Sunday, August 5th from 2 to 4 pm. Ms. Bowen celebrated her 10th anniversary as Piermont's Library Director in June of 2018. This exhibit is a fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the library.

Artist's statement:

Presenting my debut solo exhibition is a fitting way to mark my anniversary at the library. When I arrived in Piermont, I had just recently become interested in digital photography as a hobby. Working at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library for the past decade has afforded me the opportunity to view a wide variety of works as the library's gallery space rotates exhibits by local artists each month. The abundance of art pieces and the support of other artists have been an inspiration.

My show, Amusements, is a celebration of summers in New Jersey and New York. Subjects include New Jersey beaches and boardwalks, amusement park rides, traveling carnivals, and fireworks.The pieces created for this show are wall panels printed on wood, some have true-to-life colors and a glossy finish. Others are printed on maple, creating a warm, sepia-like effect that is well suited to the beach and boardwalk subjects. Overall the show has a whimsical, pop art feel perfect for a summertime show.

Refreshments at the reception will fit in with the boardwalk and carnival theme as well. Saltwater taffy, bite-sized snacks, sangria and other treats will be served. All are welcome. Please join us.

Music Classes for Children

Tuesday Aug 21, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

Monthly: meets 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Free music education for young children and parents/caregivers, held in the Henderson Children's Room of the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. Presented by Moon River Music Together with Flo Labaze, the class will explore how the early childhood program of Music Together® teaches music through play.

Young children are given the opportunity to develop basic competence in music by providing them with a rich musical experience in a relaxed and playful environment.

Catherine Rubin, Director of Moon River Mother and Child, believes that every child is musical and that each child needs a stimulating, supportive music environment to enjoy the wonderful human capacity for music-making.

Exhibition: What Lies Before Us: New Paintings by Dan Lukens

Saturday Sep 1, 2018 Sunday Sep 30, 2018

Artist's Reception: Sunday, September 16th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

For the month of September, the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library presents What Lies Before Us: New Paintings by Dan Lukens.

An artist's reception will take place on Sunday, September 16th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. The reception will coincide with Piermont's Art in the Park festival. All are welcome.

What lies before us…
As Emerson wrote:

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." What lies before us is what is yet undiscovered. It is what we have looked past in the places and the lives around us. Seeing what we have not seen of the good in the world is, I believe, a path to knowing what is best within us.

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Library Board Meeting

Wednesday Sep 5, 2018, 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.

Information Table from BRiDGES: Advancing Autonomy for People with Disabilities

Thursday Sep 6, 2018, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.

A representative from BRiDGES of Rockland County will be on site at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library to distribute information and answer questions about BRiDGES services.

Info from www.bridgesrc.org:

BRiDGES was founded in 1987 under the name Rockland Independent Living Center (RILC). It is a community-based peer-driven, cross-disability, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocacy and providing services on behalf of people with disabilities.

As an Independent Living Center, BRiDGES provides the four (4) essential core services of Independent Living. These include:

  • Peer Counseling
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Information & Referral
  • Individual & Systems Advocacy

BRiDGES provides additional programs and services. Each activity promotes individuals’ right of autonomy and encourages active participation in community life according to the desires of each individual. Come out to this information event to learn more from a BRiDGES representative.

Canasta Lessons

Friday Sep 7, 2018, 12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, AUGUST 20

Two series of Canasta lessons will be offered.

Choose one series. Call 845-359-4595 to register.

Series I: Fridays, Sept. 7 - Oct. 19 (except Sept. 21), 12:30 - 2:30 pm

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Series II: Fridays, Oct. 26 - Nov. 30 (except Nov. 23), 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Second Sunday Film Series

Sunday Sep 9, 2018, 6 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE that going forward, the First Friday Film Series has been moved to the 2nd Sunday of every month at 6 p.m.

Monthly series: 2nd Sunday of every month. Free and open to public.

  • Sunday, September 9th at 6: Being There (1979) [PG] 2 hr 10 min

  • Sunday, October 14th at 6: The Shining (1980) [R] 2hr 26 min

  • Sunday, November 11th: Film to be announced.

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Art Classes for Children in Grades 5 and up

Tuesday Sep 11, 2018, 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

april 3 painting

Surrealist Interior inspired by Belgian Surrealist René Magritte by April Campana

Tuesdays 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., September 11 - December 18.

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 20. Please phone 359-4595 to register .

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will offer a series of Art Classes for students entering grades 5 and up taught by Alexis Starke. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and run from September through December culminating with an Art Exhibition in the Library's gallery spaces in June.

Classes will cover a variety of materials and techniques in drawing, painting, design, sculpture, mixed media, collage, printmaking, and crafts. Inspiration will be taken from the greats of art history, contemporary artists, and our beautiful surroundings in Piermont on the Hudson River. Creativity will be developed in a supportive environment. And of course we always have fun!

Classes are free and all materials are included. Older clothes and/ or smocks (provided by the library or by students) are recommended. Please arrive to class a couple of minutes early to put on a smock and get settled. Classes may be held outside when possible in the Library's gardens and in adjacent parks and open space. These are drop-off classes. Please feel free to e-mail alexis.starke@gmail.com with any questions about the classes. Please phone the library at 359-4595 to register.

Art Classes for Kids Grades 2 - 4

Wednesday Sep 12, 2018, 5 p.m. 5:45 p.m.

Josephine painting

Interior from Memory inspired by contemporary American artist Ann Toebbe by Josephine Matulac

Wednesdays, 5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., September 12 - December 19.

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 20. Please phone 359-4595 to register .

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will offer a series of Art Classes for students entering 2 - 4 taught by Alexis Starke. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 5:45 PM and run from September through December culminating with an Art Exhibition in the Library's gallery spaces in June.

Classes will cover a variety of materials and techniques in drawing, painting, design, sculpture, mixed media, collage, printmaking, and crafts. Inspiration will be taken from the greats of art history, contemporary artists, and our beautiful surroundings in Piermont on the Hudson River. Creativity will be developed in a supportive environment. And of course we always have fun!

Classes are free and all materials are included. Older clothes and/ or smocks (provided by the library or by students) are recommended. Please arrive to class a couple of minutes early to put on a smock and get settled. Classes may be held outside when possible in the Library's gardens and in adjacent parks and open space. These are drop-off classes. Please feel free to e-mail alexis.starke@gmail.com with any questions about the classes. Please phone the library at 359-4595 to register.

Pre-School Story & Craft for ages 3 & 4

Thursday Sep 13, 2018, 4:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m.

Story and craft icon

Weekly: Children ages 3 - 5 (not yet in Kindergarten) are invited to join Miss Nancy for stories and crafts weekly on Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:15 pm.

Please call 845-359-4595 or come in to register.

Canasta Lessons

Friday Sep 14, 2018, 12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, AUGUST 20

Two series of Canasta lessons will be offered.

Choose one series. Call 845-359-4595 to register.

Series I: Fridays, Sept. 7 - Oct. 19 (except Sept. 21), 12:30 - 2:30 pm

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Series II: Fridays, Oct. 26 - Nov. 30 (except Nov. 23), 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Art Classes for Kids Grades 1 - 3

Saturday Sep 15, 2018, noon 12:45 p.m.

Madeline painting

3D Interior inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and contemporary Korean artist JeeYoung Lee by Madeline Wennerod

Saturdays, 12:00 - 12:45 PM, September 15 - December 15.

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 20. Please phone 359-4595 to register.

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will offer a series of Art Classes for students entering grades 1 - 3 taught by Alexis Starke. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 12:00 - 12:45 PM and run from September through December culminating with an Art Exhibition in the Library's gallery spaces in June.

Classes will cover a variety of materials and techniques in drawing, painting, design, sculpture, mixed media, collage, printmaking, and crafts. Inspiration will be taken from the greats of art history, contemporary artists, and our beautiful surroundings in Piermont on the Hudson River. Creativity will be developed in a supportive environment. And of course we always have fun!

Classes are free and all materials are included. Older clothes and/ or smocks (provided by the library or by students) are recommended. Please arrive to class a couple of minutes early to put on a smock and get settled. Classes may held outside when possible in the Library's gardens and in adjacent parks and open space. These are drop-off classes. Please feel free to e-mail alexis.starke@gmail.com with any questions about the classes. Please phone the library at 359-4595 to register.

Artist's Reception

Sunday Sep 16, 2018, 2 p.m. 4 p.m.

Artist's Reception for the September gallery exhibition.

Read more about this exhibition »

Story Time for Babies and Toddlers

Monday Sep 17, 2018, 10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

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.

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