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Exhibit: 1950s Photograghs by Frances Breer

Wednesday Apr 2, 2014 Tuesday Apr 29, 2014

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 6th, 2-4 p.m. All are welcome!

In April, the Piermont Library will exhibit vintage black and white photographs taken in the 1950s by Palisades resident Frances Breer. After graduating from college in 1949, Breer “had no idea where to go or what to do.” Luckily, a friend got her a job as “Girl Friday” in the New York photography studio of Lillian Bassman and Paul Himmel. Bassman was the Art Director of Harper’s Bazaar Junior, and Himmel did work for Vogue and Bazaar, while developing a unique fine art style. Breer “learned about photography putting photos in envelopes and staying late to use their darkrooms.” She later joined the studio of Frances and Bruno Pellegrini as studio manager and did a few photography jobs for them while continuing with her own work. The Pellegrinis introduced her to Palisades.

From 1955 to 1960, she lived in Paris with her husband, the artist Robert Breer. The photographs in this exhibition were taken mainly in France, Germany and Italy from 1950-1960, and include charming vignettes from the Paris Bird Market.

Today Frances is focusing her creative efforts on oil painting, but enjoys looking at the old photographs “for the memories they hold and as a reminder of what my ‘eye’ saw then and how I see now.” For the rest of us, they provide a compelling glimpse into the world of postwar Europe as seen by a young American woman photographer.

Toddler Story Time - session II

Monday Apr 21, 2014, 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

Toddler story time icon

Weekly: Monday mornings (except on holidays).

Stories and songs for children ages 6 months to 5 years with Nancy and Judy.

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 - session II

Monday Apr 28, 2014, 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

Toddler story time icon

Weekly: Monday mornings (except on holidays).

Stories and songs for children ages 6 months to 5 years with Nancy and Judy.

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.

New York Times best-selling author, Christina Baker Kline, presents Orphan Train

Thursday May 1, 2014, 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Manse Barn, 32 Old Tappan Road, Tappan, NY

Admission is free, simply register at: tinyurl.com/cbkevent

Christina Baker Kline will talk about her most recent book, The Orphan Train, and present a slideshow of photos and other materials from orphan train riders. The story interweaves the lives of two women - a contemporary teenager enmeshed in the foster care system and an elderly woman who was abandoned as a girl and put on a train bound for the Midwest. The two form an unlikely bond and together embark on the process of self-discovery. This program is sponsored by the five libraries of South Orangetown (Blauvelt, Orangeburg, Palisades, Piermont, Tappan) and is free and open to the public. Please register online.

Exhibit of Children's Art

Sunday May 4, 2014 Monday Jun 30, 2014

In May and June, students from Alexis Starke’s library art classes will exhibit work created during their winter and spring sessions. In these free after school classes, children from grades 1 through 8 have explored a variety of art media and styles, and will, through this show, also learn something about mounting an exhibit of their work.

There will be an opening reception for the show on Sunday, May 4, from 2-3 p.m. All are welcome. Come see what our talented young artists have been up to. It should be a lot of fun!

Toddler Story Time - session I

Monday May 5, 2014, 10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

Toddler story time icon

Weekly: Monday mornings (except on holidays).

Stories and songs for children ages 6 months to 5 years with Nancy and Judy.

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 - session II

Monday May 5, 2014, 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

Toddler story time icon

Weekly: Monday mornings (except on holidays).

Stories and songs for children ages 6 months to 5 years with Nancy and Judy.

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.

Pre-School Story & Craft (for ages 3 & 4)

Monday May 5, 2014, 1 p.m. 1:45 p.m.

pre-school story and craft

Weekly: Children ages 3 & 4 are invited to join Miss Nancy for stories and crafts weekly on Mondays, 1:00 - 1:45 OR Thursdays, 4:00 - 4:45. Please choose either Mondays or Thursdays.

Space is limited. Please call 359-4595 to register.

  • Monday sessions run every Monday except holidays
  • Thursday sessions run every Thursday

Please note the age range for Pre-School Story and Craft has changed.

Library Board Meeting

Wednesday May 7, 2014, 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.

Mother's Day Tea Party

Thursday May 8, 2014, 4 p.m. 5 p.m.

Children ages 5 and up are invited to bring their mothers and grandmothers to the library for tea.

4 - 4:30 p.m. - Children make Mother's Day crafts with Nancy.

4:30 - 5 p.m. - Mothers and grandmothers join us for tea.

Space is limited. Please call to register.

Toddler Story Time - session I

Monday May 12, 2014, 10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

Toddler story time icon

Weekly: Monday mornings (except on holidays).

Stories and songs for children ages 6 months to 5 years with Nancy and Judy.

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 - session II

Monday May 12, 2014, 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

Toddler story time icon

Weekly: Monday mornings (except on holidays).

Stories and songs for children ages 6 months to 5 years with Nancy and Judy.

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.

Pre-School Story & Craft (for ages 3 & 4)

Monday May 12, 2014, 1 p.m. 1:45 p.m.

pre-school story and craft

Weekly: Children ages 3 & 4 are invited to join Miss Nancy for stories and crafts weekly on Mondays, 1:00 - 1:45 OR Thursdays, 4:00 - 4:45. Please choose either Mondays or Thursdays.

Space is limited. Please call 359-4595 to register.

  • Monday sessions run every Monday except holidays
  • Thursday sessions run every Thursday

Please note the age range for Pre-School Story and Craft has changed.

Pre-School Story & Craft (for ages 3 & 4)

Thursday May 15, 2014, 4 p.m. 4:45 p.m.

pre-school story and craft

Weekly: Children ages 3 & 4 are invited to join Miss Nancy for stories and crafts weekly on Mondays, 1:00 - 1:45 OR Thursdays, 4:00 - 4:45. Please choose either Mondays or Thursdays.

Space is limited. Please call 359-4595 to register.

  • Monday sessions run every Monday except holidays.
  • Thursday sessions run every Thursday.

Please note the age range for Pre-School Story and Craft has changed.

Book Buddies - grades K - 2

Thursday May 15, 2014, 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

Book Club for children in grades K - 2.

Monthly: Thursday, May 15 and Thursday, June 12.

Reports from past meetings:

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