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Summer Reading Program

Monday Jun 27, 2016 Thursday Aug 4, 2016

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…READ!

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.

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.

Raffle Entry Form: Click here to print the adult summer reading raffle entry form (PDF).

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."

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

Saturday Jul 30, 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.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Aug 1, 2016, 10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

Toddler story time icon

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 Aug 1, 2016, 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

Toddler story time icon

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.

Exhibition: Stephanie S. Lee: Back to Circle

Monday Aug 1, 2016 Wednesday Aug 31, 2016

For the month of August, the Library presents Stephanie S. Lee’s exhibition Back to Circle, a collection of 15 paintings inspired by the circle which often appears in Korean folk art paintings symbolizing the sun and moon. Lee explains that she believes the circle is the most complete and perfect shape, as it encompasses harmony and reincarnation. She points to the natural phenomenon where a rigid cliff breaks down and becomes a round particle of sand and the fact that all living subjects derive from one round cell to emphasize the circle’s completeness. The circle suggests various philosophical meanings to the artist, such as beginnings and ends, life and evolution. In Lee's paintings, these ideas are condensed into circles, depicted with simple and subtle strength.

Lee uses Korean folk art’s unique and colorful methods to depict coexisting fundamentals that travel from past to modern times. In this exhibition, Lee expresses philosophical paths returning to the essence through the shape of a circle. Life and death, ideal and reality, Ying and Yang: the relationship of all harmoniously coexisting things are contained inside the circle.

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Library Board Meeting

Wednesday Aug 3, 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.

First Friday Film Series presents: Lost in Translation (2003)

Friday Aug 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

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

Lost in Translation (2003) 1hr 41 min

Sofia Coppola may often be best known as an answer to the question, who is the only actor in all three Godfather movies? Having grown up on film sets and being the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola she might be expected to have film making in her blood. But Lost in Translation, the 2003 film starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, written and directed by Ms. Coppola is such a startling cinematic jewel it’s hard to believe such a young filmmaker created it.

Almost the definition of a small film, there are really only two stars and hardly any plot. Spoiler: they almost have an affair, then don’t. And yet this story of a young wife abandoned by her distracted husband and a washed up movie star in Japan filming a liquor ad is so beautiful and full of longing it just might break your heart. Two lost souls wander about in the bizarre insulated world of a luxury hotel in Tokyo, running into each other at odd hours (jet lag) and in even odder scenarios.

Volumes are spoken by each of them without using many words at all as they encounter the alien worlds of Japanese culture. What is love? Marriage? Romance? And when does meeting a stranger become an inflection point that changes one’s life forever. This is movie is just perfect, quiet and still as a zen pool. One expects a stone to fall in and cause ripples that reverberate across the surface but there is no stone, only life, love, and stillness. Murray shows new depth and skill the manic comedian roles he’s known for obscure, partnered with an utterly luminous and vibrant young Johansson. 32 year old Coppola has created a movie wise beyond its years, beautiful, moving, funny, and touching. Kind of like life.

Trigger warning: the opening shot is a close up of Ms. Johansson’s panty clad derriere. Other than that, there’s not really any nudity, cursing, or violence, unusual for a movie made for adults these days.

First Friday Films, always FREE, at Piermont Public Library, 7:30 pm, Friday August 5, do join us, won’t you?

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

Saturday Aug 6, 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.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Aug 8, 2016, 10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

Toddler story time icon

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 Aug 8, 2016, 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

Toddler story time icon

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.

Family Bingo Night

Thursday Aug 11, 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: Snow Dogs

Friday Aug 12, 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 Aug 13, 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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