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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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Exhibit: Karl Knoecklein, New Paintings

Thursday Sep 1, 2016 Friday Sep 30, 2016

Artist's Reception, Sunday, September 18th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For the month of September, the Library will show a number of new paintings by Karl Knoecklein which come from the artist's renewed interest in landscape painting. The oil and acrylic works begin with experiments in random and ordered colors and progress to landscapes.

Long horizontal landscapes and riverscapes built of stacked lineal bands of foreground, river, hills and sky are the ground for exploration of the traditional landscape form with elemental color units. The artist's previous works investigated topography and distance through outdoor installations and perception of smell and the artist's memory with an active gallery installation .

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten for Pre-Schoolers

Thursday Sep 1, 2016 Wednesday May 31, 2017

If you read just three books a day to your young ones, you will have read over 1,000 in just one year!

Stop by the library to pick up your first reading log and we'll tell you all about it. Stickers and prizes.

First Friday Film Series presents: Moonrise Kingdom

Friday Sep 2, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

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

Forbidden first love. Boundless summers. Noyes’ Fludde. Bill Murray. Corn. All these things and more besides are brought together in Wes Anderson’s masterpiece Moonrise Kingdom. Despite being a huge fan, I find I dislike nearly every one of Anderson’s movies upon first viewing in a theater. Then, repeated viewings at home cause me to fall in love, this is no exception. It has become one of my favorite films and I can’t wait to share it with you. Let me get right out of the way that I adore local hero Bill Murray but he’s only a bit player in this film. The stars are unkown kids, who steal every scene they’re in.

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Library Board Meeting

Wednesday Sep 7, 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.

Gardening in a Warming World presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension

Sunday Sep 11, 2016, 1 p.m.

Gardening is a risky business. The conditions for a successful and healthy garden, namely good soil, ample water, suitable air temperature, manageable pests- - and a dose of luck—all need to be in balance with each other. The weather extremes and seasonal shifts witnessed in our landscape are examples of what scientists tell us are impacts of a changing climate. These conditions can make or break successful gardening efforts. This workshop examines the definition of climate change and reflects on the strategies that will be required to minimize and adapt to this latest and perhaps greatest challenge to successful gardening.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Sep 12, 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 Sep 12, 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.

Pre-School Story & Craft for ages 3 - 5

Thursday Sep 15, 2016, 4 p.m. 5 p.m.

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Weekly: Children ages 3 - 5 (not yet in Kindergarten) are invited to join Miss Nancy for stories and crafts weekly on Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00.

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

Family Bingo Night

Friday Sep 16, 2016, 7 p.m.

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

Call 845-359-4595 to register.

Children's Art Workshop Table at Piermont Straus Foundation's Art in the Park

Sunday Sep 18, 2016, 1 p.m. 6 p.m.

Art in the Park is an art festival free to artists that takes place in Piermont, NY in the famous Flywheel Park. Thousands of visitors come to see artists work on site, take part in special workshops, and buy art at this art festival. The library will host a table with art projects available for children to create and take home. Stop by and create with us.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Sep 19, 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 Sep 19, 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.

Music Classes for Children

Tuesday Sep 20, 2016, 11:45 a.m.

Monthly: meets 3rd Tuesday of each month.

FREE children's music classes held in the Library's Children's Room. Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, 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 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.

Join us to see how much fun music classes can be!

Cookbook Club

Tuesday Sep 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

The library will hold its first Cookbook Club gathering on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30 p.m. Beginning August 15th members of the public can browse the featured cookbook at the front desk and sign up for the recipe they’d like to make. Then at the Sept. 20th meeting, participants will bring their selected dishes to share, potluck style, during a roundtable discussion of everyone’s experiences trying out the recipes in the book. Paper plates, napkins, and utensils will be provided by the library. The cookbook selection for September is: Sandra Lee’s Semi-homemade cooking made light which offers a wide variety of nutritious, delicious recipes including snacks, entrées, vegetarian options, and desserts. Stop by the library to sign up and select your recipe.

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