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Gallery Exhibition: The Joy of the Present Moment: Watercolor Reflections of the Hudson River

Thursday Jun 22, 2017 Monday Jul 31, 2017

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

For the month of July, the Library presents The Joy of the Present Moment: Watercolor Reflections of the Hudson River. The exhibition will feature recent watercolor paintings of the Hudson River at different seasons by Maggie Carney. A reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, July 16th from 2 - 4 PM.

Artist's Statement by Maggie Carney

I fell in love with drawing and painting as a child; however, as an adult, life became very busy for me as a social worker raising a family, and there seemed to be very little time for art work.

As I got closer to retirement age, I found I was drawing and painting more frequently. I am now retired and I find the more I paint, the more peace and joy I feel.

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Children's Summer Reading Program

Monday Jun 26, 2017 Thursday Aug 3, 2017

Be a Super Reader! Join us at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library this summer from June 26th to August 3rd for our six-week reading program for children ages 3 - 12. The theme this year is "Build a Better World". We'll have special programs, crafts, and weekly book check-ins with prizes.

Come in on Monday, June 26th or Thursday, June 29th to register.

Then drop in weekly on Mondays or Thursdays from 3:30 - 6 to see Miss Nancy to talk about a book and pick up your prize.

On Thursday, August 3rd at 6 pm we'll have a family pizza party for everybody in the program. Come join the fun!

Adult Summer Reading Raffle 2017: Build a Better World

Monday Jul 3, 2017 Friday Aug 25, 2017

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 in July and August. Prizes include donations from local vendors including Betsy Franco Feeney Photography.

New this year: Because this year's summer reading program is all about building, we're putting out a "History Over Time" 4D New York City puzzle in the reading room. Library visitors are invited to participate in assembling the puzzle over the course of the summer to help us "build" New York.

Tuesday, July 25, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension presents "The Recycled Garden: Trash to Garden Treasure" by Master Gardener Vivienne Dieckmann. Click here for more information.. Call 845-359-4595 to register for this event.

Creative Writing Workshop: Memoir, Fiction, Poetry,

Thursday Jul 20, 2017, 4 p.m. 6 p.m.

Thursdays, 4-6 p.m., July 13 - August 31.

Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich will teach a memoir, fiction, and poetry writing workshop in the conference room of the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library (located at 25 Flywheel Park West, Piermont, NY) this summer.

The first hour will be about the craft of memoir, fiction and poetry. We will look at a variety of literature, and poetry and analyze how it works to create an interesting piece of writing. The nuts and bolts of each genre will be explored. Then we will spend the 2nd hour writing with prompts and critique informally each person’s in-class writing by providing constructive ideas to improve their writing. There will be only positive feedback and each student should bring a notebook.

No experience is required and all are welcome.
Registration is free. Sign up at the front desk or call 845-359-4595.

About the instructor:
Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and was a creative writing instructor at Westchester Community College and was an Adjunct Professor of English at Ramapo College in Mahwah, N.J.

Orangetown "Mighty Five" Field Day at Orangeburg Library Field

Thursday Jul 20, 2017, 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by the 5 public libraries of South Orangetown.

For families with children entering grades K - 5.

Bring a picnic dinner and we'll supply cold drinks.

Please call 845-359-4595 to register.

Spirit of Korea: Lotus Lantern

Sunday Jul 23, 2017, 2 p.m.

Younhee Shin will present this hands-on workshop on the Lotus Lantern. Ms. Shin is the Program Coordinator for the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. While the headquarters of the KSCPP is in South Korea, there are branches in the Unites States as well as in Germany and the United Kingdom. The event will explore both the meaning and importance of the Lotus Flower in Korean culture and art. It will also serve as an introduction to attendees on Korean artistic tradition and the aesthetics of Korean art. The event will include not only a question and answer period, but also an opportunity for each attendee to create their own Lotus Flower Lantern as an embodiment and reminder of the topics introduced and explored during the event.

This project is made possible with funds from the Individual Artist Grant program of the Arts Council of Rockland and the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Please call 845-359-4595 to register.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Jul 24, 2017, 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 Jul 24, 2017, 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.

Pre-School Summer 4-week Literacy Program

Monday Jul 24, 2017, 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Mondays, 3 - 3:30 pm, July 10 - 31.

Please call 845-359-4595 to register for this 4-week pre-school early literacy program.

Mini-Building: Adult-Child Craft Nights for Family Fun

Monday Jul 24, 2017, 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

July 10: Skyscrapers

July 24: Native American Longhouses

July 31: Popsicle Stick Houses

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

Summer Art Classes for Kids Entering Grades 3 and up

Tuesday Jul 25, 2017, 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

April Campana

By April Campana.

The Library will offer a series of Summer Art Classes for students entering grades 1 and up taught by Alexis Starke. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM for students entering grades 3 and up and on Wednesdays for students entering grades 1 - 4. The first class will be held on Tuesday, July 11th and classes will continue through mid August. 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. Classes are free and all materials are included. Older clothes and/ or smocks (provided by the library or by students) are recommended. Classes are held outside when possible in the Library's gardens and in adjacent parks and open space. These are drop-off classes. Please phone 845-359-4595 to register.

Cornell Cooperative Extension presents "The Recycled Garden: Trash to Garden Treasure" by Master Gardener Vivienne Dieckmann.

Tuesday Jul 25, 2017, 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

This presentation will emphasize using recyclable materials in the garden. Rather than sending plastic water bottles, metal cans, empty wine bottles, tires, and even construction items such as gutters and step ladders to the landfill, these discards can become creative and playful containers for indoor and outdoor plantings. This program also will offer a discussion of composting kitchen scraps and yard waste.

Call 845-359-4595 to register.

Summer Art Classes for Kids Entering Grades 1-4

Wednesday Jul 26, 2017, 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

April Campana

By April Campana.

The Library will offer a series of Summer Art Classes for students entering grades 1 and up taught by Alexis Starke. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM for students entering grades 3 and up and on Wednesdays for students entering grades 1 - 4. The first class will be held on Tuesday, July 11th and classes will continue through mid August. 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. Classes are free and all materials are included. Older clothes and/ or smocks (provided by the library or by students) are recommended. Classes are held outside when possible in the Library's gardens and in adjacent parks and open space. These are drop-off classes. Please phone 845-359-4595 to register.

Creative Writing Workshop: Memoir, Fiction, Poetry,

Thursday Jul 27, 2017, 4 p.m. 6 p.m.

Thursdays, 4-6 p.m., July 13 - August 31.

Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich will teach a memoir, fiction, and poetry writing workshop in the conference room of the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library (located at 25 Flywheel Park West, Piermont, NY) this summer.

The first hour will be about the craft of memoir, fiction and poetry. We will look at a variety of literature, and poetry and analyze how it works to create an interesting piece of writing. The nuts and bolts of each genre will be explored. Then we will spend the 2nd hour writing with prompts and critique informally each person’s in-class writing by providing constructive ideas to improve their writing. There will be only positive feedback and each student should bring a notebook.

No experience is required and all are welcome.
Registration is free. Sign up at the front desk or call 845-359-4595.

About the instructor:
Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and was a creative writing instructor at Westchester Community College and was an Adjunct Professor of English at Ramapo College in Mahwah, N.J.

Teen Trivia Night at Orangeburg Library

Thursday Jul 27, 2017, 6:45 p.m. 9 p.m.

Call Piermont at 845-359-4595 to register.

Come in as a group for even more fun.

For kids entering grades 5 - 12.

We'll supply pizza, drinks and prizes.

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