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Exhibit - The Piermont Marsh: Printmaking by Student Artists Grades 4-9

Friday Jan 2, 2015 Saturday Jan 31, 2015

Artist's Reception, Wednesday, January 14th at 4:30 - 5:30 PM

For the fall semester, the Library hosted a special series of art classes for kids: Artists-in-Residence at the Piermont Library and Piermont Marsh. This special series was funded by a grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and taught by Alexis Starke.

Students became Artists-in-Residence, exploring the Piermont Marsh, Sparkill Creek, and Hudson River, taking photographs and sketching along the way. They then used the photographs and sketches as references for a number of printmaking projects using monotype, blockprinting, and photo-transfer. Approximately 11,000 years old, the 1000 acre Piermont Marsh is an ecologically unique component of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. The grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation provided students with cameras, monotype gel printing plates, block printing carving tools, brayers and printing inks. The class is culminating with January's Art Exhibit at the Library.

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

Saturday Jan 31, 2015, 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

Bilingual story time

Saturdays in January Beginning Jan. 10, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Join us for Stories, Songs, and Play Time (Suitable for toddlers and up). Each session will be limited to the first 15 children who arrive. This is necessary for an optimal Story Time in our space.

Todos los Sábados durante el mes de Enero, comenzando el 10 de Enero, desde las 10:30 hasta las 11:30 a.m. Cuentos Bilingües (Español - Inglés)

Reúnete con nosotros para escuchar cuentos, canciones, y para juegos. (Es adecuado para niños de 1 año en adelante) Cada sesion estara limitada para los primeros 15 niños que lleguen. Esto es necesario para mantenar la mejor calidad de tiempo de lectura dentro de nuestro espacio.

Exhibit - Captured: The Sun & the Moon, and Sky - Charcoals by Terry Straus

Sunday Feb 1, 2015 Saturday Feb 28, 2015

Artist's Reception: Sunday, February 1st, from 2:00 to 4:00PM

For the month of February, the Library will exhibit recent charcoals by local artist Terry Straus. Straus's work examines her suburban surroundings, combining landscape and pop art elements. She explains, "I interrupt atmospheric sky-scapes with pure color and hard edged graphics. I dissect the modern landscape's deep space with black glossy line. My paintings use familiar objects such as road-signs, street-lights, and wires to express the menacing, subversive, and dissolute vibe in today's suburbs." Straus sites both JMW Turner and Robert Indiana as inspirations. An opening reception for Straus's show will be Sunday, February 1st, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Straus studied art at The Cooper Union High School Scholarship Program, FIT, Queens College, and Brooklyn College. She is a life member and recipient of an Artist in Residence Scholarship of the Art Students League. She worked for the advertising house Della Femina, Travisano, and Partners and was Assistant Art Director on Forum Magazine. Straus taught art in the New York City public schools, helping inner city children pass the New York State Art Regents, exhibit their work, and gain admission to college programs. She lives in the Hudson Valley and has a studio at Garner Arts.

Toddler Story Time

Monday Feb 2, 2015, 10:15 a.m. 11:15 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.

Library Board Meeting

Wednesday Feb 4, 2015, 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.

Pre-School Story & Craft for ages 3 - 5

Thursday Feb 5, 2015, 4 p.m. 4:45 p.m.

pre-school story and craft

Weekly: Children ages 3 - 5 (not yet in Kindergarten) are invited to join Miss Nancy for stories and crafts weekly on Thursdays, 4:00 - 4:45.

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

"The Class" presented by 1st Friday Film Series

Friday Feb 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Film strip

Monthly series: 1st Friday of every month.

Free and open to public. February film: "The Class" (2008)

February’s movie is an absolutely riveting film that pushes the boundary between documentary and fiction… to the breaking point.

THE CLASS, brilliantly directed by Laurent Cantet in cinéma-vérité style, depicts a year in the life in an inner-city, multiracial classroom of a Parisian French teacher. It was the unanimous choice of the Cannes Jury (led by Sean Penn) as the greatest film of the year. Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood.

If you’re looking for a French version of “Dead Poets Society" you’ll be disappointed… No Hollywood glitz here, no plot-driven, melodramatic conclusion. But if you’re looking for an astonishing, authentic picture of a gritty French school, largely improvised over a year, by a group of gifted non-actors, you won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen. I promise you.

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

“Powerful, mesmerizing and full of moments that linger long after the bell rings.” —Newsday

“The movie is bursting with life, energy, fears, frustrations.” —Roger Ebert

"Extraordinary. Fierce, funny and moving.” —Rolling Stone

“The Class is a true movie miracle: fragile yet indelible." —New York Magazine

Watch the trailer below… and please join us on Friday, February 6, at 7:30 pm. The screening and discussion are free, as always!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8HWJqgMAhU

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Local Author, Dr. Deb Castaldo presents her book Relationship Reboot: Tech Support for Love

Sunday Feb 8, 2015, 2 p.m.

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library is pleased to host local author, Dr. Deb Castaldo, as she presents her book Relationship Reboot: Tech Support for Love.

Have you completely lost your connection to AOL (Appreciation, Openness, and Love)?

Are you ready to hit DELETE and head off to divorce court?

The divorce epidemic has remained at consistent levels for the past half century, with more than 50 to 60% of couples ending up divorced.

The statistics for 2nd and 3rd marriages remain even higher at 75-85%.

If your relationship is crashing, is there any hope you can still REBOOT your way back to a healthy, happy marriage?

Yes! No matter how long a relationship has been "going viral", there is hope! Couples can learn to be their own "Tech Squad for Love"!

In this ground-breaking book, couples and marriage therapist Dr. Deb Castaldo provides the "best of the best" techniques to help couples REBOOT and stay online for good!

In her uplifting presentation, participants will learn:

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Toddler Story Time

Monday Feb 9, 2015, 10:15 a.m. 11:15 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 - 5

Thursday Feb 12, 2015, 4 p.m. 4:45 p.m.

pre-school story and craft

Weekly: Children ages 3 - 5 (not yet in Kindergarten) are invited to join Miss Nancy for stories and crafts weekly on Thursdays, 4:00 - 4:45.

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

Book Buddies - grades K - 2

Thursday Feb 12, 2015, 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

Book Club for children in grades K - 2.

Monthly: Thursdays January 8, Feb. 5, March 5

Reports from past meetings:

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Adult-Child Book Club

Thursday Feb 12, 2015, 7 p.m. 8 p.m.

One Thursday each month

Bring your favorite adult to discuss a book and eat dessert!

January 15 - Book selection is: Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Feburary 12
March 19

Music Classes for Children

Wednesday Feb 18, 2015, 11:45 a.m.

Monthly: meets 3rd Wednesday 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!

Book Discussion Group

Wednesday Feb 18, 2015, 7 p.m.
Book

Monthly: 3rd Wednesday of each month

Book selections:

  • February - "One Plus One" by Jojo Moyes

Join: the Book Club is seeking new members. Please call 845-359-4595 or e-mail us at info@piermontlibrary.org with your name, phone number, and e-mail address to join.

Toddler Story Time

Monday Feb 23, 2015, 10:15 a.m. 11:15 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.

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