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June Exhibition: Annual Student Art Exhibition: Interiors of the Imagination

Friday Jun 1, 2018 Saturday Jun 30, 2018

April 3 painting

surrealist interior collage by April Campana

For the month of June, the Library will present its Annual Student Art Exhibition: Interiors of the Imagination. An Artists' Reception will be held on Sunday, June 3rd, from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. All are welcome.

Throughout the year, the Library offers free visual art classes focusing on a variety of materials and techniques to students in grades 1 - 8 taught by Alexis Starke. This year, the focus is on interiors and projects are inspired by contemporary American artist Ann Toebbe; Belgian Surrealist René Magritte; and contemporary Korean visual artist JeeYoung Lee. Patrons are always delighted to see the creations of our youngest artists.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Jun 18, 2018, 10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

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 Jun 18, 2018, 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

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 Jun 19, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

Monthly: meets 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Free music education for young children and parents/caregivers, held in the Henderson Children's Room of the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. Presented by Moon River Music Together with Flo Labaze, 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 Rubin, Director of Moon River Mother and Child, 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.

Bash the Trash - Children's Summer Reading Program Kickoff Evening TO BE HELD AT THE TAPPAN MANSE BARN

Tuesday Jun 19, 2018, 7 p.m.

Enjoy music and science with this amazing show for kids of all ages. For over 25 years, Bash the Trash has been building, performing and educating with musical instruments made from recycled and reused materials. They demonstrate how science can transform even the simplest stuff into cool-sounding instruments, and how you can make your own!

Directed by the husband-and-wife creative team of John Bertles and Carina Piaggio, Bash the Trash features a national roster of over 30 musicians and teaching artists, weaving together science, music and environmental awareness.

Everyone welcome. No registration required.

Piermont Reads Launch Party

Wednesday Jun 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

“Piermont Reads” is a reading project centered on Thomas Berger’s novel, Neighbors. Think of it as a village-wide book club.

The project begins with distribution of free paperback copies of the book at our launch party on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30 p.m. (Supply is limited. Don't miss your chance to pick up a copy.) Light refreshments will be served.

We will all read the book over the summer months and then reconvene for two Piermont Reads events in the Fall. A scholarly talk by Library Trustee, Dr. Cara Stepanian, will be held Sunday, September 23rd at 2 pm. A screening of the film adaptation of the book will be held Friday, October 5th at 7:30 pm.

Why Berger?

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Book Discussion Group

Wednesday Jun 20, 2018, 7 p.m.
Book

Monthly: 3rd Wednesday of each month

Book selections:

  • June 20th: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

  • July 18th: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

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.

"What's Your Jam?" Spring 2018 Concert Series: Bob Wylde Trio

Sunday Jun 24, 2018, 2 p.m.

The second concert in our Spring 2018 series features The Bob Wylde Trio. The trio’s sound centers around soft and swinging jazz and they perform all over the New York and New Jersey area. The band is led by jazz guitarist Bob Wylde, soothing vocals by Marty Elkins and featuring the well-known bassist, Mike Richmond - a thirty year veteran of Stan Getz’s band. Mr.Wylde attended the Berklee College of Music from 1974 to 1976 and has been playing guitar for forty years. Ms. Elkins has been free-lancing in New York City and the surrounding areas, appearing at the Falcon Art Center in Marlboro, NY with “The Saints of Swing”, Jazz Vespers at the First Presbyterian Church of Phillipstown, in Cold Spring, NY and various places around the city such as Smalls, Zeb’s Sound and Light, and various small restaurants and private events with the Bob Wylde Trio. She was invited to be part of the Jazz, Blues and Gospel Festival at the Las Vegas Hilton in 2103 and did a tour of Germany with the Martin Sasse Trio after the release of her first CD. Mr. Richmond has been involved in some of jazz's most impressive projects. He participated in the Miles Davis and Quincy Jones-collaborative concert in Montreux, Switzerland, which became Davis' final performance. He subsequently replaced Charles Mingus in the Mingus Dynasty.

For more info visit: http://www.martyelkins.com/bob-wylde-trio/

This event is free and open to the public. Please join us.

Children's Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock!

Monday Jun 25, 2018 Monday Jul 30, 2018

Be a Rock Star Reader! Join us at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library this summer from June 25th to July 30th for our summer reading program for children ages 3-12. The theme this year is “Libraries Rock”. We’ll have special programs, crafts, and weekly book check-ins with prizes. Come in on Monday, June 25th or Thursday, June 28th to register. Then drop in weekly on Mondays or Thursdays from 3:30-6 pm to see Miss Nancy to talk about a book and pick up your prize. On Monday, July 30th at 6 pm, we’ll have a family pizza party for everybody in the program.

Check our calendar for special events like Bash the Trash, Mighty Five Field Day, The Life of Mozart presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company, a screening of the movie Rock Dog, and more. Come join the fun!

July Exhibition: Andrew Weatherly: The Art Beyond a Syndrome

Monday Jul 2, 2018 Tuesday Jul 31, 2018

For the month of July, the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library presents Andrew Weatherly: The Art Beyond a Syndrome. An Artist's Reception and brief talk will take place on Sunday, July 15th, from 2 - 4 PM. All are welcome.

Andrew Weatherly is a young man with Down Syndrome who has found his voice through art. Insightful, intuitive, sincere, and passionate about his work, Weatherly also has a resolve that has allowed him to overcome many obstacles. Viewing art as a tool for both personal and social growth, Weatherly explores his creativity through painting, photography, and writing; has published two books on his experiences; and regularly gives talks about his experiences as an artist and in life. He has exhibited his work widely on the East Coast. Additional information about this inspiring artist can be found on his website at www.andrewweatherly.com.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Jul 2, 2018, 10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

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 2, 2018, 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

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.

Screening of "Rock Dog" [PG] 90 min

Friday Jul 6, 2018, 8 p.m.

When a radio falls from the sky, a young Tibetan Mastiff is inspired to leave his village in the mountains and move into the big city to become a rock musician.

Please call 845-359-4595 or come in to the library to sign up for this program.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Jul 9, 2018, 10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

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 9, 2018, 11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

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.

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