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Gallery Exhibition - Catherine V Graham: Night Vision

Friday Sep 1, 2017 Saturday Sep 30, 2017

Artist's Reception: Sunday, September 17th, 3 - 5 PM.

Catherine V Graham is an abstract painter and printmaker, who investigates formal aspects of color and shape, while creatively referencing the social and natural sciences. The resulting opalescent quality in her work signifies both the complexity of space and time as well as the breadth and limitations of human perception. The congruent theme throughout her work is the exploration of humanity’s fate within the rational and irrational, natural and constructed world.

Technique-wise, the work involves layering acrylic and oil paint, with linoleum printing, and other experimental printing techniques. Graham has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts (2005), and an MA in Art Education from The City University of New York: Lehman College (2017).

Art Classes for Children Entering Grades 1-3

Wednesday Sep 20, 2017, 5 p.m. 5:45 p.m.

April Campana

By April Campana.

Weekly: Wednesday afternoons.

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will offer a series of art classes for students entering grades 1 - 3 taught by Alexis Starke. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 5:45 PM. The first class will be held on Wednesday, September 13th.

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. Creativity will be developed in a supportive environment. And we always have fun!

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. As art projects typically take several weeks, attendance at class each week is important. Please feel free to e-mail alexis.starke@gmail.com with any questions.

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A Local Harvest Book Fair

Sunday Sep 24, 2017, 1 p.m. 4 p.m.

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library presents A Local Harvest Book Fair on Sunday September 24, 1 – 4 pm during the Blauvelt Lions’ Apple Fest. Local authors will be available in front of the library to sell, sign, and discuss their original works. Short readings will begin at 2 pm.

Discover fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written by your neighbors right here in the Hudson Valley, including the 2017 LARC (Library Association of Rockland County) Book of the Year winner, The Autumn of Her Years by Kathleen Kubik.

Participating authors include: Ellen Belitsky, Carolyn Doyle, Betsy Franco Feeney, Joan Gussow, Virginia Sanchez Korrol, Ph.D, Kathleen Kubik, Ann Letzter, Mya O’Malley, Howard Reiss, Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich, Dr. Carole Weaver-Linsner, Dr. Margaret Winslow.

Across the street in Flywheel Park the Blauvelt Lions will host their 15th Annual Apple Fest featuring pony rides and inflatables, games and prizes, apple products, crafts, and entertainment.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Sep 25, 2017, 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.

Art Classes for Children Entering Grades 1-3

Wednesday Sep 27, 2017, 5 p.m. 5:45 p.m.

April Campana

By April Campana.

Weekly: Wednesday afternoons.

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will offer a series of art classes for students entering grades 1 - 3 taught by Alexis Starke. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 5:45 PM. The first class will be held on Wednesday, September 13th.

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. Creativity will be developed in a supportive environment. And we always have fun!

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. As art projects typically take several weeks, attendance at class each week is important. Please feel free to e-mail alexis.starke@gmail.com with any questions.

About the Teacher:

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Book Discussion Group - Sept. date change due to Jewish New Year

Wednesday Sep 27, 2017, 7 p.m.
Book

Monthly: 3rd Wednesday of each month

  • September 27th: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

*Note date change due to Jewish New Year.

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 with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Oct 2, 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 Oct 2, 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.

Gallery Exhibition: Hyesun Jung: Whisper

Monday Oct 2, 2017 Tuesday Oct 31, 2017

For the month of October, the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library presents Hyesun Jung: Whisper. Jung's work is a unique combination of painting and ceramic influences. She draws on Korean painting techniques, applying 10 - 15 layers of natural pigments on hanji, traditional Korean paper, to achieve depth of color. She then applies kaolin and carves into it with ceramic techniques.

Jung has exhibited extensively in Korea, Texas, and the New York metropolitan area. Jung describes her approach to art as follows, “No two days are the same, but daily routines make us feel like they are. Art plays a role like a bell stimulating our consciousness. Its sound can echo around our prosaic lives and its resonance makes us see our lives in new ways. Beautiful life is with us when we enjoy the unique moment in our life with pausing and listening for the whispers of nature and our inner voice. I hope people have an aha-moment to step aside from their routine and realize how beautiful life is while seeing my works.”

Art Classes for Children Entering Grades 1-3

Wednesday Oct 4, 2017, 5 p.m. 5:45 p.m.

April Campana

By April Campana.

Weekly: Wednesday afternoons.

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will offer a series of art classes for students entering grades 1 - 3 taught by Alexis Starke. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 5:45 PM. The first class will be held on Wednesday, September 13th.

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. Creativity will be developed in a supportive environment. And we always have fun!

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. As art projects typically take several weeks, attendance at class each week is important. Please feel free to e-mail alexis.starke@gmail.com with any questions.

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Library Board Meeting

Wednesday Oct 4, 2017, 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 Oct 5, 2017, 4 p.m. 4:45 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 - 4:45 pm.

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

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

First Friday Film Series presents: The Nutty Professor

Friday Oct 6, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

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

“Every move a picture,” says Buddy Love, with a sneer. He’s right you know. Same could be said for Buddy’s creator: recently deceased comic giant Jerry Lewis. The Nutty Professor, a 1963 retelling of the Jekyl and Hyde story, starring Lewis, Stella Stevens and Dean Martin. Well, that last may not be true. Lewis claimed unto his death that Love was just a character he made up, composed of “every obnoxious self-important hateful hipster” he’d ever known. But I dare you to watch his swaggering bravura performance and tell me he’s not skewering Dean.

Lewis plays the titular prof, Julius Kelp, a bumbling absent-minded goof . When a student bullies him (yes, yes, this film is problematic with 20/20 hindsight; the main romance is between a professor and his student), Kelp begins investigating ways to beef up to counter the continuing harassment. Numerous failures lead to a startling transformation turning the bumbling professor into suave, confident crooner Buddy Love.

But Buddy is a jerk. Even love interest Stella Stevens dislikes him, though of course she finds herself strangely attracted to the cad. Of course, the formula wears off at inopportune times and eventually, well, heck, I’m not going to give away the ending!

I’ll even suggest you stay for the credits, there’s a little surprise Easter Egg waiting for you right at the end.

Come on down to the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library on Friday night October 6th, 7:30 pm. Oh, and did we mention, it’s free? I said, IT’S FREE.

~Film Series Curator, Chris X. Carroll

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Art Classes for Children Entering Grades 1-3

Wednesday Oct 11, 2017, 5 p.m. 5:45 p.m.

April Campana

By April Campana.

Weekly: Wednesday afternoons.

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will offer a series of art classes for students entering grades 1 - 3 taught by Alexis Starke. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 5:45 PM. The first class will be held on Wednesday, September 13th.

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. Creativity will be developed in a supportive environment. And we always have fun!

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. As art projects typically take several weeks, attendance at class each week is important. Please feel free to e-mail alexis.starke@gmail.com with any questions.

About the Teacher:

Read more »

Pre-School Story & Craft for ages 3 - 5

Thursday Oct 12, 2017, 4 p.m. 4:45 p.m.

Story and craft icon

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 pm.

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

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

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