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Gallery Exhibition: New Work in Oil Pastel by Rena M. Berger

Monday Jan 1, 2018 Wednesday Jan 31, 2018

Opening Reception, Sunday, January 7th, 2 - 4 PM

For the month of January, the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library presents New Work in Oil Pastel by Rena M. Berger. Ms. Berger is a long-time Piermont resident and active member of the community. Her abstract work is alive with color and movement.

Ms. Berger describes her work as follows:

My work is intuitive.

I love line and color.

In using line, color and shapes, unexpected relationships happen.

I think that sometimes my work relates to geology, how I imagine earth before we were here.

It takes time looking at my work to see the relationships that are there.

My work is also about the imperfections of my process.

A reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, January 7th, from 2 - 4 PM. All are welcome.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Jan 22, 2018, 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 Jan 22, 2018, 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.

WIP it up Wednesdays: Works-in-Progress Craft Club

Wednesday Jan 24, 2018, noon 1 p.m.

Every Wednesday, January 10 - 31.

An open invitation to crafters:

We all have those craft projects sitting unfinished in a tote or a drawer, on a shelf or a table. We start with the best intentions and tons of enthusiasm, then put our hobby on hold when other priorities take over, or we hit a roadblock creatively.

Setting aside time, putting it on the calendar, and committing can be all it takes to get you back to work. That’s where “WIP it up Wednesday” comes in. It is simply a time to set aside for your projects, and to come together with other crafters who can offer input and encouragement.

Come to the library with that project you’ve been meaning to get back to, whether you’re knitting your first sweater or still putting together your teenager’s “baby” scrapbook, and whip it up with us. No judgments, just fun, social time to work on your unfinished projects with other crafters.

No registration required. Just drop in and join us.

Story & Craft with Miss Nancy for Ages 3 - 7

Thursday Jan 25, 2018, 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

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Looking for fun at the end of a busy day? Listen to some themed pictured books read by our children's librarian and then make a simple creative craft on that seasonal theme.

Let's Knit! - Grades 3 and up

Thursday Jan 25, 2018, 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

For children in grades 3 and up with an adult practice partner. Learn the basics of knitting and practice together at home.

Adult-child pairs register together. Call 845-359-4595.

Needles and yarn provided.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Jan 29, 2018, 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 Jan 29, 2018, 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.

WIP it up Wednesdays: Works-in-Progress Craft Club

Wednesday Jan 31, 2018, noon 1 p.m.

Every Wednesday, January 10 - 31.

An open invitation to crafters:

We all have those craft projects sitting unfinished in a tote or a drawer, on a shelf or a table. We start with the best intentions and tons of enthusiasm, then put our hobby on hold when other priorities take over, or we hit a roadblock creatively.

Setting aside time, putting it on the calendar, and committing can be all it takes to get you back to work. That’s where “WIP it up Wednesday” comes in. It is simply a time to set aside for your projects, and to come together with other crafters who can offer input and encouragement.

Come to the library with that project you’ve been meaning to get back to, whether you’re knitting your first sweater or still putting together your teenager’s “baby” scrapbook, and whip it up with us. No judgments, just fun, social time to work on your unfinished projects with other crafters.

No registration required. Just drop in and join us.

Story & Craft with Miss Nancy for Ages 3 - 7

Thursday Feb 1, 2018, 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Story and craft image

Looking for fun at the end of a busy day? Listen to some themed pictured books read by our children's librarian and then make a simple creative craft on that seasonal theme.

Valentine’s Day Craft

Thursday Feb 1, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

For children in Grades 3 - 5

Sew your own felt Valentine's Day pillow to give as a gift, or keep for yourself.

Boys and girls love to sew and will enjoy making this sweet craft! No sewing experience necessary.

Call 845-359-4595 to register.

Gallery Exhibition: Kathy Kearney: Reflections

Thursday Feb 1, 2018 Wednesday Feb 28, 2018

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

For the month of February, the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library presents Kathy Kearney: Reflections. There will be a reception for the artist on Sunday, February 4th, from 2 - 4 PM. All are welcome.

Kearney describes her work, "I have been studying privately with artist Jackie Shatz for about 15 years. During that time I have explored many mediums, including clay sculpture and acrylic and oil painting. I have worked both abstractly and figuratively. Recently I have been using family photographs, as well as the photographs of such well known photographers as WeeGee and Dorothea Lange as my sources. My intent is not to copy but to use them as models for an imaginative and painterly approach. I am interested in the way the setting, or landscape works compositionally with the expressive and gestural qualities of the figures. I try to use color, not literally, but in a visually intuitive way. My life work as a therapist contributes to the choice, insight and content of the these figurative works. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm getting there."

Art Classes for Children - Winter/ Spring 2018

Saturday Feb 3, 2018, 12:30 p.m. 1:20 p.m.

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acrylic painting inspired by Beatriz Milhazes by Maria Covino

Drawing–Painting–Sculpture–Design–Mixed Media
Collage–Crafts–Printmaking–Art History

Please phone 359-4595 to register

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will offer a series of art classes for students in grades 2 - 6 taught by Alexis Starke. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 12:30 - 1:20 PM. The first class will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

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. Please arrive to class a couple of minutes early to put on a smock and get settled. 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. Please phone the library at 359-4595 to register.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Feb 5, 2018, 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 Feb 5, 2018, 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.

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