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Builder Bees & Friends presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland

Monday Jul 31, 2017, 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

An interactive and fun S.T.E.A.M.-oriented investigation of the interdependence of our local pollinators and the plants/bushes they seasonally visit.

Children will be introduced to indigenous pollinators and their favorite sweet treat haunts to understand how both benefit our natural environments and home gardens. This presentation will include a visit with the mysterious "Bee Keeper," a make-believe storyboard visit with the Bee Builders/friends (pollinators) to learn about their sweet snacking habits, a multisensory, hands-on exploration of some bee-enticing treats (plants), an interactive game where children become "the bees," creation of bubble bee nesting boxes, a Bee-buzzing sing-along, and goodie bags.

Visit the library's front desk or call 845-359-4595 to register.

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

Monday Jul 31, 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.

Gallery Exhibition: Beauty is in the Details, mixed media works by Jane Cowles

Tuesday Aug 1, 2017 Thursday Aug 31, 2017

For the month of August, the Library presents Beauty is in the Details, mixed media works by Jane Cowles.

An Artist's Reception will be held on Sunday, August 6th, from 2 - 4 PM.

Beauty is in what you see. It is not an adjective to describe an object. Beauty is a call to action. Some will look, but not everyone will see this intangible standard we call beauty. Some will be distracted, others stuck, but few will see those little details that make all the difference between ordinary and extraordinary.

Every piece in this exhibit has beauty hidden in details. Whether it is a particular hue on the underside of a leaf, the inside of a flower or a shadow.

-Jane Cowles

Summer Art Classes for Kids Entering Grades 3 and up

Tuesday Aug 1, 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.

Summer Art Classes for Kids Entering Grades 1-4

Wednesday Aug 2, 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 Aug 3, 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.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Aug 7, 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 Aug 7, 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.

Summer Art Classes for Kids Entering Grades 3 and up

Tuesday Aug 8, 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.

Summer Art Classes for Kids Entering Grades 1-4

Wednesday Aug 9, 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.

Library Board Meeting

Wednesday Aug 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

NOTE: The library's August board meeting has been moved to Aug. 9th.

The Library Board usually meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Read about the Board of Trustees.

Creative Writing Workshop: Memoir, Fiction, Poetry,

Thursday Aug 10, 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.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Aug 14, 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 Aug 14, 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.

Music Classes for Children

Tuesday Aug 15, 2017, 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.

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