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Book Discussion Group

Wednesday Feb 17, 2016, 7 p.m.
Book

Monthly: 3rd Wednesday of each month

Book selection for February is The Rent Collector by Camron Wright.

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.

Book Buddies - grades K - 2

Thursday Feb 18, 2016, 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

For independent readers in grades K - 2

3rd Thursday of each month: Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 17.

Tell your buddies what you've been reading and do some fun activities. Please call to register.

Reports from past meetings:

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Child & Adult Classic Book Club

Thursday Feb 25, 2016, 7 p.m. 8 p.m.

For children in grades 3 - 5.

Monthly: One Thursday each month

Bring your favorite adult to discuss a classic book and eat dessert.

Please call to register.

Book selection:

  • Thursday, Jan. 28: Stuart Little by E. B. White
  • Thursday, Feb. 25: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Thursday, March 31: Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Book Talk: Dr. Margaret Winslow presents The Cusp of Dreadfulness

Sunday Mar 13, 2016, 1 p.m.

It was December 1974 when Margaret Winslow arrived in Punta Arenas, the only city on the Strait of Magellan, prepared to begin her doctoral thesis project. With both excitement and dread, she looked forward to working on familiar rocks in a dynamic region and exploring Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia. But first, she had to cross the trackless southern Andes on foot.

In the sequel to her award-winning travel adventure memoir, Over My Head, Dr. Winslow recounts her ongoing field experiences from the 1970s through the 1990s during intense political paroxysms in Chile and Argentina. Her unforgettable adventures include being arrested and interrogated by the Argentine Navy, a close brush with death on a flight over the Strait of Magellan, and the rescue of an injured child at an isolated farm. Her fascinating narrative includes the frightening details of an assault by a fisherman that hurled the previously intrepid traveler into a state of intense agoraphobia that she had to overcome if she was to survive, return to the wilderness, and work mostly alone.

The Cusp of Dreadfulness continues a geologist’s recounting of her struggles through the wilderness of southern South American during a time of brutal transformation.

Margaret Winslow plunged into the essentially all-male world of geology in the 1970s. She has over thirty years of field experience in Central America, South American, Antarctica, Alaska, and the Caribbean. Retired from university teaching, she continues her adventures in the Hudson Valley of New York accompanied by her rambunctious donkey.

This event is free and open to all.

Book Discussion Group

Wednesday Mar 16, 2016, 7 p.m.
Book

Monthly: 3rd Wednesday of each month

Book selection for February is The Rent Collector by Camron Wright.

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.

Book Buddies - grades K - 2

Thursday Mar 17, 2016, 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

For independent readers in grades K - 2

3rd Thursday of each month: Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 17.

Tell your buddies what you've been reading and do some fun activities. Please call to register.

Reports from past meetings:

Read more »

Child & Adult Classic Book Club

Thursday Mar 31, 2016, 7 p.m. 8 p.m.

For children in grades 3 - 5.

Monthly: One Thursday of each month.

Bring your favorite adult to discuss a classic book and eat dessert.

Please call to register.

Book selections:

  • Jan. 28: Stuart Little by E. B. White
  • Feb. 25: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • March 31: Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Book Discussion Group

Wednesday Apr 20, 2016, 7 p.m.
Book

Monthly: 3rd Wednesday of each month

Book selection for February is The Rent Collector by Camron Wright.

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.

Book Discussion Group

Wednesday May 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Book

Monthly: 3rd Wednesday of each month

Book selection for February is The Rent Collector by Camron Wright.

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.

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