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Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Jul 3, 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 Jul 3, 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.

First Friday Film Series presents Little Big Man

Friday Jul 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

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

Little Big Man is a satirical western from 1970 starring Dustin Hoffman. First seen as the oldest living American (age 121), Jack Crab tells us his life story in a series of flashbacks. And what a story! A series of adventures leads to a spate of mistaken identies, both Native American (“Indian” back then) and white.

“Little Big Man”, as Jack is dubbed due to his diminuitive size and enormous spirit, wends his way through wars, politics, and various sexual entanglements. Though this film looks like a western, it takes a broader, more socially aware view of the white / Indian wars of the turn of the last century. The Native Americans are depicted much more sympathetically than the cavalry. But a critical and satirical eye is brought to bear. We’re now nearly fifty years on, but this film is still a bit shocking even to the modern viewer.

Despite all this, Dustin Hoffman brings it (and when does he not?). Particularly following his performance in All the President’s Men (viewed two months ago), he is an utter master of his craft, and compelling beyond all reason. The movie’s tagline is “Either the most neglected hero in history, or a liar of insane proportion.” I’d like to vote for both.

Come join us and decide for yourself, won’t you? Friday July 7th, 7:30 pm, at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library: Little Big Man, be there or be square. Oh, did we mention, it’s FREE? ‘Cause it is. Totally.

~Film Series Curator, Chris X. Carroll

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Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Jul 10, 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 Jul 10, 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.

Pre-School Summer 4-week Literacy Program

Monday Jul 10, 2017, 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Mondays, 3 - 3:30 pm, July 10 - 31.

Please call 845-359-4595 to register for this 4-week pre-school early literacy program.

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

Monday Jul 10, 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.

Summer Art Classes for Kids Entering Grades 3 and up

Tuesday Jul 11, 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 Jul 12, 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 Jul 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

NOTE: Because of the holiday, the library's July board meeting has been pushed back to July 12th.

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 Jul 13, 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 Jul 17, 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 Jul 17, 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.

Pre-School Summer 4-week Literacy Program

Monday Jul 17, 2017, 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Mondays, 3 - 3:30 pm, July 10 - 31.

Please call 845-359-4595 to register for this 4-week pre-school early literacy program.

Music Classes for Children

Tuesday Jul 18, 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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