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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten for Pre-Schoolers

Thursday Sep 1, 2016 Wednesday May 31, 2017

If you read just three books a day to your young ones, you will have read over 1,000 in just one year!

Stop by the library to pick up your first reading log and we'll tell you all about it. Stickers and prizes.

Gallery Exhibition: Paper Playgrounds, Canvas Carnivals & Other Oddities by Meagan J. Meehan

Wednesday Mar 1, 2017 Friday Mar 31, 2017

Artist's Reception: Sunday, March 5th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

For the month of March, the Library will exhibit Paper Playgrounds, Canvas Carnivals & Other Oddities by Meagan J. Meehan in the gallery. This exhibition seeks to promote joy, happiness, and playfulness. Amid the stresses of everyday life, the artwork of Meagan J. Meehan aims to be an amusing distraction: a means of delighting, entertaining, or even shocking viewers into smiling, pondering, and—at the very least—looking. The artwork seeks to invoke peoples’ perceptions and enable them to enter a world where there is no right or wrong, up or down, left or right, back or front; instead, there is only imagination and creativity. The exhibition seeks to provoke audiences to embrace the unusual, the colorful, and the joyful. It aims to play with the viewers’ perceptions, enlighten them to the shapes present in common (recycled) objects, and—most importantly—provide enjoyment.

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Art Classes for Children Grades 1-4

Wednesday Mar 29, 2017, 5 p.m. 5:45 p.m.

Children's Art Class

Children's Art Class with Alexis Starke

Weekly: Wednesday afternoons, starting on Sept. 21, 2016.

The Library is offering a series of free Art Classes for children in grades 1-4, taught by Alexis Starke. All materials will be provided. Smocks are provided as well, or children can bring their own.

Class size limited to 12 students. Please call 359-4595 to register.

Students will create imaginative art projects with a variety of themes. Projects will include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and mixed media using a variety of materials and techniques suited to the age group. Students will be introduced to various artists from art history. Creativity is emphasized in a relaxed setting.

About the Teacher:

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Recognizing Signs of Mental Health Issues in Adolescence

Wednesday Mar 29, 2017, 6 p.m. 7:45 p.m.

NOTE: The event location is TAPPAN FREE LIBRARY, 93 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983

Learn what is typical and reasonable behavior as well as warning signs of emotional difficulties in adolescence. Learn to identify unique risk factors and signs of substance abuse, suicide, depression, eating disorders and other mental health issues so you know when your teen is in trouble and how to effectively get help for your child. You will gain knowledge of the available professional, peer and self-help resources in our community. With panelists: Dr. Russell Tobe, Nathan Klein Institute, Kristina Peckins, Mental Health Association of Rockland Vickie Shaw, Director of Wellcore and moderator, Dr. Kathleen Keefe-Cooperman.

This event is jointly sponsored by the Blauvelt, Orangeburg, Palisades, Piermont and Tappan Libraries.

Register online at: http://ny.evanced.info/

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Apr 3, 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.

Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy- session II

Monday Apr 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.

Cookbook Club

Tuesday Apr 4, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Browse the featured cookbook at the front desk and sign up for the recipe you’d like to make. Then bring a batch of your selected dish to share, potluck style, during a round table discussion and tasting. Paper plates, napkins, and utensils will be provided by the library.

If your recipe doesn't work out, come anyway! We'd like to hear about your experiences with the recipe, what worked, what didn't, and why. That's what it's all about.

April book selection: Guy Fieri Family Food: 125 real-deal recipes - kitchen tested, home approved by Guy Fieri

A copy is available at the library's front desk. Once you've had a chance to peruse the book, please sign up for the recipe you'd like to make.

Art Classes for Children Grades 1-4

Wednesday Apr 5, 2017, 5 p.m. 5:45 p.m.

Children's Art Class

Children's Art Class with Alexis Starke

Weekly: Wednesday afternoons, starting on Sept. 21, 2016.

The Library is offering a series of free Art Classes for children in grades 1-4, taught by Alexis Starke. All materials will be provided. Smocks are provided as well, or children can bring their own.

Class size limited to 12 students. Please call 359-4595 to register.

Students will create imaginative art projects with a variety of themes. Projects will include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and mixed media using a variety of materials and techniques suited to the age group. Students will be introduced to various artists from art history. Creativity is emphasized in a relaxed setting.

About the Teacher:

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Library Board Meeting

Wednesday Apr 5, 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 Apr 6, 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.

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

First Friday Film Series presents: Steve Jobs (2015) [R] 2 hr 2 min

Friday Apr 7, 2017, 7 p.m.

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

Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, and Seth Rogan (with an awesome turn by Jeff Daniels) Steve Jobs is based on the terrific biography by Walter Isaacson of the same name. It’s directed by Danny Boyle, but perhaps more influential is the screenwriter: Aaron Sorkin. Typically, the dialog crackles and hums as people talk over each other, deliver rapid fire pronouncements, and bring large themes into small moments.

Most of us are aware of Jobs’ work with Apple. As he mentions in the film, he didn’t really invent or build anything, but likens himself to a conductor leading an orchestra. Jobs is one of the most fascinating figures of our time, and this film illustrates some of what makes him tick. The Macintosh, OSX, and iPhone are three of Jobs’ culture changing products. While much has been revealed about the tech side of Apple, Steve Jobs also illuminates his personal side, particularly his strained relationship with daughter Lisa.

Whether you’ve never touched a computer or ask people to break your Mac out of your cold, dead, hands, Steve Jobs is a moving and illuminating portrait of a giant in our modern internet-connected world. We’re going to view it Friday April 7, at 7 pm at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Library. Yes, it’s a little earlier, but it’s still FREE FREE FREE.

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"Edible Books" Baking Contest during the 10th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday Apr 9, 2017, noon

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will host an "Edible Books" Baking Contest during our 10th Anniversary Celebration.

What is an "edible books" contest and how do you participate? Glad you asked!

Decorate a food item, usually a dessert, based on a book title, cover, character, etc. Take a look at our submission form or search Pinterest for some examples of booky cookies, poetic pastries, sci-fi pies, mysterious meringues and such to get your creative juices flowing… and baking!

Instructions: Submit your entry form by March 31st and bring your baked goods on April 9th for judging. Judging will be based on the visual presentation of your piece. Entries will not be tasted until after a winner is chosen.

Timeline on Sunday, April 9th:

  • 11:30 a.m.: Bring your entry to the library for setup.

  • 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Voting will be open to attendees of the 10th Anniversary Celebration. Everyone gets one vote.

  • 4 p.m. A winner will be announced, and then the best part, everyone gets to "eat your words" and taste all the "edible book" creations.

Click here for entry form: Edible Books Baking Contest submission form (PDF)

Find some "Edible Book" inspiration in the Valley Cottage Library bakeware collection! Did you know you can borrow specialty cake pans and cookie cutters from Valley Cottage with your Piermont card? (Bakeware items cannot be sent through interlibrary loan. Visit Valley Cottage to borrow them.) View their collections here:

Cake pans at Valley Cottage Library: http://guides.rcls.org/communitycloset/cakepans

Cookie Cutters are Valley Cottage Library: http://guides.rcls.org/communitycloset/bakeware/cookiecutters

10th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday Apr 9, 2017, noon 5 p.m.

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will hold a 10th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, April 9, 2017, 12 - 5 pm, to mark its first decade in the McHugh building. The library, chartered in 1896, opened the doors to its newly built Flywheel Park location on a bright and brisk Hudson Valley day in March 2007.

Just what has taken place in that charming yellow building by the river since that day? Come find out. Festivities will include live music by the Old No. 7 Band, food trucks, tech demos, children's art, stories & crafts, library history & trivia, grounds tours, mini golf in the stacks, an "edible books" baking contest (submission forms available at the front desk or as a downloadable PDF), and more. Our gallery space will feature a brief history of how the library came to be, how the current building got its name, and how the institution continues to evolve as a community hub.

As part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration, the library is offering two excellent naming opportunities for donors. First, there will be a 10th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign with a generous Matching Challenge. Donations to the 10th Anniversary Fund will be matched by longtime supporters Dale and Ed Nelson up to the first $5,000 raised. This is a chance to make your contribution to the library go twice as far. Donors who give $250 or more will have their names engraved on a 10th Anniversary Wall plaque. Double your impact and leave a lasting declaration of your support by giving to the 10th Anniversary Fund.

The second naming opportunity comes in the form of a special 10th Anniversary Path of engraved bricks. This new walkway will connect the bench on the front lawn to the sidewalk that leads to the rain garden. This is a unique opportunity to commemorate your loved ones while contributing to your library. Donate just $200, a discounted rate from the front Path of Friends, to inscribe one line on a brick.

All contributions are tax deductible. Donations to the 10th Anniversary Fund and Path will support the library's stated mission and future maintenance of a now aging and well-used building. Visit the library for donation forms, or download them here. Help keep your charming yellow library robust for the next 10 years and beyond.

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Toddler Story Time with Miss Judy or Miss Nancy

Monday Apr 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 Apr 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.

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