Events & Exhibits at the Library

To receive announcements of upcoming events, join our mailing list »

3 ways to browse events: scroll down to view all events chronologically, click on a topic below, or click an event title on side panel.

Exhibits | Kids/Teens | Book Clubs | Classes | Movies | Music | Reading | Special | Ongoing | Meetings | All Events

Displaying: Special Events

Gallery Exhibition: Climate Change; Under the Bridge by Brett DePalma

Monday Feb 1, 2016 Monday Feb 29, 2016

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 7th, 3:00 - 5:00 PM All are welcome!

For the month of February, the Piermont Library will exhibit the vibrantly colored paintings of Nyack resident Brett DePalma. DePalma lived, worked, and taught in New York City from the early 1980's, exhibiting with artists such as Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat, and Kiki Smith. He has taught art at the School of Visual Arts, Princeton University, and an Aids Day Treatment Clinic in New York. DePalma describes his work as, "visual puzzles of a sardonic, satirical, psychedelic, arcane nature with a psycho-social synthesis. Once solved, they reveal images conjuring familiar universal truths, found in everything from nature to music and ultimately reaching to the human condition."

Please join us for this inspiring exhibition!

Read more »

Scrabble Night (for adults only)

Friday Feb 19, 2016, 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

Join us for an adults-only game night with snacks and prizes.

Please call to register.

Fridays, Jan. 22, Feb. 19, Mar. 18

Family Bingo Night

Friday Feb 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

Kids 5 and up with an adult are invited to join us for snacks, prizes, and fun.

Please call to register.

Fridays, Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Mar. 11.

First Friday Film Series presents: Paper Moon

Friday Mar 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

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

Hands down the best thing about Paper Moon is 9 year old Tatum O’Neal, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her efforts. And doing that in a movie starring fellow nominee Madeleine Kahn as Miss Trixie Delight is quite an achievement. Ms. O’Neal stars opposite her real life father Ryan O’Neal, who may or may not be her father on screen. Young Addie Loggins is orphaned with nobody to take care of her except some relatives in distant St. Louis. Travelling bible salesman/swindler Moses Pray shows up at the funeral, offers to take young Addie to her people, and they’re off. Cigarette smoking cussing Addie proves to be quite a help to her possible father’s penny-ante hijinks. The entrance of love interest for Moses Miss Trixie Delight causes the kid to scheme to break up the pair. A chance encounter with a bootlegger and his twin brother the sheriff triggers a madcap series of adventures and hair raising escapes. Shot on location in Kansas and Missouri in gorgeous black and white. Director Peter Bogdanovich and cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs evoke the stark and beautiful palette of the dustbowl. Contrast the look with the warmth and humanity of winning performances by a terrific cast and you have a cinematic triumph.

Read more »

Giddy-Up, Pardner!

Thursday Mar 10, 2016, 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Cowboys and cowgirls age 4 and up are invited to the library for games, crafts, and treats.

Please call 845-359-4595 to register.

Family Bingo Night

Friday Mar 11, 2016, 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

Kids 5 and up with an adult are invited to join us for snacks, prizes, and fun.

Please call to register.

Fridays, Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Mar. 11.

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.

Scrabble Night (for adults only)

Friday Mar 18, 2016, 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

Join us for an adults-only game night with snacks and prizes.

Please call to register.

Fridays, Jan. 22, Feb. 19, Mar. 18

Family Movie Night featuring: Inside Out

Thursday Mar 24, 2016, 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

Join Miss Nancy in the children's room for a screening of: Inside Out [PG] 95 mins.

View trailer here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2096673/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Please call 845-359-4595 to register.

^ Top

25 Flywheel Park West, Piermont, NY 10968-1040

On the web: piermontlibrary.org