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Exhibit: Photographs by Daniel Spitzer

Friday Aug 1, 2014 Saturday Aug 30, 2014

Daniel Spitzer photo

Photo by Daniel Spitzer

Transcending Stillness in The Still Image, by Daniel Spitzer.

Opening reception: Sunday, August 3rd, 2-4:30 p.m.

Long intrigued with movement through time as well as movement through space, the artist will be exhibiting a range of photographs exploring these topics. A number of these works, as well as others, have achieved regional and national recognition. More at

Party in a Puddle with Betsy Franco Feeney (for school-age children)

Wednesday Aug 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Award-winning Piermont artist Betsy Franco Feeney will read from her GIANT book about very TINY creatures. Using puppets, all will join in the fun! And what’s a party without music? Based on a song by award-winning singer/songwriter Christine Lavin, AMOEBA HOP will have you dancing and hopping about! A special camera will help you see what really goes on in a single drop of water. Prepare to be AMAZED! And when the party’s over, let’s dive down to the HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. It’s the place where another story begins which ends with wildlife rehabilitation and clean energy!

Space is limited. Please call to register.

Children Read to Dogs: Tail Waggin' Tutors

Thursday Aug 7, 2014, 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

Please call, come in or e-mail to register your child for a 15-minute session with a therapy dog.

The idea behind children reading to dogs is that reluctant readers have a chance to practice reading aloud in a relaxed atmosphere. By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog all threats of being judged are put aside. The child relaxes, pets the attentive dog, and focuses on reading without the pressure of a classroom environment.

"Four Weddings and a Funeral" presented by 1st Friday Film Series

Friday Sep 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Film strip

Monthly series: 1st Friday of every month.

Free and open to public.

NOTE: the film series will resume on September 5th: film screening will not be held in July and August.

September 5th: "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1993).

This acclaimed British comedy centers on the intermittent romance between a charming (if slightly bumbling) Englishman and a beautiful American woman, who seem to always run into each other at weddings. Indeed, it is at the first of the title's four weddings that Charles (Hugh Grant) and Carrie (Andie McDowell) meet, enjoying a brief but fleeting connection. The spark is rekindled several months later, when they unexpectedly meet at another wedding. Unfortunately, however, Carrie has become engaged to another, a fact that complicates matters for them both. The story may seem simple, but the film is elevated by screenwriter Richard Curtis' ear for witty dialogue and a colorful supporting cast. Director Mike Newell's sympathetic attention to character keeps the proceedings believable, and prevents the film's more serious moments from seeming mawkish. These elements, along with Grant's star-making performance as Charles, helped the film achieve unexpected international success, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. Author: Judd Blaise

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"The Crooked Branch", Book Talk by Local Author, Jeanine Cummins

Sunday Sep 14, 2014, 1 p.m.

On Sunday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. best-selling local author, Jeanine Cummins, will present a book talk on her novel, The Crooked Branch, described by Booklist as, “Wonderfully written, with strong, compelling characters, it is a deeply satisfying combination of sweeping historical saga and modern family drama, a gentle reminder of the ever-reaching influence of family.”

Jeanine studied creative writing at Towson University, before living in Belfast for several years. In 1997, Jeanine moved to New York City, where she spent ten years working in the publishing industry before she turned to writing full time. She now resides right here in Piermont.

Jeanine's fiction is deeply influenced by Ireland, where both her novels are set. Her stories draw on her Irish and Puerto Rican heritage, and the blend is uniquely American.

Cocktail Party Fundraiser to be held at The View on the Hudson: Come Celebrate with Ann Hickey!

Thursday Sep 18, 2014, 6 p.m. 8 p.m.

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library is pleased to celebrate with Ann Hickey in honor of her lifetime of service to Piermont including 10 years as a library trustee. Join us in thanking our beloved Ann with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and music to benefit a worthy organization dear to her heart, your local library.

Tickets: $70.00 per person

Ticket purchasing information is available here.

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library.

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