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Exhibit: Karl Knoecklein, New Paintings

Thursday Sep 1, 2016 Friday Sep 30, 2016

Artist's Reception, Sunday, September 18th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For the month of September, the Library will show a number of new paintings by Karl Knoecklein which come from the artist's renewed interest in landscape painting. The oil and acrylic works begin with experiments in random and ordered colors and progress to landscapes.

Long horizontal landscapes and riverscapes built of stacked lineal bands of foreground, river, hills and sky are the ground for exploration of the traditional landscape form with elemental color units. The artist's previous works investigated topography and distance through outdoor installations and perception of smell and the artist's memory with an active gallery installation .

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First Friday Film Series presents: Moonrise Kingdom

Friday Sep 2, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

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

Forbidden first love. Boundless summers. Noyes’ Fludde. Bill Murray. Corn. All these things and more besides are brought together in Wes Anderson’s masterpiece Moonrise Kingdom. Despite being a huge fan, I find I dislike nearly every one of Anderson’s movies upon first viewing in a theater. Then, repeated viewings at home cause me to fall in love, this is no exception. It has become one of my favorite films and I can’t wait to share it with you. Let me get right out of the way that I adore local hero Bill Murray but he’s only a bit player in this film. The stars are unkown kids, who steal every scene they’re in.

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Gardening in a Warming World presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension

Sunday Sep 11, 2016, 1 p.m.

Gardening is a risky business. The conditions for a successful and healthy garden, namely good soil, ample water, suitable air temperature, manageable pests- - and a dose of luck—all need to be in balance with each other. The weather extremes and seasonal shifts witnessed in our landscape are examples of what scientists tell us are impacts of a changing climate. These conditions can make or break successful gardening efforts. This workshop examines the definition of climate change and reflects on the strategies that will be required to minimize and adapt to this latest and perhaps greatest challenge to successful gardening.

Family Bingo Night

Friday Sep 16, 2016, 7 p.m.

Kids age 5 and up with an adult are invited for Family Bingo fun with snacks and prizes.

Call 845-359-4595 to register.

Children's Art Workshop Table at Piermont Straus Foundation's Art in the Park

Sunday Sep 18, 2016, 1 p.m. 6 p.m.

Art in the Park is an art festival free to artists that takes place in Piermont, NY in the famous Flywheel Park. Thousands of visitors come to see artists work on site, take part in special workshops, and buy art at this art festival. The library will host a table with art projects available for children to create and take home. Stop by and create with us.

Cookbook Club

Tuesday Sep 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

The library will hold its first Cookbook Club gathering on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30 p.m. Beginning August 15th members of the public can browse the featured cookbook at the front desk and sign up for the recipe they’d like to make. Then at the Sept. 20th meeting, participants will bring their selected dishes to share, potluck style, during a roundtable discussion of everyone’s experiences trying out the recipes in the book. Paper plates, napkins, and utensils will be provided by the library. The cookbook selection for September is: Sandra Lee’s Semi-homemade cooking made light which offers a wide variety of nutritious, delicious recipes including snacks, entrées, vegetarian options, and desserts. Stop by the library to sign up and select your recipe.

Intro to Mah Jongg

Thursday Sep 22, 2016, 12:30 p.m. 3 p.m.

A weekly Mah Jongg game for beginners will start on Thursday, Sept. 22nd. Come learn the basics of the Chinese tile game, Mah Jongg in a relaxed, friendly environment. Experienced players welcome, but have patience with those learning. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Please call 845-359-4595.

Cuba: An Arts and Culture Photo Journey

Sunday Oct 16, 2016, 2 p.m.

Cuba: An Arts and Culture Photo Journey – Through An “Ordinary” Tourist’s Eye, a Piermont Friends & Neighbors talk presented by Bruce Tucker, Sara Tucker, James Kimak and Angela Langston.

These two couples beat Obama and The Rolling Stones to Cuba! Come enjoy their photos and perspectives of this country, which had opened to US tourism groups just a year prior to their journey. Bring your questions. Open discussion encouraged.

Family Bingo Night

Friday Oct 21, 2016, 7 p.m.

Kids age 5 and up with an adult are invited for Family Bingo fun with snacks and prizes.

Call 845-359-4595 to register.

Halloween Party for Ages 4 and up

Monday Oct 31, 2016, 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Make dress-up masks, play fun games, eat sweet treats!

Antarctica: Birds, Beasts and Bergs a photo/video tour by Daniel Spitzer

Sunday Nov 13, 2016, 2 p.m.

A land of desolation, Antarctica nonetheless teems with wildlife, supremely adapted to survive in this land of extremes. We will come face to face with penguins and whales, and marvel at icebergs and mountain chains, as Daniel Spitzer offers a photographic and video tour of the coldest and most windswept of continents in this Piermont Friends & Neighbors talk. The presentation will be suitable for all, including children.

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