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Exhibit: Rivers by Haile Binns

Thursday Oct 1, 2015 Saturday Oct 31, 2015

Artist's Reception: Sunday, October 4th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Artist Statement Haile Binns:

If every artist is steward to a certain energy, I steward the darkness, the soil, the seedpod still closed to light. Through earth and rock texture, contrasting color, and sharp emotional marks my work discovers the variegation within blackness, and strives to express the possibility of balance in precisely those places we tend to fear and marginalize as a culture. It has been my experience that balancing there, stillness is always quick-changing into movement, blackness being torn through with color and light. Thus darkness, like every other aspect of life, is revealed simply as primal change. My art is a celebration of the lover, the monk, and the warrior's embodiment of that.

Review of Haile Binns's Paintings by Kishma Patnaik

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Close Encounters with Birds of Prey at Tallman State Park for Grades K - 6

Sunday Oct 18, 2015, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 18, 1 p.m. at Tallman State Park (Please contact the library to register.)

The five libraries of South Orangetown have partnered with the Delaware Valley Raptor Center to present Close Encounters with Birds of Prey. The DVRC, a wildlife rehabilitation and education facility, has been promoting the conservation of raptors (hawks, falcons, owls, eagles, and vultures) since its inception in 1987. The audience will experience the majesty of hawks, falcons, owls, and eagles up close, while gaining an understanding of a variety of ecological concepts. This program is appropriate for children in Grades K - 6. Please come in or call to register. Please note this program will not take place at the library. It will be held at Tallman State Park.

Local Harvest Book Brunch

Sunday Oct 18, 2015, 1 p.m. 3 p.m.

We are proud to host a Local Harvest Book Brunch on Sunday, October 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Join us at the Library for an afternoon of local fare both literary and culinary. Attendees will hear presentations of books by local authors and enjoy refreshments from local vendors. This event is a wonderful opportunity for our community to learn about the books written right here in Rockland. Authors participating in the event represent a variety of subjects and genres.

The Fiction offerings are:

  • Musings of a Mystery Sibling, an engaging work of literary fiction about loss and love by Marian Armstrong
  • Fifteen, an entertaining novel about an Italian-American family in 1960s New York by Carolyn Doyle
  • Ascent to Avalon, a captivating New York murder mystery by Bill Hohlfeld writing as Dennis Patrick
  • Reality Boulevard, a satirical look behind the scenes of reality television by Melissa Jo Peltier.

The Nonfiction books and authors are:

  • Happiness Is a Habit, advice on simple steps to a healthier, happier life by Michele Phillips
  • Relationship Reboot: Tech Support for Love, solution-focused coaching for couples by Dr. Debra Castaldo, who wrote portions of her book right here in our Library.

The authors will be available to discuss, sell, and sign their books after the presentation. The array of styles and topics includes something for every taste from morsels of mystery to the happiness and love that come from nourishing the mind, body, and soul. A variety of delectable brunch bites, including bagels, quiches, and finger sandwiches, will be served. The Local Harvest Book Brunch is free to attend, but does require advanced registration. Please call (845) 359-4595 to reserve your spot.

Winter Container Gardening

Sunday Oct 25, 2015, 1 p.m.

Have a Green Thumb or wish you did? Do you miss gardening in the long winter months? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, be sure to join us on Sunday, October 25th at 1pm for Winter Container Gardening presented by Vivienne Dieckmann, Master Gardener with Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland. This lively and informative presentation highlights valuable tips and easy techniques for growing ornamentals and miniature evergreens throughout the fall and winter. It will also demonstrate different methods of decorating the containers with branches, berries, and twigs for the holiday season. Through the use of live, winter-hardy plants and shrubs that have interesting texture and form, the winter container will provide long-lasting color through the cold, snowy months. Registration encouraged.

Halloween Party for Ages 4 and up

Thursday Oct 29, 2015, 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Make great masks, play fun games, and enjoy devilishly delicious dessert.

Don't forget to wear your costume!

Pop-ups and Cupcakes

Friday Nov 13, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Read our new Pop-up books and then decorate your own dessert.

Please call or come in to register.

Appropriate for toddlers and up with their caregivers.

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