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Gallery Exhibition: Student Art Show: Journey to Brazil

Thursday Jun 1, 2017 Friday Jun 30, 2017

Jonah Choi

By Jonah Choi.

Madeline Wennerod

By Madeline Wennerod.

For the month of June, the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will exhibit its Student Art Show: Journey to Brazil.

An artists' reception will be held on Sunday, June 4th, from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. All are welcome.

Throughout the year, the Library offers art classes to students in grades 1 - 8 taught by Alexis Starke. The classes cover a range of materials and techniques from drawing to painting to crafts to sculpture.

For this exhibition, the focus is on Brazil and projects are inspired by Brazilian artists Tarsila do Amaral and Beatriz Milhazes as well as by the blue and white tiles that are a feature of Brazilian and Portuguese architecture.

Join us at the reception for a taste of Brazil through its art and artists, landscape and culture, music and food.

First Friday Film Series presents: On the Town (1949) 98 min.

Friday Jun 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

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

Gene Kelly. Suave beyond reason, elegant, moves like water. But I’ll bet you didn’t know (I sure didn’t) he was a director, too. Not some hoofer putting on airs, no, he went and made a classic: On The Town. 1949. Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, and Ann Miller. Watching these four act together is treat enough. Add in spectacular dance numbers (choreography by the ubiquitous Kelly, of course!), and fabulous cinematography and you have a frothy New York egg cream of a flick. Kelly insisted on filming on location in New York City, a rather unusual practice at the time.

Three sailors have twenty four hours of shore leave in New York and want to see and do everything. Of course, they immediately collide with some formidable dames, including Miss Turnstiles herself. New York, New York, it’s a hell of a town. The Bronx is up and the Battery's down. Come on out and join us in taking in this delightful cinematic treat.

Oh, did we mention, it’s FREE?

Friday, June 2, 7:30 PM at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library.

~ Film Series Curator, Chris X. Carroll

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Spirit of Korea: Culture of Korea

Sunday Jun 11, 2017, 2 p.m.

“Culture of Korea” will be presented by Kyung Won Pak. Ms. Pak is the Director of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. While the headquarters of the KSCPP is in South Korea, there are branches in the Unites States as well as in Germany and the United Kingdom. The event will focus on multiple facets of the culture of Korea. To begin with, two films of old and modern Korea will be shown. The first film explores the topic of the hidden treasures of Korean Art and the second film focuses on modern Korea. Through these two documentaries and a question and answer period, our attendees will learn of past and present achievements of the country not well known to the world. The ancient artifacts discussed in the first film demonstrate the incredible devotion and perseverance of the artisans of that time. The second film will illustrate how these characteristics helped to transform the country into what it is today, a hub of construction, shipping and technology. After the program, there will be a reenactment of a traditional Korean wedding ceremony performed for our attendees and traditional Korean food and beverage will be served. We believe this will add another manner in which our attendees can learn about the Korean culture as the cuisine of an area also imparts knowledge.

This project is made possible with funds from the Individual Artist Grant program of the Arts Council of Rockland and the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Please call 845-359-4595 to register.

Cookbook Club

Tuesday Jun 20, 2017, 6:45 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.

June cookbook selection: The Summer Table by Lisa Lemke.

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.

Summer Reading Kickoff Event with the Uncle Brothers at St. Catharine's Gym in Blauvelt

Tuesday Jun 20, 2017, 7 p.m. 7:45 p.m.

Summer Reading Kickoff Event with the Uncle Brothers at St. Catharine's Gym in Blauvelt.

Original family music hosted by the "Mighty Five" Libraries of South Orangetown.

All are welcome.

No registration required.

Children's Summer Reading Program

Monday Jun 26, 2017 Thursday Aug 3, 2017

Be a Super Reader! Joni us at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library this summer from June 26th to August 3rd for our six-week reading program for children ages 3 - 12. The theme this year is "Build a Better World". We'll have special programs, crafts, and weekly book check-ins with prizes.

Come in on Monday, June 26th or Thursday, June 29th to register. Then drop in weekly on Mondays or Thursdays from 3:30 - 6 to see Miss Nancy to talk about a book and pick up your prize.

On Thursday, August 3rd at 6 pm we'll have a family pizza party for everybody in the program. Come join the fun!

Doggie Daycare with Maizie and Megan

Thursday Jun 29, 2017, 6 p.m.

For children ages 4 - 8. Hear a story about a dog who does not bark. Learn how to approach, pet, and walk the hounds and other furry friends.

Please come in or call 845-359-4595 to register for this program.

Spirit of Korea: Lotus Lantern

Sunday Jul 23, 2017, 2 p.m.

Younhee Shin will present this hands-on workshop on the Lotus Lantern. Ms. Shin is the Program Coordinator for the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. While the headquarters of the KSCPP is in South Korea, there are branches in the Unites States as well as in Germany and the United Kingdom. The event will explore both the meaning and importance of the Lotus Flower in Korean culture and art. It will also serve as an introduction to attendees on Korean artistic tradition and the aesthetics of Korean art. The event will include not only a question and answer period, but also an opportunity for each attendee to create their own Lotus Flower Lantern as an embodiment and reminder of the topics introduced and explored during the event.

This project is made possible with funds from the Individual Artist Grant program of the Arts Council of Rockland and the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Please call 845-359-4595 to register.

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