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New York Times best-selling author, Christina Baker Kline, presents Orphan Train

Thursday May 1, 2014, 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Manse Barn, 32 Old Tappan Road, Tappan, NY

Admission is free, simply register at:

Christina Baker Kline will talk about her most recent book, The Orphan Train, and present a slideshow of photos and other materials from orphan train riders. The story interweaves the lives of two women - a contemporary teenager enmeshed in the foster care system and an elderly woman who was abandoned as a girl and put on a train bound for the Midwest. The two form an unlikely bond and together embark on the process of self-discovery. This program is sponsored by the five libraries of South Orangetown (Blauvelt, Orangeburg, Palisades, Piermont, Tappan) and is free and open to the public. Please register online.

"Eat Drink Man Woman" presented by 1st Friday Film Series

Friday May 2, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Film strip

Monthly series: 1st Friday of every month.

Free and open to public.

Join us in celebrating the sixth anniversary of the First Friday Film Series with Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman (1994). Director Ang Lee's follow-up to his surprise box-office hit The Wedding Banquet is another look at ethnic and sexual conflicts in a Chinese family, with meals as a centerpiece of the film. Master chef Chu (Sihung Lung) is a long-time widower who lovingly cooks large Sunday dinners for his three daughters, who view the meals as too traditional. Secretly, however, successful airline executive Jia-Chien (Chien-Lien Wu) loves traditional cooking and would like to be a chef like her father, if women were permitted to do so. Her older sister Jia-Jen (Kuei-Mei Yang) is unmarried and cynical about men, but she becomes attracted to a volleyball coach and eventually pursues him vigorously. The youngest daughter, Jia-Ning (Yu-Wen Wang), is a college student who becomes pregnant from her frequent sexual escapades. As the film progresses, the personal relationships between the daughters and their significant others change unexpectedly.

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Exhibit of Children's Art

Sunday May 4, 2014 Monday Jun 30, 2014

In May and June, students from Alexis Starke’s library art classes will exhibit work created during their winter and spring sessions. In these free after school classes, children from grades 1 through 8 have explored a variety of art media and styles, and will, through this show, also learn something about mounting an exhibit of their work.

There will be an opening reception for the show on Sunday, May 4, from 2-3 p.m. All are welcome. Come see what our talented young artists have been up to. It should be a lot of fun!

Mother's Day Tea Party

Thursday May 8, 2014, 4 p.m. 5 p.m.

Children ages 5 and up are invited to bring their mothers and grandmothers to the library for tea.

4 - 4:30 p.m. - Children make Mother's Day crafts with Nancy.

4:30 - 5 p.m. - Mothers and grandmothers join us for tea.

Space is limited. Please call to register.

Concert: John Whoever and Who Are They

Sunday May 18, 2014, 2 p.m.

On Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m., we will present a concert by John Whoever and Who Are They, a group led by Piermonter John Vandenoever. Last year, the group released a new CD called What Is This, and in our area they have performed at the PAL Labor Day Concert, the Bastille Day Festival, Hudson Valley FOR's Concerts for Peace, and The Turning Point. Instead of a big show with five or six musicians, or a solo performance such as one done for a coffeehouse, they are aiming for the middle ground in this intimate show at the library and will use acoustic instruments with little amplification as they sometimes do when rehearsing. It allows a very pure and clear rendition of the songs, and the library audience will have a chance to hear some new music that the group is in the process of recording. Free and open to all.

DIY Crafts

Thursday May 29, 2014, 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

Children are invited to come in with an adult to make fun and easy do-it-yourself crafts with Nancy.

All ages welcome.

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