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Adult Summer Reading Raffle 2017: Build a Better World

Monday Jul 3, 2017 Friday Aug 25, 2017

The library's annual Adult Summer Reading Raffle will be held for 8 weeks. Submit an entry form for each book you read over the summer. A winner will be chosen every Friday in July and August. Prizes include donations from local vendors including Betsy Franco Feeney Photography.

New this year: Because this year's summer reading program is all about building, we're putting out a "History Over Time" 4D New York City puzzle in the reading room. Library visitors are invited to participate in assembling the puzzle over the course of the summer to help us "build" New York.

Tuesday, July 25, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension presents "The Recycled Garden: Trash to Garden Treasure" by Master Gardener Vivienne Dieckmann. Click here for more information.. Call 845-359-4595 to register for this event.

The Eclipse @ Your Library

Monday Aug 21, 2017, 1 p.m.

While we do not have any eclipse glasses available, we will show NASA's live stream of the solar eclipse on the library's movie screen in the Hudson River Reading Room beginning at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 21st.

Visit the official NASA website at: https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive for more information on the eclipse coverage and how to watch safely.

No registration required. Just drop in and join us.

Creative Writing Workshop: Memoir, Fiction, Poetry,

Thursday Aug 24, 2017, 4 p.m. 6 p.m.

Thursdays, 4-6 p.m., July 13 - August 31.

Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich will teach a memoir, fiction, and poetry writing workshop in the conference room of the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library (located at 25 Flywheel Park West, Piermont, NY) this summer.

The first hour will be about the craft of memoir, fiction and poetry. We will look at a variety of literature, and poetry and analyze how it works to create an interesting piece of writing. The nuts and bolts of each genre will be explored. Then we will spend the 2nd hour writing with prompts and critique informally each person’s in-class writing by providing constructive ideas to improve their writing. There will be only positive feedback and each student should bring a notebook.

No experience is required and all are welcome.
Registration is free. Sign up at the front desk or call 845-359-4595.

About the instructor:
Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and was a creative writing instructor at Westchester Community College and was an Adjunct Professor of English at Ramapo College in Mahwah, N.J.

Creative Writing Workshop: Memoir, Fiction, Poetry,

Thursday Aug 31, 2017, 4 p.m. 6 p.m.

Thursdays, 4-6 p.m., July 13 - August 31.

Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich will teach a memoir, fiction, and poetry writing workshop in the conference room of the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library (located at 25 Flywheel Park West, Piermont, NY) this summer.

The first hour will be about the craft of memoir, fiction and poetry. We will look at a variety of literature, and poetry and analyze how it works to create an interesting piece of writing. The nuts and bolts of each genre will be explored. Then we will spend the 2nd hour writing with prompts and critique informally each person’s in-class writing by providing constructive ideas to improve their writing. There will be only positive feedback and each student should bring a notebook.

No experience is required and all are welcome.
Registration is free. Sign up at the front desk or call 845-359-4595.

About the instructor:
Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and was a creative writing instructor at Westchester Community College and was an Adjunct Professor of English at Ramapo College in Mahwah, N.J.

First Friday Film Series presents: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Friday Sep 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

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

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum contains Buster Keaton’s last appearance on film. This 1966 full color musical comedy also just barely contains Zero Mostel, in perhaps his most manic performance on film.

Mostel plays Pseudolus, not just a slave, “the lyingest, cheatingest, sloppiest slave in all of Rome”. Pseudolos’ master falls in love with the neighbor’s daughter, getting Phil Silvers’ character (the buyer and seller of beautiful women next door), involved. Of course, other suitors have their eyes on our fair Philia as well. Heroes, virgins, slaves, Romans, Countrymen, this hilarious farce has it all. A lightweight blast from the past will capstone the summer. We’re viewing it Friday, September 1, 7:30 at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. It’s FREE!

~Film Series Curator, Chris X. Carroll

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Artist's Reception

Sunday Sep 17, 2017, 3 p.m. 5 p.m.

Artist's Reception for the gallery exhibition of Catherine V Graham: Night Vision.

Read more about this exhibit »

Cookbook Club

Tuesday Sep 19, 2017, 6:45 p.m.

September book selection: Dinner: Changing the game by Melissa Clark

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.

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.

A Local Harvest Book Fair

Sunday Sep 24, 2017, 1 p.m. 4 p.m.

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library presents A Local Harvest Book Fair on Sunday September 24, 1 – 4 pm during the Blauvelt Lions’ Apple Fest. Local authors will be available in front of the library to sell, sign, and discuss their original works. Short readings will begin at 2 pm.

Discover fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written by your neighbors right here in the Hudson Valley, including the 2017 LARC (Library Association of Rockland County) Book of the Year winner, The Autumn of Her Years by Kathleen Kubik.

Participating authors include: Ellen Belitsky, Carolyn Doyle, Betsy Franco Feeney, Joan Gussow, Virginia Sanchez Korrol, Ph.D, Kathleen Kubik, Ann Letzter, Mya O’Malley, Howard Reiss, Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich, Dr. Carole Weaver-Linsner, Dr. Margaret Winslow.

Across the street in Flywheel Park the Blauvelt Lions will host their 15th Annual Apple Fest featuring pony rides and inflatables, games and prizes, apple products, crafts, and entertainment.

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