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Exhibit: Saving Tallman Mountain and the Palisades: From Controversy to Conservation

Monday Mar 2, 2015 Tuesday Mar 31, 2015

The palisades

Copyright 1906 by The Century Co. “The Palisades” from a painting by Van Dearing Perrine, The Painter of the Palisades, Owned by the White House

Local History Reception: Sunday, March 8, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, with a PowerPoint Presentation @ 3PM.

For the month of March, the Piermont Library's Lara Jacobs has accessed and supplemented the Local History Collection to explore the exciting and pivotal role that preservation of the Tallman Mountain area played in the development of the Palisades Interstate Park System. Tallman Mountain and much of the Palisades Sill was once threatened by quarrymen who wanted to crush the "trap rock" for building roads and skyscrapers. Who were the aesthetic-minded preservationists and moneyed moguls who stopped them? Just how far did they go to influence legislation? Do we also have a few good women to thank for the creation of the Palisades Interstate Park? And what were those Standard Oil tanks once doing lurking in Tallman Park?

The reception, 2-4 PM on Sunday, March 8 will include a 3 PM PowerPoint presentation. Bring your own "parking" queries, and knowledge.

Lara Jacobs acquired a Bachelor's in English Literature at Bard College, and a Master's degree in Library Science at Pratt Institute. Having grown up in Piermont, Lara loves delving into the history of her native village. She now lives in Brooklyn, and also works at the Union League Club's library in Manhattan.

Double feature: "Life is Beautiful" + "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life"- presented by 1st Friday Film Series

Friday Mar 6, 2015, 7 a.m.

Film strip

Monthly series: 1st Friday of every month.

Free and open to public.

March film starts at 7 p.m. - double-feature of Life is Beautiful/La vita è bella (1997) and The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (2013).

Two beautiful, big-hearted movies are coming your way this Friday at 7 pm: another free screening in Piermont Library’s long-running First Friday Film Series.

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (and its irrepressibly exuberant star-director, Italian comic Roberto Benigni) stole the hearts of many — including Hollywood, which bestowed 2 Oscars upon him in 1997 — and yielded probably the most remembered Oscar acceptance speech ever.

Inspired by his father’s 3-year stay in a German concentration camp, Benigni’s film dares to find humor and tenderness in the midst of the Holocaust. He plays a Jewish waiter named Guido who jokes his way through this nightmare for the sake of his loved ones.

We'll start a half-hour early (7 pm) to screen for you an extraordinary Oscar-winning SHORT documentary "THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE," by Malcolm Clarke.

In this deeply joyful film, you will meet an irrepressibly optimistic music lover, Alice Sommer — at 109, the world’s oldest pianist and Holocaust survivor — a woman whose beautiful, loving and optimistic outlook on life could change your life, too. See the trailer here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/video/lady-number-6-trailer-634722

Hope to see you this Friday for another wonderful night of movies right here at Piermont Library. Please note the special early start time this week only: 7 pm!

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Pirate Party for ages 4 and up

Thursday Mar 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Yo ho ho and a bottle of… punch! Come walk the plank at our Pirate Party. We'll have snacks, crafts and pirate treasure.

Please call 845-359-4595 to register.

Local Author Book Talk: Virginia Sánchez-Korrol presents An Untold Latina American Story

Sunday Mar 15, 2015, 2 p.m.

Virginia Sánchez-Korrol presents An Untold Latina American Story, an illustrated discussion of her book, Feminist and Abolitionist: The Story of Emilia Casanova

Raised in an elite, slave-holding Cuban family, Emilia Casanova spent most of her adult life in New York City, where she worked passionately for Cuba’s freedom from Spain and the black man’s freedom from servitude. A wife and mother, she created the first women’s political organization dedicated to supporting the rebel cause during Cuba’s Ten Years’ War. Puerto Rican and Latino Studies professor Virginia Sánchez-Korrol introduces the fascinating but little-known story of a Latin American activist to an English-speaking audience.

Professor Emerita at Brooklyn College, CUNY, Dr. Sánchez-Korrol has authored From Colonia to Community: The History of Puerto Ricans in New York City, and co-edited Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia. A resident of Piermont, New York, Sánchez-Korrol appears as commentator in films, and consults on Latino history for museum exhibits. She writes a blog about Puerto Ricans and Latinas for the Huffington Post.

Board Game Night (for adults and children)

Friday Mar 20, 2015, 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

All are welcome to join us for snacks, prizes, and fun!

Choose from a selection of games like Candyland, Clue, Monopoly (with electronic banking!) and more.

Please call to register.

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