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Exhibit: Daily Drawing by costume designer Annie Hickman

Wednesday Jun 1, 2016 Thursday Jun 30, 2016

Opening reception: Sunday, June 5, 2 - 4 p.m.

During the month of June, the library is proud to present Daily Drawing by costume designer Annie Hickman. Ms. Hickman, a former Piermont resident, now lives in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Her art career has evolved around the artistry of basketry, costumes of insects and other creatures, combined with her flamboyant style of dance, yoga and performance art. She has performed her own shows for festivals, schools, theaters, Botanical gardens and zoos.

She and her husband, Allynn Gooen, have collaborated on several productions that have taken them to far away lands. Ms. Hickman has taught yoga for many years and she specializes in Ashtanga yoga and Fairy Tale yoga for kids. She currently teaches yoga and arts and crafts at NYU's Langone Medical Center to children with brain tumors.

This exhibit of Daily Line Drawings marks a leap away from Ms. Hickmans's costume designing career into a new medium- pen on paper. Ms. Hickman finds the drawing process to be relaxing and playful. By embracing art as a daily ritual it is framed in an exploratory and journalistic atmosphere where Ms Hickman marvels at the process- is it meditation? Is it medicine? Or is it just plain fun?

The reception, which will be held on Sunday, June 5th, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, will include a workshop demonstration at 3:00pm for children and adults, markers and paper will be provided. Balloon Wizard Allynn Gooen, Ms. Hickman’s husband, will enchant and delight the little ones with his colorful balloon artistry at 3:30pm.

First Friday Film Series presents: High Society (1956)

Friday Jun 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

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

A speeding bus comes right at us threatening to drive right through the screen. A quick cut at the last moment and suddenly we’re looking at Louis Armstrong, sitting in the back of said bus, worrying a cigarette as if it was his signature axe. Ten seconds in to High Society and we’re already digging Satchmo, and look, a quick zoom-out and the band’s there too. Mr. Armstrong both ushers us in then wraps up this dazzling film, directly addressing the camera first singing the titular tune then closing with, “End of story!” In between we have singing, dancing, several weddings, love triumphant, and a princess.

You’ve got the aforementioned Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly. Kelly is so luminous one immediately thinks, “Now THAT’s a princess!” And indeed, this was her last film role before marrying Prince Ranier so she really is royalty. And Der Bingle jousting with the Chairman of the Board? And Satchmo warming up the band, scurrilous reporters for (the invented just for the movie) SPY Magazine, all against the technicolor backdrop of the “cottages” of Newport. We love this flick and can’t wait to share it with you. Come join us on Friday June 3 at 7:30, won’t you?

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Wild Bill and the Mountain Oysters: Bluegrass Music

Sunday Jun 12, 2016, 1 p.m.

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library presents a new concert series entitled Homeland in Harmony. This series will focus on bringing music associated with different regions of the United States to the community.

The second performance in this series will take place on Sunday, June 12th at 1 pm and will focus on Bluegrass music with Wild Bill and the Mountain Oysters. The Mountain Oysters are a bluegrass/country music fusion band. Their members include the legendary Roger Sprung on banjo. Roger has played with the bluegrass greats including Doc Watson and Bill Monroe. He is featured on the Smithsonian American Heritage Music recordings. Their bass player is Richard Hawthrone. Emily Eastwick plays autoharp and Wild Bill is the lead singer and guitar player. The band has played together for over eight years. This event is free and open to all. Please join us.

This concert series is made possible with funds from the Kurz Family Foundation.

Summer Reading Program

Monday Jun 27, 2016 Thursday Aug 4, 2016


Be a Super Reader! Join us at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library this summer from June 27th to August 4th for our six week reading program for children ages 3-12. The theme this year is “On Your Mark Get Set…Read! and will feature sports and games. We’ll have special programs, crafts, and weekly book check-ins with prizes. Come join the fun!

Come in Monday, June 27 or Thursday, June 30, 2 - 6 pm to register. Then drop in on Mondays (excluding July 4) or Thursdays between 2 and 6 pm to record the number of pages you’ve read, talk about a book with Miss Nancy, do a craft if you wish, and receive weekly prizes! To celebrate all the pages we’ve read, we will have a family pizza party at 6 pm on Thursday, August 4.

Summer Reading Kickoff: JESTER JIM!

Thursday Jun 30, 2016, 7 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held at St. Catharine's Church in Blauvelt.

"This is not your ordinary juggling show!” With a trunk full of props and a looping machine, Jester Jim takes the stage and starts his show. Young and old will be glued to his every sound as he performs his amazing beatbox intro. Kids and adults alike will be talking about Jester Jim's wild antics for weeks! Libraries, schools and festivals can't seem to get enough of Jim and his plungers!

No tickets required. Please check in at the door with the name of your library.

Adult Summer Reading 2016 "Exercise Your Mind: Read"

Friday Jul 1, 2016 Friday Aug 26, 2016

Adults 18 and older are invited to “Exercise Your Mind” by participating in an eight-week adult summer reading raffle. Simply submit a raffle entry form for each book you read in July and August to enter for a chance to win. Prizes have been generously donated by local businesses such as Mani & Pedi, Betsy Franco Feeney Photography, and Valentina Salon. Raffle entries will be collected beginning July 1st and prizes will be awarded every Friday beginning July 8th and concluding August 26th.

Shari Bernstein-Meyer presents “StressLess Summer”

Thursday Jul 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

We will kick off our adult summer reading program with this workshop on stress management which will include a brief overview of what stress is, and evidence-based practices that help manage stress. These include mindful meditation, gentle stretching/chair yoga, and progressive muscle relaxation.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this workshop. Please call 845-359-4595 to reserve your spot.

The Mighty Five Field Day

Thursday Jul 21, 2016, 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Grades K-5

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held at Orangeburg Library.

Bring your family and friends for races, games, and a yummy picnic. We’ll have drinks and dessert! Please come in or call the library (359-4595) to register.

Second Annual Tween/Teen Trivia Night

Thursday Jul 28, 2016, 6:45 p.m. 9 p.m.

Trivia starts at 7 pm sharp.

Grades 5-8: teams of two or more

Pizza and soda, and prizes!

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held at Orangeburg Library. Please call us at 359-4595 to register your team.

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