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Children's Summer Reading Program

Monday Jun 26, 2017 Thursday Aug 3, 2017

Be a Super Reader! Join 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!

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.

Creative Writing Workshop: Memoir, Fiction, Poetry,

Thursday Jul 20, 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.

Orangetown "Mighty Five" Field Day at Orangeburg Library Field

Thursday Jul 20, 2017, 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by the 5 public libraries of South Orangetown.

For families with children entering grades K - 5.

Bring a picnic dinner and we'll supply cold drinks.

Please call 845-359-4595 to register.

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.

Mini-Building: Adult-Child Craft Nights for Family Fun

Monday Jul 24, 2017, 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

July 10: Skyscrapers

July 24: Native American Longhouses

July 31: Popsicle Stick Houses

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

Summer Art Classes for Kids Entering Grades 3 and up

Tuesday Jul 25, 2017, 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

April Campana

By April Campana.

The Library will offer a series of Summer Art Classes for students entering grades 1 and up taught by Alexis Starke. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM for students entering grades 3 and up and on Wednesdays for students entering grades 1 - 4. The first class will be held on Tuesday, July 11th and classes will continue through mid August. Classes will cover a variety of materials and techniques in drawing, painting, design, sculpture, mixed media, collage, printmaking, and crafts. Inspiration will be taken from the greats of art history, contemporary artists, and our beautiful surroundings in Piermont on the Hudson River. Classes are free and all materials are included. Older clothes and/ or smocks (provided by the library or by students) are recommended. Classes are held outside when possible in the Library's gardens and in adjacent parks and open space. These are drop-off classes. Please phone 845-359-4595 to register.

Cornell Cooperative Extension presents "The Recycled Garden: Trash to Garden Treasure" by Master Gardener Vivienne Dieckmann.

Tuesday Jul 25, 2017, 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

This presentation will emphasize using recyclable materials in the garden. Rather than sending plastic water bottles, metal cans, empty wine bottles, tires, and even construction items such as gutters and step ladders to the landfill, these discards can become creative and playful containers for indoor and outdoor plantings. This program also will offer a discussion of composting kitchen scraps and yard waste.

Call 845-359-4595 to register.

Summer Art Classes for Kids Entering Grades 1-4

Wednesday Jul 26, 2017, 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

April Campana

By April Campana.

The Library will offer a series of Summer Art Classes for students entering grades 1 and up taught by Alexis Starke. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM for students entering grades 3 and up and on Wednesdays for students entering grades 1 - 4. The first class will be held on Tuesday, July 11th and classes will continue through mid August. Classes will cover a variety of materials and techniques in drawing, painting, design, sculpture, mixed media, collage, printmaking, and crafts. Inspiration will be taken from the greats of art history, contemporary artists, and our beautiful surroundings in Piermont on the Hudson River. Classes are free and all materials are included. Older clothes and/ or smocks (provided by the library or by students) are recommended. Classes are held outside when possible in the Library's gardens and in adjacent parks and open space. These are drop-off classes. Please phone 845-359-4595 to register.

Creative Writing Workshop: Memoir, Fiction, Poetry,

Thursday Jul 27, 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.

Teen Trivia Night at Orangeburg Library

Thursday Jul 27, 2017, 6:45 p.m. 9 p.m.

Call Piermont at 845-359-4595 to register.

Come in as a group for even more fun.

For kids entering grades 5 - 12.

We'll supply pizza, drinks and prizes.

Builder Bees & Friends presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland

Monday Jul 31, 2017, 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

An interactive and fun S.T.E.A.M.-oriented investigation of the interdependence of our local pollinators and the plants/bushes they seasonally visit.

Children will be introduced to indigenous pollinators and their favorite sweet treat haunts to understand how both benefit our natural environments and home gardens. This presentation will include a visit with the mysterious "Bee Keeper," a make-believe storyboard visit with the Bee Builders/friends (pollinators) to learn about their sweet snacking habits, a multisensory, hands-on exploration of some bee-enticing treats (plants), an interactive game where children become "the bees," creation of bubble bee nesting boxes, a Bee-buzzing sing-along, and goodie bags.

Visit the library's front desk or call 845-359-4595 to register.

Mini-Building: Adult-Child Craft Nights for Family Fun

Monday Jul 31, 2017, 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

July 10: Skyscrapers

July 24: Native American Longhouses

July 31: Popsicle Stick Houses

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

Gallery Exhibition: Beauty is in the Details, mixed media works by Jane Cowles

Tuesday Aug 1, 2017 Thursday Aug 31, 2017

For the month of August, the Library presents Beauty is in the Details, mixed media works by Jane Cowles.

An Artist's Reception will be held on Sunday, August 6th, from 2 - 4 PM.

Beauty is in what you see. It is not an adjective to describe an object. Beauty is a call to action. Some will look, but not everyone will see this intangible standard we call beauty. Some will be distracted, others stuck, but few will see those little details that make all the difference between ordinary and extraordinary.

Every piece in this exhibit has beauty hidden in details. Whether it is a particular hue on the underside of a leaf, the inside of a flower or a shadow.

-Jane Cowles

Summer Art Classes for Kids Entering Grades 3 and up

Tuesday Aug 1, 2017, 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

April Campana

By April Campana.

The Library will offer a series of Summer Art Classes for students entering grades 1 and up taught by Alexis Starke. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM for students entering grades 3 and up and on Wednesdays for students entering grades 1 - 4. The first class will be held on Tuesday, July 11th and classes will continue through mid August. Classes will cover a variety of materials and techniques in drawing, painting, design, sculpture, mixed media, collage, printmaking, and crafts. Inspiration will be taken from the greats of art history, contemporary artists, and our beautiful surroundings in Piermont on the Hudson River. Classes are free and all materials are included. Older clothes and/ or smocks (provided by the library or by students) are recommended. Classes are held outside when possible in the Library's gardens and in adjacent parks and open space. These are drop-off classes. Please phone 845-359-4595 to register.

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