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Magic Fairy Party

Thursday May 31, 2018, 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Kids 4 and up are invited to a magic fairy party with wings and yummies.

Space is limited.

Please call 845-359-4595 to register.

5-Minute Flicks: Teen Film Festival

Friday Jun 1, 2018, 7 p.m.

At 7 pm on Friday, June 1st, 2018, for the first time, the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will partner with the Michael J. Armstrong Memorial Foundation to host "Five-Minute Flicks," a new competition in collaboration with the film program at South Orangetown's Tappan Zee High School.

The competition, which will award three cash prizes, provides an opportunity to remember the life of 9/11 victim Michael J. Armstrong while celebrating the creative talents of local teenagers. Film was one of many passions held by Armstrong, a 34-year-old bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2001. The Foundation established in his name seeks to commemorate a $10,000 mark of giving to the library and forge a commitment to making the film competition an annual event in memory of Armstrong, who was an avid believer that the passions of young people should be explored and nurtured through education and opportunity. The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library, named after 9/11 Firefighter Dennis P. McHugh, will be utilizing a $20,000 anonymous donation of state-of-the-art projector equipment and blackout shades, making the library the ideal fit and setting for the venture for a combination of reasons.

The challenge for entrants will be to tell a compelling story of fiction, in any theme or genre of their choosing, in five minutes or less. Prizes will be awarded for First Place ($500), Second Place ($300), and Third Place ($200) at the end of the evening. It is the hope of the Foundation that the prize money will be spent to further enhance the students' love of film.

Leigh LaBrake, who teaches TV Production and Broadcasting at Tappan Zee High School, commented on the importance of showcasing the work of students to the greater Orangetown community. "I cannot wait to see the students' reactions when they attend the festival and get to see their films on the big screen," said LaBrake. "To be able to share and view their films in a setting outside of school is such a great experience. Their work will not only be enjoyed but appreciated and that is something huge to students."

Doors will open for this event at 6:30 p.m. The viewing of entries will begin at approximately 7 p.m., and admission is free. Film buffs of all ages, come one, come all!

Bash the Trash - Children's Summer Reading Program Kickoff Evening TO BE HELD AT THE TAPPAN MANSE BARN

Tuesday Jun 19, 2018, 7 p.m.

Enjoy music and science with this amazing show for kids of all ages. For over 25 years, Bash the Trash has been building, performing and educating with musical instruments made from recycled and reused materials. They demonstrate how science can transform even the simplest stuff into cool-sounding instruments, and how you can make your own!

Directed by the husband-and-wife creative team of John Bertles and Carina Piaggio, Bash the Trash features a national roster of over 30 musicians and teaching artists, weaving together science, music and environmental awareness.

Everyone welcome. No registration required.

Piermont Reads Launch Party

Wednesday Jun 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

“Piermont Reads” is a reading project centered on Thomas Berger’s novel, Neighbors. Think of it as a village-wide book club.

The project begins with distribution of free paperback copies of the book at our launch party on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30 p.m. (Supply is limited. Don't miss your chance to pick up a copy.) Light refreshments will be served.

We will all read the book over the summer months and then reconvene for two Piermont Reads events in the Fall. A scholarly talk by Library Trustee, Dr. Cara Stepanian, will be held Sunday, September 23rd at 2 pm. A screening of the film adaptation of the book will be held Friday, October 5th at 7:30 pm.

Why Berger?

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"What's Your Jam?" Spring 2018 Concert Series: Bob Wylde Trio

Sunday Jun 24, 2018, 2 p.m.

The second concert in our Spring 2018 series features The Bob Wylde Trio. The trio’s sound centers around soft and swinging jazz and they perform all over the New York and New Jersey area. The band is led by jazz guitarist Bob Wylde, soothing vocals by Marty Elkins and featuring the well-known bassist, Mike Richmond - a thirty year veteran of Stan Getz’s band. Mr.Wylde attended the Berklee College of Music from 1974 to 1976 and has been playing guitar for forty years. Ms. Elkins has been free-lancing in New York City and the surrounding areas, appearing at the Falcon Art Center in Marlboro, NY with “The Saints of Swing”, Jazz Vespers at the First Presbyterian Church of Phillipstown, in Cold Spring, NY and various places around the city such as Smalls, Zeb’s Sound and Light, and various small restaurants and private events with the Bob Wylde Trio. She was invited to be part of the Jazz, Blues and Gospel Festival at the Las Vegas Hilton in 2103 and did a tour of Germany with the Martin Sasse Trio after the release of her first CD. Mr. Richmond has been involved in some of jazz's most impressive projects. He participated in the Miles Davis and Quincy Jones-collaborative concert in Montreux, Switzerland, which became Davis' final performance. He subsequently replaced Charles Mingus in the Mingus Dynasty.

For more info visit: http://www.martyelkins.com/bob-wylde-trio/

This event is free and open to the public. Please join us.

Children's Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock!

Monday Jun 25, 2018 Monday Jul 30, 2018

Be a Rock Star Reader! Join us at the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library this summer from June 25th to July 30th for our summer reading program for children ages 3-12. The theme this year is “Libraries Rock”. We’ll have special programs, crafts, and weekly book check-ins with prizes. Come in on Monday, June 25th or Thursday, June 28th to register. Then drop in weekly on Mondays or Thursdays from 3:30-6 pm to see Miss Nancy to talk about a book and pick up your prize. On Monday, July 30th at 6 pm, we’ll have a family pizza party for everybody in the program.

Check our calendar for special events like Bash the Trash, Mighty Five Field Day, The Life of Mozart presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company, a screening of the movie Rock Dog, and more. Come join the fun!

First Friday Film Series

Friday Jul 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

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

Film to be announced.

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Screening of "Rock Dog" [PG] 90 min

Friday Jul 6, 2018, 8 p.m.

When a radio falls from the sky, a young Tibetan Mastiff is inspired to leave his village in the mountains and move into the big city to become a rock musician.

Please call 845-359-4595 or come in to the library to sign up for this program.

Calling All Performers!

Monday Jul 9, 2018, 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

Reader's Theater for Ages 6 – 11 with Gabrielle Lansner

Mondays July 9, 16 & 23 from 5 – 6 pm

Children's stories are adapted into scripts and parts are read by the players.

Please call the library or come in to register.

Adult Summer Reading, July - August 2018 Libraries Rock

Friday Jul 13, 2018 Friday Aug 31, 2018

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, July 13th – August 31st. Prizes will include gift certificates, gadgets, books, and more.

The 2018 Summer Reading theme is “Libraries Rock” and what better way to kick it off than by exploring our new streaming music services? Learn how you can use your Piermont library card to stream up to 3 hours of music per day and download up to five songs per week. Visit the Services section of our website and follow the "Freegal" link »

Calling All Performers!

Monday Jul 16, 2018, 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

Reader's Theater for Ages 6 – 11 with Gabrielle Lansner

Mondays July 9, 16 & 23 from 5 – 6 pm

Children's stories are adapted into scripts and parts are read by the players.

Please call the library or come in to register.

The Life of Mozart presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company

Thursday Jul 19, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

TO BE HELD AT THE ESPLANADE AT PALISADES, 640 Oak Tree Road, Palisades, NY 10964

A frolicsome, gleeful and historically accurate play about one of the greatest geniuses who ever lived. From start to finish this show is accompanied by Mozart’s breathtaking music. This play is especially designed to introduce young children to the vibrancy of history, the joy of music, and the true story of this very special composer’s life.

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

Calling All Performers!

Monday Jul 23, 2018, 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

Reader's Theater for Ages 6 – 11 with Gabrielle Lansner

Mondays July 9, 16 & 23 from 5 – 6 pm

Children's stories are adapted into scripts and parts are read by the players.

Please call the library or come in to register.

4th Annual Teen Trivia Nite TO BE HELD AT BLAUVELT LIBRARY

Tuesday Jul 24, 2018, 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Kids and teens entering Grades 5 - 12.

Come in as a group for even more fun! We'll supply pizza & drinks, and prizes.

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

Family Bingo

Friday Jul 27, 2018, 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.

Kids 4 and up with an adult

Come to the library after hours for snacks, prizes, and fun!

Please call 845-359-4595 to register.

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