Thursday, May 9th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Join us at the Library as we once again take part in Piermont’s Village-wide Girls Night Out! Fridamania has hit the Library and we will be creating Frida Kahlo inspired mini jewel boxes and enjoying sangria and light snacks. We will have books on Kahlo to peruse as well as a survey and raffle. All are welcome!
The Library is delighted to roll out the welcome mat for our new director, Kristine Palacios, at a “Meet-and-Greet” reception at the Library on Sunday, April 28th from 2:00 – 3:30 PM. All are welcome! Refreshments will be served.
For the month of May, the Library presents Daniel Kazimierski: PORTRAITS. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, May 5th, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. All are welcome.
Mr. Kazimierski’s series of 24 photographs is a response to José Ortega y Gasset’s 1925 essay, “The Dehumanization of Art,” in which he states, “Modern art divides the public into two classes, those who understand it and those who do not understand it – that is to say, those who are artists and those who are not.” Taken in Toronto, Canada, the exhibit juxtaposes portraits of “artists” with “those who are not.”
Born in Poland and now living in Piermont, Daniel Kazimierski has exhibited and taught in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Germany, Demark, and Poland.
This is the first United States showing of these selenium-toned gelatin silver prints.
Friday, April 5th, 7:00 – 8: 00 PM
Forever Ray is a 10-piece band from the New York metropolitan area which is fronted by Shulton Whitley and led by musical director and drummer Bobby Deitch. They perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles, which includes a wonderful blend of musical styles that range from Jazz and Blues, to Country and R&B.
One band member, Angela Workman, worked with Mr. Charles. She was an original Raylette, one of his backup singers, for 11 years. The band has played gigs at Lincoln Center and BB King’s Blues Club in New York. The show is not merely a straight concert. Mr. Dietch notes, “We do our best to give a little bit of history of the songs and of Ray. We’ll give the audience a sense of what Ray was all about. We don’t just go right into the song after song.”
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.
The Board of Trustees of the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristine Palacios as the new library director.
Palacios served most recently as the director of the Willington Public Library in Willington, Connecticut. She has worked at Willington for the past four years. Palacios holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University.
“We are truly delighted to welcome Ms. Palacios to our library family,” said Judith Epstein, president of the Piermont Public Library Board of Trustees. “She brings with her valued experience from her previous role as library director in Connecticut as well as an enthusiasm to further the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library’s role in the entire community.”
Prior to serving as director of the Willington Library, Palacios was assistant director at the library. Previously she was library assistant at Richmond Memorial Library in Marlborough, Connecticut.
Palacios holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Connecticut. She also has professional librarian certificates from the states of New York and New Jersey.
Kristine is currently a resident of Vernon, Connecticut, but plans to relocate to the Piermont area. She will begin as library director on March 25th, 2019.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Piermont Library!” said Palacios. “I look forward to meeting all of the library’s patron’s and community members; although I have only just begun, I can already see that there is something special about this town, its people, and its library and I am so excited to be a part of that.”
The library is delighted to roll out the welcome mat for Kristine at a “Meet-and-Greet” reception at the library on Sunday, April 28th at 2PM. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.