Stop by anytime the library is open March 13th – April 8th to find some treasures!
Piermont Library is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our front desk staff.
The P/T Library Clerk performs general duties related to the circulation of library materials using the SymphonyWeb ILS (i.e. checking in and out materials, processing holds, renewals, billing, and other library user requests). Other responsibilities include shelving and organizing materials, and assisting users in the use of library equipment. All other duties as assigned.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE:
- Places telephone calls to request and give routine information;
- Answers telephone and directs callers;
- Operates a variety of office machines in the performance of clerical work, such as photocopy, fax machine, scanner, etc.
- Fills requests for library card applications, forms, cards, etc;
- Collects money for various fees, printing, faxes;
- Issues, receives and renews library materials;
- Issues form letters and notices;
- Shelves and pulls books;
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Other requirements include customer service skills, the ability to multitask, written and oral communication skills, possession of strong computer skills (i.e. MS Office, Google Workspace) and attention to detail. Physical conditions are commensurate with the demands of the position, including standing, bending and lifting. Previous library experience is a plus but not required.
POSITION EFFECTIVE: The position will remain open until filled. Hired applicant will start April 3rd, 2023 (or immediately if after that date).
WORK SCHEDULE: this position has a schedule of day, and weekend hours. The schedule is Tuesday mornings from 9:30am to 1pm, Wednesday mornings from 9:30am to 5:30pm, and Saturdays from 9:30am to 4pm weekly plus the option to cover additional shifts as needed/if desired.
SALARY & BENEFITS: $14.20 per hour. Paid sick time accrual is immediate. Paid vacation time offered after 6 months of employment. No additional benefits.
TO APPLY: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and completed Rockland County Application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will not be considered unless all requested elements are sent. No phone calls please. Applications will be collected until position is filled.
Page Simon Paintings
Throughout March, the library presents our Art Show of the Month- Page Simon Paintings. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, March 5th, from 3:00 -5:00 pm. All are welcome.
from the artist
As artists, we cannot match the beauty of the natural world. We are granted, however, the pleasure of soaking it in and interpreting it and sharing our art with you.
Image by Artist of the Month Page Simon.
Adult Create and Sip: New Zealand Artist John Pule
Create and Sip is coming up! Details and registration on our website events calendar at piermontlibrary.org
Join us in our latest Create and Sip Even for Adults with Alexis Starke. We will be escaping from the cold to create imaginary landscapes inspired by New Zealand artist, John Pule, born on the island of Niue in the South Pacific. Described by the Queensland Art Gallery as “one of the Pacific’s most significant artists,” Pule is also an accomplished poet and novelist.
Each participant will receive a goody bag with chocolates, a mini bottle of wine, paper, and inspiration images. This project works best with acrylic paints, but markers, oil pastels, or even colored pencils or crayons can work as well. Pule often uses a mix of materials and you can too. We can provide some acrylics in little containers if you wish. Our projects area always designed to be relaxed and beginner friendly but fun for all levels. This is a live virtual class.
Lauren Rudolph: Not All Who Wander Are Lost
All are invited to an opening reception on Sunday, January 8th, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm for our Art Show of the Month- Lauren Rudolph: Not All Who Wander Are Lost. Visit the exhibition throughout the month, anytime the library is open.
I think of myself as a creative explorer. I am on a quest of self discovery through art and the act of creating and responding. These past few years have in a way drawn me even deeper into this act of self reflection and learning. I use paint and pencil in the form of portraiture to answer questions that I am not sure I will know the answer to. I am driven by curiosity and the idea of, what if? I would say that these paintings were inspired by that question. Why if I try this? What if I do that? I feel like I am wandering a path that has no true destination, just light bulbs going on along the way. I love to live a creative life that feels somewhat open ended. Following the breadcrumbs. I don’t feel that this is an aimless pursuit though, because there are those moments of completion, and these paintings symbolize that to me. I love to express from where I am at the moment. Art is a living and breathing thing, an expression from the soul. Art is life and art is a journey. I’m grateful to be on that journey.
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