Inspired by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s How to be an Antiracist, we will take a deep dive into racist systems and policies. Exploring the call to action for actively pursuing anti-racism, personally and in our own spheres ofinfluence. Email email@example.com to join!
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 Enterprise library management system (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 applications, forms, cards, etc.,
- Answers routine questions for completing them;
- Issues library cards and collects money;
- Issues, receives and renews library materials;
- Issues form letters and notices.
Possession of a high school/equivalency diploma preferred, but not required. Age 16+ preferred, but not required. Strong computer skills (i.e. MS Office, email management, Google Workspace). Other requirements include customer service skills, the ability to multitask, written and oral communication skills, 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. Graphic Design affinity a plus.
POSITION EFFECTIVE: The position will remain open until filled. Hired applicant will start immediately.
WORK SCHEDULE: work schedule to be discussed if chosen to interview; applicant MUST be available Saturday (9-4pm) and evening hours until 8pm ~10hrs per week. Opportunities for addition coverage shifts.
SALARY & BENEFITS: $13 per hour. No 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 be collected until position is filled.
Join us for another Library Virtual Trivia night! Register you team, get out your laptop, and compete for the grand prize and title of Trivia Night Champion!
You can have as many people on your team as you’d like, or you can play solo, but all team members must be able to answer from the same laptop. All ages welcome!
Zoom link will be sent out the morning of the event; please check you spam/junk folder if you don’t receive it.
The Mighty Five South Orangetown Libraries are partnering with William O. Schaefer and Cottage Lane Elementary Schools for the annual Pick a Reading Partner program (PARP). Inspired by this year’s book, Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring, this take and make kit comes with everything you need to create a memory box like Paloma. Use it to store clues and track the mystery while you’re reading, and then as a place for special treasures. Sign up at your home library. Kits will be available starting Tuesday, March 9 and throughout the week. You will also need scissors and glue.
For the month of March, the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library presents Virtual Student Art Show: Inspirations from Disney Studios. You can visit this exhibition by clicking on the Artist of the Month tab on our website homepage.
Over the summer, our art classes for kids and adults took inspiration from the art and animation of Disney Studios and some of the great Disney artists including Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle. This program tied in with the Summer Reading theme of folk tales and fairy tales, Imagine Your Story. We hope you enjoy the magical works our students created.
Mary Blair lived from 1911 – 1978. She was born in Oklahoma, then moved to California where she went to art school and met her husband, Lee Blair. They both worked for Disney Studios where Mary was one of the first women artists to be hired.
Many people at Disney thought Mary’s art was too colorful, too abstract, and too wild! But Walt Disney himself loved her work and Mary did not change her unique style and color combinations! Mary traveled to South America on a tour with Walt Disney where she got more ideas for her art.
She created art for lots of Disney movies like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Cinderella. Mary would do concept art paintings and then hand them over to the animators who would turn them into movies. She also designed the ride It’s a Small World and illustrated children’s books, designed theater and television sets, and created murals and mosaics.
Eyvind Earle lived from 1916 – 2000. He was born in New York City and moved to Hollywood California with his family when he was 2. His father was also a talented artist. Eyvind Earle always wanted to work for Disney Studios and kept trying to get a job there. He was finally hired at age 35. He is most famous for his work on Sleeping Beauty. For this movie, Eyvind Earle took inspiration from all over art history- painters from the Renaissance, Medieval times, Japanese and Perisan art, and the unicorn tapestries at the Cloisters Museum in New York City.