About the festival:
This competition was conceived as 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. This is the third year of holding this event.
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. This year, the show will be going virtual; using Zoom, submissions will be shown and prizes will be awarded. The challenge for entrants is to tell a compelling story, in any theme or genre of their choosing, in five minutes or less.
Screenings begin at 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded 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.
To join in the viewing of this event, please register through our events calendar. A Zoom link will be emailed the day of the event.
Experts predict that 50% of the US workforce will be self-employed by 2030. Whether you have always wanted to work for yourself or whether you never dreamed you would want or need to, entrepreneurship can be a fulfilling and empowering path.
In this 2-hour workshop, we will cover:
- Figuring out or narrowing down what products or services you can offer
- Setting up a legal business entity quickly and easily
- Simple ways to accept payments and maintain your books—so that you can focus on what inspires you
- Recommendations to help demystify website, social media, and email newsletter marketing platforms
No experience necessary—just an interest and willingness to explore income-generating possibilities in a fun, low-stakes environment. Workshop includes some discussion time and small group breakouts (all via Zoom).
Please register through our website events calendar or call us at 845-359-4595
On Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 Piermont voters will be asked to elect three trustees for the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. The vote will take place at the Library, 25 Flywheel Park West. Polls will be open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Voting will take place in the library foyer and follow Covid social distancing protocols with a mask requirement.
At present there are three known candidates for three trustee positions:
· Vicki Panetis, who is seeking her first term
· Kelly Ruby, who is seeking a second term
· Ed Stanford, who is running for a second term
Ruby is a coordinator for Bennett Park Community Alliance. Prior to that she worked as a botanical aid at the New York Botanical Garden. She has lived in Piermont for two years. Stanford worked for over 40 years in educational publishing, most recently as the head of the Higher Education Group at McGraw-Hill. He also served for 21 years on the South Orangetown School Board. He has lived in Piermont for 40 years. Panetis is a former pharmaceutical sales representative and has been a Piermont resident for 5 years.
Any registered Piermont voter, however, may run for election as a trustee. Potential Candidates are required to submit a petition signed by eighteen eligible Piermont voters. Blank petitions are available at the Library and must be returned to the Library by November 27th, 2020.
The library’s holdings include new releases of adult and children’s books, movies, and music as well as e-books, digital audiobooks and downloadable music. Although this year has looked drastically different from previous years, the library has continued to serve the Piermont community, offering resources and virtual programming. The Library is continuing to find new ways to provide and serve our patrons, and welcome any ideas the public may have. While we hope that a return to normalcy grows closer, we are prepared to continue providing all that we can to our community.
Once the library fully reopens, we hope to offer our wide range of programs for toddlers and older children, a monthly free film showing, exhibits by local artists, book talks, game nights, local history exhibits, student art exhibitions, concerts, adult summer reading programs, mah-jongg and canasta groups. Information about the library, its services and the election is available at www.piermontlibrary.org.
Library Activity Statistics, 2019-2020
- 1,692 Piermont Residents have library cards
- 250 Programs offered since January 2020 with 1047 recorded participants. No meeting attendance was tracked due to Covid, but we had about ten meetings in January and February before the March shutdown.
- 9,684 items circulated: 5,681 physically; 4,003 digitally
- We’ve had about 250 visitors to the building since reopening in mid-September.