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.
We’re taking brick orders again!
Donate to the Library by purchasing a commemorative brick to be placed on the Path of Friends patio walkway at the front of the Library. The cost of each brick is a $250 tax-deductible donation to the Library.
You can designate 3 lines of text (up to 16 characters per line, including punctuation and spaces) to be engraved on the brick.
Show your support by having a brick engraved with your name, your family’s name, in honor of a loved one, or with a saying of your choice. Bricks will be added to the patio as weather allows.
To order, please download and fill out our Brick Order Form.
Return completed form to the Library with payment.
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