Members of the Mid-Hudson Japanese Community Association will be on hand to demonstrate the art of origami. Learn to fold colorful papers into simple figures. Compete in fun games filled with laughter. For families with children ages 3+.
*This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
Japanese embroidery is an embroidery technique that goes back more than 1600 years. Initially only used to decorate items used during religious ceremonies, it gradually took on a more artistic purpose. Betty Hill will demonstrate her art and discuss her experience at the Kurani Kai School of Embroidery in Japan.
Learn step-by-step the process of drawing characters and panel works, manga-style! There will also be a slide presentation of Misako's childhood in Japan, her move to the United States, and getting started as an artist. Ages 10 and up.
Join us for a reception honoring our Vets of the Vietnam era. This is an opportunity for Veterans and their families to meet others in the community who served at that time and to see the Library's Tribute Display to these Vets.
As technology continues to evolve, some think that print media's value is diminishing. Augmented reality and its QR code predecessor, however, use print media in a unique fashion that opens new doors by using postcards, flyers, and ads. Learn the many uses of this stunning technology and how it erases the notion that print media is becoming obsolete.
Starring Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Pena. Three soldiers, on leave from the Iraq War, discover that home is not quite what they remembered and that the friendship they've formed might be what matters the most.
Starring William H. Macy, Keke Palmer and Ned Beatty. The lonely superintendent of a rundown apartment building becomes the unwitting guardian of a feisty and precocious child left in his care. Rated PG-13; 103 min.
The brutal murder of Richard Jennings in December of 1818 gained national notoriety. Five local people plotted to murder Jennings over a disputed parcel of land. A quick unraveling of the conspiracy led to their arrest, and future President Martin Van Buren assisted in prosecuting the case. Two of the men ended up in prison and two faced the hangman before a crowd of almost 20,000. Author Michael J.
If you have enjoyed the displays at the Front Desk and have wondered how the pieces are created, join us for an evening of creative fun, folding and decorating re-purposed books. This is a project for all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.