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EPLM kicks off 3-month

SmartBells Member art exhibit

ELLENVILLE — Monday mornings at 10 a.m., 15 to as many as 25 men and women – professional artists, amateur photographers, artisans, teachers, homemakers, poets and activists – come together at SmartBells, a nationally-recognized exercise group that has been at the Ellenville Public Library & Museum (EPLM) at 40 Center Street in Ellenville, for more than five years, led by Paul Widerman, the inventor of the original smart bell unit

In 2016, the SmartBells had their first Gallery Link art exhibit, showing members’ works. In a return engagement beginning Nov. 9 until the end of January, 18 of their members will be showing photography, oil and watercolor paintings, fabric arts, etchings, fiber art, ceramics and mixed media exhibits.

The exhibit’s opening reception is Nov. 9, from noon-2 p.m., refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend during library hours.


Cornwall Library presents

Maureen Moore exhibit

CORNWALL – The Cornwall Public Library at 395 Hudson Street in Cornwall, will host an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. on Nov. 7 to kick off a photography exhibit, “The Beauty of Nature,” by local photographer Maureen Moore.

Moore’s interest in photography started many years ago, but it was about 10 years ago that she made a real effort in studying the subject. For many years, she drove a school bus; while driving through different parts of Cornwall and the Hudson Valley, she saw the landscapes not just as beautiful vistas, but as photographs in her mind.

Moore has practiced most types of photography, including portraits, weddings and photojournalism, but her true interest is in landscape and wildlife photography. She has won several awards for her photography, and her work has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and in numerous magazines and newspapers.

The opening reception is a drop-in event. Moore’s work will be on display in the library community room through December.


Cornwall Library to present lecture,

‘Escape From Behind Enemy Lines’

CORNWALL – The Cornwall Public Library at 395 Hudson Street in Cornwall, will host a Veterans Day-themed lecture on World War II, “Escape from Behind Enemy Lines: Operation Bonaparte,” at 6 p.m. on Nov. 5. Bergen Community College Lecturer Rick Feingold will present the talk.

Feingold will recount the story of how his father, Lt. Louis Feingold, a B-17 U.S. Army Air Forces navigator, escaped Nazi capture. Lt. Feingold flew 21 bombing missions during World War II. After his B-17 was attacked by seven German fighters, he was shot down over enemy-occupied France. Feingold’s escape story is told using letters, maps, and original fake identity cards.

The lecture is free, and registration is not required.


Florida Public Library to host

local author Anthony Musso

VILLAGE OF FLORIDA — The Florida Public Library at Cohen Circle in the Village of Florida, is pleased to host Anthony Musso on Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Musso is the author of eight books, primarily focusing on lesser known but historically significant sites in the Hudson Valley and Catskill regions, part of his “Hidden Treasures” series. Following each historic site featured, Musso concludes each chapter with a physical address, or for sites off the beaten path, exact driving directions to encourage day trips to visit them. These are the widely unknown and/or less traveled paths of treasures that exist in many communities throughout the region. Learn about the important role that the various sites played in some of the most profound events in local and national history.

Musso was born and raised in Brooklyn. Following a tour of duty in the US Army he attended Nassau Community College and Hofstra University while at the same time beginning a 38-year career with the US Postal Service. In addition to his government service, Musso worked as a freelance correspondent for the Times-Herald Record and later as a journalist and weekly columnist with Gannett Newspapers, a position he still maintains. He currently resides in the Hudson Valley.

To register for the program visit floridapubliclibrary.org or call the library at -651-7659.

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