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LIBRARY REFERENDUM MONDAY OCTOBER 2, 2017

Voters in the Reed Memorial Library District (the Town of Carmel which is not in the Mahopac School District) will go to the polls on Monday October 2, 2017 to elect two new trustees to three year terms for the Reed Memorial Library and vote on the following proposition:

Shall the sum of $275,170 be raised by annual levy of a tax upon the taxable real property within the Reed Memorial Library District for the purpose of funding the operating budget of the Reed Memorial Library?

Trustee candidates are:

Vickie Causa:  Vickie has roots in Carmel dating back to the 1930’s, when her family discovered the beauty and uniqueness of Putnam County.  After having spent childhood summers at Lake Carmel, she and her family moved to Carmel permanently in 1999.  A global human resources executive by trade, Vickie is committed to helping keep Reed Memorial Library a vibrant educational and treasured asset in Putnam.

Carla Taylor:  Carla grew up on the island of Jamaica and immigrated to the United States almost 30 years ago.  After spending a few years in Brooklyn, a job transfer led to her family purchasing a home in Carmel sixteen years ago.  Reed Memorial Library has been an integral part of her family’s life since her children participated in library programs as toddlers and preschoolers.  She has been a member of the library board of trustees since 2014.

The referendum will be held at the Carmel Fire House from 12 noon to 8 pm on Monday October 2.  Absentee ballots are available at the library and must be returned ore received by 5 pm on the date of the election.  Absentee ballot applications and a sample of the office ballot are available here:

Absentee Ballot Application 2017

Official Ballot Sample

STORY OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 AT 10:30

Learn how the Statue of Liberty was built.  Get to know some of the people involved in her creation.  Program concludes with brief histories of Ellis Island and Liberty State Part.  Registration suggested, walk-ins welcomed.  Please call the library to register, 845-225-2439.

SPONSORED BY CARMEL DINER.

 

SONGS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17 AT 2 PM.

Music performed by the Hudson Valley Folk Guild.  Traditional folk music seasoned with a healthy does of good-natured humor!  Registration suggested, walk-ins welcomed.  Please call the library to register, 845-225-2439.

READS-AT-REED BOOK CLUB

TUESDAY OCTOBER 3 AT 7 PM.

The Lemon Jelly Cake by Madeline Babcock Smith

Books are available for pickup in the library.

Join the discussion!

 

SOUL PAINTING

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12 AND 19

10:30 TO NOON

Soul painting is a powerful intuitive creative practice.

Participants will use three colors of waterbase inks and three brushes as tools to unlock intuition and explore from within.

Registration is required, please call the library to register, 845-225-249.

 

CHINESE WATERCOLOR BRUSH TECHNIQUES

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 23 AND OCTOBER 7 FROM 10 AM TO 12 NOON.

Explore the art of Chinese brush painting combining watercolor techniques using traditional Chinese brush painting tools.  Registration is required.  Please call the library to register, 845-225-2439.

BEGINNING PORTRAITURE AND STILL-LIFE DRAWING

THURSDAYS SEPTEMBER 7 THROUGH OCTOBER 12 FROM 10 AM TO 12 NOON.

In this series of six classes students will use various types of graphite and charcoal, an will learn techniques to create expressive portraits and still-life drawings.

For beginning and advanced students.  Registration required.  Please call the library to register, 845-225-2439.

LIBRARY BOARD MEETING WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6 AT 5 PM