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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Judith Lerner


Artist, investigating colors in nature, shapes and shadows and light.
Solve the mystery of seasons and changes.
View her technique in gouache of broad vistas or minute details.

 2 July - 26 August 2019

All paintings are watercolor gouache.
Apuane Alps, Road in Northern Tuscany, Italy




Interstate 91 South











Apuane Alps in the Garfagnana, Tuscany
Deep Sea Creatures 1
Deep Sea Creatures 2

Minutes: Trustee Meeting  July 2, 2019
Present: Trustees Helga Mueller, Joyce Tompkins, Nancy Sandell, Polly Marvin, Stephanie Gordon and Librarian Margaret Ladd

The board meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM by Helga Mueller 

1.Minutes of June 4, 2019, Trustee’s Meeting. Approved (Motion: Joyce, 2ndPolly)
2. Bookkeepers Report: Liz Bayne
  • Liz presented the bookkeeper’s report for June to the Board. (Accepted with gratitude: Motion Polly, 2ndJoyce) 
3. Treasurer’s Report: (Joyce) 
  • Joyce gave the monthly treasurer’s report for June. There are some adjustments that need to be made. (Accepted: Motion Nancy, 2ndJoyce) 
  • The Town Draw was received in June.
  • Quinn Colgan sent a copy of the Draft Petition for Cy Pres to the Board for review and discussion. The Board members will read over the draft and discuss this at the next meeting. Helga will inform Mr. Colgan.          
4. Librarian’s Report
  • Margaret reported the June circulation figures.
  • There are 26 readers in the Summer Reading Program. Margaret asked the Board to purchase certificates for ice cream to give to participants.
  • Lights in children’s room have been repaired and new alarms installed.
  • Eleanor Kohlsaat wrote an article in the Valley News about Lesley Butman, the library May/June artist. Margaret sent her a mug rug as a thank you.
  • The Jean Daley Memorial Book Program and Shelf are now in operation. Thanks to Jim for setting it up. Margaret told the Board the titles of books she has ordered for the shelf.
  • New paintings by Judith Lerner are on display for July and August.
5. Policies and Procedures Updates
·       More to come 
7. JulySundayHours:
            July 7 - Jim
July 14 - Stephanie
July 21 - Nancy
July 28 - Helga
August 4 - Joyce                     
7. New Programs:
·       Music in My Pockets, on Oct 11, at the school will be presented by Jeff Warner.
·       Other possible programs are an extension program or a local presentation by Larry Coffin
8. Art in the Library
  • July/August: Judith Lerner
  • Sept/Oct: Mel Gitchel photos
  • Nov/Dec: Ben Gitchel
9. Old business 
  • Nancy gave an update on improvements to the front porch: refurbishing of a bulletin board, and book drop. Funds will come from “donations”. Nancy talked about repainting the bulletin board and the drop box. The bench will be left as it is because of its historic significance and long tenure at the Library.
  • The selectmen will start work on town building upkeep this spring, and are looking for volunteers help. Nancy will check to see if prisoners from the County might help.
  • Kristi has the disposal of surplus books remaining after the book sale well under way.
  • The Selectmen have asked for access to the library, in case of emergency. The Board has no objection. A suggestion was made that the Selectmen enter through the door that connects the Library to the Town Clerk’s Office, and that they be given the alarm access code.
  • Cruising New Hampshire’s History – A Guide to NH Roadside History Markers, a presentation by Michael Bruno, was held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 @ 7 PM and was excellent. About 20 people attended.
10. New business:  There was no new business.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM. (Motion: Polly, 2ndJoyce)

Respectfully submitted,
Stephanie Gordon 
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Secretary, Library Board of Trustees

Monday, July 1, 2019

Judith Lerner
Waterfall, Romance Lane
Agenda PPL Trustee Meeting, July 2, 2019
    
1.     Minutes of the June 4, 2019 meeting of the Board

2.     Bookkeeper’s Report
a.    Monthly Report for June
b.    Any other business

3.    Treasurer’s Report
a.    Monthly Report for June
b.    Town Check
c.    News from lawyer                                                                                
4.    Librarian’s Report
1.    Circulation figures for June
2.     Summer Reading Program under way, June 11 to July 31.
3.    Light switch has been fixed and new alarms have been installed.
4.    Designated shelf in memory of Jean Daley
5.    Update of Library Policies and Procedures
a.    Stay tuned! More to come.         
6.     Sunday Hours: July 7, Jim; July 14; July 21; July 28; Aug. 4
7.    New Programs for 2019
“Music in my Pockets” by Jeff Warner, a New Hampshire Humanities Program at the school, October 11, 7 p.m., at the school. Other possible programs:  An Extension program or a local presentation by Larry Coffin are also possibilities.
     8. Art-in-Library schedule:   
            July/August - Judith Lerner; September/October-Mel Gitchel - display of her photos; November/December - Ben Gitchel
9.    Old Business
a.    Update on improvements to the front porch: new bench, bulletin board, book drop. Funds will come from “donations.”
b.    The selectmen will start work on repairing town buildings this spring and would welcome to have volunteers help. Update..
c.    Selectmen Access to Library
d.    Disposal of old books
e.    The program “Cruising N.H. Roadside History” with Michael Bruno was excellent.  About 20 people attended.
10.  New Business

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

ALERT!  Sponsored by the Piermont Library and the Piermont Historical Society...


Do you have your car gassed up?
Come cruise with Michael Bruno, finding New Hampshire's historical markers.

A talk and presentation will take you on this adventure:

Thursday, June 27
7-8 PM
Old Church Building, 130 Route 10
Piermont, NH 03779

(603) 272 4967

All welcome.  Free.
Trustee Meeting Minutes (Draft), June 4
Minutes of June 4, 2019
Present: Trustees Helga Mueller, Joyce Tompkins, Karla Strickland, Kristi Medill, Nancy Sandell, and Librarian Margaret Ladd

The board meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Helga Mueller 
1.   Minutes of May 7, 2019, Trustee’s Meeting. Approved (Motion: Nancy, 2ndJoyce)
2. Bookkeepers Report: Liz Bayne
  • The bookkeeper’s report for May was approved (Motion: Kristi, 2ndJoyce) 
3. Treasurer’s Report, April and May: (Joyce) 
  • Joyce gave the monthly treasurer’s report for April and May (Both Accepted: Motion Nancy, 2ndKristi) 
  • No news yet from lawyer Quinn Colgan.
  • Book Sale brought in $400.   
4. Librarian’s Reports, March
  • Circulation figures look good.
  • Summer reading: This year’s program will run from June 11 to July 31.
  • Lights in children’s room are not working. Margaret has contacted an electrician.
  • Helga will talk to the Chairman of the Historical Society about paying for a newspaper ad for the upcoming Michael Bruno program.
5. Policies and Procedures Updates:  Stay tuned
7. June: SundayHours:
            June 9 Joyce; June 16 - Helga; June 23 - Kristi ; June 30- Nancy; July 7 -  Jim                
7. New Programs:
  • Cruising New Hampshire’s History – A Guide to NH Roadside History Markers: Michael Bruno: Thursday, June 27, 2019 @ 7 PM
  • Music in My Pockets, Oct 11 at the school
8. Art in the Library
  • May/June: Lesley Butman
  • July/August: Judith Lerner
  • Sept/Oct: Mel Gitchel
  • Nov/Dec: Ben Gitchel
9. Old business 
  • Selectmen have indicated work on building upkeep will begin this spring and are willing to have volunteers help.
10. New business
  • The Selectmen have asked for access to the library, in case of emergency. The Board has no objection. A suggestion was made that the Selectmen enter through the door that connects the Library to the Town Clerk’s Office, and that they be given the alarm access code.
  • Disposal of Books: Kristi has already started disposing of the books left over from the book sale.
  • The Board agreed to upgrade the front porch of the Library by  purchasing a new bench, bulletin board, and book drop; funds will come from “donations.”  (Motion: Joyce, 2ndHelga). Nancy will do some research on potential purchases and bring them to the Board. 
The Jean Daley Memorial Book Program was approved. Memorial funds that have been given to the library in the memory of Jean Daley will be used to purchase new fiction 

Agenda, June 4
1.      Minutes of the May 7, 2019 meeting of the Board 
2.      Bookkeeper’s Report
a.    Monthly Report for May
b.     Any other business
3.    Treasurer’s Report
a.     Monthly Report for May
b.    Quinn Colgan, attorney, is proceeding with petition to court
c.    Income from Book Sale 
4.    Librarian’s Report
1.    Circulation figures for May
2.     Reading Program will be from June 11 to July 31
3.    Update on light switch in children’s room / alarms
4.    Ask Historical Society to buy ad for Michael Bruno program.
5.     Update of Library Policies and Procedures
a.    Stay tuned! More to come.
6.      Sunday Hours: June 2-Kristi; June 9 ___; June 16 ___; June 23 ___; June 30 ___; July 7 ___
7.     New Programs for 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 7 p.m. “Cruising New Hampshire’s History – A Guide to NH Roadside History Markers” by Michael Bruno; Oct 11, 2019, at 7 p.m. 
“Music in my Pockets” by Jeff Warner, a New Hampshire Humanities Program at the school. Other possible programs:  An Extension program or a local presentation by Larry Coffin are also possibilities.
       8. Art-in-Library schedule:   
          May/June-Lesley Butman; July/August-Judith Lerner; September/October-
           Mel Gitchel- display of her photos “Portraits of Piermont”; 
           November/December: Ben Gitchel
9.     Old Business
The selectmen will start work on repairing town buildings this spring and would welcome to have volunteers help.
10.  New Business
a.    Selectmen access to Library
b.    Disposal of old books from book sale
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c.    Any other business
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