Greenwood Lake Public Library announces programs in December

| 24 Nov 2017 | 10:30

GREENWOOD LAKE — The following is a list of upcoming programs at the Greenwood Lake Public Library:
Artist of the Month: Mitchell SalerThis month’s artist at the Greenwood Lake Public Library is fine art painter Mitchell Saler. Mitchell paints landscapes that are grand and simple.
His collection includes many recognizable scenes both in the Hudson Valley and places where he has travelled, with pieces that depict a single piece of nature sprinkled in. His works emphasize vastness, dramatic lighting and atmospheric effects.
This December exhibition will relate to the theme of water, with two paintings in the show illustrating Greenwood Lake.
His website is
Baker Heather Bradford with Kids Holiday ProgramsSaturday, Dec. 9
• 10:30-11:30 a.m. Snowman cupcakes
• 12:30–1:30 p.m. Ugly holiday sweater cookies
Local baker Heather Bradford will guide kids into holiday cookie and cupcake decorating. She is the owner/operator of The Ginger Bread House and is also currently baking for Greenwood Lake Bagels on Windemere Avenue.
The first program, snowman cupcakes, is for ages 2-10; those under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
In this class, Bradford will show kids how to decorate vanilla and chocolate cupcakes and turn them into snowmen.
The second program, ugly holiday sweater cookies, is for ages 10-17. Bradford will be bringing sugar cookies shaped like sweaters for kids to transform them into those “classic holiday” clothing designs.
(A ugly holiday sweater will be raffled off at the end of the program).
Advanced registration in person at the library or by phone is required (845 477-8377 ext. 104).
Chris Merwin and his steel guitarsSaturday, Dec. 16, 2 to 3 p.m.
Singer/guitarist Chris Merwin will go through the roots of popular American music with a selection of blues, country, bluegrass and gospel, accompanied by his collection of steel guitars.
He began playing guitar at the age of twelve and by 17 was teaching and performing. He later learned steel guitar, Japanese shakuhachi flute and steel drum as well as many different stringed instruments from around the world. He is equal parts entertainer and artist/musical educator.
His specialty is Caribbean music, such as that recorded by Bob Marley and Harry Belefonte.
He is also quite diverse, playing popular hits from the 40s through the 80s, including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Beatles, Elvis, the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Buffet, Temptations, Fats Domino, Led Zeppelin, etc.
Advanced registration in person at the library or by phone is required (845 477-8377 ext. 104).
The library is located at 79 Waterstone Road, Greenwood Lake.