Art On The Library Walls – Now Exhibiting in the the Library – Artist Nancy Reed Jones!

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Nancy Reed Jones is an award winning artist living and working in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  Nancy was trained at the Huntington Art League on Long Island where she lived most of her life.

Nancy owned her own mural business for many years on Long Island and painted murals for the cancer patients in the hospitals there.  Her murals were painted directly on the walls in the patient’s rooms where they could be viewed from their beds.  These murals were used for “Guided Imagery” which is a technique where the patients get so engrossed in the scene that it alleviates their pain.

Nancy has developed “Art For Relaxation” classes to help people in recovery from addictions and serious illnesses.  Relaxation techniques such as soft music, flowing fountains and aroma therapy are used to help people relax and enjoy the process of learning to paint.  Nancy  now teaches at the Wallkill River School of Art where she was a member of the Board of Directors for several years.  Nancy also works for the New York Cancer Foundation teaching relaxation classes for the cancer patients.

In 2013, Nancy was chosen to receive the “Champion Of The Arts” award  from the Orange County Arts Council.  She was also voted #1 acrylic artist in the region in 2010.

Nancy can be contacted at the following:

Cell #516 695-0758       Website:

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The Greatest Presidents – Washington & Lincoln – Presented by Joseph Britto February 26th @ 6:30 PM

the greatest presidents

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January 2019 Rave Review by Jean E. Eustance

Jan. 2019 book review

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The Southern Catskill Anglers fly tying program beginning Sunday, Jan 13th

The Southern Catskill Anglers will be starting their fly tying program on Sunday, Jan 13th (20, 27 and Feb. 3) for beginners, Ages 9 to adults. This program will run for 4 Sundays at the Pine Bush Library Community Center from 1-3pm. Making your own flies to fish with us is not hard at all. All you need to learn is a few basic steps and you will be successful. If you have never tied before, try it out!! This is a great activity for Fathers/Son/Daughters/Mother or even Grandparents to tie with a child. The first 4 Sundays will be for those who have not tied before.

Cost is youth $5 and adults $10 for the 4 weeks. You will leave each class with 2 flies that are usable for fishing. Come the springtime, we will offer fly casting lessons on our pond for a different experience in fishing!! Sign up to join us. We have all materials and equipment needed for you. Email me at

Advanced classes will also be held starting in Feb (10, 17, 24 and March 3rd) also for 4 weeks. Cost is $20. Spread the news, bring a friend or two. You will have a fun time learning and creating! Email me if you are interested!!
If you can’t commit to the 4 weeks but want to try it, the cost is just $5 a class. Payment is collected at the first class! Please show up 10 minutes early. Hope you can join us!!

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 We are trying to bring back our monthly artistic works to the Library.

Last month, Robert Scully exhibited his works. 

For December, we are featuring paintings by Dr. Richard Reich.

Please look at the wonderful artworks on the walls while visiting the Library.





15 Charles Street, Pine Bush, NY  12566

(845) 744-3862


Bob is a life-long resident of the Hudson Valley.  He was born in the City of Newburgh, and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy.  In 1985 Bob and his wife, Cathy, moved to Pine Bush where they now reside.  After working at IBM for 28 years as a mechanical designer, Bob retired and began teaching drawing and painting and eventually opened Bob-Cat Studio, a picture framing shop.  The custom picture framing was a natural step, incorporating his artistic creativity and working with his hands.

Bob’s artistic background has been basically self-taught, until the early 1970’s, at which time he began painting instruction with John and Paul Gould at the Bethlehem Art Gallery.  Since then he has studied under Daniel Greene, and attended the Scottsdale Artist School Workshops.

Bob still teaches painting and drawing privately in his studio adjacent to his home, and  he favors a realistic style and holds a special regard for the Hudson River School influence which he passes on to his students.  One of the things Bob wants his students to do is to paint like themselves and not imitate someone else.  Bob says, “I always tell my students that if you want to paint like me, you will always be second best.  You should want to paint like you.”

His works vary, never settling on one particular subject.  This has always been so because he finds an interest in all things.  Most recently Bob has been inspired by the scenery in trips to the Southwest.

Bob has been a member of many art organizations over the years, and is currently a member of the Orange County Arts Council, Middletown Art Group (MAG) and the Crawford Arts Association.


Richard J. Reich, Ed.D.



 845 744-3781

 MEDIUM: Acrylic                                 

SUBJECT MATTER: Landscapes, Abstracts

MEMBERSHIPS: Current, founding member and former Vice President of the Crawford Arts Association, Member of the Middletown Art Group

ARTIST STATEMENT: Dick has been involved in some form of Art for many years. His earlier interests include working with wood, fiber, 3 dimensional and multimedia art. More recently, his interests have centered on painting using acrylics as his preferred medium. He has benefited from studying with instructors from Mount Saint Mary College; Shawn Dell Joyce, Louise McCutcheon and Nancy Reed Jones from the Wallkill River School, as well as several independent artists.

As an emerging artist, Dick continues to seek opportunities to grow in this avocational interest.

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Did you know that you can access JobNow, an on-line career help site that will guide you through Resume Writing, Career Coaching, Job Interview Tips, Skills Assessment, and many more resource aids to help you with your present or future job/career?  JobNow also has “Live Chat” coaches to assist you Mondays through Sundays from 2 PM to 11PM EST.

To start, go to the Pine Bush Area Library website:

  • Click on “Research” (black background)
  • Click on “View All Our Data Bases….. (blue line)
  • Click on “Jobs/Careers” (blue box)
  • Then follow the prompts for the job you want!!



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Free Movie Matinee: June 21st @ 12:30 pm – BLUE JASMINE


A New York socialite deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn’t bringing money, peace, or love…featuring Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett. Bring lunch, we will provide coffee, tea and dessert! Stay afterwards for the Movie trivia questions.

Blue Jasmine

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Wednesday, June 13th @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm:  AARP Driver’s Safety Class

Get a discount on your auto insurance and/or lower points on your license.


Pine Bush Library Community Center $20.00 for AARP members,

$25.00 for non-members

Must register by calling:  (845) 744-4265

Additional classes to be held on:


Wednesday, August 8th

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Pine Bush Library May 2018 Newsletter and calendar


MAY 2018 Calendar

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Pine Bush Library April 2018 Calendar

April 2018 Calendar

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Pine Bush Library April 2018 Newsletter


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March 2018 Pine Bush Library Newsletter and Calender


March 2018 calendar

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Pine Bush Library February 2018 Calendar

February 2018 Calendar

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Pine Bush Library February 2018 Newsletter


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Pine Bush Library November 2017 Calendar

Nov-2017 Calendar

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Pine Bush Library November 2017 Newsletter

November 2017 newsletter

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Pine Bush Area Library Survey

The Pine Bush Area Library is asking patrons and non-patrons alike, to please fill out the attached survey.  We are still collecting your thoughts on the needs for our library facility, programming and services. If you would be so kind as to print it out, if you can, and return it to the Library either in person or by snail mail (Pine Bush Area Library PO Box 63 Pine Bush, NY 12566)  or email to: so we can get a good cross section of what the community thinks, it would be appreciated.  Thank you for your thoughts!


PBAL Survey

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The Pine Bush Area Library is proud to be a member of the Mohonk Preserve!

The Pine Bush Library is now a member of the Mohonk Preserve.  Free passes are available at the library – sign out the passes as you would a book. The passes will be good for 3 days.  This program is part of a suite of existing community benefits. Passes will be available on a first come first serve basis.   This program encourages people to spend time in nature, increasing nature’s relevance to their lives.  More information regarding the passes will be available at the main desk. To participate in this program, you must be a Pine Bush Library card holder in good standing. To reserve your passes, please call the Library at 845 744-3375.

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May 2017 calendar

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May 2017 newsletter1

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