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Adult Services - ADULT PROGRAMS
TECHNOLOGY TRAINING

Want to learn how to use your computer or digital device?

Our librarians can help you learn a variety of technological skills including beginner computer orientation, e-readers and e-books, email, Facebook, Goodreads, digital magazines and more.

Ask for Reference at 845-268-7700 to set up a one-on-one appointment.
FINDING PEACE THROUGH MEDITATION

Thursday, April 28 from 10:30am - 12pm


Experience deep relaxation and peace with music, mindfulness and other simple tools you can use in your daily life. Meditation can be effortless and deeply nourishing. All levels welcome. Carole Brill, instructor, has been meditating for over 30 years.
This is an ongoing program.

Nyack School District residents: $5. Out-of-District: $10.

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GREAT DECISIONS 2016: International Affairs and US Foreign Policy

The Foreign Policy Association brings you the opportunity to discuss and learn about important matters pertaining to international current events.

Meets Monday, May 2 at 7pm
Topic of the evening: Climate Geopolotics


Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.

The program involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the half-hour segments on DVD and meeting in a discussion group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.

Each participant is expected to purchase a $20 Great Decisions workbook.

Information about the discussion schedule and purchase of the workbook will take place at the first meeting.

Registration is required.

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For more information about Great Decisions and the Foreign Policy Association visit their website.

WEDNESDAY MATINEE MOVIE

Steve Jobs
May 4 at 2pm


Directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs paints an intimate portrait of the brilliant man.

Rated R
123 minutes
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

SUNDAY CONCERT

Young Masters Recital Series

Ana Gligvashvili, classical pianist

May 8 at 1:30pm



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Carole Brill - Founder/Director - Young Master Recitals

Praised for her ability to “capture hearts” by Musical America, Georgian pianist Ana Gligvashvili has appeared as a soloist as well as chamber musician at various concerts venues such as Steinway Hall, Columbia University’s Faculty House and Roone Arledge Auditorium, NYC Consulate of Poland, Ukrainian Institute of America, Bohemian National Hall and NYC Consulate of Germany. Other concert venues include Subculture, NYU Frederick Loewe and Black Box Theaters, Mannes Concert Halls (New York, NY), Church of Redeemer (Morristown, NJ). Ms. Gligvashvili’s performance highlights also include her concert appearances in Germany (Buchauer Palace Golden Hall, Bad Buchau), Estonia, (Muspeade Maja, Jaani Kirik and Vene Kulturikeskus, Tallinn), Georgia (Grand and Recital Halls of Tbilisi State Conservatory), Poland and Israel.

As an orchestra soloist, Ms. Gligvashvili gave her debuts with Rishon LeZion and Evgeni Mikeladze Symphonic Orchestras (Israel, Georgia). Recipient of the second prize at Tel-Hai International Piano Concerto Competition (Israel) and Georgian Musician-Performers Competition among others, Ana is awarded Alfred Cortot’s prize for the best romantic piece at the Tbilisi International Piano Competition.

Born in Telavi, native of Georgia, Ana’s first musical impressions were of the Georgian folk song "Suliko," which inspired and influenced her early passion for music.
Ms. Gligvashvili, who has performed a wide range of standard classical repertoire, also enjoys working on less familiar and neglected piano works. With her interest for non-standard piano music, Ana has recently performed piano sonatas by Leos Janacek and Charles Griffes. She hopes to continue to expand her repertoire with works that are not often heard.

Ana Gligvashvili holds Master’s degree in piano performance from Mannes College, The New School of Music and Bachelor’s degree from Tbilisi State Conservatory, Georgia. She studied with Victor Rosenbaum, Jerome Rose and Revaz Tavadze among others. Currently, Ana Gligvashvili is a member of the adjunct piano faculty at NYU Steinhardt, where she is pursuing her post master's degree with Eteri Andjaparidze.

GET GRAPHIC! GRAPHIC NOVEL DISCUSSION

May 9 at 7pm

Black Hole by Charles Burns


A strange plague that's causing a range of physical deformities ravages the teenage population of a Seattle suburb during the 1970's.

Join librarians Sean and Katie.

This title will be available for check out approximately one month before discussion.

Librarian-led Daytime Discussion

Tuesday, May 10 at 2pm

Did You Ever Have a Family
by Bill Clegg


On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor.

Join librarians Ashley and Katie for this discussion.

This title will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion date.
Keep Calm & Color On (for adults 18+)

Tuesday, May 10 from 6:30-8:30pm

CANCELLED


Coloring for grown-ups - a soothing, fun activity that reduces stress, boosts creativity, improves brain function and improves relationships with others!

We will provide coloring pages, pencils and markers but feel free to bring your own pencils and markers and coloring sheets. Refreshments served. Seating is limited so please register.

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Upcoming session:
June 14

SUNDAY CONCERT

Rockland Camerata

May 15 at 1:30pm


Johannes Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes as well as other compostions.

An ensemble of approximately 40 voices, the Rockland Camerata strives to provide audiences with a luscious variety of both sacred and secular music, from the 16th century through to present day compositions. It is made up of dedicated men and women who enjoy the opportunity to become acquainted with fine music and perform with professional instrumentalists and vocal soloists.

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THE BOOK AND PUB CLUB

Nyack and Valley Cottage Libraries have created a book club geared toward 21 to 30-somethings! We meet each month in a different local pub and discuss a book over drinks. (21+ only)

Tuesday, May 17 at 7pm

Meet:
Prohibition River 82 Main St., Nyack

The Cider House Rules by John Irving


Raised from birth in an orphanage, Homer Wells has become the protégé of Dr. Wilbur Larch who cares for the troubled mothers who seek his help, either by delivering and taking in their unwanted babies or by performing illegal abortions.

Join librarians Ashley and Katie is you're 21 and over and under 40 for a fun evening of lively discussion.

This title will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion date.

GARDENING INSPIRATION!

Edible Landscape

Tuesday, May 17 at 7pm

Presentation by the Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County


The possibilities are endless and oh, so inviting! Edible Landscaping is a beautiful, sustainable and tasty alternative to traditional landscaping. Many trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants with edible parts can serve the same function as ornamentals and can look just as good.

This program will explore ways of adding fruit, vegetables and herbs to your existing beds, borders and containers.

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WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

Learning to Drive
May 18 at 2pm


As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.
Rated R
90 minutes

SCHOLAR-LED EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, May 19 at 7pm

The Incarnations by Susan Barker


Hailed by The New York Times for its “wildly ambitious...dazzling use of language” and “mesmerizing storytelling,” The Incarnations is a “brilliant, mind-expanding, and wildly original novel” (Chris Cleave) about a Beijing taxi driver whose past incarnations over one thousand years haunt him through searing letters sent by his mysterious soulmate.

Discussion led by Dr. Vara Neverow.

This title will be available for check out approximately one month before discussion.

ADULT SENIOR OPEN SESSION

Friday, May 20 from 1:30-3pm


Join other Seniors on the third Friday of each month for a smorgasbord of activities. Some days we'll have informational talks or play boardgames, dabble in the arts, try some crafts or just talk and meet new people. Come enjoy refreshments and conversation.

This program will be a work in progress. Help us mold it into a success for you. Please register online or by calling 268-7700.

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Upcoming dates:
June 17

SUNDAY CONCERT

Cabaret!
The Many Faces of Love: A Broadway Tapestry

Performed by Rhonda Liss
& Pianist Rick Jensen

May 22 at 1:30pm


These are “Songs of Love” - innocent, yearning, lustful, married, joyful, motherly, unconditional, unrequited or just plain platonic - from the streets of New York to the pre-war alleys of Berlin.

Rhonda Liss has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in London's West End and on cabaret stages along the East Coast.

Rick Jensen, pianist and songwriter, winner of 6 Manhattan Association of Cabaret awards, 2 Backstage Bistros and 2 National GLAMA awards.

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PREPARE, RESPOND, RECOVER

The American Red Cross presents

Prepare, Respond, Recover:
What to Do When Disaster Strikes

May 24 at 7pm


This presentation will give a comprehensive overview on how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters and how to respond to and recover from them. The session will provide information on types of common disasters, ways to prepare as an individual, family and community member, and what to do when disaster strikes. Learn to be your own first responder and to determine whether to "shelter in place" or evacuate. Reduce your stress and uncertainty by learning preparedness strategies.

You will leave with a free pre-disaster starter kit.

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ART LECTURE

Picasso Sculpture with Irene Wisoff
Thursday, May 26 at 1pm


Art critics, collectors students and museum goers are continuing to discuss the recent comprehensive exhibition of Picasso sculptures at NY MOMA.

Some of his life-long creations included numerous witty figures and objects that were constructed with unusual materials and related to Picasso’s wives and mistresses. Art Historian Irene Wisoff's slide presentation focuses on Picasso's entire career with sculpture.

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WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

The Walk
June 1 at 2pm


Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man – Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – has ever walked in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension, and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan.

Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis uses advanced technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. THE WALK is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970's, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.

Rated PG
123 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

GET GRAPHIC! GRAPHIC NOVEL DISCUSSION

June 6 at 7pm

Asterios Polyp
by David Mazzucchelli


When his apartment catches fire, Asterios Polyp decides to flee from the crowded architecture of the city for a new life on the vast plains of the American heartland.
Join librarians Sean and Katie.

This title will be available for check out approximately one month before discussion.

LIBRARIAN-LED DAYTIME DISCUSSION

Tuesday, June 7 at 2pm

The Marriage of Opposites
by Alice Hoffman


A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro; the Father of Impressionism.

Join librarians Ashley and Katie for this discussion.

This title will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion date.
SUNDAY CONCERT

Young Masters Recital Series

Garrett Ross, Classical Pianist

June 12 at 1:30pm



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Carole Brill - Founder/Director - Young Master Recitals


Pianist Garret Ross enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. With a perpetual interest in chamber music, Ross is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Apollo Chamber Music Festival in Houston, MN, now in its third year. Recently, Ross has appeared on concert series across the USA including appearances on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, the Courtroom Concert Series in Saint Paul MN and Music Northwest in Seattle WA. Ross has performed often as the “Artu Duo” with cellist Ruth Marshall across the United States, as well as, in Canada and the UK.

As a soloist, Ross gave the World Premiere of Gregory Vajda’s Csardas Obstine with the Texas Festival Orchestra and the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra. He also performed Rachmaninoff’s First Concerto with Bethel Philharmonic Orchestra. Ross was the winner of competitions, including the Bruce Carlson Memorial Scholarship Competition and First Prizes in the Bethel University Concerto and Solo Performance Competitions. Ross has attended numerous festivals including the Aldeburgh Festival, Banff Centre, International Festival-Institute at Round Top, International Keyboard Institute and Festival, PianoSummer at New Paltz, and AmerKlavier Institute at Steinway Hall. He has also performed in masterclasses with various pianists including Menahem Pressler, Robert McDonald, Vladimir Feltsman, Thomas Sauer, Jerome Rose, Pavlina Dokovska and Alexander Slobodyanik, among others.

Ross currently teaches at the Rubato Music School in Brooklyn NY, maintains a private studio in NYC. Ross also was an Adjunct Piano Instructor at NYU and a teaching assistant during his time at the University of Minnesota.

Ross attended NYU’s Steinhardt School, the University of Minnesota and Bethel University in Saint Paul, MN. Ross’s principal teachers were Eteri Andjaparidze and Alexander Braginsky. Both teachers studied at the Moscow Conservatory where their teachers, Vera Gornostayeva and Teodor Gutmann, respectively, were students of Heinrich Neuhaus.
REAL READS! NONFICTION BOOK CLUB

Monday, June 13 at 7pm

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER |
NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • Newsday • Vulture • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?

Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son.

Join librarians Christy and Joanne.

This title will be available for check out approximately one month before discussion.

Defensive Driving Course

June 14 & 15 from 5:45-8:45pm


This 6-hour course is open to ALL NYS licensed drivers. Participants are eligible to receive a 10% discount on their auto insurance premiums and reduce up to 4 points.
Preregistration is required.

Please call 201-522-5892. A check for $23 made payable to Ian Prastien is required. Class starts promptly at 5:45pm.

Upcoming dates:
Sept. 20 & 27
Dec. 6 & 13

THE BOOK AND PUB CLUB

Nyack and Valley Cottage Libraries have created a book club geared toward 21 to 30-somethings! We meet each month in a different local pub and discuss a book over drinks. (21+ only)

Tuesday, June 14 at 7pm

Meet:
Casa del Sol, 104 Main St., Nyack

White Teeth by Zadie Smith


White Teeth is the story of two North London families—one headed by ordinary, working class Archie, the other by his best friend, a Muslim Bengali named Samad Iqbal.

Join librarians Ashley and Katie is you're 21 and over and under 40 for a fun evening of lively discussion.

This title will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion date.

WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

The Big Short

June 15 at 2pm


Based on the true story of four outsiders who saw what the big banks, media and government refused to: the global collapse of the economy. A bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of banking, where everyone and everything is in question.

Rated R
130 minutes
Studio: Paramount

SCHOLAR-LED EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, June 16 at 7pm

Ordinary Graceby William Kent Krueger


A brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

Discussion led by Dr. David Turk.


This title will be available for check out approximately one month before discussion.

SUNDAY CONCERT

Young Masters Recital Series

Albert Ahlf Jazz Trio

June 19 at 1:30pm



Enjoy a variety of styles mostly within but not limited to the Jazz tradition. Some of the songs you'll hear are, The Days of Wine and Roses, S'Wonderful, A Sleeping Bee, Body and Soul, Theme from M.A.S.H., Someday My Prince Will Come.

They will also be playing original songs.

Albert Ahlf on piano, Mike Roninson on bass and Taylor Simpson on drums.

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