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Adult Services - ADULT PROGRAMS
Wednesday Matinee Movies

July 23 at 2pm


Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) directs this acclaimed film that reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of Mary Poppins.

Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P. L. Travers’ (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won’t budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, they set “Mary Poppins” free.
Meditation Series: Finding Peace

Thursday, July 24 at 10:30am


Relaxation and meditation can greatly benefit our lives. Carole Brill uses music, breath gentle Qi Kung exercises and simple meditation techniques which you will also be able to practice at home.

Cost: Nyack School District residents: $5
Out-of-District: $8


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Evening Book Discussion

READING SHAKESPEARE

Thursday, July 24 at 7pm

The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night


Here's a chance to delve into Shakespeare!
We'll have a group discussion and comparison of both plays with
Dr. David Turk.

Books are available for the discussion.
Wednesday Matinee Movies

July 30 at 2pm

Please call the library to see what's playing - 845-268-7700.

Poetry in the Summer

Thursday, July 31 at 6:30pm


Join us for our annual event as Ramapough Poets and friends collaborate to perform the words and music of poetry, followed by an open reading.
Community participation is welcome! Bring a poem or two that you've written.

THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION.
Daytime Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 5 at 2pm

All Over Creation
by Ruth Ozeki


Yumi Fuller hasn’t set foot in her hometown of Liberty Falls, Idaho—heart of the potato-farming industry—since she ran away at age fifteen. Twenty-five years later, the prodigal daughter returns to confront her dying parents, her best friend, and her conflicted past, and finds herself caught up in an altogether new drama. The post-millennial farming community has been invaded by Agribusiness forces at war with a posse of activists, the Seeds of Resistance, who travel the country in a camping car, “The Spudnick,” biofueled by pilfered McDonald’s french-fry oil.

All Over Creation tells a celebratory tale of the beauty of seeds, roots, and growth—and the capacity for renewal that resides within us all.

Books will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion.

Wednesday Matinee Movies

August 6 at 2pm

Please call the library to see what's playing - 845-268-7700.

BETTER GREENER TRAVELING

511NYRIDESHARE

Thursday, August 7 from 12-3pm


511NYRideshare will be in our Gallery with information on carpooling, buses, bicycling and other forms of transportation that are green.

Come in and find out what's available to you!
SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE

Thursday, August 7, 2014

1:00 to 7:00pm



In the Community Room

The need for blood never takes a vacation!

Please support OUR community blood supply by donating with us on August 7th.

You must be at least 16 years old (16 year old donors require parental permission on Blood Center form).

You must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, and feel well on the day of the drive.

Please eat and drink well before donating, and bring a photo or signature ID with you.

For more info on donor eligibility, please call New York Blood Center at (800) 688-0900.
The Book & Pub Club

Nyack and Valley Cottage Libraries have joined forces with a book club geared toward 21 to 30-somethings! Each month we meet in a different local bar and discuss a book over drinks. (21+ only)

Tuesday, August 12 at 7pm

Meet at Spice of India
125 Main Street, Nyack

The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan


Anais Hendricks, fifteen, is in the back of a police car, headed for the Panopticon, a home for chronic young offenders. She can't remember the events that led her here, but across town a policewoman lies in a coma and there is blood on Anais's school uniform.

Books will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion.
Wednesday Matinee Movies

August 13 at 2pm

Please call the library to see what's playing - 845-268-7700.

Wednesday Matinee Movies

August 20 at 2pm

Please call the library to see what's playing - 845-268-7700.

Evening Book Discussion

Thursday, August 21 at 7pm

READING VIRGINIA WOOLF

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf



Direct and vivid in her account of Clarissa Dalloway’s preparations for a party, Virginia Woolf explores the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman’s life.

"In Mrs. Dalloway, the novel on which the movie The Hours was based, Virginia Woolf details Clarissa Dalloway’s preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman’s life. The novel "contains some of the most beautiful, complex, incisive and idiosyncratic sentences ever written in English, and that alone would be reason enough to read it. It is one of the most moving, revolutionary artworks of the twentieth century"
(Michael Cunningham).

Discussion led by Dr. Vara Neverow, a Virginia Woolf scholar. She is past president of the International Virginia Woolf Society and editor of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany.

We will also be showing the movie "Mrs. Dalloway" with Vanessa Redgrave on Aug. 14 at 7pm.

Books will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion.
Book Talk Cafe

August 25 at 7pm


We're wrapping up the Summer Reading Club for adults tonight! Join us for good conversation, good food, prizes and great resources. We'll finish the season with a list of our favorite summer books.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Wednesday Matinee Movies

August 27 at 2pm

Please call the library to see what's playing - 845-268-7700.

Wednesday Matinee Movies

September 3 at 2pm

Please call the library to see what's playing - 845-268-7700.

Daytime Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 9 at 2pm

Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes


Lou Clark knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.

Join librarians, Ashley and Katie to discuss this book.
Books will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion.

Wednesday Matinee Movies

September 10 at 2pm

Please call the library to see what's playing - 845-268-7700.

Real Reads! Nonfiction Book Discussion

Monday, September 15 at 7pm
The Hare with Amber Eyes:
A Hidden Inheritance

by Edmund de Waal


An Economist Book of the Year, a Costa Book Award Winner for Biography and Galaxy National Book Award Winner

When de Waal, a famous ceramicist, inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had held them and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins an extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations.

Join librarians Christy and Joanne for a discussion.

Books will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion.





Music Therapy Works!

Monday, September 15 at 7pm

A Workshop for Parents with Jeffrey Friedberg MT-BC, LCAT


Learn how music therapy can help children with developmental delays and disabilities, learning disabilities, social and behavioral challenges, brain injury, depression, and anxiety. Board certified music therapist, NY state licensed creative arts therapist and award-winning children's musician with The Bossy Frog Band, Jeffrey Friedberg, will discuss what music therapy is, how it works and how it can help your children to learn and grow.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Defensive Driving Course

Sept. 16 & 17 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 845-639-4982, ext. 52685.
A check for $23 made payable to Ian Prastien is required.
Class starts promptly at 5:45pm. Latecomers will not be admitted.

The Book & Pub Club

Nyack and Valley Cottage Libraries have joined forces with a book club geared toward 21 to 30-somethings! Each month we meet in a different local bar and discuss a book over drinks. (21+ only)

Tuesday, September 16 at 7pm

Meet at The Pour House
102 Main Street, Nyack

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer


The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge.

"Ambitious and involving, capturing the zeitgeist of the liberal intelligentsia of the era." -Kirkus Review

Join librarians Katie & Ashley for this discussion in Nyack.

Books will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion date.
Wednesday Matinee Movies

September 17 at 2pm

Please call the library to see what's playing - 845-268-7700.

Irene Wisoff Presents

Thursday, September 18 at 1pm

Irene Wisoff presents the Art of Lee Krasner


A forthcoming exhibit at the Jewish Museum explores Abstract Expressionist art works created in New York in the 1940’s and 50’s.
Ms. Wisoff, in a slide presentation and lecture, focuses on artist Lee Krasner, who with her husband Jackson Pollack, experimented with unusual materials and methods to produce dynamic compositions which contributed to America’s importance in the international art scene. Lee Krasner’s work was unique among the statements of her male colleagues.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.


Sunday Concert

Sunday, in September at 2pm

Piano and the Magic of Folklore



Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva from Masterwork Conversations presents the wild rhythms and intoxicating harmonies of folk music.

Infante – Ritmo from Danses Andalouses

Albéniz – Iberia - selections

Chopin – Polonaise-Fantaisie op.61

Schumann - Fantasy Pieces op. 12

Szymanowski - Mazurkas Op. 50

Joplin - Maple Leaf Rag

"Jelly Roll" Morton - Wild Man Blues

Dvořák – Slavonic Dances op.72

This concert will set the keys of the piano on fire! We will travel across Europe from Spain to Poland, dancing flamenco with Albeniz and the mazurka with Szymanowski, and then cross the Atlantic and come to the land of the blues. Explore with us the intricacy and power of four hands on one piano with duets by Infante and Dvorak. A must hear program that will enchant audiences across all ages.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Demystify Your Kindle


Learn how to download eBooks onto your Kindle using the library’s Overdrive service. Please bring your device, its password and your library card.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Demystify Your Nook


Learn how to download eBooks onto your Nook using the library’s Overdrive service. Please bring your device, its password and your library card.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Demystify Your iPad, Android (or other Tablet)


Learn how to download eBooks onto your iPad, Android (or other Tablet) using the library’s Overdrive service. Please bring your device, its password and your library card.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.



















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