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Wednesday Movie Matinee

The Theory of Everything

May 27 at 2pm


This is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.

The film is based on the memoir "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen," by Jane Hawking and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh.

248 minutes.
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Universal Studios

Meditation Series: Finding Peace

Thursday, May 28 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.

This is an ongoing program. Join in at any time.

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


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Thursday Concert

A TOUCH OF SINATRA

Thursday, June 4 at 7pm


Enjoy a live musical story and tribute to the life and music of the man most consider the greatest singer of the 20th century. Journey through the fascinating life of "Old Blue Eyes" narrated by Joe Gilligan and performed by Donnie Farraro - the most authentic sounding and look-alike Sinatra that you will ever see and hear!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Librarian-led Daytime Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 9 at 2pm

Neverhome by Laird Hunt


She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. NEVERHOME tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.

Join librarians Katie and Ashley.

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

June 9 & 10 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.

Introduction to Zinio

Tuesday, June 9 at 7pm


Learn how to checkout, download and read digital magazines on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Gone Girl

June 10 at 2pm


Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn - unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble.

148 minutes.
Rated: R
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Scholar-led Evening Book Discussion

Thursday, June 11 at 7pm

Euphoria by Lily King

Discussion led by Dr. David Turk


Loosely based on events in the life of Margaret Mead with fascinating looks into other cultures and how they are studied, and the sacrifices and dangers that go along with it.


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

Friday, June 12 at 11am


Learn how to track the books you’ve read and want to read, share titles with friends, write reviews and participate in a vast online community of readers.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Sunday Concert

June 14 at 2pm


Margarita Rovenskaya is joined by Holly Jenkins, violin, DJ Cheek, viola
and Kevin Mills, cello, performing piano quartets by Schumann and Mozart.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.


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, June 16 at 7pm

Olive’s, 118 Main St., Nyack

The Enchanted by René Denfeld



In an ancient stone prison, a death row inmate finds escape in books and reimagining life around him, while an investigator delves into his history in an attempt to get his sentence reduced.

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

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

June 17 at 2pm

Stay after the movie for a discussion led by Eileen O'Brien from NAMI
(National Alliance on Mental Illness).


The Perks of Being a Wallflower is based on the wildly popular novel by Stephen Chbosky about a freshman named Charlie (Logan Lerman) who is always watching from the sidelines until a pair of charismatic seniors takes him under their wing. Beautiful, free-s pirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her fearless stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller) shepherd Charlie through new friendships, first love, burgeoning sexuality, bacchanalian parties, midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the quest for the perfect song.

102 minutes.
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Summit Inc/Lionsgate
Book Talk Café

ADULT SUMMER READING KICK-OFF

Monday, June 22 at 7pm

Join us at the Pie Man’s Cottage, 107 Route 303 - right across the street!


Calling all avid readers!
Get ready for a summer of great reading and prizes! Let's start with an evening of food and fun while giving and getting recommendations of great books.

This will be the opening of our Adult Summer Reading Club! When you join you will become eligible to enter for weekly drawings to win prizes and also the GRAND PRIZE at the end of the summer.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Boyhood

June 24 at 2pm


Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before.

165 minutes.
Rated: R
Studio: IFC Films


Librarian-led Daytime Book Discussion

Tuesday, July 14 at 2pm

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE 2014 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
WINNER OF THE 2014 DILYS AWARD
A SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2013

New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.

Join librarians Katie and Ashley.

This title will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion date.
The Book and 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, July 14 at 7pm

The River Club
11 Burd St., Nyack

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn



Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out – with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their own exhibit of human oddities.

As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.

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

Birdman

July 15 at 2pm


Michael Keaton heads an all-star cast in this riveting story of a former superhero film star grappling with dwindling fame, an estranged daughter (Emma Stone), theatre critics and inner demons

119 minutes.
Rated: R
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Scholar-led Evening Book Discussion

Reading Shakespeare:
Two Plays - Coriolanus and Cymbeline


Thursday, July 23 at 7pm
Discussion led by Dr. David Turk

Read the Plays - See the Movies:


Coriolanus: This play is set in ancient Rome. It is essentially the story of warrior Caius Marcius (later known as "Coriolanus") whose honor, pride and sense of social rank dominates his life and interferes with his ability to function effectively when he's not on the battlefield.

Cymbeline: Considered one of Shakespeare's most convoluted pieces, Cymbeline contains aspects of history, tragedy, comedy and romance.

The Movies:
Coriolanus: Thursdays, June 25 & July 9 at 6:30pm: starring Ralph Fiennes (Director), Gerard Butler and Vanessa Redgrave

Cymbeline: Thursdays, July 2 & 16 at 6:30pm: starring Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris

Read the plays - see the movies and join us!


These plays will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion date.
Basic Zentangle® Workshops

Fridays, July 24 and Aug. 8 from 10:30am – 12pm



Come to one class or both and create beautiful images using structured patterns with this fun, easy to learn Zentangle® Method and art form. No previous drawing experience necessary. Come and discover the creative artist within! It’s a relaxing way for everyone, regardless of artistic ability, to create beautiful drawings.
Cost: $5 per person for materials.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wild

July 29 at 2pm


With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthen, and ultimately heals her.

121 minutes.
Rated: R
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wild Tales

August 19 at 2pm


Six short stories involving distressed people. Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism.

90 minutes.
Rated: R
Studio: Sony Pictures


























































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