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Adult Services - ADULT PROGRAMS
JULY ART GALLERY EVENT

YOU ARE INVITED
In Our Gallery
July 1 - 29, 2017
Community Art Show!
Summer Selfies


Calling All Nyack School District Amateur and Professional Artists
CREATE A "SELFIE"

And help fill the gallery with faces of people - family, friends and/or pets!

We will be accepting any 2D medium:
photographs, drawings, paintings, linotypes, engravings, collages, etc., of yourself, family, friends and/or pets. (3D if it can be hung)

ONLY RESIDENTS OF NYACK SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY PARTICIPATE.


- Submit up to 2 pieces of artwork from June 15 - 28 to the Information Desk.
- Artwork must be framed & ready to hang.
- On the back of each art piece put artist's name, email, title and value.
- Art will not be for sale.
- Artwork must stay on the wall for the whole exhibit and may be picked up
on July 31.
- For ages: 14 and Up.

We cannot promise that all submissions will be displayed.
ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

BUILD A BETTER WORLD for YOU! Stop by the library and experience the joy of reading.

Join our SUMMER READING CLUB! Submit your reviews and earn chances to win great prizes.

Play BOOK BINGO!


Cool off from the heat and enjoy our programs, meditate, watch a movie, learn about art or about guitar, play mah jongg or join a book discussion.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE ADULT SUMMER READING CLUB.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A REVIEW



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.
OPEN MAH JONGG PLAY

Mondays from 2-4:30pm


Mah-jongg lovers, come join your fellow mahjong enthusiasts for a fun afternoon of mah-jongg play.
No registration is required, just bring your own game equipment.
No instruction is provided.
Open to beginners and experts.
All are welcome to attend.
WADING THROUGH WATERCOLOR

Wednesdays, June 21 & 28 at 10:30am

THIS CLASS IS FILLED.



Sometimes people can feel out of their depth when exploring new creative outlets. Local artist Jayne Conte breaks down the basic techniques of watercolors in a relaxing environment with plenty of hands-on instruction. She combines years of experience and a passion for art in her class and helps even the most novice painter create true works of art.
Each week the class will dive into a new painting - Jayne demonstrating while the class follows suit. A list of all required materials will be provided at registration.

Free for Nyack School District residents.

REGISTRATION HAS ENDED
WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

Hitchcock/Truffaut

June 28 at 2pm


Legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock's famed interview with French auteur Francois Truffaut is the focus of this illuminating documentary.


Rated: PG-13
81 minutes
FINDING PEACE THROUGH MEDITATION

Thursday, June 29 from 10:30am - 11:30am


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.

ADULT(ish)

Thursday, June 29 at 7pm



Come play with us! Adult(ish) is the new meetup group for 20- to 30- somethings.

We have a bunch of new games!
Play one of ours or bring your favorite game.

Bring friends. Meet new ones.
WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

Vertigo

July 5 at 2pm


A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.


Rated: PG
128 minutes
VALLEY COTTAGE WRITES

Thursday, July 6 at 7pm


Looking for the writer within?

Join our librarian, Sean, for a monthly writing workshop. Participants share their work via email a week before each meeting, and then receive feedback at the monthly sessions. For more information, email Sean at santonucci@rcls.org

Participants will actively engage with written word to garner a deeper appreciation for the writing process and its output.

Upcoming dates:
August 3
September 7
GENTLE YOGA

Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1 at 10:30am


Class for all levels focusing on alignment and breath, moving at a gentle pace. If you are new to yoga, have been practicing for years or anywhere in between then this class is for you.
Gentle yoga is a bridge between moving in flow and staying stationary. It is a midway where there is equilibrium and bliss in every pose.

Mary Callan is our instructor.

Free to Nyack School District residents.
Cost for Out-of-District patrons: $5 per class.

Please register for each class separately:



July 11 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

July 18 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

July 26 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

August 1 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
LIBRARIAN-LED DAYTIME DISCUSSION

Tuesday, July 11 at 2pm

The Lonely Hearts Hotel

by Heather O'Neill


A spellbinding story about two gifted orphans in love with each other since they can remember whose childhood talents allow them to rewrite their future.
Join librarians Ashley and Katie for this discussion.

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

WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

North By Northwest

July 12 at 2pm


A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

136 minutes
ART TALK WITH CLIFF TISDELL

Wednesday, July 12 at 7pm

Flight of the Mind
an Art Talk with Cliff Tisdell.



This new talk, with artist/lecturer Cliff Tisdell, takes a look at birds and how they have been viewed by artists in both eastern and western cultures. Used as powerful symbols for a range of qualities, birds appear throughout art history in many incarnations. Starting with the renaissance and moving on through modern art and cinema we get a glimpse at the fascinating role birds play in visual art.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

BOOK-TO-MOVIE

Read the Book and See the Movie!

Strangers On A Train

Thursday, July 13 AT 6:30pm


A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement.
Rated: PG
101 minutes

Read the book Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. Join our scholar-led discussion on Thursday, July 20 at 7pm with Dr. Vara Neverow.
ADULT(ish)

Thursday, July 13 at 7pm



Come play with us! Adult(ish) is the new meetup group for 20- to 30- somethings.

We have a bunch of new games!
Play one of ours or bring your favorite game.

Bring friends. Meet new ones.
MAKE A BRACELET: MACRAME WITH BEADS

Monday, July 17 at 6:30pm



It's summer camp for grown-ups at the Valley Cottage Library!

Join jewelry designer Amy Kanarek and make a stunning satin cord macramé bracelet with beautiful glass beads along the border. There will be a wide range of colors from which to choose. Come and create with us!

Cost for materials:
$10 - Nyack School District residents.
$15 - Out-of-District


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
BOOK AND PUB CLUB: SUMMER SCHOOL!

Valley Cottage Library has 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)

1984 by George Orwell

Tuesday, July 18 at 7pm

MEET: Casa Del Sol, 104 Main St., Nyack



Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth, but as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching...

Join librarians Ashley and Katie if you're 21 & 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

Strangers On A Train

July 19 at 2pm


A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement.


PG
101 minutes
SCHOLAR-LED EVENING DISCUSSION

Book-to-Movie Discussion!

Thursday, July 20 at 7pm

Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

How different is the story handled in the book versus the movie? Read and watch and come find out.

Discussion led by Dr. Vara Neverow.


Guy Haines and Charles Anthony Bruno, are passengers on the same train. Guy is a successful architect in the midst of a divorce, Bruno turns out to be a sadistic psychopath.

"Some people are better off dead," Bruno remarks, "like your wife and my father, for instance." As Bruno carries out his twisted plan, Guy is trapped in Highsmith's perilous world, where, under the right circumstances, anybody is capable of murder.

The inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1951 film, Strangers on a Train launched Highsmith on a prolific career of noir fiction, proving her a master at depicting the unsettling forces that tremble beneath the surface of everyday contemporary life.


WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

Rear Window

July 26 at 2pm


A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.


112 minutes
INTRODUCTION TO PLAYING GUITAR

Thursday, July 27 at 7pm


Learn about the joy of guitar playing. Burr Johnson will show many music styles in which guitar plays an important roll. Pick up one of the guitars provided (or bring your own) and learn the basics of holding the guitar, playing melodies, strumming chords and using the pick. Each student is given individual attention as Burr moves everyone along at their own individual pace.
All ages. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

COOKBOOK CLUB

Part Book Club, Part Community Potluck!

Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens

by Pati Jinich

Thursday, July 27 at 7pm



Intriguing recipes for everyday meals from the host of the PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table. she shares easy, generous dishes, both traditional ones and her own new spins. Some are regional recipes she has recovered from the past and updated, like Miners’ Enchiladas with fresh vegetables and cheese or Drunken Rice with Chicken and Chorizo, a specialty of the Yucatán.

Everyone comes to the table with a dish to share. Join librarians Katie and Ashley for good eating and socializing with friends.

Please register in person at the Information Desk to pick out a recipe to cook and bring.



WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

Lion

August 2 at 2pm


A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.


PG-13
118 minutes
VALLEY COTTAGE WRITES

Thursday, August 3 at 7pm


Looking for the writer within?

Join our librarian, Sean, for a monthly writing workshop. Participants share their work via email a week before each meeting, and then receive feedback at the monthly sessions. For more information, email Sean at santonucci@rcls.org

Participants will actively engage with written word to garner a deeper appreciation for the writing process and its output.

Upcoming dates:
September 7
LIBRARIAN-LED DAYTIME DISCUSSION

Tuesday, August 8 at 2pm

Lily and the Octopus

by Steven Rowley


Ted—a gay, single, struggling writer is stuck: unable to open himself up to intimacy except through the steadfast companionship of Lily, his elderly dachshund.

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

WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

Manchester By The Sea

August 9 at 2pm


A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.



R
137 minutes
SHAKESPEARE - "RICHARD III" THE MOVIE

Thursday, August 10 AT 6:30pm

Shakespeare's Richard III
Join us on August 17 at 7pm for a discussion of the play with Dr. David Turk.



Shakespeare's immortal tale of ambition, lust and murderous treachery is brilliantly updated and brought to life in this riveting, 20th-century masterpiece.

In 1930s Britain, a savage, civil war between two royal families has just concluded. But even as the newly installed King Edward (John Wood) takes the reins of power, his ruthless, younger brother Richard (Ian McKellen) sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the crown for himself.

Enlisting the aid of equally duplicitous allies in the court, Richard embarks on a merciless, single-minded campaign of betrayal, seduction and cold-blooded murder to achieve the goal that has obsessed him all of his tortured life: to be king...at any price.

Rated: R
104 minutes
ADULT(ish)

Thursday, August 10 at 7pm



Adult(ish) is the new meetup group for 20- to 30- somethings.

Lego: Build It!

"If you build it..."
build it with Legos! Join us for an evening of open playtime with everyone's favorite construction material.

Bring friends. Meet new ones.
BOOK AND PUB CLUB: SUMMER SCHOOL!

Valley Cottage Library has 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)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Tuesday, August 15 at 7pm

MEET: Prohibition River, 82 Main St., Nyack



Huckleberry Finn has been taken in by Widow Douglas and her sister, who intend to teach him religion and proper manners. He soon sets off on an adventure to help the widow's slave, Jim, escape up the Mississippi to the free states.

Join librarians Ashley and Katie if you're 21 & 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

Hidden Figures

August 16 at 2pm


The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.


Rated PG
127 minutes
READING SHAKESPEARE

READ THE PLAY - SEE THE MOVIE

Should you read or see the play first? You decide. Either way, come to our discussion and talk about it with others.

RICHARD III


The historical Richard is a dim figure about whom even the most learned historians know very little for certain. He can't compete with the compelling vitality of Shakespeare's deformed villain. What is undeniable is that it is Shakespeare's Richard who has imprinted himself on our imagination.

MOVIE:
Thursday, Aug. 10 at 6:30pm
Starring Ian McKellen

DISCUSSION:
Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7pm

Discussion led by Dr. David Turk.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE

This summer you can choose to take a one day course or split it into two sessions.

Saturday, August 19 from 10:15am - 4:15pm
OR Wednesdays, September 13 & 20 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.
BOOK TALK CAFE

Summer Reading Wrap Up

Monday, August 21 at 7pm



Meet us at the Brookside Tavern and Smokehouse in Valley Cottage (across from the library) to share the great books we read over the summer. The Adult Summer Reading prize winners will be announced.
WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

The Eagle Huntress

August 23 at 2pm


Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle huntress.

Documentary & Foreign Language Film with English subtitles
Rated G
87 minutes
WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

Fences

August 30 at 2pm


Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes a passionate look at former baseball player Troy Maxson as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down.


Rated PG-13
139 minutes
WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

La La Land

September 6 at 2pm


Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each other - in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.


Rated PG-13
128 minutes
HOSPICE FACTS AND MYTHS DISPELLED

Thursday, September 7 at 7pm

Here's what you should know about Hospice.



First, it is part of the Medicare Program.
Hospice is compassionate care at the end of life and involves a team-oriented approach of expert medical care, pain management and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's wishes. Generally, provided in the patient's home or in a home-like setting operated by a hospice program. Emotional and spiritual support is extended to the family and loved ones.

Medicare, private health insurance and Medicaid in most states cover hospice care for patients who meet certain criteria.

This program is designed to answer all your questions. Hospice is NOT about giving up hope. Join us this evening to learn what we have to offer.

Presented by Carol Galione, Volunteer Program Coordinator, Untied Hospice of Rockland.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

VALLEY COTTAGE WRITES

Thursday, September 7 at 7pm


Looking for the writer within?

Join our librarian, Sean, for a monthly writing workshop. Participants share their work via email a week before each meeting, and then receive feedback at the monthly sessions. For more information, email Sean at santonucci@rcls.org

Participants will actively engage with written word to garner a deeper appreciation for the writing process and its output.
SUNDAY CONCERT

3D RHYTHM of LIFE

September 10 at 1:30pm


Latin-Tropical-Soul band that shares a musical journey for all to enjoy. They’re celebrating 16 years as a performing, recording and 2x Grammy nominated band with their new CD - FANTASY.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

COOKBOOK CLUB

Part Book Club, Part Community Potluck!

Balaboosta

by Einat Admony

Monday, Sept. 11 at 7pm



Admony's debut cookbook features 140 of the recipes she cooks for the people she loves¯her children, her husband, and the many friends she regularly entertains. Here, Einat’s mixed Israeli heritage (Yemenite, Persian) seamlessly blends with the fresh, sophisticated Mediterranean palate she honed while working in some of New York City’s most beloved kitchens.

Everyone comes to the table with a dish to share. Join librarians Katie and Ashley for good eating and socializing with friends.

Please register in person at the Information Desk to pick out a recipe to cook and bring.


LIBRARIAN-LED DAYTIME DISCUSSION

Tuesday, September 12 at 2pm

To The Bright Side of the World

by Eowyn Ivey


Set in the Alaskan landscape this is a breathtaking story of discovery and adventure, set at the end of the nineteenth century, and of a marriage tested by a closely held secret.

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

WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

Moonlight

September 13 at 2pm


A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.


Rated: R
111 minutes
BOOK AND PUB CLUB: SUMMER SCHOOL!

Valley Cottage Library has 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)

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Tuesday, September 19 at 7pm

MEET: O'Donoghue's Tavern, 66 Main St., Nyack



In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendia family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

Join librarians Ashley and Katie if you're 21 & 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.












































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