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Meditation Series: Finding Peace

Thursday, August 21 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

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

Dallas Buyers Club


Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career in this uplifting and powerful film inspired by true events. Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof sees his free-wheeling life overturned when he’s diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Determined to survive, Woodroof decides to take matters in his own hands by tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal.

117 minutes
Rated: R
Studio: Focus Features
Wednesday Matinee Movies

September 3 at 2pm

HER


Spike Jonze's movie is about human longing and the need for intimacy. Set in a LA in the near future, it's the story of an isolated everyman (Joaquin Rivers) who makes his living writing personal letters for others. His divorce from his wife is pending.
He purchases a new operating system that promises to meet all of its user's needs. This new OS is named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). Lonely after his separation in a connected, yet isolated world, Theodore falls in love.

2014 Academy Award Winner of Best Original Screenplay.

126 minutes
Rated: R
Warner Home Video
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

ALL IS LOST


Academy Award winner Robert Redford stars in this open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

106 minutes
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Lions Gate
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.

CLICK HERE FOR JEFFERY FRIEDBERG WEBSITE.

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

THE MONUMENTS MEN


Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, THE MONUMENTS MEN centers around an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. In a seemingly impossible mission, the Monuments Men, as they were called, find themselves risking their lives in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1,000 years of culture.

118 minutes.
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Columbia
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.


Wednesday Matinee Movies

September 24 at 2pm

Cesar Chavez



This film draws needed attention to a key chapter in American Latino, labor, political and social movement history and to the man whose leadership was central to it.

102 minutes
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Lions Gate


Home Staging to Sell Your Home

Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7pm


Staged homes sell faster and for more money!
Join Lori Carbone, President of Spaces That Speak Home Staging for an interactive presentation on the secrets and techniques professionals use.

You only have 10 seconds to make a first impression on a home buyer and 90% of buyers cannot visualize how a home can be transformed. Lori will discuss why staging works and help you with ways to avoid price reductions. She will give tips on enhancing curb appeal, help you with de-cluttering, show you how to use color, plus, give you easy "Do It Yourself" projects. All of this with before and after photos!

Bring your questions and a note pad for a great evening of information.

Now that you are ready to sell – let’s get that house sold!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Sunday Concert

Sunday, September 28 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

Dvoøák – 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.

MAH JONGG - THE CHINESE GAME OF SKILL & LUCK

Mondays starting Sept. 29 at 11am


Beginners and amateurs improve their Mah Jongg skills by learning the basic rules, including passing tiles, indispensable strategies and invaluable betting tactics.

You'll learn to play Mah Jongg and master a social, competitive game that requires practice, strategy and a little bit of luck!

Regina Klenosky has been a player and teacher for decades and has instructed both individuals and groups in the ancient Chinese game.

REGISTRATION OPENS AUG. 25.
The Book & Pub Club

Nyack and Valley Cottage Libraries have 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, October 14 at 7pm

BOOK & PUB CLUB'S 1ST BIRTHDAY BASH!!!


Meet at Olive's
118 Main Street, Nyack

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz


On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness --and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses.

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

Wednesday, November 5 at 6pm


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

Wednesday, November 5 at 7pm


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)

Wednesday, November 5 at 8pm


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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