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Wednesday Matinee Movie

October 29 at 2pm

The Big Sleep

We have fixed the DVD problem!


Summoned by the dying General Sternwood, Philip Marlowe is asked to deal with several problems that are troubling his family. Marlowe finds that each problem centers about the disappearance of Sternwood’s favored employee who has left with a mobster’s wife. Each of the problems becomes a cover for something else as Marlowe probes. (1946)

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely,
Martha Vickers
114 minutes.
Not Rated.
Studio: Warner Home Video
The Science of Ghost Hunting

Wednesday, October 29 @ 7pm


The Paranormal Investigators of Rockland County are experts who investigate local paranormal activity. Their presentation will include how and why they conduct investigations as well as sharing some of the actual evidence they have collected.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.


Meditation Series: Finding Peace

Thursday, October 30 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


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Gentle Yoga

Mondays - Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 11am


Join Michelle Solomon in a far less strenuous form of yoga that can be useful for seniors, pregnant women, those recovering from injury or those who are looking for a more relaxed workout.

THIS CLASS IS FILLED.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WAIT LIST.
Home Staging to Sell Your Home

Monday, Nov.3 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!

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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.

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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.
Wednesday Matinee Movies

November 5 at 2pm

Dead Poets Society



In an age defined by crew cuts, sport coats, and cheerless conformity, he not only broke the mold ... he reinvented it. Academy Award(R) winner Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor, GOOD WILL HUNTING, 1997) delivers an extraordinary performance in one of the most compelling motion pictures of all time. Williams stars as English professor John Keating, a passionate iconoclast who changes his students' lives forever when he challenges them to live life to the fullest and "Carpe Diem" -- seize the day! Keating's unconventional approach meets with irrepressible enthusiasm from his students, but the faculty at staid, exclusive Welton Academy prep school is, to put it mildly, not amused. Featuring a star-marking performance by Ethan Hawke and over three hours of never-before-seen bonus materials, this Special Edition of DEAD POETS SOCIETY will captivate and inspire you again and again.

129 minutes.
Rated: PG
Studio:Touchstone Home Entertainment
Pinterest 101

Friday, November 7 at 11am


Pinterest is a place to discover ideas for all your projects and interests. Learn how to explore the popular online scrapbooking site, create boards, and connect with and follow other Pinterest pinners.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Sunday Concert

Salvatore Chiarelli

November 9 at 2pm


Mr. Chiarelli has established himself as a "world class performer, singer and entertainer, receiving rave reviews from his critics. Performing to capacity-sold-crowds. He has an excellent reputation on and off stage and is genuinely admired by a dedicated and strong following of fans.

Salvatore Chiarelli will perform a musical concert of classical, traditional and popular Italian/Neapolitan songs, Italian/American love ballads, Italian opera, musical theater, film sound tracks and more.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Salvatore Chiarelli WEBSITE

Daytime Book Discussions

Tuesday, November 11 at 2 pm

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout


Jim and Bob Burgess, haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City. When their sister, needing their help, urgently calls them home the Burgess brothers return to Shirley Falls, where long-buried tensions begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.

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


Scholar-led Book Discussion

Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7pm

1984 by George Orwell

Discussion led by Dr. David Turk


Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.

Join us for what should be a very interesting discussion. Books will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion.



Collaged Paper Necklaces

With Lavinia Wiggins

Thursday, November 13 at 6:30pm


Create a handcrafted pendant made from your own collage to wear yourself or to give as a gift. You can create any shape pendant you want! Take a look at the samples in the library.

You may provide:
Small scrap(s) of decorative paper and coordinating beads
Scissors
Quick drying glue
Flat or round nose pliers - if you have
Hair dryer or heat gun

OR

To Be Provided:
Everything to create your project.

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, November 18 at 7 pm

Prohibition River, 82 Main St., Nyack

The Submission by Amy Waldman


A jury chooses a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack on Manhattan, only to learn that the anonymous designer is an American Muslim named Mohammad Khan. His selection reverberates across a divided and traumatized country. Claire Burwell, the sole widow on the jury, becomes Khan's fiercest defender. But when the news of his selection becomes public, she comes under pressure from outraged family members and into collision with hungry journalists, opportunistic politicians, and even Khan himself.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

Nov. 19 at 2pm

The Great Escape


In 1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft North, a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp, designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so, however, the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson and James Coburn who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted.

One of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time, The Great Escape is a masterful collaboration between director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven), screenwriters James Clavell (Shogun) and W.R. Burnett (Little Caesar), and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story, The Great Escape is epic entertainment that "entertains,captivates, thrills and stirs" (Variety).

172 minutes.
Not Rated.
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
John Scott Armchair Walking Tour

The John Scott Armchair Walking Tour Series is sponsored by The Historical Society of the Nyacks

The Return of the Eagles to Rockland County
- a Photographic Journey

Thursday, Nov. 20 at 2pm


Speaker RAY WRIGHT is a retired Nyack Realtor and a published nature photographer specializing in bald eagles and humming birds. He will draw from his vast collection of wild life photos. Hear about the unique circumstances he encountered along with the technical details that permitted him to capture these extraordinary scenes.

This presentation is also being held on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7pm at Nyack Library.

For more information go to HSN or call 845-418-4430.
Sunday Concert

Young Masters Series: Kyle Walker

Nov 23 at 2pm



For pianist Kyle P. Walker, every little detail matters. This stems from his appreciation of Bach's innovative compositional style and a belief that the majority of western classical music stands in the shadows of his work. This is an understanding Walker brings to both traditional repertoire and that of the living composers with whom he collaborates.

His performances have been featured on media broadcasts including NPR’s Public Radio East and UNC-TV, just to name a few. Recently, he made his solo debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall, performed the Schumann piano concerto with the East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra, as well as presenting solo performances at Steinway Hall NYC and Birmingham Jefferson Concert Hall in Alabama. His festival performances include the Tibor Varga Music Festival, Switzerland, The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, NC, the Beethoven Institute and PianoFest in the Hamptons, NY.

Mr. Walker is the 1st prize winner of the 2013 Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, also having taken 1st prize in The National Talent Hunt of Omega Psi Phi, and the Greensboro Music Teachers Association Young Artist competitions.

As a chamber musician, he is a frequent collaborator in premiere performance projects with living composers such as Matthew Lyon, Timothy Messina and Joan Szymko, whose work he premiered at the American Choral Directors Association in Memphis TN.

Mr. Walker has played in masterclasses with world class presenters including Manahem Pressler, Joseph Kalichstein, Boris Berman, Robert McDonald, Adam Neiman and Julian Martin.

Kyle Walker is currently a master’s candidate at Mannes College, The New School for Music under the tutelage of Thomas Sauer. He holds a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University, a performance diploma from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and has studied with Benjamin Hochman, Keiko Sekino, Henry Doskey, and Clifton Matthews.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Daytime Book Discussions

Tuesday, December 2 at 2 pm

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss


A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother’s loneliness.

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

Dec. 3 at 2pm

The Wizard of Oz


The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the most well-known and commercial adaptation based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.[2] The film stars Judy Garland; Terry the dog, billed as Toto; Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton.

Come celebrate its 75th Anniversary!
Defensive Driving Class

December 3 & 4 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.

Holiday Floral Arrangement

Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7pm


Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension

This is a hands-on workshop creating either wreaths or centerpieces using fresh, fragrant evergreens and natural materials. All designs are trimmed with festive holiday and seasonal ribbons and ornaments. Please bring a pair of garden gloves and scissors.

Cost: $10 for materials is due 72 hours after registration.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Technology Training

Intro to Computers for Absolute Beginners

Friday, December 5 at 11am


Learn to love a computer from the ground up. This hands-on course will teach you how to use a mouse, identify computer components and open and close files.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Real Reads! Nonfiction Book Discussion

Monday, Dec. 8 at 7pm

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown


This robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

Drawing on the boys’ own diaries and journals, their photos and memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, The Boys in the Boat is an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate story of nine working-class boys from the American west who, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what true grit really meant.

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

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, December 9 at 7 pm

Casa del Sol, 104 Main St., Nyack

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee


In a future, long-declining America, society is strictly stratified by class. Fan, a member of the labor class leaves the safety of her settlement to cross the anarchic Open Counties in search of the man she loves who mysteriously disappears.

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

The John Scott Armchair Walking Tour Series is sponsored by The Historical Society of the Nyacks

When Nyack Meant Business

Thursday, Dec. 11 at 2pm


Speaker BOB GOLDBERG is a Trustee of the Historical Society of the Nyacks and the producer of the Armchair Walking Tours.

In 1870, the Erie Railroad transformed Nyack from a small river port to the commercial center of Rockland. The growth of downtown and its business center will be described with many old photographs. Meet many of Nyack's early business entrepreneurs, the businesses they founded and the stores they built, many of which still line Main St. Return to when Nyack was the retail center of Rockland County.

This presentation is also being held on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7pm at Nyack Library.

For more information go to HSN or call 845-418-4430.
Scholar-led Book Discussion

Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7pm

Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

Discussion led by John Speight


Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor’s astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. Focused on the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fate, this tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdoms gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century American fiction.

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

Saturday, December 13 at 2pm


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

Saturday, December 13 at 3pm


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)

Saturday, December 13 at 4pm


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.
Sunday Concert

Young Masters Series: Philip Kwoka

Dec. 14 at 2pm



Philip Kwoka will be performing Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.

A first generation American, Philip Kwoka was born in New York City to Polish parents and grew up speaking both Polish and English. Not surprisingly, Philip is especially fond of compositions by Polish composer Frédéric Chopin – an interest that led him to receiving yearly scholarships in 2007 and 2008 from the Chopin Foundation of the United States.

Philip says that he has an enormous passion for and “an insatiable desire to expand my knowledge of music.” His passion, studies, and disciplined efforts were rewarded in 2007, when he won first place prizes with the Tampa Bay Symphony Young Artist Competition and the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. In 2008, he was also a prizewinner with the New World Symphony Concerto Competition and the Blount Slawson Young Artist Competition.

Philip likes challenges. He has learned six concertos, has a very large repertory, and looks forward to the challenges of the PianoArts competition that includes solo and chamber music, as well as audience engagement that integrates speaking about the music and performing. When he is not practicing or studying piano repertory, he listens to a vast array of symphonic and chamber music.

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Introduction to the Internet

Friday, December 19 at 11 am



In this one hour, hands-on course, you will learn how to use email and how to find an astonishing world of information on any subject.

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