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Adult Services - ADULT PROGRAMS
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR - ARTISANS WANTED!

Valley Cottage Library is hosting its 2nd annual
CRAFT FAIR on
Saturday, December 3 from 10am - 4pm.


We are looking for artisans who are proficient in their craft. This is a juried show. If you are interested in selling your craft, please EMAIL 10 photos of your work to jmcnally@rcls.org with your contact information. We cannot meet artisans individually. If your work is accepted we will contact you.
Cost for a space is $25.
DEADLINE: NOV. 3.


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.
DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE

September 20 & 27 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.

Upcoming dates:
Dec. 6 & 13

LOSE TO WIN - CANCELLED!

FINDING PEACE THROUGH MEDITATION

Thursday, September 29 from 10:30am - 12pm


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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

TED WILLIAMS - When America Was At War

Ted Williams - When America Was At War

Thursday, September 29 at 7pm


2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the spectacular 1941 baseball season when Ted Williams became the last player to bat over .400. He is one of the greatest hitters in baseball history even though his career was interrupted twice during two wars!

When America entered World War II, Williams became a flight instructor. Later his baseball career was interrupted a second time as he was called on to serve as a fighter pilot in the Korean War with future astronaut John Glenn.

Join us on the 75th anniversary of Williams’ record-setting season.

This program was previously presented at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Rick Feingold presented this lecture as part of the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He has written for the Boston Herald and Christian Science Monitor.

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INNER SPIRIT ART

10:30am-12pm

A series of workshops in art experimentation with Christine Penksa. Give yourself time to play and not worry about the end result.


Sept. 30 - Experiment with Jacquard Silk Colors and use them to create a colorful abstract painting.
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Oct. 7- Create a collage using beautiful tissue papers.
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Oct. 14 - Design your own fabric using Jacquard Silk Colors and acrylic paint.
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Oct. 21 - Create a painting in the style of artist Gerhard Richter with a squeegee and acrylic paint.
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Cost: $5 per class for basic supplies. Please bring to class.




GARDENING INSPIRATION

Gardening Inspiration with the Master Gardeners
of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County

Saturday, October 1 at 10am

Creating Compost: The Gardener's Gold


This class introduces easy backyard composting using kitchen scraps and other materials found in and around the home. Compost creates a rich, nutritious additive to the soil; its addition benefits all plants and vegetables. Composting helps to save money and to keep the garden and the environment green.
Presenter: Mary Lukens.

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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.
GET GRAPHIC! GRAPHIC NOVEL DISCUSSION

Tuesday, October 4 at 7pm

What It Is
by Lynda Barry


Part autobiographical comic, part inspirational sketchbook, all distinctly Lynda Barry.

Join librarians Sean and Katie.

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

WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2

October 5 at 2pm


The Portokalos Family is back as the original cast of the 2002 blockbuster hit reunite in this hilarious sequel. This time, Nia Vardalos and John Corbett are joined by new cast members, Rita Wilson and John Stamos.

After spending most of their time focusing on their troubling teenage daughter, Toula and Ian are facing marital problems while also having to deal with yet another Greek wedding - this time, even bigger and fatter.

Rated PG-13
94 minutes
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
VALLEY COTTAGE WRITES

Wednesday, October 5 at 7pm


Looking for the writer within?

Join our librarian, Sean, for an informal monthly discussion about writing, featuring writing prompts and exercises to beat the block.

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

Next sessions:

Nov. 2
Dec. 7

SCHOLAR-LED EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, October 6 at 7pm

TransAtlantic by Collum McCann


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS

Three iconic crossings are connected by a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history. The most mature work yet from an incomparable storyteller, TransAtlantic is a profound meditation on identity and history in a wide world that grows somehow smaller and more wondrous with each passing year.

Discussion led by Professor John Speight.

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

Gardening Inspiration with the Master Gardeners
of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County

Saturdays at 10-11AM

October 8 - Flowering Bulbs from Spring to Fall


Having flowering bulbs in your garden does not just mean daffodils in the spring. Learn how to grow a wide variety of annual and perennial bulbs that bring a succession of bloom from early spring through the fall. Also covered are strategies to keep your bulbs from becoming a furry critter buffet.
Presenter: Donna DeSousa.

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KEEP CALM & COLOR ON

Tuesdays, October 11 at 7pm



Coloring for grown-ups! Join us for a fun activity that reduces stress, boosts creativity and improves brain function. Come with friends or come alone and meet new people! We’ll provide coloring pages and pencils but feel free to bring your own. Refreshments served.

Upcoming dates:
Nov. 8 & Dec. 13

LIBRARIAN-LED DAYTIME DISCUSSION

Tuesday, October 11 at 2pm

The Lightkeepers

by Abby Geni


Explore the secrets of the Farallon Islands through the eyes of Miranda, a nature photographer.

Join librarians Ashley and Katie for this discussion.

This title will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion date.
JOHN SCOTT ARMCHAIR WALKING TOUR

A HISTORY of the NYACK BOAT CLUB 1909 - 2016

Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 2pm


Serving recreational boaters for 107 years. From home-made motor boats and a house built on stilts to the premier yacht racing club on the Hudson River!
A history of the Nyack Boat Club presented by Curtis Koster.

Curtis P. Koster, Past Commodore, Nyack Boat Club

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AMERICAN WINES

Thursday, October 13 at 7pm



This class will explore the American wine industry. Learn how the wine industry developed in the US and how we became the #1 consumer of wine in the world. You will sample wines from across the country and gain an
appreciation for regional taste differences. Join this wine journey and learn what your fellow wine lovers are enjoying from California to the Finger Lakes.

Janet Wheeler is a certified wine specialist and now a certified specialist of American Wines.

COST: $5 (cash or check made payable to Janet Wheeler) must be prepaid after you register and no later than Oct. 6 to hold your spot.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

These wine tastings are very popular. Please be considerate and let us know if you need to cancel so we can let someone else come. Thank you!
SUNDAY CONCERT

Masterwork Conversations

October 16 at 1:30pm


Classical pianists Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva, through innovative programming and an open conversation encourage audience members to develop their own personal relationship to the music they hear. Join us for a fulfilling and enlivening performance!

Russia: A Composers' Revolution

Tchaikovsky-Rachmaninoff - Valse from Sleeping Beauty (duet)
Balakirev - Sonata no. 2
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition, selections
Scriabin - Sonata no. 5
Rachmaninoff - Three Etude-tableaux
Medtner - Fairytales
Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet
Stravinsky - Petroushka (duet)

Lying in the east, for many years beyond the reach of western harmonies, Russia waited for the right moment to make its debut upon the European musical scene. When it finally did, an explosion of composers brought Russia to the forefront of European traditions with a passion and genius that still shines brightly today.

Our journey through Russia will explore the musical contest between the likes of Balakirev and Mussorgsky of the Mighty Handful, who wanted to create a Russian Music entirely without Western influence and Tchaikovsky, a conservatory-trained composer and teacher, who represented the best of merging Western and Russian traditions. The trio of Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Medtner were the dominant voices of the next generation, each not only composers of genius but masterful pianists as well.

Prokofiev and Stravinsky later changed everything music could be, leading the forefront of the avant-guard with a music that shocked and amazed audiences, and even provoked a riot in Paris! Russia still remains “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” but Masterwork Conversations will get to the center of this musical matryoshka doll!

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UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

Monday, October 17 at 7pm


Topics covered will be warning signs, differences in dementias, how to get a proper diagnosis, stages of the disease, treatment options, research and services to help.

Presented by Jody Addeo, Community Engagement Manager for Westchester & Rockland counties Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter


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MEMORY LANE

Memory Lane with DJ Jeff Sherer

Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30pm


Bring back those great memories of the music you loved with the video performance of popular music greats from the past decades of the 40's, 50's and 60's!

DJ Jeff will entertain you This will be a very special night and will include Broadway and Hollywood musical numbers, great crooners, female artists, swing bands, great dance numbers.... The 50's and 60's with some Motown, the Bee Gees, Beatles, 4 Seasons, etc. A night of video music entertainment that will be talked about for hours if not years afterwards. Dancing in the aisles is encouraged!

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THE BOOK & PUB CLUB

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)

Tuesday, October 18 at 7pm

Meet: Spice of India, 125 Main St., Nyack

Rebeccaby Daphne du Maurier


When our heroine and her new husband arrive at his massive country estate, she begins to realize how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

Join librarians Ashley and Katie is you're 21 and 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

A LITTLE CHAOS

October 19 at 2pm


Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet stars in this romantic drama as Sabine, a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at the new palace at Versailles in the court of King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman).

In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming professionally and romantically entangled with the court's renowned landscape artist André Le Notre (Matthias Schoenaerts).

Rated R
117 minutes
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Georgia O'Keeffe - 100 Years Ago

Thursday, Oct. 20 at 1pm


Art Historian, Irene Wisoff will speak about one of her favorite subjects, the American artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Ms. Wisoff explains why there's more to the artist than big colorful flowers - discussing New York, and Western U.S., color and her complicated relationship with Alfred Stieglitz.

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GARDENING INSPIRATION

Gardening Inspiration with the Master Gardeners
of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County

Saturday, October 22 at 10am

Ornamental Grasses


This program will introduce the characteristics and landscape uses of various genera of ornamental grasses grown in Rockland. Specific facts on purchasing, planting, and maintaining these grasses will help homeowners decide which grasses are best for their yards. Also included in this program is information on those grasses which are considered invasive by the DEC as well as those grasses which are native and grow well in Rockland.
Presenter: Mary Lukens.

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SELF DEFENSE FOR WOMEN

Tuesday, October 25 at 7pm



The world around us can be dangerous. Learn some hands-on techniques in order to physically prepare yourself for unexpected situations and learn some common sense actions to avoid them. Master Raymond Portante is a 6th degree black belt in Taekwondo and is owner/operator of East Coast Martial Arts in Chestnut Ridge, NY. *Please wear loose fitting clothing.

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SUNDAY JAZZ CONCERT

Stephen Fuller Quartet

October 30 at 1:30pm



This rising R&B, Jazz, Calypso and occasional Gospel singer, Stephen Fuller, is fresh like an uncut diamond. His brilliance lies in his polished performance – from start to finish. Stephen Fuller’s lush and sensuous style adds a little fire to the equation, while his patrons sway to Latin rhythms. However, when he performs the infamous ballad, of another Stephen (Sondheim), “Send in the Clowns,” the crowd is briefly frozen in time, once they experience his very chilling rendition of the Broadway classic.
Although his voice has been compared to Jon Lucien, and Johnny Hartman, indeed a tribute, Stephen Fuller’s sound is refreshingly unique, uncomplicated, and engaging.

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LIBRARIAN-LED DAYTIME DISCUSSION

Tuesday, November 1 at 2pm

Innocents and Others

by Dana Spiotta


Meadow, a documentarian, and Carrie, a commercial filmmaker, have their lifelong friendship tested by their opposing views of film and a mysterious older woman named Jelly.

Join librarians Ashley and Katie for this discussion.

This title will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion date.
GET GRAPHIC! GRAPHIC NOVEL DISCUSSION

November 1 at 7pm

Here
by Richard McGuire


An experimental meditation on time and space.

Join librarians Sean and Katie.

This title will be available for check out approximately one month before discussion.
WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

THE PRODUCERS

November 2 at 2pm


Low-rent Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his high-strung accountant, Leo Bloom, discover that, with the help of a few gullible investors, they can make more money on a flop than on a hit!

Armed with the worst show ever written ("Springtime for Hitler") and an equally horrific cast, this double-dealing duo is banking on disaster. But when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise smash hit, they find themselves in the middle of a Broadway blitzkrieg!

Rated PG
88 minutes
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
SCHOLAR-LED EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, November 3 at 7pm

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen


The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship.

Discussion led by David Turk.

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

RESUME WORKSHOP

Friday, Nov. 4 at 12pm


Eileen Grimm, career counselor with 30 years experience and former director of Rockland County Guidance Center will take you through the steps needed to create a resume that fits your needs. Tips on interviewing and searching for a job will be included.

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CAREER HELP

INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS
Monday, Nov. 7 from 6-8pm
AND
Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6-8:30pm


1/2-hour one-on-one appointments will provide an opportunity for you to explore pertinent career/job search issues, such as, resume preparation, interviewing techniques, job search strategies, career exploration, etc. The focus will be on the issues/concerns presented by each individual client.

Please register for sessions:

MONDAY, NOV. 7

6-6:30pm

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6:30-7pm
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7-7:30pm
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7:30-8pm
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THURSDAY, NOV. 17

6-6:30pm

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6:30-7pm
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7-7:30pm
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7:30-8pm
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8-8:30pm
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REGENERATIVE FOODS FOR ENERGY & WEIGHT LOSS

POSTPONED!!
From Nov. 9 at 7pm

to Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7pm


Have you tried many diets only to find that the deprivation doesn't lead to permanent weight loss? Learn techniques that will help you become naturally thin without crazy diets and exercise programs, without having to have a ton of discipline or depriving yourself of things that make you happy. Want to stop the cycle of unhealthy eating? Are you ready to eat for energy and weight loss?

Join Karen Ranzi as she gives you the tools leading to pleasurable eating and sustained weight loss. She’ll also prepare a delicious warming winter dish.

Internationally acclaimed speaker and award-winning author, Karen Ranzi, M.A., has been a leading expert in the field of nutrition and child development for over two decades. By means of her education, life-changing personal experiences, and sincere desire to share her message, Karen has been able to guide thousands toward developing excellent health.

Karen Ranzi is the author of Creating Healthy Children: Through Attachment Parenting and Raw Foods, and her latest book, Raw Vegan Recipe Fun for Families: 115 Easy Recipes and Health Tips for Energetic Living. She also lectures and consults on the raw food diet and lifestyle.

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COOKBOOK CLUB

Part Book Club, Part Community Potluck!
Don't miss this deliciously successful program with librarians Ashley and Katie.

Thursday, November 10 at 7pm

Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better by Sara Moulton


Like her mentor Julia Child, Sara Moulton believes that with the right guidance anyone can become a good cook. After all, great home cooking is in the details. Having the proper tools, understanding temperature and cooking time, and knowing how to balance flavors are simple skills that elevate everyday meals. In Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101, Sara teaches readers how to a make good dish taste even better.

Please register in person at the Information Desk to pick out a recipe.
SUNDAY CONCERT - Young Masters Recital Series

Jason Stoll

November 13 at 1:30pm


Classical pianist Jason Stoll returns to perform

Chopin, Gershwin, Mozart and Schumann and more...

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Southern Californian pianist, Jason Stoll, has garnered many praises and awards for his performances throughout his career thus far. Concert highlights for the upcoming 2016-2017 season include several solo recitals throughout California and New York and a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the San Fernando Valley Symphony.

Past concert highlights include solo recitals in Nyack and Valley Cottage, a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the York Symphony Orchestra in Toronto, Canada and a debut solo recital in his hometown of Lancaster, California. Mr. Stoll has also competed internationally and was named a Semi-finalist in the 2015 Dublin International Piano Competition and Finalist in the 2013 American Paderewski Piano Competition.

Over the years, Mr. Stoll has been both participant and performer at several notable summer music festivals including, the Adamant Music School, the Aspen Music Festival and Pianofest in the Hamptons. While in residence at these festivals, Mr. Stoll has had the privilege of working closely with a plethora faculty from many prestigious conservatories and universities. As part of the Adamant Music School’s annual recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Mr. Stoll was invited by the school to perform at their 68th, 70th and 72nd anniversary recitals.

Carole Brill is the founder/director of the Young Masters Recital Series.
UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

HEALTHY HABITS FOR A HEALTHIER YOU

Monday, November 14 from 7pm



This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging: cognitive activity, exercise, diet and nutrition and social engagement. Discussing what we can do now to improve or maintain our overall health.

Presented by Jody Addeo, Community Engagement Manager for Westchester & Rockland Counties, Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter.

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JOHN SCOTT ARMCHAIR WALKING TOURS

The Historic King's Highway

Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 2pm


A historical armchair journey along Rockland’s first highway running from Tappan to Congers.

Journey through time on one of the county’s storied roads! Experience many of the people, places, and events that make King’s Highway so important to local history.
Presented by Bob Goldberg.

Mr. Goldberg is a local historian who has produced 13 years of ArmChair Walking Tours.


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Interested in Playing Chess?

Tuesday November 15 at 7pm


We’d like to start an open chess play session next year for all ability levels.

Tonight will be an informational session and if we have enough interest, we will schedule open sessions starting in 2017.


THE BOOK & PUB CLUB

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)

Tuesday, November 15 at 7pm

Meet: O'Donohue's Tavern, 66 Main St., Nyack

Dietlandby Sarai Walker


Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. Then, when a mysterious woman starts following her, Plum finds herself falling down a rabbit hole and into an underground community of women who live life on their own terms.

Join librarians Ashley and Katie is you're 21 and 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

45 YEARS

November 16 at 2pm


Kate and Geoff Mercer have reached their twilight years with simple comforts intact: a cozy house, afternoon teas, meals with friends, and the rewarding accomplishment of a happy, longtime life shared together. But as they prepare to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, the couple's marriage is shaken to its core when unexpected news suddenly threatens to change their lives forever.

Rated R
95 minutes
Studio: Paramount
WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY

November 30 at 2pm


The Man Who Knew Infinity is a true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years he forged a bond with the brilliant and eccentric professor G.H. Hardy, while fighting against prejudice to reveal his groundbreaking discoveries to the world. This is Ramanujan's story as seen through Hardy's eyes.

Rated PG-13
108 minutes
Studio: Paramount
SCHOLAR-LED EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, December 1 at 7pm

The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah


"In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are."

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

Discussion led by Vara Neverow.

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

Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10am - 4pm


Valley Cottage Library is hosting another craft fair!

We will offer shoppers an assortment of handcrafted festive holiday gifts including jewelry, seasonal decorations, crafts, ceramics, handmade soaps and gourmet foods. It will be the perfect place to purchase unique gifts for the holidays.

Come shop and visit with local artisans while enjoying tasty treats!
DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE

December 6 & 13 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.


GET GRAPHIC! GRAPHIC NOVEL DISCUSSION

December 6 at 7pm

Acme Novelty Library #20: Lint
by Chris Ware


The entire life—from birth till death—of Jordan Wellington Lint.

Join librarians Sean and Katie.

This title will be available for check out approximately one month before discussion.
HEALTHY HOLIDAY TREATS

Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7pm


If you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle, the holiday season can pose a real challenge. Knowing what to eat before and during holiday gatherings can be a dilemma! With office parties, get-togethers with friends, school parties etc., it seems like there is a party every week!

Registered Dietitian, Jaclyn Padovano, from ShopRite of West Nyack will be offering tips on how to stay on track while still enjoying your favorite foods. Jackie will also be featuring a healthier cookie recipe for you to try and take home so that you can keep up with your healthy lifestyle and still enjoy the sweetness of the holidays.

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SUNDAY CABARET

New York Cabaret Unlimited
performs
“The Fred Astaire Show”

December 11 at 1:30pm


The popular vocal group of New York Cabaret Unlimited returns for a wonderful staged program featuring the best numbers, sung and choreographed, from eleven of the great Astaire films, including Band Wagon, Swing Time, Shall We Dance, Royal Wedding and more.

Vocalists Michael Fisher, Gary Skidmore, Rhonda Liss and Regina Leon
Geoff Morrow, Bassist
Linda Levine, Narrator
Walter Levine, arranger, director and pianist.

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LIBRARIAN-LED DAYTIME DISCUSSION

Tuesday, December 13 at 2pm

The Small Backs of Children

by Lidia Yuknavich


A grieving mother becomes obsessed with her best friend’s award-winning photograph of a child fleeing a war-torn Eastern European village.

Join librarians Ashley and Katie for this discussion.

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























THE BOOK & PUB CLUB

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)

Tuesday, December 13 at 7pm

Meet: Cinco de Mayo, 173 Main St., Nyack

Boy Snow Birdby Helen Oyeyemi


A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she’d become, but elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of Boy’s daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African Americans passing for white.

Join librarians Ashley and Katie is you're 21 and 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

Love Actually

December 14 at 2pm


Funny, charming and heartwarming, this delightful romantic comedy follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Rated R
135 minutes
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
SUNDAY CONCERT - Young Masters Recital Series

Margarita Rovenskaya

December 18 at 1:30pm


Classical pianist Margarita Rovenskaya
returns to perform
Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Ravel.



CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Pianist and chamber musician Margarita Rovenskaya has performed extensively in the US and abroad, with recitals in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall. Winner of the Mary Smart International Concerto Competition, Westminster Piano Concerto Competition, Connecticut Young Artist Competition, and American Fine Arts Festival, Margarita has also performed and studied internationally at the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival in Germany and the International Academy of Music at Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Italy, as well as festivals such as the Summit Music Festival, PianoSummer at New Paltz, Beethoven Institute at Mannes, and Round Top Festival Institute, where she was the orchestral pianist of the US premier of Frank Ticheli’s Clarinet Concerto. In 2010, Margarita also premiered Christopher Dietz’s Sonoromoro for chamber orchestra, piano and percussion. In the summer of 2014, she ran the international Summit Music Festival as General Manager, where she also performed both solo and chamber music.

Margarita especially enjoys chamber music. In summer of 2013, she performed in the Manchester Music Festival chamber series. In the summer of 2015, Margarita was Visiting Artist and Piano Fellow at the Heifetz Institute, where she coached and performed chamber music. Margarita has also performed several trios in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie hall as a winner of the Chamber Music Prize at the American Festival of Fine Arts.

She is currently based in New York, where she regularly concertizes and enjoys teaching as piano faculty at several studios and schools.

Carole Brill is the Founder/Director of the Young Masters Recital Series.



WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

December 28 at 2pm


Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh new start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the Loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec and dog Tupac.

When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.

Rated PG-13
101 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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