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Wednesday Movie Matinee

Still Alice

August 26 at 2pm

Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.
Also starring Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Hunter Parrish.

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

Inner Peace - Meditation Series

Thursday, Aug. 27 from 10:30am - 12pm

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.

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


Librarian-led Daytime Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 1 at 2pm

The Tilted World
by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly

In 1927, as rains swell the Mississippi, the river threatens to burst its banks and engulf everything in its path, including the tiny hamlet of Hobnob, where federal agents Ted Ingersoll and Ham Johnson arrive to investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents—and find a baby boy abandoned in the middle of a crime scene.

Ingersoll finds a home for the infant with local woman Dixie Clay Holliver, unaware that she's the best bootlegger in the county and has many tender and consequential secrets of her own.

The Tilted World is an extraordinary tale of murder and moonshine, sandbagging and saboteurs, and a man and a woman who find unexpected love.

Join librarians Katie and Ashley.

This title is available for check out now.
Wednesday Movie Matinee

Gone Girl

September 2 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
Defensive Driving Course

September 15 & 16 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.

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 15 at 7pm

Casa del Sol
104 Main St., Nyack

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze.

This title is available for check out now.
Sunday Concert

September 20 at 1:30pm

An Afternoon with Irving:
The Words and Music of Irving Berlin

The popular vocal group - New York Cabaret Unlimited - has a fabulously staged performance featuring the songs of Irving Berlin from The Great American Songbook.

Featuring vocalists Rhonda Liss, Regina Leon, Michael Fisher and Gary Skidmore, with Linda Levine (narrator), Walter Levine (pianist and arranger) and Geoff Morrow (bassist).


Real Reads! Non-Fiction Book Discussion

Monday, September 21 at 7pm

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande

Bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit.

Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.

Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

Join Mary Lou Dillon, bioethicist, to discuss this powerful book!

This title is available for check out now.

Creating Compost: The Gardener’s Gold

Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7pm

Brought to you by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County

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.
Presented by Mary Johnson, Master Gardener.


Masterwork Conversations

Sunday, Sept. 27 at 1:30pm

Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva bring to you their passion and excitement for classical music! Their interactive show offers you an imaginative perspective of the works they play, the era they come from and the remarkable lives of the composers who wrote them - so that you can come under their enchanting spell even more.
Don’t miss their wonderful, informative performance!


Art Lecture: John Singer Sargent

Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 1pm

with Art Lecturer Irene Wisoff

In conjunction with the current Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit, Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, art lecturer Irene Wisoff will explore in depth the friendships between Sargent and those who posed for him as well as the significance of these relationships to his life and art.
Scholar-Led Evening Book Discussion

Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7pm

The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014.
Amazon selected it as the 2013 Best Book of the Year.
It was shortlisted for 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
It was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for 2014.
The book was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2013 by the editors of the New York Times Book Review.
It was a number one bestseller in Finland in June 2014 and in Germany, The Goldfinch reached number two on the Der Spiegel bestseller list.

Discussion will be led by Dr. Vara Neverow.

This title will be available for check out approximately one month before the discussion date.
Librarian-led Daytime Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 6 at 2pm

Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel

Set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

Join librarians Katie and Ashley.

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

Demystifying Your Digital Device

Tuesday, October 6

6pm: Kindle
7pm: Nook
8pm: iPad/iPod/Tablet

Learn how to borrow free eBooks through the library.




Wednesday Movie Matinee

The Imitation Game

October 7 at 2pm

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary.Little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing.

Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man.

113 minutes.
Rated: PG13
Studio: Anchor Bay



Oct. 8 at 7pm

Brought to you by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County

Pruning is essential to maintaining healthy and attractive trees and shrubs, yet many fear this simple and often pleasant task. This presentation will cover the proper use and selection of tools, common landscape trees and shrubs that need pruning, the times of year to prune, and the basics on how it is done. Participants will come away with confidence and knowledge so they may care for the woody plants in their landscapes.

Presented by Steven Becker, Master Gardener


Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7pm

The Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman

Part book club, part community potluck. Pick a dish in The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook to make and share with other cookbook club participants.

Come to the reference desk to register and choose a recipe.


Fridays, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 & Dec.18 from 1:30-3pm

Join other Seniors on the third Friday of each month for a smorgasbord of activities. Some days we'll have informational talks or play boardgames, dabble in the arts, try some crafts or just talk and meet new people. Come enjoy refreshments and conversation.

This program will be a work in progress. Help us mold it into a success for you. Please register online or by calling 268-7700.


Zentangle® Workshop - 3 classes

Fridays, Nov. 6, 13 & 20 from 10:30am – 12pm

Come to these three classes and each time create beautiful images using structured patterns of the Zentangle® Method. Each class will have a different project that you will be able to finish and take home.

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 class.


Scholar-Led Evening Book Discussion

Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7pm

The Narrow Road to the Deep North
by Richard Flanagan


Moving deftly from a Japanese POW camp to present-day Australia, from the experiences of Dorrigo Evans and his fellow prisoners to that of the Japanese guards, this savagely beautiful novel tells a story of the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.

Discussion led by Dr. David Turk

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

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