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Adult Services - ADULT PROGRAMS
Evening Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson


Every time Ursula Todd dies, she is born again. Each successive life is an iteration on the last and we see how Ursula's choices affect her, those around her, and--so boldly--the fate of the 20th-century world.

Discussion led by Dr. Vara Neverow

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

Meditation with Music & Lovingkindness

NO PROGRAM ON Thursday, April 24 at 10:30am


Learn meditation techniques that help us live with more ease, presence and loving kindness for ourselves and others. Carole Brill will teach simple methods that you can do at home.

Cost: Nyack School District residents: $5
Out-of-District: $8


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Intro to Facebook - Part 1

Friday, April 25 at 11am


Want to join Facebook to connect with friends and family but not sure how to get started?
This hands-on course will teach you how to create a Facebook account, understand privacy settings, find Friends, and post and share on your Timeline.

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. PLEASE REGISTER HERE TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST
Someone will contact you if there is an opening.
Intro to Facebook - Part 2

Friday, May 2 at 11am


Want to join Facebook to connect with friends and family but not sure how to get started?
This hands-on course is a continuation and will teach you how to create a Facebook account, understand privacy settings, find Friends, and post and share on your Timeline.

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. PLEASE REGISTER HERE TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST
Someone will contact you if there is an opening.
Birding by Ear

Monday, May 5 at 7pm


Have you ever wondered what bird is calling out your window? Learn from Lorrie Pallant of Rockland Audubon about the wonders of birdsong and how to identify familiar Rockland birds by sound. This program is perfect for beginners.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Great Decisions 2014

Monday, May 5 at 7pm


The Foreign Policy Association brings you:
Great Decisions 2014

TOPIC: China's Foreign Policy


YOU CAN STILL JOIN!
Meet every other Monday to watch videos and discuss eight (8) current issues of vital importance to America on interesting topics such as: Defense Technology, Turkey’s Challenges, Islamic Awakening, China’s Foreign Policy and more.
The Foreign Policy Association provides compelling video presentations of facts and nonpartisan, thought-provoking analyses of the “Great Decisions” facing the U.S. public and policymakers. The participants will then discuss that night’s topic.

Each participant is expected to purchase a $20 Great Decisions workbook. Information about schedule and purchase of the workbook will take place at the first meeting.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.



For more information about Great Decisions and the Foreign Policy Association visit their WEBSITE.

Daytime Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 6 at 2pm

Half of a Yellow Sun
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


In 1960s Nigeria, a country blighted by civil war, three lives intersect. Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English writer, is in thrall to Olanna's enigmatic twin sister. As the horrific Biafran War engulfs them, they are thrown together and pulled apart in ways they had never imagined.

Join librarians, Katie and Ashley, for a lively discussion.

Books will be made available for check out approximately one month before the discussion date.
Job Search Workshop

Tuesday, May 6 at 7pm


Technology has changed the rules of job hunting. Learn how to find job leads through networking and the best, most current ways to use the Internet to Speed your search for work.

Sponsored by Ramapo Catskill Library System.
The workshops are also partly funded by the NYS Library's Adult Literacy Services grant program.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.


Wednesday Matinee Movies

May 7 at 2pm

Please call the library to see what's playing - 845-268-7700.

Age of Impressionism

Thursday, May 8 at 2pm


Controversial in the beginning, the style of Impressionism was very much a product of its time.
This art history slide presentation explores Impressionist art works and the artists who created them. Paintings by Monet, Renoir, Cassatt and others will be discussed by art historian, Joan Quinn.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Introduction to Computers for Absolute Beginners

Friday, May 9 at 11am


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


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Wines of Chile and Argentina

Thursday, May 8 at 7pm


Chile and Argentina are two of the most important wine-making countries of the Southern Hemisphere. One is focused on quality while the other is one of the largest producers of of wine in the world wine market. Both have become focused on exporting quality wines to the United States and Europe.

This class will look at the history and future potential of these neighboring wine giants as we sample a few of the unique wines that they produce.

Cost: $5 - to be brought to class.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Defensive Driving Course

May 12 & 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.

After you register, a check for $23 made payable to Ian Prastien should be mailed to or dropped off at the library 72 hours after registering. (Attention: Defensive Driving Course).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Real Reads! Nonfiction Book Discussion

Monday, May 12 at 7pm

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story
by Lily Koppel


A revealing glimpse into the lives of “the women behind the spacemen”, Koppel paints personal portraits of each woman as she adjusts to dramatic changes. They were expected to be perfect, right down to what they wore and what food they served their husbands. They worked together in myriad ways.

Join this discussion led by librarians Christy and Joanne.

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

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, May 13 at 7pm

Meet at O’Malley’s Bar and Restaurant
108 Main St., Nyack

Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki


In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami.

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, this is a brilliant, unforgettable novel.

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

Retirement Income Planning

Monday, May 19 at 7pm


Learn how to maximize your ability to enjoy your retirement by managing the risk of outliving your income and of unexpected life events.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Wednesday Matinee Movies

May 21 at 2pm

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
and FAMILYA of Rockland County
Invite You to a Special Film Presentation


This is a “ perfect coming-of-age comedy” (Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times) - Zach Galifianakis, Keir Gilchrist, Lauren Graham and Emma Roberts star in this uplifting comedy about finding sanity in the most unlikely of places. Craig, a stressed out teenager checks himself into a mental health clinic for some time out. What he finds instead is an unlikely mentor, a potential new romance and an opportunity to begin anew. Charming, witty and smart , this film is both touching and amusing.

The film is adapted from Ned Vizzini’s highly acclaimed novel of the same name.
Check the book out at the library for your reading pleasure

Stay on for a discussion led by
Eileen M. O’Brien-Cardona, MA, LMHC


Ms. O’Brien has had an extensive career working with individuals with mental illness in a variety of inpatient and outpatient mental health and forensic facilities. Past positions include Unit Manager for the Medical Surgical Unit of Kingsboro Psychiatric Center in Brooklyn, Staff Psychologist at South Beach Psychiatric Center in Staten Island, Director of the Office of Mental Health Residential Crisis Unit at Sing Sing Correctional facility in Ossining and, most recently, Psychologist at Rockland Psychiatric Center.

For more information, call (845)359 – 8787 or visit NAMI on line at www.namirockland.org
Managing Your Time to Find Your Place of Zen

May 21 at 7pm


Are you overwhelmed with lack of focus, organization and energy in your life and work? Get customized tools, insights and strategies by understanding your unique circumstances and make a plan to more productive, present, have more time for yourself and enjoy having balance in your life.

Participants who attend this session will walk away with: ✦The top three reasons why people can’t get focused ✦Tips on what you can do to add hours to your day ✦What setting boundaries will do for you to reclaim your time and space ✦How delegating will not only help you, but empower those around you ✦What being organized can do for you and your health ✦How to start working on your personal strategy ✦Begin getting energized.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Evening Book Discussion

Thursday, May 22 at 7pm

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka


Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award For Fiction, it tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago.

Discussion led by Dr. June Dunn

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

Sunday Concert

Sunday, June 1 at 2pm CANCELLED

The Magic of Folklore


Daytime Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 3 at 2pm

The People in the Trees
by Hanya Yanigahara


In 1950, a young doctor called Norton Perina signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumored lost tribe.

They succeed, finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub "The Dreamers," who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile. He uncovers the secrets of their longevity, winning him the Nobel Prize, but he soon discovers that its miraculous property comes at a terrible price.

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

Have You Seen a Bluebird Lately

Monday, June 2 at 7pm


Once common in Rockland County, Eastern Bluebirds have declined dramatically as fields and farmlands have been lost to development and reforestation. Learn how the Rockland Audubon Nest Box Project is bringing back our state bird and what you can do to help bluebirds.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Wednesday Matinee Movies

June 4 at 2pm

Please call the library to see what's playing - 845-268-7700.

Spring into Meditation

Thursday, June 5 at 7pm


Dr. Frank Pawlowski, a retired Assistant Superintendent of NYS Public School District, will show you how meditation can grant you the peace you seek.You already have within you everything you need to be completely happy. Enjoy the Spring by learning a simple technique leading to the deepest levels of peace and joy.

Dr. Pawlowski has been meditating for over 30 years and will demonstrate how meditation can enrich one's life, personally, professionally and spiritually.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Introduction to Goodreads

Friday, June 6 at 11am


Goodreads is a "social cataloging" website that allows individuals to freely search its extensive user-populated database of books, annotations and reviews.

Learn how to track the books you’ve read and want to read, share titles with friends, write reviews and participate in a vast online community of readers.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Mary Ann Heinzen Art Reception and Demonstration

Sunday, June 8 from 1-3pm


Explorations in Watercolor
June 1 - 28

We will be showing the watercolor paintings of Mary Ann Heinzen in our Gallery in June.

Mary Ann is a resident of Valley Cottage. Her exhibit will include watercolor sketches done on location as well as more developed paintings done in the studio. Her subjects are city scenes done in New York, Paris, Florence and Rome, as well as countryside paintings of the New England locations and the Hudson Valley including her own garden.

During the demonstration on June 8, Mary Ann will create a city-scape in watercolor with the emphasis on capturing the movement and energy of a busy scene. The method will be a wet into wet watercolor approach, building transparent layers and adding detail through the drying process. The result should be representational but not too literal; maintaining a juicy, loose rendition of the scene.

The public is invited to come meet Mary Ann on June 8 from 1-3pm at her reception and demonstration.

For more information on Mary Ann Heinzen, go to her WEBSITE
Demystify Your Kindle

Monday, June 9 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

Monday, June 9 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.
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Monday, June 9 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.
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, June 17 at 7pm

Meet at The River Club, 11 Burd St., Nyack

The Son by Philipp Meyer


Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an epic, multigenerational saga of power, blood, and land that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family from the Comanche raids of the 1800's to the border raids of the early 1900's to the oil booms of the 20th century.


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

Wednesday Matinee Movies

June 18 at 2pm

Please call the library to see what's playing - 845-268-7700.

Evening Book Discussion

Thursday, June 19 at 7pm

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson


A laugh-out-loud debut of a centenarian who embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey.
Historical figures like Mao's third wife, Vice-President Truman and Stalin appear, to great comic effect.
Discussion led by Dr. David Turk

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




















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