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Adult Services - ADULT PROGRAMS
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.
WEDNESDAY MOVIE MATINEE

The Walk
June 1 at 2pm


Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man – Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – has ever walked in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension, and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan.

Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis uses advanced technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. THE WALK is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970's, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.

Rated PG
123 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

FINDING PEACE THROUGH MEDITATION

Thursday, June 2 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.

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GET GRAPHIC! GRAPHIC NOVEL DISCUSSION

June 6 at 7pm

Asterios Polyp
by David Mazzucchelli


When his apartment catches fire, Asterios Polyp decides to flee from the crowded architecture of the city for a new life on the vast plains of the American heartland.
Join librarians Sean and Katie.

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

LIBRARIAN-LED DAYTIME DISCUSSION

Tuesday, June 7 at 2pm

The Marriage of Opposites
by Alice Hoffman


A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro; the Father of Impressionism.

Join librarians Ashley and Katie for this discussion.

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

Young Masters Recital Series

Garrett Ross, Classical Pianist

June 12 at 1:30pm



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Carole Brill - Founder/Director - Young Master Recitals


Pianist Garret Ross enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. With a perpetual interest in chamber music, Ross is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Apollo Chamber Music Festival in Houston, MN, now in its third year. Recently, Ross has appeared on concert series across the USA including appearances on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago, the Courtroom Concert Series in Saint Paul MN and Music Northwest in Seattle WA. Ross has performed often as the “Artu Duo” with cellist Ruth Marshall across the United States, as well as, in Canada and the UK.

As a soloist, Ross gave the World Premiere of Gregory Vajda’s Csardas Obstine with the Texas Festival Orchestra and the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra. He also performed Rachmaninoff’s First Concerto with Bethel Philharmonic Orchestra. Ross was the winner of competitions, including the Bruce Carlson Memorial Scholarship Competition and First Prizes in the Bethel University Concerto and Solo Performance Competitions. Ross has attended numerous festivals including the Aldeburgh Festival, Banff Centre, International Festival-Institute at Round Top, International Keyboard Institute and Festival, PianoSummer at New Paltz, and AmerKlavier Institute at Steinway Hall. He has also performed in masterclasses with various pianists including Menahem Pressler, Robert McDonald, Vladimir Feltsman, Thomas Sauer, Jerome Rose, Pavlina Dokovska and Alexander Slobodyanik, among others.

Ross currently teaches at the Rubato Music School in Brooklyn NY, maintains a private studio in NYC. Ross also was an Adjunct Piano Instructor at NYU and a teaching assistant during his time at the University of Minnesota.

Ross attended NYU’s Steinhardt School, the University of Minnesota and Bethel University in Saint Paul, MN. Ross’s principal teachers were Eteri Andjaparidze and Alexander Braginsky. Both teachers studied at the Moscow Conservatory where their teachers, Vera Gornostayeva and Teodor Gutmann, respectively, were students of Heinrich Neuhaus.
REAL READS! NONFICTION BOOK CLUB

Monday, June 13 at 7pm

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER |
NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • Newsday • Vulture • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?

Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son.

Join librarians Christy and Joanne.

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

Keep Calm & Color On (for adults 18+)

Tuesday, June 14 from 6:30-8:30pm


Coloring for grown-ups - a soothing, fun activity that reduces stress, boosts creativity, improves brain function and improves relationships with others!

We will provide coloring pages, pencils and markers but feel free to bring your own pencils and markers and coloring sheets. Refreshments served. Seating is limited so please register.

Defensive Driving Course

June 14 & 15 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:
Sept. 20 & 27
Dec. 6 & 13

THE BOOK AND PUB CLUB

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

Meet:
Casa del Sol, 104 Main St., Nyack

White Teeth by Zadie Smith


White Teeth is the story of two North London families—one headed by ordinary, working class Archie, the other by his best friend, a Muslim Bengali named Samad Iqbal.

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

The Big Short

June 15 at 2pm


Based on the true story of four outsiders who saw what the big banks, media and government refused to: the global collapse of the economy. A bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of banking, where everyone and everything is in question.

Rated R
130 minutes
Studio: Paramount

SCHOLAR-LED EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, June 16 at 7pm

Ordinary Graceby William Kent Krueger


A brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

Discussion led by Dr. David Turk.


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

ADULT SENIOR OPEN SESSION

Friday, June 17 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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Upcoming dates:
June 17

SUNDAY CONCERT

Young Masters Recital Series

Albert Ahlf Jazz Trio

June 19 at 1:30pm



Enjoy a variety of styles mostly within but not limited to the Jazz tradition. Some of the songs you'll hear are, The Days of Wine and Roses, S'Wonderful, A Sleeping Bee, Body and Soul, Theme from M.A.S.H., Someday My Prince Will Come.

They will also be playing original songs.

Albert Ahlf on piano, Mike Roninson on bass and Taylor Simpson on drums.

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