Lynda.com Online Courses

Lynda.comThe New City Library is now offering patrons access to Lynda.com.  Lynda.com, a LinkedIn Company is an online educational site that includes over 5,700 courses (and over 180,000 videos) in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business.  Patrons can create their own account at the following link: https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=newcitylibrary.org

 

Family Fun Night -- Bingo!

Join us for a fun-filled evening of Bingo this Friday, January 19! Great prizes! Light refreshments will be available. We start at 5:00pm and finish by 6:30pm. The library closes to the public at 6:00pm, so if you need to check out books, do it early. No registration - just come on in! We look forward to seeing you.

Adult winter reading is here!

This year’s theme is hygge!  Hygge is the Scandinavian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.  We’ve put together two very hygge baskets to raffle off this year that include goodies like a signed Alice Hoffman book, Scandinavian cookies, and a handmade blanket from one of our own librarians!  To enter, pick up a bookmark at the reference desk, or download one here, read any book, fill out that review and bring it the library.  We will accept entries from now until February 19.  There will also be several Scandinavian themed events to attend. Click read more to discover them! 

The Frick Collection Museum Pass is Now Available

The Frick Collection is housed in the former residence of Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919), which was designed by Thomas Hastings and constructed in 1913–14. After Mrs. Frick's death in 1931, changes and additions to the building were made by the architect John Russell Pope, and in 1935 the Collection was opened to the public.

You can reserve the pass by clicking here. The pass gives free admission for two adults. Please note that that Frick only admits children ages ten and up.  

Zinio / RB Digital Magazines Cancelled

The New City and West Nyack Libraries have cancelled our subscription to the Zinio/RB Digital Magazine service as of December 1st, 2017.  The decision was based on poor usage statistics compared to the cost of the product (per use cost exceeded the price of an individual magazine) and the knowledge that early next year the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) will be cooperatively purchasing for all libraries in the system a similar digital magazine product via Overdrive - the same service where our patrons currently download eBooks and digital audiobooks.  We will share more information about this new product as soon as it becomes available.

Election Day Hours & Rockland Voices: Voting Rights for Women

The New City Library will open early at 6:30am for Election Day, November 6th, so don't forget to exercise your right to vote [POLLS OPEN AT 6].  If you don't know your polling place or want to view a sample ballot, try this link from the Rockland County Board of Elections: 
http://vic.ntsdata.com/rocklandboe/pollingplacelookup.aspx
While you are here make sure your card is up to date so you can check out books, movies and much more.  You'll also want to make certain you visit the exhibit Rockland Voices: Voting Rights for Women, on loan from the Historical Society of Rockland County as it explores the struggle of women to gain the right to vote here in Rockland County.  This year marks the Women's Suffrage Centennial in New York State, so the exhibit will remain up throughout the rest of 2017.  Listen to a selection of stories from Rockland County women at the Soundcloud link below.

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Chisel & Brush • The artwork of sculptor Theodore Ludwiczak

Don't miss the latest exhibit at the New City Library in October: Chisel & Brush • The artwork of sculptor Theodore Ludwiczak.   At the link below you can listen to an excerpt of Theodore's interview with Bob Goldberg from August 20, 2015.  Ted passed away earlier this year, but his spirit lives on through his art.

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Over 26,000 films now available from Kanopy

Kanopy MoviesWatch over over 26,000 films on Kanopy! Just launched at the New City Library, you can now watch must-see classic film from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers globally. Kanopy makes it easy to watch any time, to share and discuss films.   You can even download the Kanopy station for your Roku.  Get started at https://newcity.kanopystreaming.com/

 

Hoopla Digital Library

The New City Library is now offering Hoopla Digital to our patrons which allows New City cardholders to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, movies and music.  Click on GET STARTED at the following page to begin borrowing: https://www.hoopladigital.com/.

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