Upcoming January Events

Coding: Creating Art in the Face of Danger   Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7 PM

Artist and author Clifford Tisdell looks at how artists have handled fear, for their lives or careers. He examines how they used “coded” visual language to escape personal and professional harm.

Concert: Beethoven, Bruch & All That Jazz  Sunday, Jan. 22, 2 PM

The award-winning All Seasons Chamber Players will perform Beethoven’s Trio, Op.11; Prokofiev’s Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 94; selections from Bruch’s Eight Pieces, Op. 83; and Schoenfield’s Cafe Music.  Call 634-4997, ext. 139 or click here to register.

Eternal Spring Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2 PM

Dr. Mike Norris will lead an armchair tour of fabulous private gardens, from ancient to medieval, brought to you by the art and plants of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cloisters. 

In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley, 1735 – 1831 Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7 PM

Susan Stessin-Cohn of New Paltz discusses her book In Defiance , recently published by Black Dome Press. Her book contains reprints and transcriptions of more than 550 newspaper notices published from 1735 and 1831, four years after slavery was abolished in New York State.

New City/West Nyack Budget Vote Results

We're pleased to announce the official results of the combined vote on the budgets of New City and West Nyack Libraries.  There were 376 yeas to 88 nays.  Thank you to all who came out to vote!

Trustee Election

The results of the trustee election for 2016 are as follows:

David Zuckerberg - 164 votes

Ralph Sabatini - 154 votes

Jeffrey Sasson - 150 votes

Fred Sandner - 107 votes

Congratulations to the incumbent trustees and thank you to all candidates.

Nooks Reloaded

Our Nooks have been reloaded!  Check out a Nook if you're on the waiting list for a hot new book, if you're open to discovering new titles, or if you're interested in trying the e-reading experience.  New City Library's Adult eReaders are loaded with bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles and literary classics.

Nooks can be checked out for 14 days with two renewals.  Click Read more for the latest titles.

One Veteran's Memories

It's Veterans Day and the library will be open from 11-6 today.  Remember to call or thank a veteran today for their service to our country.  We've interviewed many local veterans in the past few years as part of our oral history program here at the library.  Early in September we spoke with Albert H. Davis, a long-time New City resident and veteran of World War II.  In the clip below he recalls some of his first experiences in action during World War II.

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Scrawl 2017: Teens' Writing Wanted

The Teen Librarian Division of the Library Association of Rockland County is proud to announce that they will be publishing Scrawl 2017, their second collection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry written by local teens.This juried publication will feature guest editors Carolyn MacCullough, Emmy Laybourne, Abby Sher, and multiple award nominated horror author JG Faherty! The book launch will be at a Rockland County Library on a Friday in May 2017.
 
Anyone in grades 6-12 and living in Rockland County can submit their writing. The piece may be no longer than 2,000 words. The deadline is Feb 8. Submissions should be sent to [email protected].
 
A separate contest for cover art is also open to anyone in grades 6-12 who lives in Rockland County.

Remembering Bert Dahm

Rockland County lost another great one as Bert Dahm passed away last week.   I had just received a letter from him encouraging support for Heritage of West Nyack and their work with the Vanderbilt Onderdonk Traphagen property, so he was working tirelessly for historic preservation right until the end of his life.  He sat down for an interview with us back in 2014 and we're so glad that we have his memories to share with the community of growing up in West Nyack, how the Clarkstown Central School district emerged from a collection of small schoolhouses, the story of Rockland's vanished airports and much more.
Listen to the full interview with Bert here: http://www.hrvh.org/cdm/ref/collection/larc/id/3095

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Healthcare Navigator at the Library

Do you need help applying or renewing your health insurance? Do you have questions about your current health coverage?

 

A Navigator will be onsite at the library through January 2017 to help you and your family explore your health insurance options and enroll in coverage through the New York State of Health Marketplace (NYSOH). You may be able to enroll in free or low cost coverage, or get assistance that could lower the cost of your coverage.

 

Nooks Recharged

On the waiting list for a hot new book?  Open to discovering new titles? Check out one of our Nooks – perfect for traveling or a test drive of the e-reading experience.  Each Nook is pre-loaded with dozens of bestselling fiction and nonfiction titles.  Simply turn them on - no downloading required.  Happy e-reading!  Click Read more for the latest titles.

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