Event List

Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Baby & Me
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Babies (3 months - 12months, pre-walkers) and a caregiver can join us for playtime and songs. A New City or West Nyack Library card is required.  Please note that there will be no class on Nov. 6th. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Imagination Station
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschoolers ages 3-5--it's time to visit the Imagination Sation.  Each week we'll have a fun activity just for you!  We might use our imaginations to play dress up, play some music, see a movie, make a craft, use puppets or listen to some fun stories.  The activity will change each week.

Today's activity is:  Around the World Storytime

Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.  Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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The Art of the Met: Young Picasso
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Take a guided tour of this impressive collection without ever leaving your seat! Art lecturer Dr. Mike Norris will share different aspects of the Met’s holdings. No registration required. 

Today's topic: Young Picasso

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Book Buddies with Mrs B
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

This book club is for New City/West Nyack library members in grades K & 1. Each month, we will read a book during our meeting, make a craft related to the story and have a light snack. Mrs B will read aloud and participants will follow along in their copies of the book, which are provided at the session. Children should be registered monthly for those sessions convenient for your family. Noone is pressured to read aloud or ever put on the spot and books do not need to be read beforehand. The goal of this program is to engage children with books so they enjoy reading. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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One Town, One Book: Movie Showing
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Watch the movie based on our One Town, One Book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. The movie stars Renée Elise Goldsberry and Oprah Winfrey. Short discussion to follow.
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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Romper Room
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Tai Chi Chih
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A moving meditation that improves both physical and mental health, this excercise regimen involves slow, gentle movements. Oreann Kempadoo, RN leads this class for all ages and levels. Limited registration begins Sept. 19. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Romper Room
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Tai Chi Chih
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

A moving meditation that improves both physical and mental health, this excercise regimen involves slow, gentle movements. Oreann Kempadoo, RN leads this class for all ages and levels. Limited registration begins Sept. 19. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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FACTS Book Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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In Other Worlds... Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Speculative Fiction book group.

For this month, we are reading:

 

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Teen Baby-sitters
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A three session workshop taught by the police department, fire department and a registered nurse.  You must attend all three sessions to receive a certificate.  Reigstration starts Monday, October 1.  You do not need to present proof of age if the youngster has a current library card.  Otherwise you need to present proof of age at the first session.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 Ex. 137  mphillips@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday October 18, 2018
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Terrific Twos
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program.

Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Terrific Twos
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.  

Due to fire code regulations please bring only the child who is registered for the program.
Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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French Through Music
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn French vocabulary and useful expressions by listening to and discussing French music of all genres. Limited registration begins Sept. 20. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Fab Four!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Join us for this program for preschoolers ages 4 & 5. We'll explore stories, concepts and activities geared to this age group - and have fun doing it! Open to New City/West Nyack library families. Adults do not need to participate, but must remain in the library. Once you have registered, your child can attend every week there is a session!

 

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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French for Children
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join instructor Amy Kanarek for this program incorporating lanugage, music, culture and crafts.  Each sesion will last 45-60 minutes.  Children in grades K-2 with a New City or West Nyack Library card are invited. Register for the first class beginning August 15th.  Limited space available..  Register each week for the following week's class.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Graphic Novel Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Let's take a closer look at Graphic Novels and Comics! There's more to them than superheroes. How do you tell stories that say more with pictures than words? Which words do you really need? Well - if you'd like to learn more about this form of storytelling - and maybe create some stories of you own - join us! Open to kids in 3rd grade and up in New City/West Nyack library families.

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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NCL Board Meeting [REMOVE SNOW DATE OF 10/25/18]
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Marianne Silver  Ext. 111  msilver@rcls.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Friday October 19, 2018
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All Aboard! Storytime at Congers Train Station
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us for an out-of-the-library experience! Mrs B will do a storytime program inside the Congers Train Station. We might even see a train go by. No registration is needed -- just come on over!

The Station is on Burnside Avenue in Congers - near the railroad tracks, of course. There is plenty of parking and restrooms are available.

Hope to see you there.

 

LOCATION: Off premises
 
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just 3's
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

A program designed for a three-year-old and adult working together.  We'll explore a different theme each week through a variety of fun activities including: fingerplays, songs, sign language, books, science activities, crafts and take home materials in order to reinforce the concepts learned.  We'll pull an item each week out of the "Surprise Bag" and explore the topic together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program.
 Registration is open to holders of  New City or West Nyack Library cards. 

  Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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LS Tutor (Gloria Aronson)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Gloria Aronson  (914) 419-3220  gfaronson@optonline.net
LOCATION: Spec Fic Room
 
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Pumpkin Fun
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Celebrate the season!  Children 3 & up can decorate jack-o-lanterns!  Registration for those with a New City or West Nyack library cards starts October 1st.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Teen Movie and Laser Tag
4:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Registration starts Monday, October 8.   All participants must be 12 and up.  Waivers are needed for this program.  You can pick up a waiver at the Adult Reference Desk.  You must present the waiver in order to play laser tag.  The library asks for several adult volunteers for this program. The library reserves the right to cancel this program. All participants must be picked up promptly at 7:15 PM.   Movie starts at 4:30 PM.  Pizza and drinks available during the movie.  Limited enrollment.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 Ex 137  mphillips@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 9 spaces available.
Saturday October 20, 2018
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Wine Cork Trivets
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Make a gorgeous trivet out of recycled wine corks and a wooden frame. This program is for children in grades 3-6, with a New City or West Nyack library card.  Registration is limited, and begins on October 1, 2018.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
The registration period has ended.
Sunday October 21, 2018
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Myanmar & Cambodia Through the Eyes of a Jewish Traveler
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Travel writer Irene Shaland shares the little-known narrative of the once thriving Jewish community of Burma and how that community fares in today’s Myanmar. She then takes you to visit Cambodia’s Phnom Penh and a small synagogue. Find out what Jewish life looks like in a country with no historical Jewish presence. Limited registration begins Oct. 8. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 27 spaces available.
Monday October 22, 2018
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Wee Ones
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Wee Ones
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A.Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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One Town, One Book: Book Discussion
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join your neighbors to talk about this year's One Town, One Book selection: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Kids Create......Munch!
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Budding artists in grades 2 and up will create a "Scream" painting inspired by Edvard Munch's work. Children with New City/West Nyack library cards can register below!

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Paying for College
7:00 PM - 8:35 PM

Joshua Marber will present "Paying for College."  A former admissions office and current guidance counselor, he will discuss all types of financial aid as well as special packages some colleges offer to students.  Individual counseling may be available if time permits after his presentation.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 Ex. 137  mphillips@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Baby & Me
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Babies (3 months - 12months, pre-walkers) and a caregiver can join us for playtime and songs. A New City or West Nyack Library card is required.  Please note that there will be no class on Nov. 6th. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Haunted House Workshop
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Let's make some spooky houses for our feathered friends! Open to adults with children ages 3 and up with New City or West Nyack library cards. Register by clicking the button below!

LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Introduction to Coding
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Get started with learning the Python programming language

CONTACT:  Matthew Aull  845-634-4997x120  maull@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Genealogical Society of Rockland County Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Genealogical Society of Rockland County Meeting - Open to the Public

DNA Testing and Genealogy with Nora Galvin

What can a DNA test tell me? What does "autosomal DNA testing" mean? What can't it do for me? How accurate are DNA tests? Nora Galvin returns to continue lecturing on how DNA testing can be used for genealogy work. Bring your questions! Speaker Nora Galvin has a Bachelor of Science degree (Biology) from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Arts (Liberal Studies) from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Her science background gives her the ability to combine DNA technology and conventional genealogical research and to help audiences understand the complexities of genetic genealogy.

A brief meeting of the GSRC will be followed by the program.
CONTACT:  Joe Barbieri  634-4997 x123  jbarbieri@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Romper Room
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Tai Chi Chih
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A moving meditation that improves both physical and mental health, this excercise regimen involves slow, gentle movements. Oreann Kempadoo, RN leads this class for all ages and levels. Limited registration begins Sept. 19. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Romper Room
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Tai Chi Chih
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

A moving meditation that improves both physical and mental health, this excercise regimen involves slow, gentle movements. Oreann Kempadoo, RN leads this class for all ages and levels. Limited registration begins Sept. 19. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Social Q’s: Reading with GoodReads
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

An introduction to GoodReads - social media for book lovers! Track your reading, find new titles and authors, read reviews, and connect with others about books. This class will cover the basics and help you create an account. Attendees must have a valid email address. Register online or call 634-4997 ext. 139 beginning October 17.

CONTACT:  Dana Munsch  845-634-4997 x151  dmunsch@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Mr. Kurt Concert
6:00 PM

The Mr. Kurt Concert originally scheduled for this evening has been CANCELLED by the performer.  He regrets any inconvenience this may cause our patrons.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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How Music Works
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In this four-class series with educator Barry Wiesenfeld, music fans of all levels will discuss music history, theory, and composers who made their mark. Limited registration begins Oct. 10. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday October 25, 2018
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Terrific Twos
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program.

Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Rise and Read Book Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Terrific Twos
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.  

Due to fire code regulations please bring only the child who is registered for the program.
Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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French Through Music
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn French vocabulary and useful expressions by listening to and discussing French music of all genres. Limited registration begins Sept. 20. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Fab Four!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Join us for this program for preschoolers ages 4 & 5. We'll explore stories, concepts and activities geared to this age group - and have fun doing it! Open to New City/West Nyack library families. Adults do not need to participate, but must remain in the library. Once you have registered, your child can attend every week there is a session!

 

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Introduction to Circuitry
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn the beginnings of circuitry using Tinkercad.com
CONTACT:  Matthew Aull  845-634-4997x120  maull@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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French for Children
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join instructor Amy Kanarek for this program incorporating lanugage, music, culture and crafts.  Each sesion will last 45-60 minutes.  Children in grades K-2 with a New City or West Nyack Library card are invited. Register for the first class beginning August 15th.  Limited space available..  Register each week for the following week's class.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Girls Book Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Read the book pick Front Desk by Kelly Yang ahead of time, and then enjoy an exciting and educational discussion afterwards.  This program is for girls in grades 4-6 with a New City or West Nyack library card. 

LOCATION: Conference Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Warm Up America (Frieda Luxenberg) [MEETING RM OR SPECIAL SET UP IN FRONT OF ADMIN OFFICE]
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Frieda Luxenberg and Maureen DiLello  (845) 661-1067  friedaluxenberg@gmail or mtd1209@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Outside Admin. Office
 
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Mac Users Group (Richard Tjoa)
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Patrons are welcome to attend this MAC users group, especially if they are having issues with their MACs!

CONTACT:  Richard Tjoa at rocklandappleusers@gmail.com  (845) 237-2949  
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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NCL Board Meeting [SNOW DATE] [USE ROOM FOR WARM UP AMERICA IF NO SNOW DATE FOR BD MTG]
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Marianne Silver  Ext. 111  msilver@rcls.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Friday October 26, 2018
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just 3's
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

A program designed for a three-year-old and adult working together.  We'll explore a different theme each week through a variety of fun activities including: fingerplays, songs, sign language, books, science activities, crafts and take home materials in order to reinforce the concepts learned.  We'll pull an item each week out of the "Surprise Bag" and explore the topic together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program.
 Registration is open to holders of  New City or West Nyack Library cards. 

  Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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LS Tutor (Gloria Aronson)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Gloria Aronson  (914) 419-3220  gfaronson@optonline.net
LOCATION: Spec Fic Room
 
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Sewing for kids!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Learn to use a sewing machine and make a simple project. Geared for kids in grades 5-7 with a New City or W. Nyack Library card. 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Saturday October 27, 2018
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Sensory Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Amy for a program that thoughtfully considers the developmental needs of children on the autism spectrum.  Enjoy stories, music, movement, and playtime in a safe and accepting environment.                                 This program is free and open to all families.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Teen Paint Party
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Paint this Jack O Lanternor make your own creation with acrylic paints.  Limited enrollment with registration starting Monday, October 15.  This is a 3 hour workshop including refreshment breaks.

 

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 Ex. 137  mphillips@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 5 spaces available.
Monday October 29, 2018
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Wee Ones
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Wee Ones
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A.Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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What's Cookin'?
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cook up some kid friendly recipes with Miss Amy.  Ages 8 and up can register starting October 19th.

**If your child has any FOOD ALLERGIES please do not register for this program.**

 

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Investigating Mysteries
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy Moskowitz  634-4997 ex. 140  nmoskowitz@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Teen Baby-sitters
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Continuation of program started on 10/17.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 Ex. 137  mp
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Baby & Me
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Babies (3 months - 12months, pre-walkers) and a caregiver can join us for playtime and songs. A New City or West Nyack Library card is required.  Please note that there will be no class on Nov. 6th. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Storytime with Special Guest Jacob!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

This drop-in storytime is best for good little listeners ages 3 and up. Jacob will be here with his guitar and we'll sing some fun songs!

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Romper Room
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Tai Chi Chih
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A moving meditation that improves both physical and mental health, this excercise regimen involves slow, gentle movements. Oreann Kempadoo, RN leads this class for all ages and levels. Limited registration begins Sept. 19. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Romper Room
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Tai Chi Chih
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

A moving meditation that improves both physical and mental health, this excercise regimen involves slow, gentle movements. Oreann Kempadoo, RN leads this class for all ages and levels. Limited registration begins Sept. 19. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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How Music Works
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In this four-class series with educator Barry Wiesenfeld, music fans of all levels will discuss music history, theory, and composers who made their mark. Limited registration begins Oct. 10. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday November 1, 2018
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Terrific Twos
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program.

Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Terrific Twos
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.  

Due to fire code regulations please bring only the child who is registered for the program.
Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Fab Four!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Join us for this program for preschoolers ages 4 & 5. We'll explore stories, concepts and activities geared to this age group - and have fun doing it! Open to New City/West Nyack library families. Adults do not need to participate, but must remain in the library. Once you have registered, your child can attend every week there is a session!

 

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Day of the Dead Celebration
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Hear some stories, learn about this celebration and decorate a sugar skull.  Open to students 6 years old and up with a New City or West Nyack Card.  Registration begins October 15th.  

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Family Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Parents and kids in grades 3 and up read the same book each month, they all come to our meeting to talk about it - and then make a Lego scene together based on the book!  Titles will be available upon registration and will be near the check-out desk in the lobby. Join the fun by clicking on the register button below!

November: Dr. Carbles is Losing His Marbles! by Dan Gutman

Let's hope you never have a Thanksgiving Day play like this one!

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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One Town, One Book: Book Discussion
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join your neighbors to talk about this year's One Town, One Book selection: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday November 2, 2018
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just 3's
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

A program designed for a three-year-old and adult working together.  We'll explore a different theme each week through a variety of fun activities including: fingerplays, songs, sign language, books, science activities, crafts and take home materials in order to reinforce the concepts learned.  We'll pull an item each week out of the "Surprise Bag" and explore the topic together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program.
 Registration is open to holders of  New City or West Nyack Library cards. 

  Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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LS Tutor (Gloria Aronson)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Gloria Aronson  (914) 419-3220  gfaronson@optonline.net
LOCATION: Spec Fic Room
 
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Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Everyone aged 7 and up, drop in to the library for a game of Chess.  Boards, opponents, and basic instruction is provided.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Saturday November 3, 2018
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Romper Room on Saturday!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Mrs B for some Romper Room fun on Saturday! Just present your New City or West Nyack library card at the children's reference desk, starting at 10am for today's session. Tickets will be collected at the door of the storytime room. So that the maximum number of children can attend, only one adult per child will be admitted. However, adults may bring all the children in their care. We will be singing, clapping, rhyming, drumming and popping bubbles!

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Rockland County and the Armory Show
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The 1913 Armory Show brought modern art to United States. Art collector and gallery owner Mark Waller will give a lecture on Rockland County's role in this groundbreaking exhibition.

CONTACT:  Joe Barbieri  845-634-4997x123  jbarbieri@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Sunday November 4, 2018
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The Music of Vaudeville
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Cracked Walnuts perform music and offer trivia and humor from the 1890s to the Titanic to Prohibition. Limited registration begins Oct. 22. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Monday November 5, 2018
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Wee Ones
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Wee Ones
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A.Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Can you have a Jewish headstone with the customary Hebrew prayers and a skull and crossbones on the same stone? You can if it’s in Jamaica. Jews were heavily involved in the pirate trade off Port Royal in 17th century Jamaica.Andrée Aelion Brooks reveals the little-known but fascinating tale of these pirates and examines their motives and goals. Limited registration begins Oct. 22. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

New York's Hudson Valley boasts mainstream historic sites such as the Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and Presidential Library and the Vanderbilt Mansion, both in Hyde Park, which attract thousands of tourists every year. At the same time, a number of relatively unknown but historically significant locales in the region often go unnoticed. In most cases the sites are hidden in plain view, positioned along heavily trafficked roads or in the midst of city centers. Explore the hidden gems of the Hudson River Valley with author and speaker Anthony Musso. Copies of his Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley series will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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He Said/She Said Memoir Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jodi Hink    jodi29@gmail.com
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Introduction to Excel
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Take a hands-on lesson on the power of spreadsheets and how to make them work for you.
LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Imagination Station
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschoolers ages 3-5--it's time to visit the Imagination Sation.  Each week we'll have a fun activity just for you!  We might use our imaginations to play dress up, play some music, see a movie, make a craft, use puppets or listen to some fun stories.  The activity will change each week.

Today's activity is Around the World Storytime

Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.  Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Individual Career Counseling
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Group Study Room
 
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Collaborating with Google Drive
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In this hands-on class learn to share content and work collaboratively using Google Drive. Attendees must have access to a Google account. Register online or call 634-4997 ext. 139 beginning October 30.

CONTACT:  Dana Munsch  845-634-4997 x151  dmunsch@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Romper Room
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Romper Room
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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International Games Week Family Game Night
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Join us for American LIbrary Association's  International Games Week.  Bring family and friends and play games in our Children's Room.  

LOCATION: Other
 
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Teen Advisory Board
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Help plan events, find out about volunteer opportunities and earn community service hours.  New members are always welcomed.  Refreshments.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 Ex. 137  mphillips@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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How Music Works
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In this four-class series with educator Barry Wiesenfeld, music fans of all levels will discuss music history, theory, and composers who made their mark. Limited registration begins Oct. 10. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday November 8, 2018
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Terrific Twos
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program.

Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Terrific Twos
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.  

Due to fire code regulations please bring only the child who is registered for the program.
Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Fab Four!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Join us for this program for preschoolers ages 4 & 5. We'll explore stories, concepts and activities geared to this age group - and have fun doing it! Open to New City/West Nyack library families. Adults do not need to participate, but must remain in the library. Once you have registered, your child can attend every week there is a session!

 

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Boys Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Boys in 3rd- 6th grade are invited to join this one-of-a-kind book club.  Read whatever you want then meet in the library for lively discussion, peer reviews, fun extension activities, and your favorite snacks!  Please register with a New City or West Nyack library card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Beyond the Argument Culture: Dialogue in Divisive Times
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In the current climate it can feel pointless – even dangerous – to engage with people whose views differ sharply from our own. Educators Laura Shapiro and Mayra Bloom, Ph.D will conduct an interactive workshop designed to help people move beyond polarization by using the essential skills of dialogue — listening, temporarily suspending judgment, and questioning for understanding. All perspectives welcome.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Cookbook Club
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Marianne Gallagher  Ext. 111  mgallagher@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday November 9, 2018
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Help with eBooks, digital magazines & digital audiobooks
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Drop in anytime during this two-hour session for help with downloading eBooks, digital magazines & digital audiobooks from Overdrive (and Hoopla) and accessing digital content from your library.

CONTACT:  Brian Jennings  x127  bjennings@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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just 3's
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

A program designed for a three-year-old and adult working together.  We'll explore a different theme each week through a variety of fun activities including: fingerplays, songs, sign language, books, science activities, crafts and take home materials in order to reinforce the concepts learned.  We'll pull an item each week out of the "Surprise Bag" and explore the topic together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program.
 Registration is open to holders of  New City or West Nyack Library cards. 

  Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Adult Paint-by-Sticker & Coloring
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Try out the latest popular art craft or relax with the tried-and-true method of coloring! All materials supplied. Light refreshments. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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LS Tutor (Gloria Aronson)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Gloria Aronson  (914) 419-3220  gfaronson@optonline.net
LOCATION: Spec Fic Room
Saturday November 10, 2018
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PAWS for Reading
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Come read to Buster and his friends!  Certified therapy dogs and their handlers will be on hand to help new readers, struggling readers and those children who just want to read to the dogs.  Therapy dogs don't judge how well you read, they are just happy to listen--which is great for practicing those reading skills without the judgment of a teacher or parent.  Each child is given a 15 minute time slot.    Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards. 

Call to reserve your time slot beginning one week before the event.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Sunday November 11, 2018
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Teen Paint Party
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate Veterans Day with this American Flag Painting.  Limited registration starts Monday, October 29.  Snacks at break time.  This workshop takes 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 Ex. 137  mphillips@newcitylibrry.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Monday November 12, 2018
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Wee Ones
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Mr. Kurt Concert
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Children ages 12 months and up are invited to sing and dance along with every toddler's favorite performer.
Sing along with Kurt or maybe take the mic yourself!  Of course there are always the bubbles to pop!
Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.
Limit one adult per child.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Wee Ones
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A.Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Pare Down
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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LEGO® Junior Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Lego Jr. Club - Join us for some fantastic free play for LEGO® lovers ages 3-6.  This is a drop in program for children with a New City or West Nyack Library card.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Lego Builders
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All Lego fans age 7 and up, come to the library for a monthly building challenge.   Just drop in with your New City or West Nyack Library card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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JFK
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Description forthcoming

CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Baby & Me
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Babies (3 months - 12months, pre-walkers) and a caregiver can join us for playtime and songs. A New City or West Nyack Library card is required.  Please note that there will be no class on Nov. 6th. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Imagination Station
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschoolers ages 3-5--it's time to visit the Imagination Sation.  Each week we'll have a fun activity just for you!  We might use our imaginations to play dress up, play some music, see a movie, make a craft, use puppets or listen to some fun stories.  The activity will change each week.

Today's activity is: 

Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.  Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Beginner 3D Design
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Using Tinkercad.com we will learn to design 3D objects that are capable of being printed on a 3D printer.

CONTACT:  Matthew Aull  845-634-4997  120
LOCATION: Maker Space
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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3 Ways to Boost Energy and Strength with Nutrition
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Nutrition specialist Jill Cruz, MS, CNS introduces easy and affordable food choices that will improve your energy levels and increase your strength.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Chapters Book Discussion
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

We will be discussing Shelter by Jung Yun.

CONTACT:  Dana Munsch    dmunsch@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Teen Baby-sitters
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Continuation of program started on 10/17.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 Ex. 137  mphillips@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Romper Room
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Tai Chi Chih
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A moving meditation that improves both physical and mental health, this excercise regimen involves slow, gentle movements. Oreann Kempadoo, RN leads this class for all ages and levels. Limited registration begins Sept. 19. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Romper Room
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Tai Chi Chih
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

A moving meditation that improves both physical and mental health, this excercise regimen involves slow, gentle movements. Oreann Kempadoo, RN leads this class for all ages and levels. Limited registration begins Sept. 19. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Gadgets and Gizmos
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Students, 2nd grade and older, can signup for activties building or using gizmos and gadgets.  Registration begins Nov. 1st for those with a New City or West Nyack Library card. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Pre-School Craft
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Come and join us for some crafts, fun and stories.  This is a drop-in program for children ages 3-6 AND their caregivers.  A New City or West Nyack card is necessary.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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How Music Works
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In this four-class series with educator Barry Wiesenfeld, music fans of all levels will discuss music history, theory, and composers who made their mark. Limited registration begins Oct. 10. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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In Other Worlds... Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Speculative Fiction book group.

For this month, we are reading:

 

LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday November 15, 2018
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Terrific Twos
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program.

Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Terrific Twos
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.  

Due to fire code regulations please bring only the child who is registered for the program.
Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Fab Four!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Join us for this program for preschoolers ages 4 & 5. We'll explore stories, concepts and activities geared to this age group - and have fun doing it! Open to New City/West Nyack library families. Adults do not need to participate, but must remain in the library. Once you have registered, your child can attend every week there is a session!

 

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Graphic Novel Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Let's take a closer look at Graphic Novels and Comics! There's more to them than superheroes. How do you tell stories that say more with pictures than words? Which words do you really need? Well - if you'd like to learn more about this form of storytelling - and maybe create some stories of you own - join us! Open to kids in 3rd grade and up in New City/West Nyack library families.

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:09 AM     
 
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NCL Board Meeting [REMOVE SNOW DATE OF 11/19/18]
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Marianne Silver  Ext. 111  msilver@rcls.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Friday November 16, 2018
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All Aboard! Storytime at Congers Train Station
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us for an out-of-the-library experience! Mrs B will do a storytime program inside the Congers Train Station. We might even see a train go by. No registration is needed -- just come on over!

The Station is on Burnside Avenue in Congers - near the railroad tracks, of course. There is plenty of parking and restrooms are available.

Hope to see you there.

 

LOCATION: Off premises
 
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just 3's
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

A program designed for a three-year-old and adult working together.  We'll explore a different theme each week through a variety of fun activities including: fingerplays, songs, sign language, books, science activities, crafts and take home materials in order to reinforce the concepts learned.  We'll pull an item each week out of the "Surprise Bag" and explore the topic together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program.
 Registration is open to holders of  New City or West Nyack Library cards. 

  Register for the Fall Session beginning August 31st.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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LS Tutor (Gloria Aronson)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Gloria Aronson  (914) 419-3220  gfaronson@optonline.net
LOCATION: Spec Fic Room
 
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Sewing for kids!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Learn to use a sewing machine and make a simple project. Geared for kids in grades 5-7 with a New City or W. Nyack Library card. 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Teen Movie and Laser Tag
4:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Registration starts Monday November 5.   All participants must be 12 and up.  Waivers are needed for this program.  You can pick up a waiver at the Adult Reference Desk.  You must present the waiver in order to play laser tag.  The library asks for several adult volunteers for this program. The library reserves the right to cancel this program. All participants must be picked up promptly at 7:15 PM.   Movie starts at 4:30 PM.  Pizza and drinks available during the movie.  Limited enrollment.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillps  634-4997 Ex 137  phillips@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday November 17, 2018
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Surprise Craft
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Come join us for a surprise craft geared towards children in grades K-6.  We can't tell you what we are making, but you are guaranteed to have a good time!  Registration is required, and begins on November 1, 2018.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Sunday November 18, 2018
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Bach to Piazzolla on Violin
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

New York-born Akiko Kobayashi is an enthusiastic solo and chamber music player. She has appeared as a soloist with the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Suginami Kokaido Chamber Orchestra, and Interharmony Festival Orchestra. Limited registration begins Nov. 5. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Monday November 19, 2018
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Wee Ones
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Wee Ones
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A.Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Chronicles Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chronicles Book Club

November Book: Nyack in Black and White by Carl Nordstrom

We read histories and historical fiction dealing with Rockland County and the surrounding area. Meet the 3rd Monday of every month.

CONTACT:  Joe Barbieri  634-4997 x123  jbarbieri@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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NCL Board Meeting [SNOW DATE]
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Marianne Silver  Ext. 111  msilver@rcls.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Baby & Me
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Babies (3 months - 12months, pre-walkers) and a caregiver can join us for playtime and songs. A New City or West Nyack Library card is required.  Please note that there will be no class on Nov. 6th. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Imagination Station
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschoolers ages 3-5--it's time to visit the Imagination Sation.  Each week we'll have a fun activity just for you!  We might use our imaginations to play dress up, play some music, see a movie, make a craft, use puppets or listen to some fun stories.  The activity will change each week.

Today's activity is a craft.

Preschoolers will listen to stories that celebrate the countries and cultures around the world.

Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.  Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Book Buddies with Mrs B
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

This book club is for New City/West Nyack library members in grades K & 1. Each month, we will read a book during our meeting, make a craft related to the story and have a light snack. Mrs B will read aloud and participants will follow along in their copies of the book, which are provided at the session. Children should be registered monthly for those sessions convenient for your family. Noone is pressured to read aloud or ever put on the spot and books do not need to be read beforehand. The goal of this program is to engage children with books so they enjoy reading. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 11 spaces available.
Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Tai Chi Chih
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Tai Chi Chih
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

A moving meditation that improves both physical and mental health, this excercise regimen involves slow, gentle movements. Oreann Kempadoo, RN leads this class for all ages and levels. Limited registration begins Sept. 19. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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FACTS Book Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday November 23, 2018
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Share Listen Learn: Remembering the Kennedy Assassination
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In observance of The National Day of Listening, the New City Library will present Remembering November 22, 1963: A conversation about the the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  Brian Jennings will moderate a discussion with David Beisel and Richard Connolly about their memories of the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The discussion will focus on what, how and why we remember this tragic event.  The program will include selected transcriptions from the library’s oral history collection that highlight local residents’ memories of that day. Audience members will have opportunities to share their own recollections and add them to the library’s oral history archive.  

David R. Beisel, a psychohistorian and historian of Germany, was Professor of Social Sciences at SUNY–RCC, where he taught for more than 40 years, instructing over 6,000 students and winning the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Richard Connolly is a college teacher, writer, editor, publisher and producer. For 15 years (1998-2012), he was Chair of the Communication Media Arts Program at SUNY-RCC, where he teaches courses in cultural history, media production and media history.

The National Day of Listening is an unofficial day of observance where Americans are encouraged to set aside time to record the stories of their families, friends, and local communities. The National Day of Listening was first launched by the national oral history project StoryCorps in 2008 and now recurs on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, when families are more likely to spend time together. It was proposed as an alternative to "Black Friday," a day many businesses see as a high volume pre-Christmas sale day.

CONTACT:  Brian Jennings  x127  bjennings@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Shoebox Guitar
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Children will construct and decorate their own mock guitars using common household items.  This program is for children in grades 3-6 with New City or West Nyack library cards.  Registration is limited, and begins on November 15, 2018. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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LS Tutor (Gloria Aronson)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Gloria Aronson  (914) 419-3220  gfaronson@optonline.net
LOCATION: Spec Fic Room
Saturday November 24, 2018
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Sensory Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Amy for a program that thoughtfully considers the developmental needs of children on the autism spectrum.  Enjoy stories, music, movement, and playtime in a safe and accepting environment.                                 This program is free and open to all families.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Monday November 26, 2018
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Wee Ones
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Wee Ones
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A.Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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What's Cookin'?
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cook up some kid friendly recipes with Miss Amy.  Ages 8 and up can register starting November 16th.

**If your child has any FOOD ALLERGIES please do not register for this program.**

 

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Investigating Mysteries
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy Moskowitz  634-4997 ex. 140  nmoskowitz@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Tuesday November 27, 2018
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Baby & Me
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Babies (3 months - 12months, pre-walkers) and a caregiver can join us for playtime and songs. A New City or West Nyack Library card is required.  Please note that there will be no class on Nov. 6th. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Storytime with Special Guest Jacob!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

This drop-in storytime is best for good little listeners ages 3 and up. Jacob will be here with his guitar and we'll sing some fun songs!

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
Wednesday November 28, 2018
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Patty Cake Club
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Drop in for coffee and cake while the kids have some free play time! This unstructured program is an opportunity to meet with your neighbors, have a chat, and let the little ones get some socializing time in! Parents must supervise their children, as there will be no formal program run by a librarian. We will have age-appropriate toys, puzzles, etc. available for the group. There is limited space, so please come on time or a little early. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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How to Read Shakespeare: Richard the III
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Written in 1593, the historical tragedy of Richard III is a work of art, one that’s difficult to understand 425 years later! Librarian Veronica Reynolds will break down the plot, the jokes and the politics with a lecture, video, and some audience participation.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Mr. Kurt at Night!
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Every toddler's favorite performer entertains at night too!  Enjoy music, singing, dancing and Bubbles!
recommended for 12months (walkers) and up.
Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.
Limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Must present your New City or W. Nyack Library card for admittance to the program.
ONE ADULT PER CHILD LIMIT!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday November 29, 2018
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Rise and Read Book Club
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Fab Four!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Join us for this program for preschoolers ages 4 & 5. We'll explore stories, concepts and activities geared to this age group - and have fun doing it! Open to New City/West Nyack library families. Adults do not need to participate, but must remain in the library. Once you have registered, your child can attend every week there is a session!

 

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Girls Book Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Read the book pick Courage is for Beginners by Karen Harrington ahead of time, and then enjoy an exciting and educational discussion afterwards.  This program is for girls in grades 4-6 with a New City or West Nyack library card. 

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Introduction to Coding
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get started with learning the Python programming language

CONTACT:  Matthew Aull  845-634-4997x120  maull@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Maker Space
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Friday November 30, 2018
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LS Tutor (Gloria Aronson)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CONTACT:  Gloria Aronson  (914) 419-3220  gfaronson@optonline.net
LOCATION: Spec Fic Room
Saturday December 1, 2018
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Romper Room on Saturday!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Mrs B for some Romper Room fun on Saturday! Just present your New City or West Nyack library card at the children's reference desk, starting at 10am for today's session. Tickets will be collected at the door of the storytime room. So that the maximum number of children can attend, only one adult per child will be admitted. However, adults may bring all the children in their care. We will be singing, clapping, rhyming, drumming and popping bubbles!

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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VFS Jazz Concert
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Sunday December 2, 2018
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Artist Put Up
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Monday December 3, 2018
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Wee Ones
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Mr. Kurt Concert
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Children ages 12 months and up are invited to sing and dance along with every toddler's favorite performer.
Sing along with Kurt or maybe take the mic yourself!  Of course there are always the bubbles to pop!
Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.
Limit one adult per child.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Wee Ones
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A.Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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He Said/She Said Memoir Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jodi Hink    jodi29@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday December 4, 2018
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Baby & Me
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Babies (3 months - 12months, pre-walkers) and a caregiver can join us for playtime and songs. A New City or West Nyack Library card is required.  Please note that there will be no class on Nov. 6th. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Imagination Station
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschoolers ages 3-5--it's time to visit the Imagination Sation.  Each week we'll have a fun activity just for you!  We might use our imaginations to play dress up, play some music, see a movie, make a craft, use puppets or listen to some fun stories.  The activity will change each week.

Today's activity is a craft and some stories.

Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.  Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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World War I and Poetry
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
Wednesday December 5, 2018
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Planting the Seed for Health
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Seasonal Jars
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

'Tis the Season for Gift Giving!  Decorate jars and give them as gifts or use them as the beautiful gift packaging.  Kids 5 & up can join us with their New City or West Nyack Library card. 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Embry   845-634-4997  jembry@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Gluten Free Holiday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday December 6, 2018
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Terrific Twos
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program accompanied by one adult.  All registrants will be placed on a Waiting List.  You will receive an email confirmation when there is a space available in the program for your child.  Preference is given to those who have not yet had an opportunity to participate in the program.

Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Terrific Twos
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program accompanied by one adult.  All registrants will be placed on a Waiting List.  You will receive an email confirmation when there is a space available in the program for your child.  Preference is given to children who have not previously had an opportunity to participate in the program.

Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Fab Four!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Join us for this program for preschoolers ages 4 & 5. We'll explore stories, concepts and activities geared to this age group - and have fun doing it! Open to New City/West Nyack library families. Adults do not need to participate, but must remain in the library. Once you have registered, your child can attend every week there is a session!

 

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Individual Career Counseling
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Group Study Room
 
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Family Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Parents and kids in grades 3 and up read the same book each month, they all come to our meeting to talk about it - and then make a Lego scene together based on the book!  Titles will be available upon registration and will be near the check-out desk in the lobby. Join the fun by clicking on the register button below!

December: The Case of the Rock 'n' Roll Dog by Martha Freeman

Just imagine the First Kids living in the White House with a big goofy dog running around! It gets crazy, but they're up to solving the mystery!

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1:17 PM     
Friday December 7, 2018
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just 3's
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

A program designed for a three-year-old and adult working together.  We'll explore a different theme each week through a variety of fun activities including: fingerplays, songs, sign language, books, science activities, crafts and take home materials in order to reinforce the concepts learned.  We'll pull an item each week out of the "Surprise Bag" and explore the topic together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child accompanied by one adult who is registered for the program.
 Registration is open to holders of  New City or West Nyack Library cards.  All registrations will be placed on a Waiting list.  You will be notified by email when a space is available for your child in the program.  Preference is given to children who have not previously had an opportunity to participate in the program.

  Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Everyone aged 7 and up, drop in to the library for a game of Chess.  Boards, opponents, and basic instruction is provided.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Sewing for kids!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Learn to use a sewing machine and make a simple project. Geared for kids in grades 5-7 with a New City or W. Nyack Library card. 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
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Saturday December 8, 2018
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PAWS for Reading
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Come read to Buster and his friends!  Certified therapy dogs and their handlers will be on hand to help new readers, struggling readers and those children who just want to read to the dogs.  Therapy dogs don't judge how well you read, they are just happy to listen--which is great for practicing those reading skills without the judgment of a teacher or parent.  Each child is given a 15 minute time slot.    Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards. 

Call to reserve your time slot beginning one week before the event.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Monday December 10, 2018
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Wee Ones
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Adult Paint Day: Owl Landscape
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Owls are amazing nocturnal creatures that have inspired many artists. Learn about the artist James John Audobon with an instructor from Art Kids Academy, as you create your own owl design using oils and pastels. An extra half hour of studio time has been added to the class. Registration is required starting Dec. 3. Call 634-4997, ext. 134.

CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Wee Ones
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A.Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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LEGO® Junior Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Lego Jr. Club - Join us for some fantastic free play for LEGO® lovers ages 3-6.  This is a drop in program for children with a New City or West Nyack Library card.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Lego Builders
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All Lego fans age 7 and up, come to the library for a monthly building challenge.   Just drop in with your New City or West Nyack Library card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday December 11, 2018
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Baby & Me
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Babies (3 months - 12months, pre-walkers) and a caregiver can join us for playtime and songs. A New City or West Nyack Library card is required.  Please note that there will be no class on Nov. 6th. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Imagination Station
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschoolers ages 3-5--it's time to visit the Imagination Sation.  Each week we'll have a fun activity just for you!  We might use our imaginations to play dress up, play some music, see a movie, make a craft, use puppets or listen to some fun stories.  The activity will change each week.

Today's activity is: 

Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.  Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Chapters Book Discussion
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

We will be discussing...

CONTACT:  Dana Munsch    dmunsch@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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NCL Board of Trustees Vote [RELEASE SNOW DATE OF 12/19]
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Marianne Silver  Ext. 111  msilver@rcls.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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NCL Budget Vote [RELEASE SNOW DATE OF 12/19]
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Marianne Silver  Ext. 111  msilver@rcls.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Patty Cake Club
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Drop in for coffee and cake while the kids have some free play time! This unstructured program is an opportunity to meet with your neighbors, have a chat, and let the little ones get some socializing time in! Parents must supervise their children, as there will be no formal program run by a librarian. We will have age-appropriate toys, puzzles, etc. available for the group. There is limited space, so please come on time or a little early. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Star Craft
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Join us as we make a star craft for the season.  Children 8 and up can drop in with a New City or West Nyack Library card. 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Embry  859-634-4997  jembry@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday December 13, 2018
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Terrific Twos
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program accompanied by one adult.  All registrants will be placed on a Waiting List.  You will receive an email confirmation when there is a space available in the program for your child.  Preference is given to those who have not yet had an opportunity to participate in the program.

Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Terrific Twos
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program accompanied by one adult.  All registrants will be placed on a Waiting List.  You will receive an email confirmation when there is a space available in the program for your child.  Preference is given to children who have not previously had an opportunity to participate in the program.

Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Fab Four!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Join us for this program for preschoolers ages 4 & 5. We'll explore stories, concepts and activities geared to this age group - and have fun doing it! Open to New City/West Nyack library families. Adults do not need to participate, but must remain in the library. Once you have registered, your child can attend every week there is a session!

 

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Boys Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Boys in 3rd- 6th grade are invited to join this one-of-a-kind book club.  Read whatever you want then meet in the library for lively discussion, peer reviews, fun extension activities, and your favorite snacks!  Please register with a New City or West Nyack library card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Cookbook Club
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Marianne Gallagher  Ext. 111  mgallagher@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Friday December 14, 2018
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All Aboard! Storytime at Congers Train Station
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us for an out-of-the-library experience! Mrs B will do a storytime program inside the Congers Train Station. We might even see a train go by. No registration is needed -- just come on over!

The Station is on Burnside Avenue in Congers - near the railroad tracks, of course. There is plenty of parking and restrooms are available.

Hope to see you there.

 

LOCATION: Off premises
 
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just 3's
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

A program designed for a three-year-old and adult working together.  We'll explore a different theme each week through a variety of fun activities including: fingerplays, songs, sign language, books, science activities, crafts and take home materials in order to reinforce the concepts learned.  We'll pull an item each week out of the "Surprise Bag" and explore the topic together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child accompanied by one adult who is registered for the program.
 Registration is open to holders of  New City or West Nyack Library cards.  All registrations will be placed on a Waiting list.  You will be notified by email when a space is available for your child in the program.  Preference is given to children who have not previously had an opportunity to participate in the program.

  Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Gingerbread House Workshop
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Let's make some 'gingerbread' houses out of graham crackers, frosting, and loads of fun candy decorations! Open to families in New City/West Nyack library district. Register by clicking the button below!

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM     
 
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Teen Book Discussion
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Our book will be available to take out starting November 26.  Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke is a timeless story of love and hate, with extravagant characters who are both good and evil at the same time. sumptuous refreshments and a door prize!  Come even if you don't get a chance to read the whole book.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 Ex 137  mphillips@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday December 15, 2018
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Quilted Pillowcase
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Children will sew beautiful patchwork pillowcases using our library sewing machines.  Snacks will be provided.  This program is for children in grades 4-6 with a New City or West Nyack library card.  Registration is limited, and begins on December 1, 2018.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Teen Painting Party
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Paint this lovely Winter Sunrise.  Limited enrollemnt.  Registration starts Monday, December 3.  Workshop takes 3 hours with refresment breaks.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 #x. 137  mphillips@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Monday December 17, 2018
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Wee Ones
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Wee Ones
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult.  Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more!  Please register with your New City or West Nyack Library Card.

CONTACT:  A.Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Chronicles Book Group
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Chronicles Book Club - note time change: now 2pm.

December Book: TBA

We read histories and historical fiction dealing with Rockland County and the surrounding area. Meet the 3rd Monday of every month.

CONTACT:  Joe Barbieri  634-4997 x123  jbarbieri@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Investigating Mysteries
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Nancy Moskowitz  634-4997 ex. 140  nmoskowitz@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Baby & Me
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Babies (3 months - 12months, pre-walkers) and a caregiver can join us for playtime and songs. A New City or West Nyack Library card is required.  Please note that there will be no class on Nov. 6th. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Imagination Station
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschoolers ages 3-5--it's time to visit the Imagination Sation.  Each week we'll have a fun activity just for you!  We might use our imaginations to play dress up, play some music, see a movie, make a craft, use puppets or listen to some fun stories.  The activity will change each week.

Today's activity is: 

Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.  Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Book Buddies with Mrs B
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

This book club is for New City/West Nyack library members in grades K & 1. Each month, we will read a book during our meeting, make a craft related to the story and have a light snack. Mrs B will read aloud and participants will follow along in their copies of the book, which are provided at the session. Children should be registered monthly for those sessions convenient for your family. Noone is pressured to read aloud or ever put on the spot and books do not need to be read beforehand. The goal of this program is to engage children with books so they enjoy reading. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 1:20 PM     
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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NCL Board of Trustees Vote [SNOW DATE]
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Marianne Silver  Ext. 111  msilver@rcls.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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NCL Budget Vote [SNOW DATE]
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Marianne Silver  Ext. 111  msilver@rcls.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Soap Making Class
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

We will melt some glycerine soap base, then add fragrance and pour it into molds.  The children will also make a gift bag for the soap.  This program is for children with New City or West Nyack library cards who are in grades 2-6.  Registration is limited, and begins on December 1, 2018.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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In Other Worlds... Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Speculative Fiction book group.

For this month, we are reading:

 

LOCATION: Group Study Room
Thursday December 20, 2018
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Terrific Twos
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program accompanied by one adult.  All registrants will be placed on a Waiting List.  You will receive an email confirmation when there is a space available in the program for your child.  Preference is given to those who have not yet had an opportunity to participate in the program.

Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Terrific Twos
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program accompanied by one adult.  All registrants will be placed on a Waiting List.  You will receive an email confirmation when there is a space available in the program for your child.  Preference is given to children who have not previously had an opportunity to participate in the program.

Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Graphic Novel Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Let's take a closer look at Graphic Novels and Comics! There's more to them than superheroes. How do you tell stories that say more with pictures than words? Which words do you really need? Well - if you'd like to learn more about this form of storytelling - and maybe create some stories of you own - join us! Open to kids in 3rd grade and up in New City/West Nyack library families.

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 4:29 PM     
 
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NCL Board Meeting [REMOVE SNOW DATE OF 12/27/18]
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Marianne Silver  Ext. 111  msilver@rcls.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Friday December 21, 2018
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Teen Movie and Laser Tag
4:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Registration startsMonday, December 10.   All participants must be 12 and up.  Waivers are needed for this program.  You can pick up a waiver at the Adult Reference Desk.  You must present the waiver in order to play laser tag.  The library asks for several adult volunteers for this program. The library reserves the right to cancel this program. All participants must be picked up promptly at 7:15 PM.   Movie starts at 4:30 PM.  Pizza and drinks available during the movie.  Limited enrollment.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 Ex 137  mphillips@necitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday December 22, 2018
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Sensory Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Amy for a program that thoughtfully considers the developmental needs of children on the autism spectrum.  Enjoy stories, music, movement, and playtime in a safe and accepting environment.                                 This program is free and open to all families.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday December 27, 2018
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Girls Book Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Read the book pick (to be determined) ahead of time, and then enjoy an exciting and educational discussion afterwards.  This program is for girls in grades 4-6 with a New City or West Nyack library card. 

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Winter PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Cozy up in your pajamas, bring a favorite bed-time pal, and a grown-up! We'll hear some stories, sing some songs, and have a light snack.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Warm Up America (Frieda Luxenberg) [IF BOT NEEDS SNOW DATE, MOVE WUA TO OUTSIDE ADMIN OFFICE]
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
CONTACT:  Frieda Luxenberg and Maureen DiLello  (845) 661-1067  friedaluxenberg@gmail or mtd1209@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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NCL Board Meeting [SNOW DATE]
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Marianne Silver  Ext. 111  msilver@rcls.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Friday December 28, 2018
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Paper Beads Craft
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn how to create paper beads and make a beautiful necklace.  This program is for children in grades 3-6 with a New City or West Nyack library card.  Registration is limited, and begins on December 15, 2018

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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School's Out Movie!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Today we'll be showing Disney's Incredibles 2, featuring the voice talents of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, and others. Running 111 minutes, this film is rated PG. No registration needed - just come on by~

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Monday December 31, 2018
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Family New Year's Countdown!
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Join us to celebrate the arrival of 2019 -- It's midnight somewhere!!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday January 3, 2019
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Terrific Twos
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program accompanied by one adult.  All registrants will be placed on a Waiting List.  You will receive an email confirmation when there is a space available in the program for your child.  Preference is given to those who have not yet had an opportunity to participate in the program.

Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Terrific Twos
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program accompanied by one adult.  All registrants will be placed on a Waiting List.  You will receive an email confirmation when there is a space available in the program for your child.  Preference is given to children who have not previously had an opportunity to participate in the program.

Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Fab Four!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Join us for this program for preschoolers ages 4 & 5. We'll explore stories, concepts and activities geared to this age group - and have fun doing it! Open to New City/West Nyack library families. Adults do not need to participate, but must remain in the library. Once you have registered, your child can attend every week there is a session!

 

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Friday January 4, 2019
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just 3's
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

A program designed for a three-year-old and adult working together.  We'll explore a different theme each week through a variety of fun activities including: fingerplays, songs, sign language, books, science activities, crafts and take home materials in order to reinforce the concepts learned.  We'll pull an item each week out of the "Surprise Bag" and explore the topic together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child accompanied by one adult who is registered for the program.
 Registration is open to holders of  New City or West Nyack Library cards.  All registrations will be placed on a Waiting list.  You will be notified by email when a space is available for your child in the program.  Preference is given to children who have not previously had an opportunity to participate in the program.

  Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Everyone aged 7 and up, drop in to the library for a game of Chess.  Boards, opponents, and basic instruction is provided.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Saturday January 5, 2019
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Practice ACT
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Take this 4 hour Practice ACT from the Princeton Review and see how you score on college admissions tests.  Bring # 2 pencils and  a working calculator.  You may also bring snacks and covered drinks.  This test takes 4 hours. In order to accurately score your exam, you must be able to stay for the 4 hours scheduled.  Your scores will be sent directly to you and you must fill out contact information on your answer sheet.  For High School students only, please no Middle School students.  Registration starts on Monday, December 17.  Snow Date 1/26.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 Ex 137  mphillips@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Monday January 7, 2019
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Wee Ones
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult. Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more! Please register in advance with a New City or West Nyack library card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Mr. Kurt Concert
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Children ages 12 months and up are invited to sing and dance along with every toddler's favorite performer.
Sing along with Kurt or maybe take the mic yourself!  Of course there are always the bubbles to pop!
Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.
Limit one adult per child.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Wee Ones
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult. Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more! Please register in advance with a New City or West Nyack library card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Young Writer's Workshop
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Join Howard Whitehouse, author of Zombie Elementary, to create your own stories in this four-week class. Students in grades 4-6 are invited to join the workshop.

Limited registration for holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards begins Dec. 15, 2018.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Nyack Record Shop Project with Bill Batson
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bill Batson will share highlights from the Nyack Record Shop Project, an oral history in which organizers collected oral histories from the African American community for a week. The original portion of the project was launched on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday - January 15, 2018. This winter, a new round of oral histories are being collected as the archive of oral histories continues to thrive.

The positive impact of the Nyack Record Shop project is underscored by the numbers: before this project, the Nyack Library had approximately 65 oral histories on file, and of those, only eight were of African Americans. Now there are 92 oral histories in total with 33 from the African American community. According to the 2010 census, Nyack is 23% African American.  Thus, as a result of the Nyack Record Shop project, 30% of the archived oral histories are from the African American community, a rare example of social equity skewing in favor of a marginalized group.

The oral histories collected can be heard at:  https://soundcloud.com/nyackrecordshopproject 

CONTACT:  Joe Barbieri  634-4997 Ex. 137  jbarbieri@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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He Said/She Said Memoir Book Club
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Jodi Hink    jodi29@gmail.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday January 8, 2019
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Baby & Me
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Babies (3 months - 12months, pre-walkers) and a caregiver can join us for playtime and songs. A New City or West Nyack Library card is required.  Please note that there will be no class on Nov. 6th. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Drive-in Movies
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Preschoolers will watch their favorite picture books come to life on the big screen while sitting in a cozy cardboard coupe.  Each feature will run approximately 30 minutes.  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Imagination Station
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschoolers ages 3-5--it's time to visit the Imagination Sation.  Each week we'll have a fun activity just for you!  We might use our imaginations to play dress up, play some music, see a movie, make a craft, use puppets or listen to some fun stories.  The activity will change each week.

Today's activity is: 

Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.  Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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The Best Worst Tank and The Ship That Wasn't
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
Wednesday January 9, 2019
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Romper Room
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Romper Room
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Succulent Terrariums
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Winter Magnet Craft
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Make a winter-themed magnet out of clear gems.  Children 7 & up can join us with their New City or West Nyack Library cards.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Embry  845-634-4997  jembry@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Zines Program
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

What is a Zine?  It's a homemade magaZINE!  Stop by and help create a page or two for our magazine.  Children may write a story or paint or draw some artwork.  This program is for children in grades K-6 with a New City or West Nyack library card.  Registration is limited, and begins on January 2, 2019.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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How to Jumpstart Your Business
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday January 10, 2019
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Terrific Twos
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program accompanied by one adult.  All registrants will be placed on a Waiting List.  You will receive an email confirmation when there is a space available in the program for your child.  Preference is given to those who have not yet had an opportunity to participate in the program.

Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Terrific Twos
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program accompanied by one adult.  All registrants will be placed on a Waiting List.  You will receive an email confirmation when there is a space available in the program for your child.  Preference is given to children who have not previously had an opportunity to participate in the program.

Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Fab Four!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Join us for this program for preschoolers ages 4 & 5. We'll explore stories, concepts and activities geared to this age group - and have fun doing it! Open to New City/West Nyack library families. Adults do not need to participate, but must remain in the library. Once you have registered, your child can attend every week there is a session!

 

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Boys Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Boys in 3rd- 6th grade are invited to join this one-of-a-kind book club.  Read whatever you want then meet in the library for lively discussion, peer reviews, fun extension activities, and your favorite snacks!  Please register with a New City or West Nyack library card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Cookbook Club
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Marianne Gallagher  Ext. 111  mgallagher@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Friday January 11, 2019
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just 3's
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

A program designed for a three-year-old and adult working together.  We'll explore a different theme each week through a variety of fun activities including: fingerplays, songs, sign language, books, science activities, crafts and take home materials in order to reinforce the concepts learned.  We'll pull an item each week out of the "Surprise Bag" and explore the topic together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child accompanied by one adult who is registered for the program.
 Registration is open to holders of  New City or West Nyack Library cards.  All registrations will be placed on a Waiting list.  You will be notified by email when a space is available for your child in the program.  Preference is given to children who have not previously had an opportunity to participate in the program.

  Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Sewing for kids!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Learn to use a sewing machine and make a simple project. Geared for kids in grades 5-7 with a New City or W. Nyack Library card. 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Teen Book Discussion
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for a fun hour discussing books.  This month we will take a look at Spill Zone by Scott Westerfelf and Alex Puvilland.  This graphic novel takes place in Poughkeepsie, and this gripping Sci Fi adventure is, in the words of Marissa Myer,“a little dark, a little twisted, and completely enthralling.”   Book will be available starting December 24.  Again great refreshments and a door prize.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 Ex. 137  mphillips@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday January 12, 2019
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Practice SAT
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Take this 4 hour Practice SAT from the Princeton Review and see how you score on college admissions tests.  Registration starts Tuesday, January 2.  Bring # 2 pencils and  a working calculator.  You may also bring snacks and covered drinks.  This test takes 4 hours. In order to accurately score your exam, you must be able to stay for the 4 hours scheduled.  Your scores will be sent directly to you and you must fill out contact information on your answer sheet.  For High School students only, please no Midlle School students.  Snow Date 1/19.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-497 Ex. 137  mphillips@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
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PAWS for Reading
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Come read to Buster and his friends!  Certified therapy dogs and their handlers will be on hand to help new readers, struggling readers and those children who just want to read to the dogs.  Therapy dogs don't judge how well you read, they are just happy to listen--which is great for practicing those reading skills without the judgment of a teacher or parent.  Each child is given a 15 minute time slot.    Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards. 

Call to reserve your time slot beginning one week before the event.

 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
Sunday January 13, 2019
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mitchell's mellow madness
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Monday January 14, 2019
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Wee Ones
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult. Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more! Please register in advance with a New City or West Nyack library card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Wee Ones
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

An interactive program for one year old walkers with an adult. Join Miss Amy for playtime, stories, songs and more! Please register in advance with a New City or West Nyack library card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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LEGO® Junior Club
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Lego Jr. Club - Join us for some fantastic free play for LEGO® lovers ages 3-6.  This is a drop in program for children with a New City or West Nyack Library card.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Lego Builders
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

All Lego fans age 7 and up, come to the library for a monthly building challenge.   Just drop in with your New City or West Nyack Library card.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Young Writer's Workshop
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Join Howard Whitehouse, author of Zombie Elementary, to create your own stories in this four-week class. Students in grades 4-6 are invited to join the workshop. Limited registration for holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards begins Dec. 15, 2018.
LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Hudson Valley Homicide
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Linda Zimmerman presents some of the Hudson Valley's chilling truecrime stories.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday January 15, 2019
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Baby & Me
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Babies (3 months - 12months, pre-walkers) and a caregiver can join us for playtime and songs. A New City or West Nyack Library card is required.  Please note that there will be no class on Nov. 6th. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Drive-in Movies
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Preschoolers will watch their favorite picture books come to life on the big screen while sitting in a cozy cardboard coupe.  Each feature will run approximately 30 minutes.  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Imagination Station
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschoolers ages 3-5--it's time to visit the Imagination Sation.  Each week we'll have a fun activity just for you!  We might use our imaginations to play dress up, play some music, see a movie, make a craft, use puppets or listen to some fun stories.  The activity will change each week.

Today's activity is: 

Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.  Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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The History of the Rockland County Courthouse
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

The Hon. Alfred J. Weiner will discuss this important institution and its significance for New City and the county.

CONTACT:  Joe Barbieri  634-4997 x123  jbarbieri@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
Wednesday January 16, 2019
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Romper Room
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Romper Room
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Panama Canal Lecture
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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FACTS Book Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday January 17, 2019
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Terrific Twos
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program accompanied by one adult.  All registrants will be placed on a Waiting List.  You will receive an email confirmation when there is a space available in the program for your child.  Preference is given to those who have not yet had an opportunity to participate in the program.

Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Terrific Twos
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program accompanied by one adult.  All registrants will be placed on a Waiting List.  You will receive an email confirmation when there is a space available in the program for your child.  Preference is given to children who have not previously had an opportunity to participate in the program.

Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Fab Four!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Join us for this program for preschoolers ages 4 & 5. We'll explore stories, concepts and activities geared to this age group - and have fun doing it! Open to New City/West Nyack library families. Adults do not need to participate, but must remain in the library. Once you have registered, your child can attend every week there is a session!

 

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Graphic Novel Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Let's take a closer look at Graphic Novels and Comics! There's more to them than superheroes. How do you tell stories that say more with pictures than words? Which words do you really need? Well - if you'd like to learn more about this form of storytelling - and maybe create some stories of you own - join us! Open to kids in 3rd grade and up in New City/West Nyack library families.

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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NCL Board Meeting [REMOVE SNOW DATE OF 01/24/19]
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  Marianne Gallagher  Ext. 111  mgallagher@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Friday January 18, 2019
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just 3's
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

A program designed for a three-year-old and adult working together.  We'll explore a different theme each week through a variety of fun activities including: fingerplays, songs, sign language, books, science activities, crafts and take home materials in order to reinforce the concepts learned.  We'll pull an item each week out of the "Surprise Bag" and explore the topic together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child accompanied by one adult who is registered for the program.
 Registration is open to holders of  New City or West Nyack Library cards.  All registrations will be placed on a Waiting list.  You will be notified by email when a space is available for your child in the program.  Preference is given to children who have not previously had an opportunity to participate in the program.

  Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th.

CONTACT:    845-634-4997 x121  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Kids Create.....
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Inspired by the work of a well-known artist, kids in grades 2 and up will create their own masterpieces.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
Saturday January 19, 2019
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Snow Date for Practice SAT
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

This is a snow date for the SAT scheduled for 1/12.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 Ex. 137  mphillips@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Hub Cap Craft
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Recycle a hubcap and give it an awesome makeover with our craft supplies.  This program is for children in grades 3-6 with a New City or West Nyack library card.  Registration is limited, and begins on January 2, 2019.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
Tuesday January 22, 2019
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Baby & Me
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Babies (3 months - 12months, pre-walkers) and a caregiver can join us for playtime and songs. A New City or West Nyack Library card is required.  Please note that there will be no class on Nov. 6th. 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Drive-in Movies
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Preschoolers will watch their favorite picture books come to life on the big screen while sitting in a cozy cardboard coupe.  Each feature will run approximately 30 minutes.  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Imagination Station
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Preschoolers ages 3-5--it's time to visit the Imagination Sation.  Each week we'll have a fun activity just for you!  We might use our imaginations to play dress up, play some music, see a movie, make a craft, use puppets or listen to some fun stories.  The activity will change each week.

Today's activity is: 

Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.  Limited space available on a first-come, first-served basis.

CONTACT:  A. Chesman  634-4997 x121  achesman@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Homework Help
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Students Kindergarten to 6th grade can join us in the back of the children's room to be assisted with homework assignments.  New City or West Nyack Library card required. 

LOCATION: Other
 
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Genealogical Society of Rockland County Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Genealogical Society of Rockland County Meeting.

Program TBA, open to the public. A brief meeting of the GSRC will be followed by the program.

CONTACT:  Joe Barbieri  634-4997 x123  jbarbieri@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday January 23, 2019
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Romper Room
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Adult Paint Day: Birch Tree Winter Landscape
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Take a look at some of the amazing folk artwork of Grandma Moses, with an instructor form Art Kids Academy. Then, using birch trees as your inspiration, create a winter landscape painting in watercolors. An extra half hour of studio time has been added to this class. Registration is required starting Jan. 9. Call 634-4997, ext. 134.

CONTACT:  Community Relations  634-4997, ext. 134  
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Romper Room
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for singing, dancing and bubbles! This drop-in program is for adults with babies through young children, limited to one adult per child. Grown-ups can bring all the children in their care. Just come into the children's library with your New City/West Nyack library card and pick up a ticket for that day's session. First come, first served, so please plan to come early since space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the session.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Mr. Kurt at Night!
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Every toddler's favorite performer entertains at night too!  Enjoy music, singing, dancing and Bubbles!
recommended for 12months (walkers) and up.
Open to holders of New City or West Nyack Library cards.
Limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Must present your New City or W. Nyack Library card for admittance to the program.
ONE ADULT PER CHILD LIMIT!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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College Night for Parents and Students
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

College Night" for students and parents. Bring questions about anything in the college admissions process.  Session conducted by Joshua Marber, a professonal counselor with years of experience working in college admissions.

CONTACT:  Mary Phillips  634-4997 ex. 137  mphillips@newcitylibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday January 24, 2019
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Terrific Twos
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program accompanied by one adult.  All registrants will be placed on a Waiting List.  You will receive an email confirmation when there is a space available in the program for your child.  Preference is given to those who have not yet had an opportunity to participate in the program.

Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Terrific Twos
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

A 45 minute program for a two-year-old and adult working together. Learn fingerplays and songs, listen to a fun book, play the matching game, learn some sign language and enjoy a simple craft together.   Due to fire code regulations, please bring only the child who is registered for the program accompanied by one adult.  All registrants will be placed on a Waiting List.  You will receive an email confirmation when there is a space available in the program for your child.  Preference is given to children who have not previously had an opportunity to participate in the program.

Register for the Winter Session beginning November 15th, 2018.
Open to holders of New City and W. Nyack Library cards. 

 

CONTACT:  J. Makoujy  845-634-4997  
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Fab Four!
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Join us for this program for preschoolers ages 4 & 5. We'll explore stories, concepts and activities geared to this age group - and have fun doing it! Open to New City/West Nyack library families. Adults do not need to participate, but must remain in the library. Once you have registered, your child can attend every week there is a session!

 

 

CONTACT:  Mrs B    
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Thursday Afternoon at the Movies
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM