Nooks Reloaded

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

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

One Veteran's Memories

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

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Scrawl 2017: Teens' Writing Wanted

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

Remembering Bert Dahm

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

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Healthcare Navigator at the Library

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

 

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

 

Nooks Recharged

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

No - not these Fab Four...

...your fab four or five-year-old preschooler! We are starting a weekly program just for them! Concentrating on concepts and learning strategies geared for this age group, we will explore social interaction, science, math, music and pre-reading skills -- and have fun doing it! Adult participation is not needed, but grown-ups must remain in the library while the children are in the sessions. Sign up and come weekly. The first session is on Thursday, September 8th at 1:30pm. Registration is under way.

Remembering Harry Waitzman

We were sad to hear of the passing of Harry Waitzman this week, a long-time resident of Rockland County.  It was about a year ago that he sat down with us and told us some stories from the old days about going to school in the English Church in New Hempstead, his father's fish store in Spring Valley, the War and the origins of important Jewish institutions in New City.  He was one of our best patrons, always curious and wanting to learn more, attending computer classes up until the last year of his life - a true life-long learner.  We'll miss you Harry.  Thanks for sharing your memories.

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Hearts of Fire

Firefighters in fire training exerciseAre you looking to meet your perfect match, the one who makes you feel that bright spark of connection?  Maybe your last relationship lacked sizzle, and you're burning for a lover with passion.  Or perhaps you're still carrying a torch for an old flame?

If you're looking for a really hot romance, the heroes in this month's featured titles will certainly light your fire.  (And then put it out again, before anybody gets hurt.)  In honor of the 4th of July holiday, I'm featuring romances this month starring America's Bravest: firefighters.

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