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New Books on Local History and Culture

This is the first in a series of short audio book talks.  Click on the photo to listen.  The three books discussed are Judith Richardson's Possessions: the History aHistory booksnd Uses of Hauntings in the Hudson Valley, Terry Golway's Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Making of Modern American Politics, and

Before the Bridge Documentary

Genealogical Society of Rockland CountyOn Tuesday night February 25th at 7pm documentary filmmaker Steven Bretschneider will present his video Before the Bridge, a documentary about life in the riverfront villages before the Tappan Zee Bridge was built. Residents of the Nyacks were interviewed for the film. Thirteen residents speak about their lives growing up in a much more remote and rural environment than we know today. Topics covered include: The River, Fishing, Hiking, Ice, The Ferry, The Train, The Great Oom, School, and Moving Houses.  Afterwards, Steven will answer questions from the audience. This program is sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Rockland County.

New Local History Librarian

I am happy to join the staff here at New City Library as of MondThe New City Library Rockland Roomay January 27, 2014.   I will be taking helm of the New City Library Rockland Room which I consider to be the finest Genealogy collection at any public library in Rockland County.   I look forward to working with this collection and especially meeting patrons.   I will be looking for opportunities to add to the collection and highlight the wonderful materials already here. 

Brian Jennings
Local History Librarian
New City Library
220 N. Main Street
New City, NY 10956
(845)634-4997, ext. 127
[email protected]

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