Budget Vote and Trustee Election Results

We are pleased to report that the combined New City/West Nyack Library fiscal year 2019 budget passed with 357 yeas and 117 nays.  Proposition B, calling for a one-time capital improvement levy for West Nyack, passed with 316 yeas and 153 nays.

The results of the election of three New City Library Board Trustees were:

Denis O'Hanlon     221 votes

Edward Bertolino      220 votes

Phyllis Morena     182 votes (re-elected for second term)

Fred Sandner     131 votes

Thank you to everyone who came out in that bitter cold to vote and for your continued support!  We really appreciate it!

The Frick Collection Museum Pass is Now Available

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

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

Zinio / RB Digital Magazines Cancelled

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

Election Day Hours & Rockland Voices: Voting Rights for Women

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

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Chisel & Brush • The artwork of sculptor Theodore Ludwiczak

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

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Over 26,000 films now available from Kanopy

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

 

Hoopla Digital Library

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

Summer's Nearly Here!

And New City Library Children's Department is ready! Sign up for our Summer Reading Club starting June 26th for kids ages 2 and up. Come to one of our great programs -- crafts, sewing, music, 3-D printing, Chess Club, Family Fun Night, Movies, the list goes on! Not enough? Well...we have lots of special events, too - Magic Show, Flow Circus, Mad Science, Garden Arts, live animal educational programs and a special program on Tuesday Aug 8 presented by Joe Lennox, space program historian, to get us ready for solar eclipse viewing on the library lawn on Monday Aug 21! We'll even supply special glasses to protect your eyes! Just click on the children's tab above then click on events for all the listings and further details for upcoming fun. See you soon!

Adult Summer Reading

Welcome to our inaugural Adult Summer Reading year!  From June 26-August 18 we will be doing weekly raffle drawings with prizes stocked by local businesses including: Beauty Plus Salon, Caked Up Cafe, D and D's Restaurant and Pub, Dusty Rose, La Bella Salon, New City Body and Brain, Rainbow Nail Spa, Strawtown Jewelry, and The Things I Love. 

To enter all you need to do is review a recently read book, click here for the form. If you can't print it, you can stop by the library and pick up an entry form at circulation or reference. The first 100 reviewers will receive a prize! 

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