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Nyack and Valley Cottage Libraries are joining forces with a book club geared toward 20- to 30-somethings! A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new Polaroid camera--the family is heading for the Apacheria: the region the Apaches once called home, and where the ghosts of Geronimo and Cochise might still linger. The mother, a radio journalist, becomes consumed by the news she hears on the car radio, about the thousands of children trying to reach America but getting stranded at the southern border, held in detention centers, or being sent back to their homelands, to an unknown fate. But as the family drives farther west--through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas--we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, unforgettable adventure--both in the harsh desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations. Join librarians, Katie and Ashley, at Casa del Sol, 104 Main St., Nyack for a discussion of Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli. 21+ only.
Join Katie and Ashley for game night! Bring your favorite game of play one of our many new ones. Meet new people! Come alone or with friends!
Come dressed in your best 1980s prom attire and help us solve the mystery at Mayhem High! With their high school career coming to an end, the students of Mayhem High find themselves battling it out over grades, popularity, affection, class rankings and what they all have been focused on for years... who will be awarded the prom king and queen title? Will it be the class president who is looking to extend his reign past the student council? The pompon captain who has used her moves to land more than a prom court nomination? Or possibly the math team captain who is desperate to make his name in something other than academics. As the night unfolds, the royalty will be rewarded and an innocent life will be claimed.From the preppie to the punk rocker, the spaz to the stud, the jock to the jilted— all are suspected although only one is to blame. Can you find the culprit in this crazy madness that is filled with neon, naughtiness and narcissistic behavior? Registration is required for this interactive, after hours event. Register here: https://vclib.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=5840&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/10/01
Nyack and Valley Cottage Libraries are joining forces with a book club geared toward 20- to 30-somethings! It's the summer of 1960 in Elm Haven, Illinois, and five 12-year old boys are forming the bonds that a lifetime of changes will never erase. But then a dark cloud threatens the bright promise of summer vacation: on the last day of school, their classmate Tubby Cooke vanishes. Soon, the group discovers stories of other children who once disappeared from Elm Haven. And there are other strange things happening in town: unexplained holes in the ground, a stranger dressed as a World War I soldier, and a rendering-plant truck that seems to be following the five boys. The friends realize that there is a terrible evil lurking in Elm Haven...and they must be the ones to stop it. Join librarians, Katie and Ashley, at Prohibition River, 82 Main St., Nyack for a discussion of Summer of Night by Dan Simmons. 21+ only.