Tomorrow is the first Tuesday in November — aka Voting Day in the United States. Need to know who’s running and where you can vote? You’re one click away from The Rockland County Board of Elections where you will find your polling place and a sample ballot listing the candidates and the issues for Tuesday’s General Election.
Why is the annual General Election always held on the first Tuesday after a Monday in November. It has something to do with farmers, and how — once upon a time — Congress only met from December through March so as not to interfere with our founding father’s planting and harvesting seasons. Although we’re not quite the agrarian nation we once were, the First Tuesday tradition still holds. To find out more, visit History.com, Slate.com, or the Nyack Library.
Here’s the week at a glance at the Nyack Library.
Wednesday at 7p (Nov 5)
Small Business Health Care Market: One Year Later
- Changes to prepare for in 2015
- Benefit snapshots
- Small business insurance products
- 10a-Computer Basics 101 Workshop
- 11a-Mother Goose Time
- 2p-Preschool Story Time
- 7p-Fiction Book Discussion Group
- 7p-Wednesday Knitting and Crochet Group
Chess with Jamel on Thursday at 7p (Nov 6)
Come to the Nyack Library on Monday night to learn chess with Jamel or challenge an opponent!
Thursday At The Library:
- 11a-Preschool Block Play
- 1:30p-Little Shanti Yoga
- 2p-Nonfiction Book Club
- 4p-Homework Help Center
- 7p-Spanish Cooking
ArtsRock Guitar Magic Friday Celebrates Paul Simon at 8p (Nov 7)
The Guitar Magic Series continues in the Carnegie-Farian Room of the Nyack Library where well-known, contemporary guitarists pay tribute to the masters of the instrument. This week host Jeff Doctorow features the music of Paul Simon. Pre3sented by ArtsRock. Advance tickets are available online at CarnegieConcerts.org.
Saturday – Carnegie Concert Series at 7:30p (Nov 8)
Pianist Mei-ting Sun plays a concert entirely devoted to encores by Chopin, Schumann, Schubert, Debussy, Brahms, and others in the Carnegie-Farian Room at the Nyack Library. Highlights include Mei-ting’s own arrangement of Strauss’s Rosenkavalier Waltzes and “Stars & Stripes Forever” arranged by Vladimir Horowitz in celebration of victory after WWII. More info and tickets at CarnegieConcerts.org
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Nyack Library Illustration: Bill Batson