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Did You Know: There’s an App for That Emergency

The Nyack Library will close at 3p on Mon Jan 26 due to the impending snow storm.

imagesDid you know the American Red Cross has apps with tips for everyday emergencies and natural disasters? There’s an app for first aid, blood, pet first aid, floods, tornados, earthquakes, wildfires, and hurricanes. The First Aid apps have preloaded content so you don’t need the internet to access information. The natural disaster apps monitor conditions in your area throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out. There’s also a Monster Guard app which is a fun and engaging game designed specifically for kids aged 7 – 11 to learn how to prepare for real life emergencies at home and in other environments. These apps are free and are available in the Apple App store and the Google Play store.

Here’s the week at a glance
at the Nyack Library.

Monday (Library closes at 3p due to snow.)

  • Shakespeare Discussion Group, 4p
  • Build with Legos, Registration required, 4p
  • FREE Assistance with NYS Health Insurance Programs, 5p
  • Poet’s Circle, Registration required, 6:30p
  • Disaster Preparedness with the American Red Cross, Registration required, 7p


  • Fiction Writer’s Workshop, Registration required, 11a
  • Cuentos, Canciones y Artesania, 1p
  • Tuesdays at Two Film: Tropical Escape
  • Nyack Toastmasters, 6:45p


  • Microsoft Word Basics Workshop, a six-week facilitated Universal Class workshop. Registration is required for all weeks. Visit for more info or email Dane Paciarello, 10a
  • Teen Yoga Mindfulness, Registration required, 7p


Little Shanti Yoga, Registration required, 1:30p


Teen Choice Movie, 3:30p


Disaster Preparedness with the American Red Cross, Mon at 7p

Get a comprehensive overview on how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters, and how to respond to and recover from them. Reduce stress and uncertainty by learning preparedness strategies for you and your household. (It’s likely that the Disaster Prep Session will be rescheduled because of the impending “Snow Storm Of The Century.” Which is both prudent and ironic…)

Teen Yoga Mindfulness, Wed at 7p

This comprehensive discipline of yoga provides two essentials for teens: Emotional nourishment and physical fitness while creating calm and balanced minds and building strong and flexible bodies. Come join us for a night of relaxation and improved psychological health to become a more in tuned happier you!

Have a question or a fun fact you want to know? We’re looking for suggestions for our weekly Did You Know fact. Write to info@NyackNewsAndViews with your suggestions.

Did You Know comes to you each Monday on NyackNewAndViews, sponsored by the Nyack Library.


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