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Did You Know You Can Beam Up That Book?

If your busy schedule or the weather is interfering with your need to get to the library, there’s a wealth of things you can get *at* the library without having to go *to* the Nyack Library. All you need are your library card and your password. You can beam up that an eBook, audiobook, periodical or video from by using Overdrive, the online collection which includes children’s videos, classic films, documentaries, and feature films.

beam_me_up2eSebco offers has a variety of childrens’ content including interactive books. And Zinio offers a range of magazines which can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device. Freegal music lets you download three songs a week from their collection of about eight million songs.   There are also other music databases, where you can listen to classical, world music, jazz, and other musical genres. If you want to learn something new, Universal Class has over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses you can take.   To learn a new language, there’s Mango Languages and Live Mocha language learning along with a few other sites. There are many other databases for business, news, medicine, general reference, and more, which can be found on the Nyack library’s home page in databases under the reference tab.

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


  • FREE AARP Tax Aid, bring 2 forms of i.d. – one must be a photo i.d., 10a
  • Build with Legos, Registration required, 4p
  • FREE Assistance with NYS Health Insurance Programs, 5p


Cuentos, Canciones y Artesania, 1p


  • Trivia Wednesdays, 4p
  • Fiction Book Discussion Group:  A Tale for the Time Being (Candy & Rachel) by Ruth Ozeki, 7p


  • Nonfiction Book Club:  Lincoln (movie), 2p
  • Group Read:  The New Jim Crow by Michele Alexander, 7p


Teen Choice Movie, 3:30p


Carnegie Concert Series – Bach Complete Keyboard Works, 7:30p


Jazz Education Workshop #1 & Concert with the Pros, 1p

Carnegie Concert Series: Bach Complete Keyboard Works, Sat at 7:30p

Part two of the Well-Tempered clavier is featured in the finale of our first installment of Bach’s complete keyboard works.

Pianist Mei-Ting Sun embarks on a 2 year project encompassing Bach’s complete keyboard works in a series of 15 recitals – a feat which has not been repeated since Claudio Arrau first performed the cycle in 1935-36 in Berlin. Arrau shortly thereafter announced that he would no longer play Bach, asserting that his music was not conceived for the modern grand piano.

Although Bach’s keyboard music was originally composed for the organ, harpsichord, and clavichord, it is very often performed today on the piano. In fact, Bach himself played a prototype piano made by Silberman, which he gave his approval of – with the disclaimer that it was not the instrument of his era.

As we approach the 330th year of Bach’s birth, his music continues to fascinate us in all of its marvelous intricacies. Appropriately, the inaugural concert of the series begins with the Well-Tempered Clavier: a compendium of Bach’s great mastery of counterpoint in writing fugues. According to Bach, it was composed “… for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study.” It’s contents have for centuries been an endless source of inspiration: from Beethoven, who proclaimed him the “Immortal God of Harmony” while playing all 48 of his Prelude & Fugues, to Robert Schumann, who recommended playing Bach every day as an antidote to all of one’s problems.

English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807
The Well Tempered Clavier, Book I, Nos.13-24, BWV 846-893

Mei-Ting Sun, piano

Tickets In Advance: $20 Adult, $18 Seniors & Students, $15 member. At the Door: $25 Adult, $22 Seniors & Students, $18 member.  Tickets and more info at

Jazz Education Workshop & Concert #1 with the Pros, Sun at 1p

Come hear what happens when world-class jazz artists and educators share their knowledge and passion with talented young adults who want to know how it’s done. Workshops are open to all interested music students and the general public. Students in the area can participate in one or both workshops. The professional jazz artist/clinicians will speak on various topics aimed at educating audiences to a greater appreciation of jazz. They will also lead the students in exploring the art and craft of jazz performance and composition through demonstration and active student participation.

This workshop will focus on techniques of improvising in a small group setting, and will also examine the questions: What makes a tune good for jazz improvisation? and What happens if there’s no instrument (piano or guitar) playing the chords? Scott’s quartet is a “chord less” group (no piano or guitar).

Featuring Scott Wendholt – trumpet, Adam Kolker – sax, Ugonna Okegwo – bass, and Victor Lewis – drums.

Free Admission

This event is made possible, in part, with funds from the Community Arts Grants program of the Arts Council of Rockland and the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.  The second workshop will be held at the Rockland Conservatory of Music at 2p on March 15th.

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