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Did You Know: Summer Reading Suggestions

Photo Credit: Nyack Library Nyack, NY

Photo Credit: Nyack Library Nyack, NY

Looking for a good book to read while relaxing at the beach, by the pool, in a hammock, or in your favorite chair?  Summer’s not over and for the next month, we will feature some personal book recommendations from members of the Nyack Library staff.  This week’s staff pick is The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West by Michele Goldberg.

When the woman who would become Indra Devi was born in Russia in 1899, yoga was virtually unknown outside of India.  By the time of her death, in 2002, it was being practiced everywhere, from Brooklyn to Berlin to Ulaanbaatar.  In The Goddess Pose, New York Times best-selling author Michelle Goldberg traces the life of the incredible woman who brought yoga to the West—and in so doing paints a sweeping picture of the twentieth century.  According to Elizabeth Hobson, Technology and Outreach Department Head, “This is a fascinating biography of a Zelig-like woman who travels the world learing about and ultimately sharing the traditions of Yoga practice from India to the western world.  The book reads like a novel and I look forward to sharing this one with my book group.”

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


  • FREE Assistance with NYS Health Insurance Programs, 5p
  • Introduction to Traditional Tae Kwon Do, Registration required, 6p


  • Fiction Writers Workshop, New members welcome, 11a
  • Therapy Dog Heroes, Registration required, 4:30p
  • Nyack Toastmasters, 6p


  • Bam, Bam Babies!, 10:30a
  • BattleMasterz: The Art of Graphic Novel Making, Registration required, 5p


  • Book Buddies, 4p
  • Animal Heroes of History, Registration required, 4:30p


  • Tiny Titans, 11a
  • Teen Choice Movie, 3:30p
  • Jazz @ The Nyack Library presented by RCJBS:  Vocalist Alexis Cole, 8p


  • Book Buddies, 10a


Teen Power Hour, Registration required, 2p

Jazz @ The Nyack Library Presented by The Rockland County Jazz and Blues Society, Fri at 8p

Vocalist Alexis Cole is back by popular demand with John DiMartino (piano), David Finck (bass), and Eliot Zigmund (drums) as part of Nyack Jazz Week 2015.  Called “one of the great voices of today,” Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O’Day.  Her luxurious voice and innovative interpretations make her an instant favorite with audiences of all ages.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at

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.

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Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.

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