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Did You Know: More Summer Reading Suggestions

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Still looking for books to enjoy while sitting in a park, lazing at the pool, or rocking in a hammock?  Here are a few more book recommendations from members of the Nyack Library staff.  This week’s picks by Aldona Pilmanis, Head of Youth Services are The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Wildalone:  A Novel by Krassi Zourkova.

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


  • Shakespeare Discussion Group, 4p
  • FREE Assistance with NYS Health Insurance Programs, 5p
  • Quilting for Beginners with Carolyn Travers, Registration required, 7p


  • Fiction Writers Workshop, New members welcome, 11a
  • Nyack Toastmasters, 6p
  • Book and Pub Club (21 & over), Prohibition River, 125 Main St., Nyack, 7p


  • Bam, Bam Babies!, 10:30a
  • Defensive Driving Course – Insurance and Point Reduction – Session 1, 5:45p


  • Book Buddies, 4p
  • Teen Summer Reading Closing Ceremony, Registration required, 4p


  • Tiny Titans, 11a
  • Children’s Summer Reading Closing Ceremony, Registration Required, 4p


Super Hero Movie Saturday w/Mr. Jamel, 2p


Teen Power Hour, Registration required, 2p

In The Girl on the Train, Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning.  Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck.  She’s even started to feel like she knows them.  “Jess and Jason,” she calls them.  Their life, as she sees it, is perfect.  Not unlike the life she recently lost.  And then she sees something shocking.  It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.  Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved.  Has she done more harm than good?

In Wildalone:  A Novel, a Princeton freshman is drawn into a love triangle with two enigmatic brothers, and discovers terrifying secrets about her family and herself.  It is a bewitching blend of Twilight, The Secret History, Jane Eyre, and A Discovery of Witches.  Arriving at Princeton for her freshman year, Thea Slavin finds herself alone, a stranger in a strange land.  Away from her family and her Eastern European homeland for the first time, she struggles to adapt to unfamiliar American ways and the challenges of college life including an enigmatic young man whose brooding good looks and murky past intrigue her.  Falling into a romantic entanglement with Rhys and his equally handsome and mysterious brother, Jake, soon draws Thea into a sensual mythic underworld as irresistible as it is dangerous.  In this shadow world that seems to mimic Greek mythology and the Bulgarian legends of the Samodivi or “wildalones” forest witches who beguile and entrap men she will discover a shocking secret that threatens everything she holds dear.  And when the terrifying truth about her own family is revealed, it will transform her forever if she falls under its spell

Quilting for Beginners with Carolyn Travers, Mon at 7p

Nyack’s own Crafty Carolyn Travers returns home to teach adults how to begin to quilt.  Basic stitches will be taught and you will go home with a quilted sample you can then turn into a pillow or decoration.  Registration is required.

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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