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Did You Know: Back To School is The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year?

Staples Most Wonderful Time Of The Year TV spotA TV commercial for Staples once called the Back to School season, “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.” The 1996 ad featured a dad dancing on a shopping cart and two children with blank expressions.

But when does school start this year? It’s

A recent CNN story called Why August is the New September suggests that New York is just plain “old school” when it comes to a recent national trend to start school earlier than Labor Day. For example, Houston, Miami-Dade, Minneapolis and Boise schools started on Aug 24; Little Rock, San Jose and Anchorage started in the middle of last month; and Atlanta and Hawaii students were at their desks by the first week of August. This might be a sad week for some Nyack students, but they should be grateful they don’t live in Chandler AZ, a community that started their “fall semester” on July 20.

Two Part Time Job Openings At The Nyack Library

Duties include:

  • Shelving Library materials
  • Maintaining order of shelves and physical areas

Strong customer service skills a must. Ability to work with library technology a plus.

Schedule includes afternoons and weekends. Six hours each week at $8.75/hour

Email resumes & applications  to by Sept 11, 2015.

Applications can be obtained at the Circulation Desk.

What’s Going On At The Nyack Library

If you never took that trip you planned, Nyack native, author, and licensed Israel tour guide, Julie Baretz, will talk about her new book, The Bible on Location: Off the Beaten Path in Ancient and Modern Israel on Thursday, September 3 at 7p.  She will take us on an exciting armchair journey to many of the actual settings of the Bible.  Registration is required.

A staged reading of local playwright Samuel Harp’s new play, The Death of King Shotaway, will be performed by twelve members of the Shades Repertory Theater on Thursday, September 17 at 7p.  The play tells the story of the 1821 origins of the African Globe Theater on the lower east side of Manhattan and the many obstacles it had to overcome to stay alive. Registration is required.

In the Nyack library Food for Thought Lecture Series, urban planner, Philip Plotch talks Politics Across the Hudson offering a behind the scenes look at three decades of contentious planning and politics centered around the new Tappan Zee bridge on Thursday September 24 at 7p.  Professor Plotch is a former manager of planning with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a political science professor at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City. Registration is required.

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


  • Shakespeare Discussion Group, 4p
  • FREE Assistance with NYS Health Insurance Programs, 5p


Fiction Book Discussion Group, 6p


  • Nonfiction Book Club, 2p
  • The Bible on Location with Julie Baretz, Registration required, 7p


Study Sundays with Ms. Siobhan, 12p

On Sunday, September 20 at 1p, you could be seeing double, triple or even quadruple.  All twins, triplets, quadruplets and parents of multiples are encouraged to attend Twinvaision. There will be a panel discussion on twins and multiples and a group photo will be taken that will be displayed at the library.  A photo exhibit curated by Alicia Crowe, an identical twin who shares what it’s like to be a twin will be featured and she will highlight her journey to Twinsburg, Ohio.  Registration is required.

In celebration of Banned Books Month, local celebrities, community members, library trustees, and staff members will read excerpts from a banned or challenged book of their choice on Tuesday September 29 starting at 5p.  Refreshments will be served throughout the event. Please contact Elizabeth Hobson or Dane Paciarello at (845) 358-3370 if you are interested in being a reader.

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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