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Did You Know: Albert Einstein Didn’t Wear Socks

Albert Einstein

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


  • FREE Assistance with NYS Health Insurance Programs, 5p
  • 2-Day Defensive Driving Course-Insurance and Point Reduction- Session 1, 5:45p
  • Poets Circle, Registration required, 6:30p


  • Cuentos, Canciones y Artesania, 1p
  • Ziegfeld Girls, Registration required, 7p


  • Individual Career Counseling Sessions by Appointment, 6:30p
  • FREE Introductory Tai Chi Class, Registration required, 7p


  • Tweens Read, Registration required, 6p
  • Reflections of Einstein ocumentary, Registration required, 7p


Introduction to the Internet, Registration required, 10:30a


Sensory Story Time, Registration required, 11a


  • Reception for the Transcending Gender Project, 12:30p
  • Growing Up Trans (a Frontline film), 2:30p

When most people think of Albert Einstein, they envision his wild hair and general unkempt appearance. But you don’t usually think of him as shoeless. Einstein didn’t like to wear socks. He said he couldn’t understand the purpose behind wearing both socks and shoes when one of them would do just fine. And socks “got the boot” because they always would get holes in them.

You can learn more about the genius and quirks on Thursday at 7p when the Nyack Library presents Reflections of Einstein, a feature documentary based on personal interviews with friends and colleagues of Albert Einstein including research assistants and several Nobel Laureates.

Here are some other interesting facts about Albert Einstein:

  • Einstein’s second wife was his first cousin on his mother’s side and a second cousin on his father’s side.
  • He was asked to be the second president of Israel.   Einstein declined the offer.
  • When Albert Einstein passed away, the pathologist, Thomas Harvey, removed his brain for preservation during the autopsy without the permission of his family.

Registration is required for the Thursday 7p free screening of  Reflections of Einstein.

Reception for the Transcending Gender Project , Sun at 12:30p

A reception for the Transcending Gender Project exhibit with photographer Rhys Harper.

Growing Up Trans (a Frontline film), Sun at 2:30p

An intimate look at the struggles and choices facing transgender children and their families.  This film will be show in part with Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.  Film followed by discussion.

Co-Sponsored by CANDLE: Youth Pride, Center for Safety and Change, Green Meadow Waldorf School, HVCS, Mental Health Association of Rockland County, Nyack Center, Nyack Library, PFLAG Rockland, Planned Parenthood Hudson-Peconic, TOUCH– NY

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 NyackNewsAndViews, sponsored by the Nyack Library.



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