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Did You Know: December is Read a New Book Month

Read a New Book

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


  • LEGO Builders, Registration required, 4:30p
  • FREE Assistance with NYS Health Insurance Programs, 5p


  • Cuentos, Canciones y Artesania, 1p
  • Homework Help, 4p


Fiction Book Discussion Group, 7p


Nonfiction Book Club, 2p


Toddler Time, 11a


Camera Basics with Jeff Montanye, Registration required, 2p

December is Read a New Book Month and members of the Nyack Library staff enthusiastically shared some of their favorite books.  It also can be used as a gift guide for those avid readers on your holiday shopping list.

Adult Fiction Recommendations

  • The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
  • The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

Adult Non-fiction Recommendations

  • Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
  • The Witches by Stacy Schiff
  • M Train by Patti Smith
  • Seeds by Thor Henson
  • The Fish Ladder:  A Journey Upstream by Katharine Norbury

Teen Fiction Recommendations

  • These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • MARTians by Blythe Woolston

Teen Non-fiction Recommendations

  • Drowned City:  Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans (a graphic novel) by Don Brown
  • Most Dangerous:  Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin
  • Symphony for the City of the Dead:  Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by Matthew Tobin Anderson

Children’s Fiction Recommendations

  • Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
  • Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Children’s Picture Books

  • Waiting by Kevin Henkes
  • The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Dewalt
  • What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss
  • Little Elliot, Big Family by Mike Curato

So whether you check out some of these suggestions or get something you’ve been meaning to read off your shelf, why not treat yourself to some stress-free “me” time and read a new book at this busy time of year?

Camera Basics with Jeff Montanye, Sat at 2p

Are you ready to learn how to use that digital camera you’ve been holding on to?  Digital cameras can be a little intimidating and often people do not venture far from the fully automatic settings.  This class attempts to help you get better acquainted with your digital camera.  We’ll show you how to navigate through the menu and explain what the buttons are meant to do.  This short 1.5 to 2 hour class for libraries won’t explain every detail but it will give you a good over-all look at your point-and-shoot or digital SLR camera and its buttons.  Registration is required.  Space is limited.

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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