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Did You Know: Pearl Harbor Began on November 26, 1941?

Attack on Pearl Harbor

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


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


  • Fiction Writers Workshop – new members welcome, 11a
  • Cuentos, Canciones y Artesania, 1p
  • Nyack Toastmasters, 6:45p


Arm Chair Walking Tour:  Some of the Folks Who Made Nyack What it is Today, Registration required, 7p


  • Family Book Discussion, Registration required, 6:30p
  • Holiday Cookbook Cook-off, Registration required, 7p


  • Sukey Malloy Holiday Concert, Registration required, 11a
  • Sing We Enchanted Performs “Christmas in Paris”, Registration required, 7:30p


Hands-on Holiday Toy Demonstrations, 11a


Study Sundays w/Ms. Siobhan, 12p

Although December 7 is the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor which led to the United States entering World War II, the attack really started twelve days earlier when six Japanese aircraft carriers left northern Japan to take position northwest of Hawaii.  Tensions had been high between the United States and Japan since the 1920s, but escalated when Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931.  During 1941, the United States and Japan were in negotiations to improve relations, and the day after the attack fleet left Japan for Hawaii, the United States even delivered a counter proposal to Japan.

In the attack, 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 were wounded.  All eight of the U.S. battleships in the harbor were damaged and four were sunk.  Given that the harbor was shallow, all but the Arizona were raised.  Six of the battleships even returned to service in World War II.  In 1962, the USS Arizona Memorial opened and is visited by two million people annually.

Just ten hours after Japan attacked the United States, it attacked the Philippines and occupied the Philippines for three years until the surrender of Japan at the end of World War II.

Arm Chair Walking Tour:  Some of the Folks Who Made Nyack What it is Today, Wed at 7p

Take a look back into history of some of the people who made lasting contributions to Nyack’s history. Jim Leiner will tell stories of local people who were not necessarily community leaders, but in their own way contributed to the history of the area, along with sharing some never before seen photos from his personal collection. Registration is required.

Carnegie Concerts Series
Sing We Enchanted, Fri at 7:30p

Westchester-based a capella vocal ensemble Sing We Enchanted performs “A Christmas in Paris.”  A program of sublime, famous, and fun carols… from France and other countries around the European continent.  Take an hour out from your holiday preparations and relax to the sounds of French, English, Polish, Italian, German, Spanish and other carols (sung in English, or in the original language).  The program features holiday carols arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, David Willcocks, and others.  A reception following the concerts features French desserts and other delectables.  Suggested donation at the door: $20, $15 seniors/students.  Free to children 12 and under.  Registration is required.

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Did You Know comes to you each Monday on NyackNewsAndViews, sponsored by the Nyack Library.



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