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More Than Mah Jongg

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Fun & Games
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Fun & Games

Gather for Mah Jongg with your own equipment or explore our expansive board game collection.
No registration is required. No instruction is provided. Open to beginners and advanced. All are welcome to attend.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Pre-School" group.

Play-Doh™ Math Club

10:30am - 11:30am
S.T.E.A.M.
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Activity Room
Age Group: Children, Pre-School
Program Type: S.T.E.A.M.
Registration Required
Event Details:
Thursday, Feb. 22 at 10:30am. Ages 3-5 years. Let’s have fun using Play-Doh™ to make some favorite wintry things, then we’ll share them with the group. We’ll also use Play-Doh™ to make patterns and pieces to do some simple math.   &n...

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We get messy

We will get a bit messy so please wear old clothes or bring a smock.

Winter Registration Dates

Registration for Nyack School District patrons begins on January 2. Out of district patrons can register beginning on January 13.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Tools for Relaxation and Mindfulness Meditation

11:00am - 12:00pm
Health & Wellness, Virtual
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Virtual
Event Details:
Learn easy and gentle practices for deep relaxation that you can incorporate into your daily life. Chinese self-massage, Qigong, breathing and listening to peaceful meditative music effortlessly lead you to be calmer and quieter. All of these simple...

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Zoom link

This event is held online via Zoom, register to receive login information.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Still Life Studio

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Arts & Crafts
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Event Details:
Bring your favorite art supplies and join us for open art-making time with Katie and Caroline.  We will set up a wacky and interesting still life for you to draw or paint however you prefer.   There will be no formal instruction,...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Dungeons & Dragons: The Dimension of Despair

5:30pm - 8:30pm
Fun & Games
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Glass Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Fun & Games
Registration Required
Event Details:
This party is for grades 9-12 only! Our players find themselves invited to a mysterious dinner party. Their host? The mysterious Dyrnn. All is not as it seems as the players must travel through a shifting realm of chaos to escape Dyrnn's dark prison....

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Register separately for each week

Register separately for every single week.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Preventing Senior Scams

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lecture
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Lecture
Registration Required
Event Details:
The Rockland County District Attorney’s Office will host a presentation addressing the growing concern of financial scams against senior citizens.  Delving into the various forms of scams targeting the elderly, the presentation highlights the vu...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Art Reception, Concert, Art
Event Details:
Photographer/Poet and local resident Madaha Kinsey-Lamb continues into the final week of her exhibit “Our Daily Bread” with live music by musician/composer Andrew Lamb, poetry, refreshments, and an Artist Talk welcoming audience discussion on Sunda...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Pre-School" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

Take & Make Craft

All Day
Arts & Crafts
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Take & Make Table - Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Pre-School, Elementary, Family
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Every Monday the Children's Room will have a new craft ready for pickup for children to do at home on their own anytime!

No registration.

Crafts available during library hours, while supplies last.

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No Registration

Registration is not required for this program.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Pre-School" group.

Open Playtime

10:00am - 1:00pm
Playtime
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Babies, Toddlers, Pre-School
Program Type: Playtime
Event Details:

It’s playtime in the Storytime Room, no matter what the weather brings! A great chance to meet other local families while you enjoy books, games, toys and puzzles with your little one(s).

Ages 5 and under.   ...

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Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

No Registration

Registration is not required for this program.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Movie
Event Details:
2023  |  PG-13  |  2h 34m Daredevil archaeologist Indiana Jones races against time to retrieve a legendary dial that can change the course of history. Accompanied by his goddaughter, he soon finds himself squaring off against Jür...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Pre-School" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

The Missing Mitten Mystery

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Fun & Games
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Children, Pre-School, Elementary
Program Type: Fun & Games
Registration Required
Event Details:
Ages 3 – 6 years.   Where, oh where has the mitten gone? In this early literacy program, children will use their knowledge of colors, shapes, letters, and numbers to problem-solve as a team and solve the mystery of the missing mitte...

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Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Winter Registration Dates

Registration for Nyack School District patrons begins on January 2. Out of district patrons can register beginning on January 13.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Toddler Time

10:30am - 11:15am
Storytime
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Event Details:
Tuesdays at 10:30am.     January 23 - March 19. (No program February 20). Ages 18-35 months with adult. Weekly storytime with books and beyond!  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Other children

Please make alternate arrangements for other children.

Register separately for each week

Register separately for every single week.

Winter Registration Dates

Registration for Nyack School District patrons begins on January 2. Out of district patrons can register beginning on January 13.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Yarn Therapy

11:30am - 12:30pm
Arts & Crafts
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Glass Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required

If you like to knit or crochet, join our "therapy" sessions. Bring your yarn and tools. Come on in to knit, crochet, and socialize. Bring friends or meet new people. Yarn donations are greatly appreciated.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Family" group.

LEGO™ Challenge, Family Style

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Fun & Games, S.T.E.A.M.
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Family
Program Type: Fun & Games, S.T.E.A.M.
Registration Required
Event Details:
Grades K-5. Come and build with LEGO™ bricks with your grownups and siblings on a group project, all together now! Share your creation with the group and then LEGOs™ will be displayed temporarily in the Children’s Room. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Winter Registration Dates

Registration for Nyack School District patrons begins on January 2. Out of district patrons can register beginning on January 13.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Talk, Virtual
Event Details:
Why is feedback so difficult, and how can we make it easier? The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

More Than Mah Jongg

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Fun & Games
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Fun & Games

Gather for Mah Jongg with your own equipment or explore our expansive board game collection.
No registration is required. No instruction is provided. Open to beginners and advanced. All are welcome to attend.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Pre-School" group.

PreK Winter Storytime on Wednesdays

4:30pm - 5:15pm
Storytime
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Pre-School
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Event Details:
Wednesdays at 4:30pm. Jan. 17 - March 20  (No program Feb. 21).  (Please choose Wednesdays OR Thursdays and register for only one weekly storytime.) Weekly storytimes for ages 3 – 5. Great books, games, songs and crafts! Parents...

Disclaimer(s)

Register separately for each week

Register separately for every single week.

Winter Registration Dates

Registration for Nyack School District patrons begins on January 2. Out of district patrons can register beginning on January 13.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Pre-School" group.

PreK Winter Storytime on Thursdays

10:30am - 11:15am
Storytime
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Pre-School
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Thursdays at 10:30am. Jan. 18 - March 21  (No program Feb. 22). (Please choose Wednesdays OR Thursdays and register for only one weekly storytime.). Weekly storytimes for ages 3 – 5. Great books, games, songs and crafts! Parents &...

Disclaimer(s)

Register separately for each week

Register separately for every single week.

Winter Registration Dates

Registration for Nyack School District patrons begins on January 2. Out of district patrons can register beginning on January 13.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Tools for Relaxation and Mindfulness Meditation

11:00am - 12:00pm
Health & Wellness, Virtual
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Virtual
Event Details:
Learn easy and gentle practices for deep relaxation that you can incorporate into your daily life. Chinese self-massage, Qigong, breathing and listening to peaceful meditative music effortlessly lead you to be calmer and quieter. All of these simple...

Disclaimer(s)

Zoom link

This event is held online via Zoom, register to receive login information.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Graphic Novel Book with Bingo

4:15pm - 5:00pm
Book Club
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Activity Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary
Program Type: Book Club
Registration Required
Event Details:
Book Club for Grades 3-6. Books will be available at the Children’s Room Desk one month prior to the program. Leon the Extraordinary by Jamar Nicholas. Leon shows us his heart, proving he is an extraordinary superhero. Let’s discuss the boo...

Disclaimer(s)

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

Other children

Please make alternate arrangements for other children.

Snacks

Snacks will be provided.

Winter Registration Dates

Registration for Nyack School District patrons begins on January 2. Out of district patrons can register beginning on January 13.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

In Conversation with Roxane Gay

6:30pm - 9:00pm
Author Talk
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author Talk
Event Details:
This is a free community event, though registration is required. REGISTER HERE. Join us for an evening with acclaimed author, Roxane Gay, in conversation with local author Anita Kopacz.   Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic wh...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Adult(ish) Board Game Night

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fun & Games
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Fun & Games
Registration Required
Event Details:
Come play a game from our Board Game Collection or bring a favorite game of your own. Bring friends and make more! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Babies" group.
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.

Winter Babies

10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Valley Cottage Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Children, Babies, Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Event Details:
Fridays at 10:30am. Jan. 19 - March 22  (No program Feb. 23, March 15). Ages 2 months - 17 months with adult. Weekly movement, rhymes & music. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.

Other children

Please make alternate arrangements for other children.

Register separately for each week

Register separately for every single week.

Winter Registration Dates

Registration for Nyack School District patrons begins on January 2. Out of district patrons can register beginning on January 13.