Member of the Ramapo Catskill Library System and ANSER Network
19 Closter Road, Palisades, NY 10964
Phone: 845-359-0136 Fax: 845-359-6124

Hours: Monday - Thursday 11-9, Friday - Saturday 11-5, Sunday 1-5 (closed summer Sundays starting June 18)

Next Meeting of the Board of Trustees: Wednesday, June 14 at 7:30 pm at the library. Open to the public.

Closed: Mother’s Day, May 14; Memorial Day, May 29; Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day, September 4

Director: Maria Gagliardi; Board of Trustees: Marjorie Galen, President; Beverly Warwick, Vice-President; Christopher Keywork; Treasurer; Jen Citrolo, Secretary; Natalie Barak; Margaret Cook; Suzanna Frosch; John Guzewich; Matthew Miller

Welcome New Children's Librarian Claudia Uccellani Claudia joined the Palisades Free Library in March as our Children's Services Librarian. Most recently, Claudia worked at the Nyack Library in the Children's Department. Claudia will select books for the children's collections, plan children's programs, and lead story times on Tuesday mornings. Stop by the library and say "hello." Claudia looks forward to meeting the children and parents of the Palisades community.

Volunteers Needed! The Palisades Free Library partners with the Tappan Zee Thrift Shop. When you help them by making a donation or signing up for volunteer hours, you help us! Call the Library at (845)359-0136 or stop by the Library's Circulation Desk for more information.

2017 Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World
There is something for everyone this summer at the library.

Children ages 3 and 4 can join the Little Builders program. It us socially designed to encourage shared reading time and enhance early literacy skills. School-age children will have the opportunity to read whatever interests them and receive small prizes. In addition, kids will be able to participate in fun, engaging programs based on this year’s theme.
Registration begins Monday, June 19

The Teen Summer Reading Program: Read books, volunteer, and attend programs to earn points. Grand Prize is two tickets to New York Comic Con 2017 for all four days! Registrations begins the end of June. Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo Challenge: Grow as a reader as you complete the bingo card. Turn in your bingo card by Monday, August 21 to be entered into the end-of-summer prize drawing.
Registration begins Monday, June 26

Adult Summer Reading Book Bingo Challenge. Grow as a reader as you complete the bingo card. Turn in your bingo card by Monday, August 21 to be entered into the end-of-summer prize drawing.
Registration begins Monday, June 26.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration: Entertainment by Tommy Gardner and the Uncle Brothers, an award-winning group of lively and entertaining family musicians. No need to register in advance. Just pack up the family and come! Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00 pm at St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, 523 Western Highway in Blauvelt.

Parlez vous Français? The library will be offering French language programming starting this June. Interested in participating? Contact Anya Berg, Adult Services Librarian at (845)359-0136 or

Esplanade Book Club: A new librarian-led book discussion meeting every month in the auditorium of The Esplanade at Palisades. Call the library or visit our website for more information.

Open Mah Jongg Play: Advanced beginners and experienced players welcome for casual, non-competitive play. No instruction is provided, and we recommend that you bring your own National Mah Jongg League card. Tuesdays, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Artist's Way Monthly Meetup: Whether you create art to live or simply wish to live more creatively, find your motivation as we explore The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. Newcomers are welcome!
Meets the first Wednesday of every month. May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, & September 6 at 7:00 pm

(palisades people) SUNDAY SYMPOSIA
I'll Never Leave This Place Alive: A Pioneering Female Geologist Explores South America and the Shifting Landscape of Women in the Sciences. Travel memoirs to exotic regions do not frequently feature women as protagonists, and rarely combine laugh-out-loud misadventures with insights about the pioneering efforts of women to enter the almost exclusively male branches of field sciences. Margaret Winslow is a field geologist with over thirty years of wilderness experience, and an award-winning author.

This symposium is made possible through a generous donation from the estate of Dorothy S. Davis.
Sunday, May 7, 4:30 pm at The Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road.
The program is free, but registration is requested.

Little Known Films: O'Horten. A special after hours showing, with light appetizers, of the film featured in this month's Little Known Films column. Joining us to introduce the film will be film director (Charlie Hoboken, Undertow)
Palisades resident, and columnist Tom Mazziotti.
Saturday, May 20, 5:00 pm

Backyard Beekeeping: From Hive to Honey This workshop, with local beekeeper Aurelio Orlandini, will focus on the beginning beekeeper. Learn how to successfully set up a backyard hive, and get tips on how to keep it thriving.
A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Tuesday, May 23, 7:00 pm

Cookbook Club. Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Part potluck, part discussion, all fun, the Palisades Free Library Cookbook Club is for you!

Here's how it works: 1) Stop by the Reference Desk to sign up and pick out a recipe from the featured cookbook. 2) Library staff will make you a copy of the recipe you select, or you can check out a copy of the cookbook to take home. 3) Prepare the recipe at home and bring it in on the night of the meeting to share with other participants while we discuss the cookbook.

Enjoy a glass of wine with your meal, selected by the experts at The Grape D’Vine in Sparkill.

June's Cookbook: The Love & Lemons Cookbook by Jeanine Donofrio,
Thursday, June 8, 7:00 pm Sign up in the library starting May 1

September’s Cookbook: Mad Genius Tips: Over 90 Expert Hacks + 100 Delicious Recipes by Justin Chapple,
Thursday, September 14, 7:00 pm
Sign up in the library from August 7

Alpha Computer Science Club. Build a basic website using HTML and CSS. Participants will learn how to insert images, videos and text into a page, and also change the styling and text on their site. Participants will need a charged laptop, and be able to log on independently. Java Script will also be discussed. Open to 4 - 6th graders in the South Orangetown School District.
Tuesday, May 2, 6:00 pm

Mother's Day Cards and Crafts. Create a gift for your Mom or Grandma. Wrap it up and make a card to give to Mom on her special day. Program includes poems, stories, games and crafts. Ages 5 and up. Wednesday, May 10, 4:30 pm

Math Homework Help Need help with your math homework? No need to sign up! Drop in for individual or small group assistance. For 4th - 8th graders.
Tuesday, May 16, 6:00 pm

Father's Day Cards and Crafts. Create a gift for your Dad or Grandpa. Wrap it up and make a card to give him on his special day. Program includes poems, stories, games and crafts. Ages 5 and up.
Tuesday, June 6, 4:30 pm

Unless otherwise noted, registration for all events is open in the library, by phone, or online.