Palisades Free Library News: December 2016

On Display in the Marie H. Firestone Community Room
The Artist's Way Meetup Exhibit, featuring the artwork of participants in the Library’s The Artist’s Way Monthly Meetup, will be on display in the community room December 1 – December 31. All are invited to the opening reception: Sunday, December 4, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Adult Programs

Open Mah Jongg Play The Mah Jongg group meets every Tuesday. Advanced beginners and experienced players welcome for casual, noncompetitive play. No instruction is provided and we recommend that you bring your own National Mah Jongg League card.
Tuesdays, 11:00 am – 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 while we explore The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of every month. Newcomers welcome.
Upcoming meeting: Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 pm

Little Known Films: Après Vous. 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, January 7, 5:00 pm

Book Social Calling all avid readers and book club members. Come to the library for dessert and literary discussion. We’ll talk about all our favorite books from 2016 and the most anticipated books of 2017. A great event for those looking for their next book club pick, or working on their 2017 TBR (to be read) list. Advanced reader copy giveaways.
Tuesday, January 10, 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, the new 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 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. Questions? Let us know! January’s Cookbook: Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Matrix*.
Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 pm (Sign up at the Reference Desk starting December 21)

Teen Programs

Book Club First meeting of the Library’s Teen Book Club, where we’ll be discussing This Is the Part Where You Laugh by Peter Brown Hoffmeister. Snacks will be provided!
Monday, January 9, 6:00 pm

Children's Programs

Alpha Computer Science Club: Hour of Code
A special “Hour of Code” meeting of the computer science club.
Tuesday, December 6 (check website for more info)

Gingerbread House Building An annual tradition at the Palisades Library. Bring a box of graham crackers to construct an edible house with candy and other tasty goodies. Children ages: 5-12. Registration required.
Wednesday, December 7, 4:30 pm

Afternoon at the Movies: The Secret Life of Pets A holiday week showing of the children’s movie The Secret Life of Pets.
Wednesday, December 26, 4:00 pm

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

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

Hours: Monda - Thursday 11:00-9:00, Friday - Saturday 11:00-5:00, Sunday 1:00-5:00

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

Holidays: Closed Christmas Eve, December 24, Christmas Day, December 25, New Year’s Eve, December 31, New Year’s Day, January 1, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16, President’s Day, February 20

Director: Maria Gagliardi;

Board of Trustees: Helena Power, President; Marjorie Galen, Vice-President; Christopher Keywork, Treasurer; Mary Ann Brueckner, Secretary; Jen Citrolo; Suzanna Frosch; John Guzewich; Holly Seeger; Beverly Warwick