Palisades Free Library News: December 2017

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

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

Next Meeting of the Board of Trustees: Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 pm at the library. Open to the public.

Next meeting of the Friends of the Palisades Free Library: check library website.

Holidays: Closed Christmas Eve, December 24, Closed Christmas Day, December 25, Closed New Year’s Day, January 1, Closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15

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

Annual Meeting and Election of Trustee Sarah Buterbaugh Adult Program: Hudson Valley Historic Haunts with Linda Zimmermann New York’s Hudson River Valley is a place of beauty and history. It is also one of the most haunted regions in the country. This program explores tales of ancient Indian spirits, soldiers who still walk the battlefields, old Dutch settlements, mansions, and cemeteries. Movie for the Kids in the Children's Room: The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017, Rated PG, Open Road Films, Dir. Cal Brunker, 91 min.) Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 pm

The Artist's Way 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. Newcomers are welcome!
Upcoming Meetings: Wednesdays, December 6 & January 3 at 7:00 pm

Open Mah Jongg Play 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 in December and January, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

French Language Meetup Learn and practice French in a fun, collaborative, and relaxed environment with native speaker, Marianne Scordel. Meetings alternate between beginner and intermediate/ advanced groups. Learners of all levels welcome. Upcoming Meetings: Mondays, December 4, 11 and 18 and Friday, December 29 at 11:30 am

Bad Art Night Adults, leave your talent and good taste at home. Get creative, get messy, make a disasterpiece… and win a prize (or create something not-so-awful in time for holiday gift giving)! All bad art supplies will be provided. Registration requested. Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 pm

Esplanade Book Club A librarian-led book discussion meeting every month in the auditorium of The Esplanade at Palisades. In December, we’ll be reading The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Upcoming Meetings: Fridays, December 15 and January 19 at 11:00 am

Teen Craft Night: Fun with Bath Fizzes! A new club meeting once a month. Registration required. Open to teens and tweens. Upcoming Meeting: Monday, December 18 at 6:00 pm

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. Upcoming Meeting: Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00 pm

Little Builders Building fun with Duplos, gears, blocks, and more! Ages 3 - 5 with adult caregiver. Wednesdays, December 6, 13 and 20, 11:00 am to 11:30 am

It's Storytime! Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, feltboard and movement games! Ages 2 - 4 with adult caregiver. No prior registration needed. Thursdays, December 7, 14 and 21, 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Holiday Light-Up Cards Come make a beautiful holiday card for friend or family using LED lights, colored pencils, origami papers, washi tape, and other decorative materials. Grades 4 - 8. Saturday, December 9 at 11:00 am

R.E.A.D. Dogs Come cuddle and read to a specially trained R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) dog who loves to listen! Children will read on a first-come, first served basis for 10 - 15 minutes depending on the number of children enrolled. For emerging and early readers. Wednesday, December 13 at 4:30 pm

Gingerbread Houses Come listen to holiday stories and decorate your very own gingerbread house with candy and icing galore! A beloved tradition offered by Ms. Carolyn. Grades K – 5. Thursday, December 14 at 4:30 pm

Green Meadow Puppet Show Teachers from the Green Meadow Waldorf school will present a puppet show for little ones using all hand-crafted puppets. Ages 3 – 5. Thursday, January 11 at 11:00 am

Spin Me a Yarn Listen to stories of sweaters and mittens and make a Ojo de Dios yarn craft to take home. Grades 1 – 4. Tuesday, January 16 at 4:30 pm

Family Book Discussion Calling all book lovers! Join us for an informal, lively discussion of It Ain't So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas. Snacks will be served! Grades 4 and 5 with an adult participant. Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 pm

Unless otherwise noted, registration for all events is open in the library, by phone, or online. Check us out on Facebook and