Palisades Free Library News, March 2020

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 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Board of Trustees: Marjorie Galen, President; Christopher Keywork, Treasurer; Jen Citrolo, Secretary; Margaret Cook; Suzanna Frosch; John Guzewich; Sarah Buterbaugh; David Englander; Paul Riccobono; Library Director: Maria Gagliardi

At the Palisades Community Center’s Saturday Farmers’ Market, residents will have another opportunity to ask questions of the Directors of the Palisades, Tappan, and Orangeburg Libraries about their collaborative effort to pursue unification as a single library district with three branches.
Saturday, March 7, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Jimmy Hauburger Memorial Foundation Student Posters On Display in the Marie H. Firestone Community Room.
March 1 - 31

Mandalas by Rosemary Jennings
On display in the Marie H. Firestone Community Room. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, April 5, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. The public is invited. April 1 - 30

Keep Rockland Beautiful Volunteer Clean-Up.
Join us at the Joseph P. Clarke Rail Trail to help clean up the trail. Sponsored by Keep Rockland Beautiful, all supplies will be provided to help make our surroundings litter-free. Teens, need volunteer hours?! A great opportunity to get your volunteer hours in now before they are due. Ages 12 +. Younger children must be accompanied by guardian(s). Supplies are limited. Please call the library prior to the event to sign up to participate and for meeting location details.
Saturday, March 28, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
(Rain Date: Sunday, March 29)

Pre-Pub Book Club Ever wished that you could get your hands on a book before it hits the library's shelf? The Pre-Pub Book Club is for you! Stop by the Reference Desk to sign up and pick out the pre-pub you’d like to read. Titles are first come, first served. At the discussion, we'll share what we liked about our books, what we didn’t, and have a chance to swap titles with fellow readers! Registration required at the library.
Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 pm

Introduction to Keto & Paleo Diets Low-carb and Keto Diets re all the rage these days. But are they safe? And how do you follow them in a healthy way? You may be wondering if these low-carb diets are even right for you. In this talk, learn the ins and outs of these two similar but different eating styles from Certified Nutrition Specialist Jill Cruz. We will go over healthy approaches to both diets, how to do them safely, and how to know if a low-carb style of eating is right for your )body. Registration required.
Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 pm

The Vote: Womens Fierce Fight (Coffee Talk) 2020 is the centennial of the victory in the fight for women’s suffrage! Drawing on her new book *The Vote: Women’s Fierce Fight*, Penny Colman tells the gripping story of the battle to enfranchise women replete with political intrigues and betrayals; pageantry and parades; pickets, violent mobs, and forced feedings. Her illustrated program includes landmarks to women’s suffrage based on her more than thirty years of road trips in search of women’s history. A part of Coffee Talk, the Library’s day- time lecture series. Coffee and tea will be served. Registration required.
Monday, March 23 at 2:00 pm

Gentle Yoga This class will include meditation, breathing exercises, and overall attention to, and focus on, the body and mind. Practitioners will be guided through gentle movements while seated, standing, and lying down. The class suits all body types and ranges of movement. Instructor: Laura Zaino. Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one. Registration required. Space is limited to 10 participants. $5 class fee for non-Palisades or Sparkill residents.
Friday, March 6 at 11:00 am and Friday, March 20 at 11:00 am

Chair Yoga This one hour class will include pranayama (breath work), guided meditation, and/or mindfulness practice as well as gentle arm and leg movements while seated, opening up the joints and activating the muscles.

A portion of the class will be spent standing, using a chair as a prop, for safety and balance. The class suits all body types and ranges of movement. Instructor: Laura Zaino. Registration required. Space is limited to 10 participants. $5 class fee for non-Palisades or Sparkill residents.
Friday, March 13 at 11:00 am and Friday, March 27 at 11:00 am

Esplanade Book Club A librarian-led book discussion meeting every month at The Esplanade at Palisades. Contact the library for this month’s book selection. Friday, March 20 at 11:30 am

Open Play Mah Jongg. Advanced beginners and experienced players welcome for casual, non-competitive play. No instruction is provided.
Tuesdays in March, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Open Play Canasta All players welcome for casual, non-competitive play. No instruction is provided.
Wednesdays in March, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Paws for Reading
Children read one-on-one with a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) and its handler. 15-minute time slot per child. Ages 4 and up. Registration required.
Monday, March 2 at 4:00 pm

Baby Time! Nursery rhymes, songs, puppets, and bubbles. A great way to spend special time with your baby and to meet other new parents! Lap sit program for babies up to 18 months with adult caregiver. Registration requested.
Fridays in March at 10:30 am

Public Art Workshop for Kids Join artist Lisa D'Amico to learn about public art design and create public art (sculpture models) for your own community! Brought to you by Rockland County Art in Public Places. Grades 1 – 5. Registration required.
Saturday, March 7 at 11:00 am

Celebrate Spring Stories and Craft Spring is almost here! Celebrate with a flower craft and springtime stories. Ages 3 - 8. Registration required. Monday, March 9 at 4:30 pm

Saint Patricks Day Stories and Craft
Join Ms. Carolyn for Saint Patrick's Day stories, and make a mini leprechaun to hide around the house! Ages 5 and up. Registration required.
Tuesday, March 17 at 4:30 pm

Unless otherwise noted, registration for all events is open in the library, by phone, or online. For the most up-to-date program information, please check the library’s on-line calendar. Check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and