Palisades Free LIbrary News: March, 20211

POTS AND PANS IN PALISADES 4TH EDITION COOKBOOK Thank you to everyone who contributed. We received over 100 submissions from 80 Palisades residents. Keep an eye out for the publication date.

Registration is required. All programs are free and held remotely via Zoom.

Secrets of the New York City Subways
Wednesday, May 4, 2:00 pm on Zoom
Oscar Israelowitz, photographer, architect, and licensed New York City Tour Guide takes us on a breathtaking one-hour tour of the history, architecture and artwork of the New York City Subways.

Aiming for Zero Waste
Wednesday, May 12, 1:00 pm on Zoom
Jen Sheridan, Rockland Green educator, reveals what happens to our recycling, trash and leaf bags! Let’s do lunch as we learn! Take the zero-waste lunch challenge and make your own wasteless lunch. Let’s start aiming for zero waste in our own homes!

A WASP Takes Wing: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII.
Wednesday, May 26, 2:00 pm on Zoom
Carol Levin, storyteller, historian, and public scholar leads us on a WWII adventure. More than one thousand women volunteers completed the WASP military pilot training program. Thirty-eight of them died serving their country. WASPs were told that men needed their jobs and they were dismissed and forgotten. Carol Simon Levin tells the story of the amazing WASPs through the eyes of Ann Baumgartner Carl, the Jersey girl who trained as a WASP and became the only American woman to test-fly experimental planes during the war and the first American woman to fly a jet plane.

Friday, May 28, 11:00 am on Zoom
Join librarians and patrons from Palisades and Tappan for a lively book discussion on the second Thursday of the month. Titles TBD, but all will be available to borrow in print and as an ebook or audiobook from Hoopla. New members welcome!

Gentle Yoga and Chair Yoga. Laura Zaino, certified yoga instructor. New YouTube videos emailed every Friday. Classes are perfect for beginners and suit all body types and ranges of movement.

Adult Summer Reading Bingo Challenge. The bingo challenge returns for summer reading! Watch for more details soon.

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Tails and Tales: A Wild Reading Adventure!

The Palisades Free Library is excited to present our animal-focused Summer Reading Program, which will run seven weeks (June 21 – August 8.) This year our focus is on outdoor programming, which will include a Story Walk in Tallman Mountain State Park, a scavenger hunt, and much more! Online opportunities, including our Summer Reading Kickoff reptile and amphibian show featuring Odyss the American alligator, Twinkie the 14-foot python, and Dozer the giant tortoise, will allow families to enjoy programming from their homes. Grab-and-go craft kits will also be available. Children entering kindergarten through sixth grade may pick up game boards and welcome packets beginning June 15!

Palisades Free Library • 19 Closter Road • Palisades, NY 10964 Phone: 845-359-0136 • E-mail:
HOURS: The library is open to walk in visits. Masks must be worn and we are asking patrons to limit browsing to 15 minutes and computer use to 30 minutes. We are open Monday through Thursday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. The library will be closed on Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day. The library is closed summer Sundays beginning June 20.