Palisades Free Libraty News: March 2024

Palisades Free Library
Member of the Ramapo Catskill Library System
19 Closter Road, Palisades, NY 10964

Marjorie Galen, President; Laurie Ferguson, Treasurer; Kris Haberman, Vice President; Kathryn Shattuck, Secretary; Yvonna Kopacz Wright; Erica Lockwood; Marty Nealon; Library Director, Maria Gagliardi. The next board meeting is Wednesday, April 10, at 7:00 pm in person, at the library. All meetings are open to the public.

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. Closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day.

Coming Spring 2024 Goods and Services Auction
To benefit the Library Building Fund: We are working with architect Michael Esmay to solve our flooding problem in the children’s room, update our restroom to ADA standards, and expand our historic collection storage space. We will be looking for donations to auction: tickets, jewelry, handmade goods, and services. Contact Marjorie Galen at 845-598-1375.

Join Us and Celebrate Local Authors Chul Hyun and Max Ludington.
The library is pleased to host two authors with Palisades connections.

Saturday, March 23 at 4:00 pm New York Times reporter Kathryn Shattuck interviews Chul Hyun about his charismatic new memoir, I Just Came To See You (see page 6).

Saturday, April 27, 4:00 pm Max Ludington celebrates the launch of his new novel, Thorn Tree (see page 7). Books will be available for purchase.
Starting Seeds Indoors: Monday,March 4 at 6:30 pm
Presented by Donna DeSousa, Master Gardener Volunteer with Cornell Cooperative Extension Chair Yoga and Gentle Yoga on Fridays at 11:15 am.
Registration required.
Join instructor Laura Zaino in person. Each week we alternate Chair and Gentle Yoga.
Open Play Mah Jongg on Tuesdays from 1:30 pm 3:30 pm
Practice your skills with this friendly group. Please bring your own tiles or cards. Walk-ins welcome.

Storytime" ages 6 months to 3 years on Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 am
End of Winter Reading Party Sunday, March 10, 1:00 pm for toddlers to teens!
Play games, eat snacks, and receive your prize for completing the winter reading game!
Snack Class, Wednesday, March 13, 4:30 pm: ages K - 5. Registration required.
Learn to make delicious, easy snacks with ShopRite nutritionist Caitlin Rulli! Junior Astronaut Training, Tuesday, 4:30 pm; ages 8 - 12. Registration required.
Each month we learn about a different aspect of what it takes to be an astronaut.