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Open Play Mah Jongg
Every Tuesday in 2018 @ 11:00 am
Marie H. Firestone Community Room

The Mah Jongg group meets every Tuesday. Advanced beginners and experienced players welcome for casual, non-competitive play. No instruction is provided and we recommend that you bring your own National Mah Jongg League card.


Coffee & Conversation
Fridays in May, 11 AM - 1 PM
Historic Room

Stop by the library's Historic Room every Friday morning in May for coffee, snacks, guessed it, conversation! Registration not required, but feel free to...

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French Language Meetup (NEW FORMAT!)
Mondays in May & June @ 11:30 am (no meeting 5/28)

Marie H. Firestone Community Room

"Parlons français ensemble!" 

New format starting in May! Learn and practice French in a fun, collaborative, and relaxed environment. This weekly meeting will be geared toward those learning French at an intermediate level or above, but learners of all levels are welcome.
Each class will mix conversation with the learning of the language allowing intermediate learners to improve their technical skills (i.e. grammar), while offering beginners a greater exposure to the language.
Led by Marianne Scordel, Palisades resident and native French speaker.

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The Artist's Way Meetup
First Wednesday of Every Month in 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Marie H. Firestone Community Room

JUNE 6, 2018

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. Bring your artwork, writing, music, etc. to share with the group (not required, but strongly encouraged). Newcomers welcome!

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Dealing with Wildlife in Your Backyard
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Marie H. Firestone Community Room
Deer and other wildlife are a constant threat to your plantings and home gardens. This talk will address the primary wildlife challenges in our area. It will cover the behaviors and habits of the primary invaders such as deer, rabbits, groundhogs and chipmunks and suggest viable options for limiting their damage. Presented by Ann Barry, Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland. Please register.
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Esplanade Book Club
Friday, June 22, 2018 
@ 11:00am
The Esplanade at Palisades

Join us for the Esplanade Book Club, a librarian-led book discussion meeting every month at The Esplanade at Palisades. This month we'll be discussing Summer Hours at the Robber's Library by Sue Halpern. 

Interested in participating? Contact Anya Berg, Adult Services Librarian at the Palisades Free Library or Karen Roth, Director of Recreation at The Esplanade at Palisades.

The Beatles: 50 Years Later
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Marie H. Firestone Community Room

Help us kick off the Libraries Rock! 2018 Adult Summer Reading Program (more details on this coming soon).

A respected musicologist once referred to The Beatles as
one of the as one of the most transforming entities of 20th century music and claimed that they changed the course of popular music forever. Can that possibly be true? Were they really so much more than just four rock 'n roll "mop tops"? What made them such a strong force that they're still popular more than 50 years later? 

Join musician, published author, and SUNY and Ramapo College music faculty Barry Wiesenfeld to explore the phenomenon that was The Beatles - their growth, musical innovations, lyric depth and originality. 

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