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Open Play Mah Jongg
Every Tuesday @ 11:00 am

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.


French Language Meetup
Mondays @ 11:30 am
Upcoming Beginner Meetings: 9/11 & 9/25
Upcoming Intermediate/Advanced Meetings: 9/18
"Parlons français ensemble!"
Learn and practice French in a fun, collaborative, and relaxed environment. Experience French language and culture through mini-lessons, conversation,
and interactive activities (i.e. food!)
with Marianne Scordel, native French speaker.

The beginner group is intended for those new to the French language. The intermediate/advanced group is
intended for those comfortable conversing in French.
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Tech Tuesdays: Meet Libby
Tuesday, September 26, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
& Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Drop in with your iOS, Android, or Microsoft device for help with Libby, Overdrive's new app for discovering
and enjoying eBooks and audiobooks
 for free with your library card.
Can't make it to Tech Tuesdays?! Call the library at 845.359.0136 to schedule an appointment for
one-on-one assistance at a time that's convenient for you!
Sign up online for the afternoon session.
Sign up online for the evening session.

Inspiration from the Past 
Paintings by Carol Luckhardt
October 1-31
Marie H. Firestone Community Room

Opening Reception:
Sunday, October 1, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
The public is invited.  


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


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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Little Known Films: Shall We Kiss?
Saturday, October 14 @ 5:00 pm

A special after hours showing, with appetizers, of Shall We Kiss?, a film selected by film director (“Charlie Hoboken”, “Undertow”) and Palisades resident Tom Mazziotti.

Shall We Kiss? (2007, Not Rated, Music Box Films, Dir. Emmanuel Mouret, 96 min., French with English subtitles): When Gabriel and Emilie meet by chance, he offers her a ride, and they spend the evening talking, laughing and getting along famously. At the end of the night, Emilie declines Gabriel's offer of "a kiss without consequences". Emilie admonishes him that the kiss could have unexpected consequences, and tells him a story, unfolding in flashbacks, about the impossibility of indulging your desires without affecting someone else's life.

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Relaxation Through Meditation with Dr. Pawlowski (Ed.D)
Monday, October 23 @ 7:00 pm

Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski (Ed.D), long time meditator and national speaker, as he discusses how meditation can evoke a deeper state of relaxation and more peace within. He will also present a powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life on all levels. The audience will have a chance to practice this simple meditation that can help you in all aspects of your life.

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Author Talk: Beyond the Comma by Rev. Robert Chase
Wednesday, October 25 @ 7:00 pm

Rev. Robert Chase, former pastor (1997-1999) of the
Palisades Presbyterian Church and recently returned resident to our community, will lead a conversation about his new book, 
Beyond the Comma. All are invited to this interesting conversation about how we navigate those “comma moments” when all life seems to change. Admission is free; refreshments will be served; signed copies
of the book will be available for sale.

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