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Open Play Mah Jongg
Tuesdays @ 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.


Backyard Beekeeping: From Hive to Honey
Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00 pm
Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new beekeeper, or thinking about starting a backyard beehive, you know that there is nothing sweeter than honey harvested from the backyard. This workshop, with local beekeeper Aurelio Orlandini, is focused on the beginning beekeeper. Learn how to successfully set up a backyard hive and get tips on how to keep a thriving hive. A question & answer session will follow the presentation.


On Exhibit June 1 - 30
Marie H. Firestone Community Room

Artist Statement:

"Creativity is not a hobby, it's a way of life" As a retired architect, I had to find an outlet for my creative "juices". I tried painting on driftwood, photography, collage and most recently assemblage. As an inveterate saver of all things, assemblage seems the ideal medium for me. I hope my artistic endeavors convey my love of life.

French Language Meetup
Mondays @ 11:30 am, starting in June

Upcoming Meetings: 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26
"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 Linda Jouas, Palisades resident and veteran New York State certified teacher of French.
Learners of all levels welcome to participate.
Click here to sign up or RSVP on the Library’s Meetup page!

The Artist's Way
Monthly Meetup

Wednesdays @ 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!
Register online or RSVP on the Library's Meetup page.


Cookbook Club
Thursday, June 8 @ 7:00 pm

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Part potluck, part discussion, the Palisades Free Library Cookbook Club is for you!

Here's how it works:
1) Stop by the Reference Desk to sign up and pick out a recipe from June's cookbook. 
2) Library staff will make you a copy of the recipe you select, or you can check out a copy of the cookbook to take home.
3) Prepare the recipe at home and bring it in on the night of the meeting to share with other participants while we discuss the cookbook. Enjoy wine selected by the experts at The Grape D'Vine with your meal:
June's Cookbook:
The Love & Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking  by Jeanine Donofrio
Sometimes all you need is a little spark of inspiration to change up your regular cooking routine. The Love & Lemons Cookbook features more than one hundred simple recipes that help you turn your farmers market finds into delicious meals. 
Organized by ingredient, The Love & Lemons Cookbook teaches readers how to make beautiful food with what’s on hand, whether it’s a bunch of rainbow-colored heirloom carrots from the farmers market or a four-pound cauliflower that just shows up in a CSA box. The book also features resources to show readers how to stock their pantry, gluten-free and vegan options for many of the recipes, as well as ideas on mixing and matching ingredients, so that readers always have something new to try.


Esplanade Book Club: A Great Reckoning
​Friday, June 16 @ 11:00am
Auditorium, The Esplanade at Palisades

Join us for the new Esplanade Book Club, a librarian-led book discussion meeting every month in the auditorium of The Esplanade at Palisades. Questions?! Contact Anya Berg, Adult Services Librarian at the Palisades Free Library or Karen Roth, Director of Recreation at The Esplanade at Palisades.

This month we'll be discussing A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny. 

When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift on the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide to places even he is afraid to go. But must.