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France, 1950's
Photographs by Frances Breer
Marie H. Firestone Community Room

March 1 - 31, 2018

No opening reception.



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.


French Language Meetup
Mondays in 2018 @ 11:30 am

Marie H. Firestone Community Room

Upcoming Beginner Meetings:

Mondays, March 12 & 26

Upcoming Intermediate/Advanced Meetings:
Mondays, March 5 & 19
"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 with Marianne Scordel,
native French speaker.

The beginner group is geared toward those new to the French language and the intermediate/advanced group for those comfortable conversing in French, however learners of all levels welcome in both groups!
Sign up online or RSVP on 


DIY Organics: Make Your Own Household Cleaners
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Marie H. Firestone Community Room

Get a jump start on spring cleaning! Make your own household cleaners using natural ingredients with librarian and DIYer Cheryl McNeil. Participants will leave with all-purpose, glass, mold prevention, and tub scrub cleaners. All materials provided.
Registration required. Limited to 10 participants. Sign up online


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

Marie H. Firestone Community Room

APRIL 4, 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!

Sign up online or RSVP on 


Poetry Slam
unday, April 8, 2018, 4-6 pm
Tappan Manse Barn

Bryan Roessel of Rockland Poets will emcee this poetry slam at the Tappan Manse Barn, located at 32 Old Tappan Road in Tappan, NY. 
Poets of all ages are invited to enter. Admission is $5 to slam or sit. Winner will receive a $100 CASH prize. 8 slots available for competition, 4 slots available for open mic.

Limited space will be offered to poets who would like to sell their chapbooks, zines, or other published bits of poetry! 
No pre-registration. Space is offered on a first come, first served basis only. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Palisades Free Library and Tappan Library and the Sean McCarthy Memorial Fund. 
For more information call the Palisades Free Library at 845.359.0136. 

Esplanade Book Club
Friday, April 20, 2018 
@ 11:00am
Auditorium, The Esplanade at Palisades

Join us for the Esplanade Book Club, a librarian-led book discussion meeting every month in the auditorium of The Esplanade at Palisades. This month we'll be discussing
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

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.

Silent Book Club
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
The 9W Market

Can’t seem to find the time to read? Don’t fit the traditional book club mold? Take time out of your busy schedule to relax for an hour or so of reading in the company of fellow book lovers. We’ll chat about what we’re reading and the titles topping our to-be-read lists, and then settle in with a cup of coffee or tea
for some silent reading. B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Book).
Food available for order. All readers are welcome—even e-readers.

This event will be held at The 9W Market, 243 US 9W in Palisades, NY 10964. 
Sign up online or RSVP on