January at the Palisades Free Library

In January at the Palisades Free Library

19 Closter Road

Palisades, NY 10964







Adult Programs

Open Mah Jongg Play – Tuesdays at 11:00 am. The Mah Jongg group will meet 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.

The Artist’s Way Monthly Meetup – Wednesday, January 4, 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. We'll start each meeting with a check-in, where members will have the opportunity to share their experiences with morning pages, artist dates, etc. and continue the discussion with topics and tasks covered in The Artist's Way. Bring your artwork, writing, music, etc. to share with the group (not required, but strongly encouraged). Newcomers welcome!

Little Known Films: Après Vous – Saturday, January 7, 5:00 pm. A special after hours showing, with light appetizers, of the film featured in the December 2016 issue of 10964: The Palisades Newsletter. Joining us to introduce the film will be film director (“Charlie Hoboken”, “Undertow”), Palisades resident, and writer of the newsletter's "Little Known Films" column, Tom Mazziotti.

Book Social – Tuesday, January 10, 7:00 pm. Calling all avid readers and book club members. Come to the library for dessert and literary discussion. We’ll talk about all our favorite books from 2016 and the most anticipated books of 2017. A great event for those looking for their next book club pick, or working on their 2017 TBR (to be read) list. Advanced reader copy and book discussion guide giveaways.

Cookbook Club – Wednesday, January 18, 7:00 pm. Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then the new Palisades Free Library Cookbook Club is for you! Enjoy wine selected by the experts at The Grape D’Vine with your meal. Please stop by the Reference Desk to sign up and pick out a recipe from: Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Matrix.

Annual Meeting – Sunday, January 22, 2:00 pm. Program: Cholera Comes to Piermont: Lecturer Michael Nevins, MD will talk about how Nicholas Gesner's Diary (Palisades resident from 1765-1858) provides clues to a long forgotten deadly outbreak of cholera in neighboring Piermont in the 1830s. Election of Trustees: Natalie Barak, Margaret Cook, Michael Shannon Movie for the Kids in the Children's Room: Zootopia (PG).


Teen Programs

Book Club – Monday, January 9, 6:00 pm. CALLING ALL TEENS! We are starting a Teen Book Club here at the Library. In January, we will be discussing This is the Part Where You Laugh by Peter Brown Hoffmeister. This club will be casual, so no pressure! Even if you don’t finish the book all are welcome to come and discuss. Snacks will be served.


Children’s Programs

Snow Magic – Tuesday, January 24, 4:30 pm. Come hear about the biggest, best snowman in the world. Then make your own biggest, best snow person to take home. Maybe you will find him/her dancing around your yard one morning. Keep warm with some hot cocoa and marshmallows. Grades: K-3.


Unless otherwise noted, registration for all program is open in the library, by phone, or online.


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