Garrison’s Mamie Fish in the Gilded Age

Viewers who are currently intrigued with the HBO drama The Gilded Age, created by Julian Fellowes, may have wondered if the character of Mamie Fish portrayed in the television show has any connection to the Desmond-Fish Public Library. And yes, Mamie Fish lived and...

The Harlem Hellfighters of WWI and the Desmond-Fish Public Library

A Congressional Gold Medal has been awarded to the 369th Infantry Regiment for the bravery of its soldiers during World War I. On August 26, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act. Made up mostly of New Yorkers, and...

Desmond-Fish Public Library Announces New Director

For Immediate Release – July 14, 2021 Garrison, NY – The Desmond-Fish Public Library (DFPL) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Deirdre (Dede) Farabaugh as the next Director of the Library, located in Garrison. Ms. Farabaugh, a...