Calendar

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Image of Fire Truck Learn what to do in an emergency! In this interactive demonstration, real firefighters will talk about fire safety, what to do in an emergency, and finish up by allowing children onto the fire truck.

Recommended for ages 3-5.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

10:30 a.m.

It's story time!Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading.

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

11:30 a.m.

Baby Lap TimeJoin us for nursery rhymes, songs, bounces, and stories for babies!  This program is interactive for baby and caregiver, and helps babies to develop an awareness for language and books. 

Looking for some great books for your child?  Try D.C. Public Library's Suggested Books for Pre-K, or Fred Rogers Company's Best Books for Babies list!

3:00 p.m.

It's Wednesday after school; need a mid-week break? Come by the Palisades Library to watch a teen movie! 

An activity will be available at 3 p.m.; movies will begin at 3:30 p.m. and be rated PG or PG-13. Snacks will be provided.

Wednesday Movie Night film reel












Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

(All day)

The Environmental Book Club meets every second Thursday. 


Book Cover of Thw World Without US
 
April 10
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

How would our planet respond without the human presence?
Book Cover of Darwin's Armada May 8
Darwin's Armada by Iain McCalman

Cultural historian Iain McCalman steps back in time and recounts the lives and scientific discoveries of Charles Darwin, Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley and Alfred Wallace.
Book cover "The Ocean Life" by Callum Roberts June 12
The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea by Callum Roberts. 

Putting our exploitation of the seas into historical context, Callum Roberts offers an account of the impact of modern fishing techniques, pollution, and climate change, and reveals what it would take to steer the right course while there is still time.


Friday, May 9, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Family Story TimeStory time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes. 

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

2:30 p.m.

Flower potCome to the Children's Room to make your own May flowers!

All ages are welcome!

Monday, May 12, 2014

10:30 a.m.

It's story time!Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading.

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

3:00 p.m.

homework

Math homework got you stumped? Don't have any earthly idea how to spell logorrhea? Come get homework help at the library!

Beginning in April, start the week off right by getting your homework out of the way. Every Monday there will be a knowledgeable adult here to help you figure out what to do once you've divided something by its circumference. 

Meeting in the Teen Space. 

This program is for students 13 -19.

CC image courtesy of Mikael Miettinen on flickr.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

10:30 a.m.

It's story time!Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading.

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

11:30 a.m.

Baby Lap TimeJoin us for nursery rhymes, songs, bounces, and stories for babies!  This program is interactive for baby and caregiver, and helps babies to develop an awareness for language and books. 

Looking for some great books for your child?  Try D.C. Public Library's Suggested Books for Pre-K, or Fred Rogers Company's Best Books for Babies list!

3:00 p.m.

It's Wednesday after school; need a mid-week break? Come by the Palisades Library to watch a teen movie! 

An activity will be available at 3 p.m.; movies will begin at 3:30 p.m. and be rated PG or PG-13. Snacks will be provided.

Wednesday Movie Night film reel












Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

3:00 p.m.

gamesWant to beat your friends at your favorite games?
Team up to conquer the world?
Or just hang out with other people your age?

Join us every Thursday, 3-5 p.m., and get your game on!

Ages 12-18.

7:30 p.m.

Look at MePlease join Palisades Book Club for a discussion of Look at Me by Anita Brookner.

Friday, May 16, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Family Story TimeStory time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes. 

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

2:00 p.m.

https://catalog.dclibrary.org/client/nopopup/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f728$002fSD_ILS:728468/ada?qu=some+liWhy does the string bass have holes in it?
What is it about those odd women?
And why are they so nervous all the time? 

Please join us for a free classic movie. For more information, please follow this link.

2:30 p.m.

Join us for a special family story time, as we celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  

We will be telling the tale of Momotaro, or "Peach Boy," with a special kamishibai theater and doing a craft. Kamishibai, or "paper theater," is a method of Japanese storytelling.

Want to find out more? Watch this video and check out these titles to learn about kamishibai storytelling or learn how to make your own! 

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Kamishibai Story Theater: The Art of Picture Telling Kamishibai Man Asian-American Crafts Kids Can Do!
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Monday, May 19, 2014

10:30 a.m.

It's story time!Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading.

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

3:00 p.m.

homework

Math homework got you stumped? Don't have any earthly idea how to spell logorrhea? Come get homework help at the library!

Beginning in April, start the week off right by getting your homework out of the way. Every Monday there will be a knowledgeable adult here to help you figure out what to do once you've divided something by its circumference. 

Meeting in the Teen Space. 

This program is for students 13 -19.

CC image courtesy of Mikael Miettinen on flickr.

7:00 p.m.

tabletDo you have a new tablet?
Have you been wondering about downloading ebooks?

Come to Palisade Library with your device, your library card and your questions.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

1:30 p.m.

Beijing Flickers (You-Zhong)

Beijing FlickersDirected by Zhang Yuan China, 2012, 96 mins. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

“Every day people disappear in this city. If I disappeared, would anyone come looking for me?” So muses San Bao, a young man left behind by Beijing’s fabulous new wealth, having just lost his job, his apartment, and the woman he loves (who’s left him for another, much richer man). Even Happiness, his dog, has inexplicably run away from him.

Lovelorn, self-destructive, combative, and desperately aimless, San Bao nevertheless has moments of euphoria amid his own despair, as he roams the sleek, shifting city alone or with one or more of his handful of friends — all of them soulful and talented, if cash-poor, dreamers and misfits.

Such heavenly losers form the vital spirit of Beijing in acclaimed director Zhang Yuan’s gorgeously gritty, droll, angst-ridden portrait of youthful disaffection and perseverance in the teeth of heartbreak, ruthless inequalities, and unfeeling ambition.

Find about more screenings of Beijing Flickers and other films in the Global Lens Film Series.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

10:30 a.m.

It's story time!Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading.

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

11:30 a.m.

Baby Lap TimeJoin us for nursery rhymes, songs, bounces, and stories for babies!  This program is interactive for baby and caregiver, and helps babies to develop an awareness for language and books. 

Looking for some great books for your child?  Try D.C. Public Library's Suggested Books for Pre-K, or Fred Rogers Company's Best Books for Babies list!

3:00 p.m.

Flag semaphoreDid you know that May 22 is National Maritime Day? On May 21, come to the Palisades Library to celebrate by learning flag semaphore, a maritime method of communication using flags.

Snacks will be provided. 

In the Small Meeting Room. For teens and tweens. 


Photo courtesy of Newtown graffiti on Flickr. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

3:00 p.m.

gamesWant to beat your friends at your favorite games?
Team up to conquer the world?
Or just hang out with other people your age?

Join us every Thursday, 3-5 p.m., and get your game on!

Ages 12-18.

Friday, May 23, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Family Story TimeStory time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes. 

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

2:30 p.m.

Memorial Day FlagMemorial Day is a time to remember and honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who lost their lives while serving.

Come to the Children's Room and make a firecracker flag to hang on your porch or by your window all year long!

All ages are welcome.

Check out how you can celebrate Memorial Day in D.C.!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

10:30 a.m.

It's story time!Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading.

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

11:30 a.m.

Baby Lap TimeJoin us for nursery rhymes, songs, bounces, and stories for babies!  This program is interactive for baby and caregiver, and helps babies to develop an awareness for language and books. 

Looking for some great books for your child?  Try D.C. Public Library's Suggested Books for Pre-K, or Fred Rogers Company's Best Books for Babies list!

7:00 p.m.

tabletDo you have a new tablet?
Have you been wondering about downloading ebooks?

Come to Palisade Library with your device, your library card and your questions.

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