Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to participate and engage with the stories and activities.
Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.
It's Wednesday afternoon; need a mid-week break from school?
Come by the Palisades Library to watch a teen movie!
Movies will be rated PG or PG-13.
This program is for Teens and Tweens only.
Photo courtesy of popturfdotcom on Flickr.
Graphic Novels for People Who Don’t Like Superheroes
I hear a lot of complaints about graphic novels from adults who don’t understand the genre. They say, “Oh, I don’t like graphic novels, they’re all about superheroes and they always have the same type of villain. It’s all about the comic book artwork and not about the plot. They’re too predictable.” These graphic novels are anything but predictable.
Thank you, Summer Readers!
We had a great summer, with over 575 children registered for Summer Reading at Palisades Branch!
Every child who completed the program this summer received a free book, and other great prizes, including free tickets to a Washington Nationals baseball game (ages-6-12)! We hope that everyone had as much fun as we did.
Special congratulations go to the raffle winners of the Kindle Fire (ages 6-12) and bag of books (ages birth-5), Sammy K. and Jacob B. respectively (pictured here)!
It’s mid-August and the end of summer is a lot closer than anyone would like to admit. Maybe you didn’t have the chance to do as much vacationing as you would have liked to, or maybe you got badly sunburned and have vowed to never go outside again (like me).
Whatever the case, these books about wanderlust filled individuals will help to stave off the doldrums of returning to one’s regular life and may even inspire your next journey.
During my time at the library, I learned how to run the Sirsi system to check people in and out at the circulation desk, check out items myself, learned and explored the library’s website. It was fantastic.
I also helped set up programs like: Harry Potter movie night (I also participated in this event.) I also learned how Drupal works, and I worked on a Spider-Man picture! I’m a library tech-guru!
Marion Barry’s Summer Youth Employment Program is OVER!
I love working at libraries! You get to help out in the library!
This week at the library, I:
helped shelve books in the YA and Children’s Sections
boxed up books
did a dusty book report
did an All About Me display in front of the circulation desk
helped out at the front desk
cleaned out the friendly bucket of books, and
worked on a superhero picture.
I also want to share a few things about me. I like to:
Amigurumi (編みぐるみ) is the art of crocheting or knitting small animals, dolls or other anthropomorphic creatures. This post is part two of my amigurumi book recommendations, please click here for Part One on amigurumi crochet.
Learn strategies for handling difficult situations and emotions
When you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you're in control.
The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense teaches strategies for handling difficult situations and emotions without resorting to name-calling, swearing, or other verbal pitfalls.
Join us Monday, May 11 at 2 p.m. Susan Lowell will lead the class.
Looking for a new hobby that's fun, creative and involves jabbing things with pointy needles? Look no further! Needle felting is a fun fiber arts hobby that has less of a learning curve than other types of felting, as it doesn't involve soap and water and is much less complicated than knitting or crocheting.