Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

Ice-Cream Cones for Sale April marks a time to reflect on the contributions and impact Scottish Americans and Arab Americans have made on the United States. 

Did you know that many of our U.S. presidents are of Scottish descent? One estimate says about 75 percent of presidents have been of Scottish descent, including our current president, Barack Obama!  Did you know that two Arab Americans (along with a few others) claimed to have invented the ice cream cone? Check out our displays filled with folk and fairy tales, biographies, cookbooks and language arts books to learn more! Celebrate the rich cultures and heritage of both Scottish and Arab Americans!

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

GamesIt's Thursday afternoon: congratulations! You're almost done with school for the week! Come by the library to let off some steam, hang out with your friends, play a few games, and just relax.
For a full list of Game Time dates, click here.
Feel free to bring a snack! 
This program is for teens and tweens. 

Published on Friday, April 18, 2014

Henry James was born in April, 1843, into a prosperous family of writers and philosophers.  He lived in England for most of his adult life, where he was friends with many of the prominent writers of his day.  Many of his novels involve Americans trying to fit into European society.  In celebration of his birthday, Palisades Library has a display of books by and about Henry James, including:

Portrait of a Novel              Master  

Published on Monday, April 7, 2014

Stress BallFeeling stressed? Or maybe you just like to squeeze things!

April is National Stress Awareness Month, so visit the Palisades Children's Room to make your own squishy ball. Squeeze it when you want to relieve some tension or when you're feeling bored! 

This drop-in craft will take place Sunday, April 13 and will run 2:30-4 p.m.

Recommended age for this craft is 7 years and older, as we will be working with balloons.

Published on Thursday, April 3, 2014

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National Poetry Month

Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014
National poetry MonthEver find yourself rhyming with ease?  Making puns, or otherwise speaking with flare? Maybe you're a poet and don't know it! April is National Poetry Month, so let's celebrate with poems that are silly, happy, exciting, beautiful, mysterious, and everything in-between.

Published on Saturday, March 15, 2014

Michelangelo is one of the most famous artists of all time. An accomplished painter, sculptor and architect, he is most closely associated with the Vatican.

Born in Florence, he spent most of his life in Rome. Everyone who has any interest in Western art aspires to one day see his works in person.

In celebration of his birthday, March 6, Palisades Library has a display of books about Michelangelo and his art, including:

Celebrate on March 14, 2014!

Published on Friday, March 14, 2014

Image of book cover: "Sir Conference and the Dragon of Pi"March 14 marks two important events for math and science -- Pi Day and Albert Einstein's Birthday!

'Life Kills Me'

Published on Monday, March 10, 2014

Join us Wednesday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. to view Life Kills Me (La Vida Me Mata)
Movie poster for Life Kills Me
Life and death come wrapped in a mutual embrace as absurd as it is poignant, in this smart comedy about an unlikely friendship between a grieving young cinematographer and a morbidly obsessed drifter. Reveling in a wonderful blend of sardonic humor and loving characterizations, delivered by a terrific ensemble cast, the debut film from celebrated Chilean director Sebastian Silva (Maid, 2009) pulses with a sure, discerning cinematic style as it channels a broadly compassionate vision of frail, formidable, unforgettable lives.

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014

Image of Green Eggs and Ham book coverBorn on March 2, 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel (more commonly known as Dr. Seuss) would have celebrated his 110th birthday this year! 
Honor his memory by reading some of his most beloved works. Please visit our new display area to find some of our favorite Dr. Seuss materials (near the Picture Books in the Children's Room)!

Moving for Better Balance

Published on Monday, February 24, 2014

Drawing of a person doing t'ai chiJoin Susan Lowell, an experienced instructor from, and learn about the flowing movements of this time-honored Chinese martial art. 

T'ai Chi weaves together meditation and relaxation with the wisdom of Chinese medicine. Experience a gentle, traditional movement system that emphasizes softness and stability, comfort and awareness as a path to improved health, and find out why it is celebrated by National Institutes of Health, the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School.