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Published on Friday, May 3, 2013

Sunrise with sea gullsDavid Newcomb, an author and practitioner of meditation for over 36 years, will lead helpful and stimulating workshops for old and new meditators. He will demonstrate the most practical methods of controlling and calming the mind for better meditations and stress reduction.

Please join David Newcomb for the following meditation workshops at the Palisades Library:

Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m.: Reducing Stress through Meditation
Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m.: Deeper into Meditation
Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m. Meditation for Spiritual Awareness

'Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie'

Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Julie Sternberg’s Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie takes place in the summer before 8-year-old Eleanor’s third-grade year.Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie Book cover  Eleanor is dealing with the loss of her cherished babysitter, Bibi, who moved away to take care of her ill father.  Eleanor’s parents try to console her but they cannot.  The story follows Eleanor as she builds a relationship with her new babysitter, Natalie.  Natalie encourages her to write to Bibi and while she waits to hear back, Eleanor and Natalie stay busy with plenty of fun activities with frie

'The Rough Guide to World Music for Children'

Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Rough GRough Guide to World Music for Children Coveruide to World Music for Children is a well-curated compilation of irresistible songs from around the globe. While the content is meant for all ages of children, it will definitely appeal to children who have out grown kid music but aren’t quite ready for adult music, around ages 7 to 11.  The uplifting diverse tracks provide a world tour of different cultural sounds. 

May 7, 2013

Published on Friday, April 26, 2013

The Palisades Library parking lot resurfacing project is complete. The lot is now open for public parking. The new parking lot accommodates 13 vehicles, including two handicap designated spaces.

Celebrate 'Poem in Your Pocket Day'

Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Poem in Your Pocket April is National Poetry Month, and is a special time set aside for the enjoyment and appreciation of the art of poetry.

'Poem in Your Pocket Day' is a great opportunity to celebrate poetry, so stop by the Palisades Library any time on Thursday, April 18 to select a poem you love.

You can write your poem, and decorate it with pens, or colorful foil and origami papers. Then put it in your pocket to share with coworkers, family, and friends.

New Day for the Drop-in Clinic

Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Job Seekers Clinic at PalisadesThe Job Seekers Drop-in Clinic at Palisades Library has changed to a new date and time.

Beginning in April, join us each Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to get one-on-one support for the basic activities needed for an online job search.

Come by to create an e-mail account, start a resume, work on an online application and much more.

'Jazz for Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle, and Shake'

Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

CD cover for Jazz for KidsJazz for Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle, and Shake is a family friendly jazz compilation that will appeal to adults and kids of all ages.  It includes familiar favorites like “Old McDonald” and “The Muffin Man” alongside lesser known delights such as “Rag Mop” and “Doop-Doop-De-Doop.”  It is a great collection to teach children about jazz and a few of its famous musicians such as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. 

'The Third Man,' 1949

Published on Friday, March 29, 2013

Movie poster from The Third ManDown-and-out American pulp fiction writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) travels to post-World War II Vienna to take a job offered by old friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles). Upon his arrival, Martins discovers that Lime has been run over by a car. Irregularities abound as Martins struggles to discover the truth behind Lime's death and the identity of the “third man” seen leaving the scene of Lime’s accident. Was Lime an innocent bystander or a notorious racketeer?

'Great Wall of Lucy Wu'

Published on Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Great Wall of Lucy WuWendy Wan Long Sheng’s  The Great Wall of Lucy Wu  is a familiar-feeling story of Lucy, a sixth-grade Chinese American who loves basketball. Lucy is looking forward finally to a perfect year — she’s out from under the shadow of her beautiful and flawless older sister who has gone to college.  She has her own room now and she is looking to find her own identity. 

Speaker Dr. Diana Post

Published on Monday, March 25, 2013

Photo of Rachel CarsonJoin us on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. for a Palisades Garden Association program featuring guest speaker, Dr. Diana Post, President of the Rachel Carson Council.