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'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.

'The Asphalt Jungle,' 1950

Published on Friday, March 15, 2013

Movie poster for The Asphalt JungleThis caper noir is directed by John Huston, from a novel of the same name by W.R. Burnett (Little Caesar, Scarface, High Sierra), and stars an ensemble cast including Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, and a young Marilyn Monroe in her breakthrough role.


Published on Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chickadee BookTransport yourself into a different time and place in Louise Erdrich’s latest novel, Chickadee. A continuation of the Birchbark House series, which follows an Ojibwe family’s life in 19th-century Minnesota. Fear not if you have not read the previous books, the story gives you enough background and details to be read on its own.