Neighborhood Library

The Business Planning Process

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Picture of business plan with pen and eyeglassesAmbitious to establish your own business, but don’t know where to start?

Join us Tuesday, March 19 at 2 p.m. for a training program sponsored by the District of Columbia Small Business Development Center, (DCSBDC) Network.

Learn how to create a business plan and discuss why it is needed.

Registration required: 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.

Recycled Wrist Cuffs

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2013

CuffEvery month at Palisades Neighborhood Library, we have a Tween Cafe where tweens come enjoy games, crafts, and more!

This time around in January we made recycled wrist cuffs.  The children had fun recycling old toliet paper rolls into something fun and new.  Maybe you will see one of us around the library wearing one!

Next month's edition of Tween Cafe will focus on African American poets and musicians.  Join us to hear poems and songs created by famous African Americans.  We will use what we hear as inspiration to create our own poems.  Best for ages 10 and up.

'Gilda,' 1946

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2013

GildaThis film features an expatriate cardsharp (Glenn Ford), a duplicitous casino owner (George Macready) and the eponymous Gilda (Rita Hayworth) in post-World War II Argentina. Before you can say, “put the blame on Mame,” Ford, Macready, and Hayworth are embroiled in high stakes gambling, nefarious former Nazis, and Gilda’s complex romantic attachments.

Local Author Jefferson Morley Speaks

Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Book Cover Snow Storm in AugustJoin us on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. for a book discussion.

'Twelve Kinds of Ice'

Published on Monday, January 7, 2013

In Twelve Kinds of Ice, author Ellen Bryan Obed delightfully describes how a summer garden turns into a magical winter wonderland.  Twelve Kinds of Ice Book CoverThis short series of vignettes occurs on a family farm in the children’s favorite season — “ice” season.  The book is filled with the beauty of the cycle of winter and the ice skating that comes year after year.  Obed poetically tells the tale of the first ice to the last and all the ice skating adventures in between. 

Published on Monday, January 7, 2013

Book Cover DearieJoin us Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the book Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz.

We look forward to sharing a deliciously stimulating conversation!

Film Program

Published on Monday, January 7, 2013

Nobody Turn Me Around"I Have a Dream."

On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words as he addressed a crowd of more than 2,000,000 civil rights protesters gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Join us Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 3:30 p.m. to view and discuss the speech that changed the hearts and minds of a divided nation.

Afternoon Story, Song and Play

Published on Thursday, December 20, 2012

legosJoin children's librarian and early childhood educator Miss Christina for a fun new program at the Palisades Library, Afternoon Story, Song and Play.  On Tuesday Jan. 8, Jan. 15, and Jan. 29 at 4 p.m., we will be listening to a few stories, singing songs, and have a free play time to build using legos. 

'Liar & Spy'

Published on Monday, December 10, 2012

Liar & Spy Book CoverRebecca Stead is well known for her Newbery winner When You Reach Me.  Stead’s latest book, Liar & Spy, is a fresh, funny, and mysterious story that keeps you wondering what surprise will happen next.