Neighborhood Library

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.

Elizabeth Mitchell 'You Are My Little Bird'

Published on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

You are my little bird album coverElizabeth Mitchell’s album, You Are My Little Bird was released in 2006 by the Smithsonian Folkways. It is a lovely combination of old and new folk songs, and melodies from around the world. Peaceful, simple acoustic arrangements are accompanied by Elizabeth’s soothing singing voice. The album is filled with sweet, timeless songs that are rhythmic and engaging.  

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.