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'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.

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!