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50 Years after "Silent Spring"

Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Silent SpringJoin us on Monday, Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m. for a discussion of the book and film Silent Spring and ecological issues.

Rachel Carson was a government biologist when she first noted the negative effects of pesticides and herbicides in the early 1960s. The private sector ignored and attacked her for her work. Yet she persevered, enlightening the world to the harmful effects that unregulated use of such chemicals have on our environment.

The Dark Endeavor

Published on Friday, August 17, 2012

FrankensteinJoin us in discussing Kenneth Oppel's book The Dark Endeavora prequel to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

The meeting is on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. 

Refreshments will be served.

Published on Thursday, August 2, 2012

Book Jacket of I, Alex Cross by James Patterson
Please join us Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the book I, Alex Cross by James Patterson. 

The Higgs Boson Particle and other "Nobel Pursuits"

Published on Monday, July 23, 2012

Let's travel through space and time, in order to discover the "Nobel Pursuits" of physics.

Join in a discussion about the Higgs Boson particle and consider some of physics' fundamental questions.  Copies of the article "Nobel Pursuits" are at the reference desk.

The Speak Easy Salon will be meeting Wednesday, July 25 at 3:30 p.m. and non-quantum-sized refreshments will be served.

Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Picture of the book cover The Pahantom TollboothOn June 11, the Palisades Village Book Club came to the library ready to discuss The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster with illustrations by Jules Feiffer. Thanks to Andy Mollison, President of the Palisades Village, and local resident Janice Kaplan, we had a special surprise. By speaker phone hookup we had the fun of discussing the book with the author himself, Norton Juster. Mr.

There's Still Time to Sign Up for Summer Reading

Published on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Signing up for summer readingHow much can you read this summer?  There’s a lot depending on the answer to that question. It’s imperative because not only will you be competing for a drawing for prizes, you’ll be competing against the library staff.  That’s right. This summer, readers registered in the summer reading program will be going head-to-head to see who can read the most.

What’s at stake? Well, if you read more than Miss Jess, you will get the chance to throw a pie at her at the End of Summer Reading Party.

If you read more than our Manager, Miss April, you can throw one water balloon at her for each book you read over her at The End of Summer Reading Party.

Published on Friday, June 15, 2012

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenFind out why this terrifically written book is on the bestseller list.

Join the group on Monday, July 9 at 4 p.m. to discuss what makes these children peculiar.

Refreshments will be served.

Published on Friday, June 15, 2012

Motoring With MohammedYemen is in the news, but let's travel back to the seventies, when that country was a place for adventurous travelers:

Author Eric Hansen joins a crew of newly minted sailors and ends up shipwrecked on Yemen's shore. He is at the mercy of man and the elements.

Permit yourself a wild ride with Mohammed at the Speak Easy Salon on Wednesday, June 20 at 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy cool teas, pastries, fruits and cheese. No Qat permitted.

Published on Friday, June 15, 2012

MaskTweens, Own the Night on June 19 at 4 p.m. and discuss your favorite reads. You can also hear what's top on others' lists.

You will be given an exclusive preview of the newest titles!

Enjoy ice cream sundaes and decorate a mask for the night.

(Photo by Taylor Liberato / Flickr)

Published on Friday, June 15, 2012

Calling all teens thinking of the present and wondering about the future!

Join your peers on June 14 at 4 p.m. to discuss your needs in the world of work and study. We will consider job-searching skills; career interests; and finding internships that meet your interests.

Refreshments will be served.