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Published on Friday, May 11, 2012

Palisades Neighborhood Library is proud to announce the winners to our annual Poetry Contest. There were quite a few inspiring poems this year, some with calming moods, some that were witty and others had wonderful prose.

And now, without further ado, the winners:

In the 6-9 age group, our first-place winner was Anu Desai with her poem, "The Crescent Moon."
Anu reads her poem


The crescent moon
is an ivory cup
on a table of sky
waiting to be
filled


Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger

Published on Friday, May 11, 2012

Cover of Fake MustacheTom Angleberger is well known for his celebrated Strange Case of Origami Yoda and its subsequent sequels. But lately, Angleberger came out with a book that cracked me up just as much as the adventures of Dwight and his wise Origami Yoda.

Published on Monday, May 7, 2012

Examples of Stanley M. Sherman's bookbinding

Please join us Friday, May 25 for an exhibition of the bookbinding art of Stanley M. Sherman.

There will be 24 extraordinary creations, many featured in the 2006 solo exhibition at the Walters Art Museum, on display. Mr. Sherman will be present to discuss his work.

"The Dressmaker of Khair Khana"

Published on Monday, April 9, 2012

The Speak Easy Salon is meeting Wednesday, April 18, at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the timely topic of survival in Afghanistan. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana focuses on a brave and determined woman.  She is prevented from teaching under the Taliban and in response, starts a business to feed her family and ends supporting a community.

The author, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon,  places this true account in a comparative framework of women worldwide transforming their societies. Join an interesting group for a fascinating discussion accompanied by good cheer and refreshments. 

Adult Discussion Group of Teen Literature

Published on Monday, April 9, 2012

Gary E. Schmidt has written another wonderful novel for teens and adults, Okay for Now. Enjoy reading about a teen who overcomes unpredictable hurdles. 

The group meets Monday April 23 at 4 p.m. Don't miss the experience of dealing with unexpected insights from a roomful of readers.

Refreshments served.

Let's Talk About Freedom

Published on Monday, April 9, 2012

Tweens and teens are invited to the Palisades Library Saturday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m..  The Hunger Games Trilogy will be discussed.

What are the citizens of Panem yearning for? What does freedom mean to them?

After the conversation, take the challenge of playing The Hunger Games Board Game, and enjoy Capitol refreshments.

Published on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Graphic Novel Book Club has been exploring a variety of different books. This last month, we blasted into space with Astronaut Academy by Dave Roman.  We had an in depth discussion about the art techniques used by the Graphic Novelist. For example, Dave Roman uses Renaissance art techniques in several of his panels, such as chiaroscuro (when one half of an object is blinded in light and the other in shadow). The kids looked at Renaissance paintings to compare how both used this lighting technique. One of the kids noticed that it makes the panel a lot more dramatic feeling than just the regular lighting.

The kids enjoyed discussing which one of the unique characters we would be, if we were in the story and which class is the most fun to take. But even more fun than the vibrant discussion, was the surprise at the end of the meeting….

Published on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Test your pen in our Palisades Library Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. Winners and runners-up will be displayed at the poetry carnival April 27 at 4 p.m. At the Carnival, two winners (one in ages 6-9 and one in ages 10-12) will be presented with a blank book and quill pen as a prize.

Entries will be judged on the following points:

Speak Easy Salon

Published on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Both the Palisades and Northwest One Neighborhood Libraries promoted the literature by African authors living in the United States. Speak Easy Salon members read The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper. Readers noted that while they knew of Liberia's colonization by freed Africans from the United States, they see little or nothing in the news about Liberia today. Helene Cooper's memoir provides a rich rendering of the life forged by these pioneering families. Writing in a wide range of emotional hues, she portrays her family's life before and during the overthrow of William Tolbert's government. Further, Ms. Cooper does not flinch from an analysis of the mis-steps of Liberia's ruling elite.

Published on Monday, February 27, 2012

Cover of book Parrot & Oliver in America by peter CareyPlease join us to discuss Parrot and Oliver in America by Peter Carey.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the small meeting room

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