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President of The Rachel Carson Council Chats

Published on Friday, August 31, 2012

Photo of Rachel CarsonPalisades Library is pleased to welcome Dr. Diane Post, President of the Rachel Carson Council who will speak on Monday, Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in tribute to the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson's classic book, Silent Spring. This book is credited with launching the environment movement.

The Rachel Carson Council is devoted to providing the public with information about the use of pesticides and protecting the integrity of the environment.

Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What I Saw and How I LiedStep back in time to 1947, when Evie is faced with a classic film noir dilemma: The choice of loyalty to her parents or the man she loves. This spellbinding whodunit by Judy Blundell will keep you riveted.

Join us in discussing What I Saw and How I Lied on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy cool teas and pastries.

Meeting on a New Day

Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

This Dark EndeavorJoin us in discussing Kenneth Oppel's book This Dark Endeavor a prequel to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

The meeting is on a different day, Thursday, but at the same time -- 4 p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

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.