Neighborhood Library

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.

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

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.