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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.

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.