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Published on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Read Molly’s Surprise: A Christmas Story by Valerie Tripp.

The McIntire family faces a disappointing Christmas.  Dad is off at war in England, Molly’s grandparents can’t come home for the holidays, and it looks like there won’t be many exciting presents.  Worst of all, the family hasn’t heard from Dad for a long time, and they’re worried. 

But Molly decides they should make their own merry Christmas – a Christmas filled with unexpected surprises that would make Dad happy.  Thanks to Molly, the best surprise of all is waiting for the McIntires on Christmas morning.

Recommended for ages 7-12. 

Enjoy a lively book discussion, snacks and a craft.

Pick up a free copy of the book at the library.

Published on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tales Alive

For thousands of years, birds have been a source of joy and amazement.  Listen to the retelling of three folktales inspired by birds from around the world.  Story time includes related craft.

Recommended ages: 7-11.

Eleven free copies available.  Receive your free copy at the children's room reference desk.

Thursday, July 21 at 2 p.m.

Published on Friday, June 24, 2011

Enjoy stories, crafts and native foods from China.  Come dressed in Mandarin-style silk blouses and slacks or kimono-style robes, sip tea and use chopsticks to eat wontons. Create your own paper fan, dragon chopsticks and dragon paper craft.

Recommended for ages 4-8.

Please RSVP to colleen.semitekol@dc.gov.

 

All programs are free and open to the public.

Published on Monday, June 13, 2011

This June, discover first-time novelist Barbara Stuber, whose book Crossing the Tracks has stirred up some dust.  After her mother's death, the 15-year-old heroine, Iris, is placed by her father as a  housekeeper and companion to an elderly woman located in rural Missouri.

Iris struggles to create order in a life without direction and family. Tragedy strikes her again, but by summer's end she understands the nature of trust, hope and love.

Join the discussion set for June 20 at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Published on Monday, June 13, 2011

Calling all armchair, virtual and real world travelers to the Palisades Library. Check out the book display of Novel Destinations and choose one for your trip of a lifetime.

Mark your journey with a sticker on the World Map wall. Request a Novel Destinations reading record, and after recording five books, you will be entered into a drawing for a book prize. 

The trip begins now and runs through the month of August.

Published on Thursday, June 9, 2011

On June 14 at 7 p.m. the Speak Easy Salon will discuss A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother by Janny Scott.  Stanley Ann Dunham's story begins with her family's history and follows her determination to enter and succeed in the male-dominated field of international development. 

Join us in the discovery of a substantive and enlightened woman. 

Refreshments will be served.

Published on Friday, June 3, 2011

Girl on GlobeIn a galaxy far, far away, there were two librarians who challenged the vast empire of talented readers at their library to a summer reading duel. The two children's librarians, Colleen and Jess, put out a call to all readers at the Palisades Neighborhood Library to sign up for summer reading.

If individual readers from this vast empire should happen to read more than the librarians this summer, it has been written that they will be invited to a lavish party at the end of the summer. This party will celebrate their accomplishments as highly esteemed readers in the summer reading program.

Published on Friday, June 3, 2011

This past month at Palisades Library, Art Club made an endorsement for reading. Members of the club came up with their own book ideas and created the covers. Afterwards, they created and filmed their own commercials to advertise their books. Take a look at what the kids came up with.

Gabe had an idea for a book called Three Soccer Dogs, about three dogs who save the day with their goal-scoring abilities. His commercial was inspired by their soccer skills.

Anu's book was called The Mouse Who Ate Books. She had a lot of ideas for plot twists in her story with her active imagination.

Meg made a book called The Dog Who Bucked the Horse. Meg loves animals, and she put her vast knowledge of wildlife to use while planning her commercial.

Published on Friday, May 27, 2011

Please join us for a discussion of Kirsten’s Surprise: A Christmas Story by Janet Shaw.

The Larson family celebrates their first Christmas in America, and Kirsten wants to keep some of their Swedish traditions alive in the new country.  She secretly plans a Saint Lucia celebration for her family. 

For her own Christmas, she hopes for just one special treasure.  But everything depends on a trip to town that Kirsten has been pestering Papa about for weeks.  At last they go, and the journey turns into a brush with disaster.  When Papa and Kirsten finally get back home, you’ll understand why the candles in the little cabin glow with a special Christmas love.

Recommended for ages 7-12.

Published on Friday, May 27, 2011

Shoe-la-la! Based on the book Shoe-la-la! by Karen Beaumont, this program celebrates our mutual love of shoes and the need to find the perfect pair. 

Whether you are looking for shoes for the perfect pair of jeans or the most glamorous party dress, your feet will look stunning after reading about the quest of four girls to find the perfect pair of shoes and their creativity in creating their own shoes. 

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