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Speak Easy Salon: 'Motoring with Mohammed'

Yemen 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.

Tween Bookshare and Mask Making

Tweens, 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)

Teen Job and Internship Workshop

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.

Poetry's Winning Young Voices

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."

Miss Jess's Reading Pick

Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger

Tom Angleberger is well known for his celebrated Strange Case of Origami Yoda and its subsequent sequels.

An Exhibition of the Bookbinding Art of Stanley M. Sherman

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.

Speak Easy Salon

"The Dressmaker of Khair Khana"

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.

"Okay for Now"

Adult Discussion Group of Teen Literature

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.

"The Hunger Games"

Let's Talk About Freedom

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.

Famous Graphic Novelist Sends a Hello

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.

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