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Published on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Test your pen in our Palisades Library Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. Winners and runners-up will be displayed at the poetry carnival April 27 at 4 p.m. At the Carnival, two winners (one in ages 6-9 and one in ages 10-12) will be presented with a blank book and quill pen as a prize.

Entries will be judged on the following points:

Speak Easy Salon

Published on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Both the Palisades and Northwest One Neighborhood Libraries promoted the literature by African authors living in the United States. Speak Easy Salon members read The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper. Readers noted that while they knew of Liberia's colonization by freed Africans from the United States, they see little or nothing in the news about Liberia today. Helene Cooper's memoir provides a rich rendering of the life forged by these pioneering families. Writing in a wide range of emotional hues, she portrays her family's life before and during the overthrow of William Tolbert's government. Further, Ms. Cooper does not flinch from an analysis of the mis-steps of Liberia's ruling elite.

Published on Monday, February 27, 2012

Cover of book Parrot & Oliver in America by peter CareyPlease join us to discuss Parrot and Oliver in America by Peter Carey.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the small meeting room

Published on Monday, February 27, 2012

Job Seekers logoJob Seekers Drop-In Clinic, Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Get one-on-one support for basic activities in an online job search including how to:

• Create an email account
• Write a resume
• Fill out an online application
• Learn about the job seeking process
• Create a account
                                   • Create and save a sample job search

 First-come, first-served!

Published on Friday, February 3, 2012

Girl Holding up ballonThe room was charged with electricity last week as young scientists harnessed the power of static.

About 20 participants met for an array of experiments testing the reactions of different objects to static electricity. To start out with, they charged up their balloons by rubbing them back and forth on their heads.
Father and Daughter testing an aluminum can

A Second Chance at Love

Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Book CoverThe Palisades Book Club will meet to discuss Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson, Tuesday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the small meeting room.

Published on Monday, January 9, 2012

"the Help" FilmPlease join us to view the film, The Help. Thursday, February 9, at 4:15 pm.

Join Us for "Beauty Queens" by Libba Bray

Published on Friday, January 6, 2012

Can a dozen beauty queens stranded on a deserted island survive? Discover how these Barbie Doll-types transform into a fighting force when faced with an evil female despot.  Read and become smitten with Bray's satirical prose set in the framework of reality television.

Join us on Monday, January 30, at 4 p.m. Refreshments served.

Take a Wild Fantastical Ride

Published on Friday, January 6, 2012

Join the Speak Easy Salon on Wednesday, January 18, at 3:30 p.m. to discuss The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. This is a fast-paced tale laced with romance, danger and the fantastical. Readers of the book rave about the writing and plot.

Enjoy great conversation, food, and fun.

A Birthday Party with Song and Word Art

Published on Friday, January 6, 2012

Honor the life of Dr. King at a birthday party on Wednesday, January 11, at 3:30 p.m. Join noted tenor Jackson Caesar in singing memorable music from the Civil Rights Movement.  

Consider how Dr. King's speeches caused change by making a word collage from the "I Have a Dream Speech" and the Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech.

Enjoy friends and refreshments!