Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, September 26, 2011

Beginning in November, experience American history through the eyes of a child living life at that time and discovering his/her place in it. 

Imagine living through the bombing of Pearl Harbor, fighting against the British during the Revolutionary War, experiencing the Spanish Influenza tear through the country or discovering the imaginable as a slave girl learn to read.  Follow these stories and many more through diaries of those who experienced the events.  Pursue connections across time periods and settings, characters and themes as well as learning how to access primary and secondary resources to further enhance the experience. 

This book club will replace the American Girls Book Club.  Books will be available for pick up at the Reference Desk in the Children’s Room. 

Published on Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jason Wallace's novel Out of Shadows presents a forceful, tension-filled account of life in a boarding school during the 1980s in Zimbabwe. The unflinching depiction of brutality among school boys is coupled with a nuanced account of political divisions among school administrators and community groups.

Reading group members noted how tough it was to read the first third of the book but then being unable to stop reading this sophisticated look at Robert Mugabe's reign. This work is one that brings to "light" a country that has been relegated to the "shadows" by the world media.

Published on Thursday, September 22, 2011

Join the Palisades community in commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. Local and award-winning author Carolyn Reeder provides social and historical context for the descriptive letters written by her husband's ancestor.

Her presentation will provide in-depth insights into the daily struggles of a soldier. Copies of the book are available for reading prior to the program.

The program will be on Saturday, October 1, at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be served.

Published on Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cleopatra book cover

Please join the Palisades Book Club Tuesday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the Book Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff.

Come and discover the real Cleopatra.

Published on Friday, September 16, 2011

Book cover of the DC reads book The other Wes MooreDon't have time to attend a book club every month?

No worries! Join us on Facebook Thursday, October 13, from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. to discuss The Other Wes Moore

Never chatted on Facebook? No worries! 

From your Facebook page, search for and “like” DClibrary.  Then on October 13th at 7:30 p.m., log in and join the conversation. 

Oh, don’t forget to read the book!

Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crafty Tales for Toddlers
Monday, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-4
This story time focuses on singing, stories, fingerplays and art. Each session is centered around a theme, and books and songs are generally chosen to support the theme to increase vocabulary and knowledge of a subject. After the story time session, we complete a process-oriented art activity. Process-oriented art is a type of art that focuses on the process used to make the art rather than the product.

Published on Friday, August 5, 2011

The first ever adult celebration of Summer Reading will be held on August 30 at 7 p.m. Meet your fellow travelers to share novel destinations over an international cast of refreshments.

Bring your passport with five destination titles, and enter the drawing for a book certificate. Novel Destinations souvenirs will be awarded and geo quiz and game winners acclaimed.  Everyone with a spirit of adventure is welcomed.

Published on Friday, August 5, 2011

Have the upheavals in North Africa and the Middle East kept you riveted to the news? Robin Wright's Rock the Casbah is an analysis of current events.

The discussion will be held on August 24 at 3:30 p.m. Express your views and hopes to the group, and enjoy cool refreshments.

Published on Friday, August 5, 2011

Please join us August 22 to discuss Simone Elkeles book Rules of Attraction.

This is a contemporary take on the classic Romeo and Juliet theme.

The program starts at 4 p.m., and refreshments will be served.

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mimi E. Wins Darth Paper Contest Mimi's stellar folding skills were recently recognized in the Darth Paper Origami Contest, as her photo entry earned a place among the winners. The contest, tied to the upcoming sequel to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger, appealed to readers to fold a version of Darth Paper using directions from the author's site.