Palisades
Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, July 29, 2011
Event Date: Tuesday, August 9 - 1:30 p.m.

National Geographic presents Challenge Antarctica, a hands-on workshop. Participants will travel back in time to consider the challenges that British explorer Robert F. Scott and Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen faced in the race to be the first human to reach the South Pole.

Ages 8 - 14.

 

Published on Friday, July 29, 2011

This month's book is Samantha’s Surprise: A Christmas Story by Maxine Rose Schur.

The two weeks before Christmas are filled with activity as Samantha finishes her homemade presents and makes preparations for visiting relatives.

Enjoy a book discussion, snacks and crafts on August 15 at 3:45 p.m.  Recommended for ages 7-12.

Pick up a free copy of Samantha’s Surprise at the reference desk in the Children’s Room.

Published on Friday, July 29, 2011

girl hugging peter rabbit Beatrix Potter was born on July 28 in 1866. This Thursday her creations came alive again at the Palisades Library in a celebration of her birthday. Participants enjoyed the tale of Peter Rabbit  and made paper bunnies with clothes that can be taken off just like Peter Rabbit's missing coat.

Afterward, everyone went on a scavenger hunt around the library to find Peter's missing coat. We found the scenes from the book one by one around the library.

First we found Peter eating in the lettuce patch, and then moved on to Peter discovering Mr. Mcgregor. 

Published on Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Unfortunately, due to maintenance in the meeting rooms, we will be unable to accept book donations until August 1.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and would like to thank the Friends for all of their hard work.

Published on Monday, July 11, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

 This Thursday night, June 14, Palisades Library will be watching Harry Potter cast one last spell. In honor of the last movie release in the series, the library will be holding a Harry Potter Feast at 6:30 pm.

We'll have foods pulled from the pages of the Harry Potter books for participants to enjoy. The sorting hat will be out to sort everyone into houses, and there will be a chance to try your hand at Potion Making. Activities inspired by the other books in the saga will be there as well.

Published on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A warm tropical “welcome” awaits you. 

Travel to the South Seas--Australia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Melanesia--through stories, crafts and native foods.  Come dressed in bathing suits and pareo or sarong and flip-flops.  Savor culinary flavors of the islands, and create your own mermaid tail.

Recommended for ages 4-8.

Please RSVP to colleen.semitekol@dc.gov.

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.

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