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.
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!
The winter holidays are here and bring plenty of travel opportunities with them. But how to while away the countless hours it takes to get to the destination? Nerves become frazzled, arguments ensue and then you're stuck with a crying tantrum in a seat belt. Audiobooks are a great solution to the back seat rabble.
Enter into the holiday spirit with the Speak Easy Salon discussion group on Wednesday, December 14, at 3:30 p.m.Travel the world with classic short short stories by Leo Tolstoy, Giumaraes Rosa, James Thurber, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jerome Weidman, Augusto Monterroso and Heinrich Boll.World wide edibles and teas will be served.
Please join us Thursday, December 1, at 7 p.m. for an Art Program by artists Tracy Hill & Martha Oatway.The idea for Field of Vision was born out of a shared passion for walking. Two print-makers, two different ways of seeing but with one vision -- to walk in each other's respective homeland and respond to those landscapes through print.
This year's Halloween Party at Palisades Library was full of exciting treats for all ages of readers. This year the party moved into the main room to accommodate the large number of ghouls, monkeys and princesses. We started off with an announcement of the first place winners from the Scary Story Contest. The winners who were present came up to read their stories to the 150 participants.
Opera is surely not something that kids think about every day. But on November 2, the kids at Palisades Library got a taste of Czech opera in a program designed after Rusalka. Participants heard the story of Rusalka, the water nymph, and her quest to become human and gain the love of a prince. They then chose a character from the story and created a shadow puppet. It was difficult, as they had to imagine what a water nymph would look like.