Palisades
Neighborhood Library

New Book Club: Dear America/My America

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

Adult Discussion Group of Teen Literature

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.

From a True Soldier and Son

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.

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Story Time Schedule and Description

Crafty Tales for ToddlersMonday, 10:30 a.m.Ages 2-4This 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.

Novel Destinations Celebration

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.

Speak Easy Salon Book Discussion: "Rock the Casbah"

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.

Adult Discussion Group of Teen Literature

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.

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