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Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Friday, July 29, 2011

In celebration of a job well done reading this summer, you are cordially invited to the end of summer reading ice cream social. 

Enjoy toppings representing cultures from around the world, and fill out the last few bubbles in the "Can You Read More than a Librarian" competition.   If you read more than Jessica or Colleen, you will be invited to the ultimate end of summer reading party.  So far, Jessica has read 28 hours, and Colleen has read 17 hours. 

Published on Friday, July 29, 2011

Participate in a comic book character workshop August 17 at 1 p.m. Create your own superhero character with a secret and public identity, costume and mission. Draw superheroes with exaggeration, expression and movement. Coordinate the action of the figure with dialog bubbles. Learn the origins of superheroes from around the globe and discover how they are similar or different.

Ages 6 - 12.

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.

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