Palisades
Neighborhood Library

Speak Easy Salon

Short "Shorts" of the Season

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. 

Field of Vision: Walking the UK & US

Two printmakers Ten Walks Two Countries

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.

Halloween Screams Among the Books

The Halloween Party

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.

Kids Discover the Czech Opera "Rusalka"

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.

Palisades Film Club

Please join us to see the film Winter's Bone Thursday, November 10, at 4:15 p.m.

Palisades Book Club

D.C. Reads 2011

Please join the Palisades Book Club, Tuesday, October, 18, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the DC Reads Book The Other Wes Moore by the author Wes Moore.

Palisades Film Club: "The Pact"

Please join us Thursday, October 13, at 4:15 p.m.

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.

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