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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.

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.

DC Reads Facebook Chat

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