The Graphic Novel Book Club has been exploring a variety of different books. This last month, we blasted into space with Astronaut Academy by Dave Roman. We had an in depth discussion about the art techniques used by the Graphic Novelist. For example, Dave Roman uses Renaissance art techniques in several of his panels, such as chiaroscuro (when one half of an object is blinded in light and the other in shadow). The kids looked at Renaissance paintings to compare how both used this lighting technique.
Test your pen in our Palisades Library Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. Winners and runners-up will be displayed at the poetry carnival April 27 at 4 p.m. At the Carnival, two winners (one in ages 6-9 and one in ages 10-12) will be presented with a blank book and quill pen as a prize.
Both the Palisades and Northwest One Neighborhood Libraries promoted the literature by African authors living in the United States. Speak Easy Salon members read The House at Sugar Beachby Helene Cooper. Readers noted that while they knew of Liberia's colonization by freed Africans from the United States, they see little or nothing in the news about Liberia today. Helene Cooper's memoir provides a rich rendering of the life forged by these pioneering families.
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Get one-on-one support for basic activities in an online job search including how to:• Create an email account• Write a resume• Fill out an online application• Learn about the job seeking process• Create a Monster.com account
The room was charged with electricity last week as young scientists harnessed the power of static.About 20 participants met for an array of experiments testing the reactions of different objects to static electricity. To start out with, they charged up their balloons by rubbing them back and forth on their heads.
Can a dozen beauty queens stranded on a deserted island survive? Discover how these Barbie Doll-types transform into a fighting force when faced with an evil female despot. Read and become smitten with Bray's satirical prose set in the framework of reality television.Join us on Monday, January 30, at 4 p.m. Refreshments served.
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.