Palisades Neighborhood Library is proud to announce the winners to our annual Poetry Contest. There were quite a few inspiring poems this year, some with calming moods, some that were witty and others had wonderful prose.And now, without further ado, the winners:In the 6-9 age group, our first-place winner was Anu Desai with her poem, "The Crescent Moon."
Please join us Friday, May 25 for an exhibition of the bookbinding art of Stanley M. Sherman.There will be 24 extraordinary creations, many featured in the 2006 solo exhibition at the Walters Art Museum, on display. Mr. Sherman will be present to discuss his work.
The Speak Easy Salon is meeting Wednesday, April 18, at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the timely topic of survival in Afghanistan. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana focuses on a brave and determined woman. She is prevented from teaching under the Taliban and in response, starts a business to feed her family and ends supporting a community.
Gary E. Schmidt has written another wonderful novel for teens and adults, Okay for Now. Enjoy reading about a teen who overcomes unpredictable hurdles. The group meets Monday April 23 at 4 p.m. Don't miss the experience of dealing with unexpected insights from a roomful of readers.Refreshments served.
Tweens and teens are invited to the Palisades Library Saturday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m.. The Hunger Games Trilogy will be discussed.What are the citizens of Panem yearning for? What does freedom mean to them?After the conversation, take the challenge of playing The Hunger Games Board Game, and enjoy Capitol refreshments.
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.