Palisades
Neighborhood Library

Ice Cream Social

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. 

Create Your Own Superhero with Artist Maryanne Pollock

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.

National Geographic: Race to the End of the Earth

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.  

American Girls Book Club

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.

Peter the Rabbit Found at Palisades Library

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.

Construction Alert: Book Donations Delayed

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.

Underwater Tea Party

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.

American Girls Book Club

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. 

Tales Alive! Book Discussion and Craft Session

For thousands of years, birds have been a source of joy and amazement.  Listen to the retelling of three folktales inspired by birds from around the world.  Story time includes related craft. Recommended ages: 7-11.

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