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.
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.
Jason Wallace's novel Out of Shadowspresents 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.
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.