On June 23 at 3:30pm, the Speak Easy Salon will meet to discuss a true story from David Grann's new book The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession. The story "Which Way Did He Run?" describes the agony of a firefighter, sole survivor of his company, who can't remember what happened. Grann develops in this account the notion of memory as a "code to who we are, a collection not simply of dates and facts but also of emotional struggles, epiphanies, and transformations" (139). Please join us for a stimulating afternoon of lively discussion and refreshments.
Published on Monday, June 7, 2010
Children in grades K & 1 have been participating in a weekly book club at the Palisades Library.
Each Tuesday at 4:00 pm, Children's Librarian Miss Lorraine chooses a book to read aloud based on participants' interests and combines the story with related games and activities.
A previous read-aloud was Who Broke Lincoln's Thumb? by Ron Roy, from the Capital Mysteries series. Everyone played detective to figure out who the culprit was as the clues were read. Another selection was A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart, a biography of the famous woman pilot.
On June 9, Miss Lorraine will be reading Ms. Frizzle's Adventures: Ancient Egypt by Joanna Cole. The Magic Schoolbus series is always fun and informative!
Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The winners of the Palisades Library Poetry Contest have been announced. We had several stellar poems submitted this year. In fact, there were so many wonderful poems that we added a new category to the contest, the 6-7 age group category. So without further ado, we are posting the winner poems for your reading pleasure.
1st Place in the 6-7 Age Group
The Ordinary Cup
When I see a cup full of sparkling water
I think of it being an ocean. The little sparkles are cute
little fish and tiny sea monkeys. The cup is the sand on
1st Place in the 8-9 Age Group
Published on Thursday, May 27, 2010
Please join us on Wednesday, June 3, at 3:30 pm for our summer reading kickoff. Sign up for summer reading, participate in some fun activities, and pick up your duck(s) if you got caught reading. Hope to see you!
Local Author Pamela Ehrenberg's New Book
Published on Saturday, May 15, 2010
Join the Adult Discussion Group of Teen Literature on May 24 at 4pm to discuss Pamela Ehrenberg's new book Tillmon County Fire. This gripping tale is told from the perspectives of a number of teens. Rich characterizations and descriptions of place create much to ponder and lead to a satisfying read.
Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month
Published on Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thailand is the focus of this month's Speak Easy Salon on Wednesday, May 26 at 3:30pm . Please join us for a discussion of Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski. This mystery takes place in northern Thailand and focuses on an American couple consumed with finding the murderer of an anthropologist. Ms. Rosenblatt will discuss and show photos of her trip to places mentioned in the book.
Teens Celebrate Mother's Day
Published on Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Please join us on May 5 at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate mom. Paint and decorate a wooden picture frame to capture your perfect image of her and the family. Enjoy refreshments and browse through the new books about family ties.
Published on Thursday, April 29, 2010
Will you get caught reading? Come by Palisades Library, get caught reading, and help fill the baby pool with rubber ducks. At the end of May, you may take your duck home.
Published on Monday, April 26, 2010
The natural world surrounds us even in the heart of the city. Earth Day is the perfect reminder to appreciate our beautiful urban environment. Not sure what you are looking at? The following books from DC Public Library can help satisfy the amateur naturalist in you:
Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2010
To celebrate the 2010 Motion Picture Academy Awards, Palisades Library is showing a series of terrific movies that did not get nominated for Best Picture. All movies are free and begin at 4 pm.
April 8, Last Tycoon, PG
April 15, Absence of Malice, PG
April 22, Emma, PG