Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, April 25, 2011

Palisades Neighborhood Library is proud to announce the 2011 winners of the Annual Poetry Contest. The first-place winners, Celeste and Claire, will receive a blank book and a quill pen as prizes. Those who won Honorable Mentions, Nicholas, Grace and Anu, will be given a blank book.

Below are their wonderful poems. It was a tough decision this year, with many stunning poems. We feel that the winners used creative word choices and interesting images in their poetry.

Thank you to all who participated this year.

Ages 5-7

 1st Place - Shape Poem

Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Frederick Law Olmsted, one of America's first landscape architects, was born in April 1822. He is most famous for designing Central Park and Prospect Park, both in New York City.  Among his other achievements are the grounds of the U.S. Capitol here in Washington, D.C., and the Emerald Necklace park system in Boston.  Among the books about Olmsted and landscape architecture on display at Palisades Library are:

Park Maker: A Life of Frederick Law Olmsted

Published on Monday, April 18, 2011

Please join us April 26, Tuesday, at 7 p.m. for a discussion about the political situation in North Africa and the Middle East.

Articles for discussion are at the circulation desk.

Refreshments will be served.

Published on Monday, April 18, 2011

Adam, my husband, and I have begun toilet training our 17-month-old daughter.

Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Say Hello to Zorro book coverEarly Literacy Tip

Talk to your children, using specific vocabulary. The more different words a child hears, the more ready the child will be to read that word when she encounters it later on.

Books we read:

Say Hello to Zorro! By Carter Goodrich

Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rachel Wildavsky, authorPalisades Neighborhood Library was proud to welcome author Rachel Wildavsky for a visit this past Tuesday. As the author of The Secret of Rover Wildavsky intrigued the audience with exciting excerpts from her book and a discussion about crafting heart-pounding plots. The kids kept asking, "but what is the secret of Rover?" There's only one way to find out, and it's to read the book. 

Published on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

meet mollyWhile her father is away fighting in World War II, Molly finds her life full of change as she eats terrible vegetables from the victory garden and plans revenge on her brother for ruining her Halloween. 

Enjoy a book discussion, WWII-era snacks and crafts (monogram socks--please bring your own socks, and corral bookends).

Pick up a copy of Meet Molly at the Palisades Library in the Children’s Room.

Recommended for ages 7-12.

Monday, May 9, at 3:45 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cover for The Secret of RoverTuesday, April 12, at 4 p.m., mystery and intrigue will come to Palisades Neighborhood Library with a visit from author Rachel Wildavsky. Her book The Secret of Rover chronicles the adventures of David and Katie as they race against the clock to help their kidnapped parents.

Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Gather Tuesday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. to discuss female heroines you most admire.

The featured book is Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals. This is her triumphant tale of courage in being part of the "Arkansas 9" who struggled to integrate Central High in 1957.

Join us for a lively discussion and refreshments.

Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Please join the group on April 4 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss A Bone from a Dry Sea by Peter Dickinson.

This is a time travel story about human evolution, with a distance of four million years between the two protagonists.  Discover the suspenseful and insightful writing of Peter Dickinson with us.

Refreshments will be served.