Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Last month at the library we decided to explore the wonderful world of Star Wars through origami. We have a lot of avid Star Wars readers who anticipate the next new book. So while readers are waiting for the next Star Wars adventure, we folded a couple of our own creations. If you would like to fold your own star wars origami, have no fear.

Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

On Saturday, April 23, 20 children hurried around corners and into the meeting rooms. But they weren't looking for books. They were looking for eggs.

As part of the Palisades Library celebration of spring, several colorful plastic eggs were hidden all around the second floor of the library. Even though it was raining outside, participants were able to uncover eggs that held candy and haiku poems. The poems were a combination of traditional Japanese Haiku poems, such as those by Issa, and an assortment of new poems by modern haiku masters such as An'ya.

 girl places an egg in her bagShe found the golden egg.











Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Share and recycle your old clothes with other fashionistas.  Bring three to five items from your closet that you would like to give away and swap for other items.  Create new outfits, and personalize your duds by cutting, hemming, appliqué and other techniques to make the perfect summer outfit. Then show off your outfits at the fashion show.

Select materials will be provided (sewing machine, thread and buttons). 

Design session is Tuesday, May 24 at 3:30 p.m., and the fashion show is Tuesday, May 31, at 3:45 p.m.

For ages 8 to 14.

Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Meet Molly

Meet Molly: An American Girl

By Valerie Tripp

While 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.

Recommended for ages 7-12.

Check out a copy of Meet Molly at the Reference Desk in the Children’s Room.

Published on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Cruisers

To honor the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Palisades Library will read and discuss Walter Dean Myers book The Cruisers.  

Recommended for audiences ages 10 and up. 

Check out a copy of the book at the Children's Room Reference Desk. 

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