Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Palisades Library just acquired its five minutes of fame, as a Princess Leia Origami folded by Library Associate Jess was featured on the website of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. This website is inspired by the book The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. It details the escapades of a group of middle school students trying to find out if an origami Yoda folded by a student really does give advice using the power of the force.

Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

You are cordially invited to a free showing of the movie Pillow Talk, starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day, at Palisades Library, on Thursday, March 17, at 4 p.m. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Published on Friday, March 11, 2011

The Peace Corps was founded 50 years ago this month. It was the brainchild of President John Kennedy, and was created by the late Sargent Shriver, President Kennedy's brother-in-law.  Thousands of American volunteers have served in the Peace Corps all over the world. 

For more information about the Peace Corps, visit the display at Palisades Library.  You might also be interested in the following books:

Published on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Test your pen in our Palisades Neighborhood Library Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. All entries will be displayed at the Poetry Carnival at the library in April. At the carnival, two winners  (one in ages 6-9 and one in ages 10-12) will be presented with a blank book and quill pen as a prize from the contest.

Entries will be judged on the following points:

Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2011

You are cordially invited to a free showing of To Have and Have Not, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, at Palisades Library, on Thursday, March 10, at 4 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.