Palisades
Neighborhood Library

Frederick Law Olmsted

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:

Speak Easy Salon: Struggle for Change in North Africa and the Middle East

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.

Poop, Pee and Everything in Between

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

Pre-school Story Time April 13

Early 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.

American Girls Book Club: "Meet Molly"

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. 

Upcoming Author Visit: Rachel Wildavsky

Tuesday, April 12, at 4 p.m., mystery and intrigue will come to Palisades Neighborhood Library with a visit from author Rachel Wildavsky.

Teen Book Share

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.

Teen Literature Adult Book Discussion Group

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.

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