Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Monday, March 7, 2011

The Friends of the Palisades Library will be holding a one-day used book sale on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library, 4901 V. St. N.W. (corner of MacArthur Blvd. and V St. N.W.).

Thousands of used books will be available, most priced at 10 cents to $1, or fill a bag for $10. All fiction is alphabetized and all nonfiction categorized for easy browsing. 

Please call 202-966-2873 or 202-362-4492 for further information.

Published on Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's easy to grow plants from seeds! You'll get beautiful, delicious varieties grown fresh in your garden or on your windowsill.  Find out how at the Seed Planting Seminar at the Palisades Library on Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m.

The Palisades Garden Association will talk about early spring favorites, salad greens and herbs, and survey the library's gardening books. There will be free seeds, supplies and seedlings to take home, along with plenty of gardening tips and time for Q&A.  Welcome to gardening and cooking enthusiasts of all levels.

Published on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Early Literacy Tip
Les chercheurs ont noté l'un des six domaines de l'alphabétisation précoce à la motivation d'impression.  Cela signifie avoir un intérêt et aimer les livres. Les enfants sont plus susceptibles
d'avoir la motivation d'impression quand ils sont impliqués dans l'histoire. Comme je l'ai partager des
livres d'aujourd'hui, vous verrez différentes façons dont vous pouvez garder vos enfants intéressés
que vous lisez avec eux. (translation by Google Translation)

Published on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Early Literacy Tip

Researchers have noted one of the six areas of early literacy to be print motivation.
This means having an interest in and enjoy books. Children are more likely to have
print motivation when they are involved with the story. As I share books today, you’ll see
different ways you can keep your children interested as you read with them.

Published on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Join the Adult Discussion Group of Teen Literature on February 28 at 4pm to discuss "For the Win" by Cory Doctorow. This powerful story about teen professional gamers reads like today's news. Readers will gain insight about the struggle for internet control and its effect on the globalization of worker rights. There is here much to ponder on the role of digitization on 'bridging the divide' among first and third world countries. Refreshments will be served.

Published on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

You are cordially invited to a free showing of the movie An Affair to Remember, starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, and Richard Denning, at Palisades Library, on Thursday, February 24, at 4 p.m.

Published on Friday, February 18, 2011

Sleeping through the night?

I am the mother of a 15-month-old daughter, Isabella. When she was 12 months old, my husband, Adam, and I sleep trained her. This is the culmination of months of research, reading several books, discussions with countless parents and caregivers, the application of various methods which invariably led to SUCCESS!

Being a librarian has been a terrific profession while I have been growing as a new mother. It has been a godsend to be so close to the wealth of printed resources available through the library. The parent/teacher collections have been invaluable as has been the general Dewey call number 613 Promotion of health & 649 Child rearing.

Not all sleep training methods will work for all babies or for all parents. Here are a few of the books we consulted on our quest for a restful night's sleep. Good luck on your quest!