Palisades
Neighborhood Library

Haiku Egg Hunt Highlights

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.                      

Summer Fashion Design and Show

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.

American Girls Book Club

Meet Molly: An American Girl By Valerie Tripp

Poetry Contest Winners

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

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.

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