Neighborhood Library

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!

Published on Friday, February 18, 2011

World Language Story Time

Explíquele a su hijo las cosas que está haciendo a medida que los están haciendo (por ejemplo, ¡Mira! estoy contestando el teléfono le permite ver quién es! "Cuanto más hable con su hijo, el más rico vocabulario de su hijo será.

Books We Read

I can sign My ABCs by Susan Gibbons Chaplin
Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahi? by Eric Carle
uenas Noches Luna by Margaret Wise Brown

Songs We Sang

Buenos días

My Hands on My Head

Ruedas en el Autobús


Published on Friday, February 18, 2011

Early Literacy Tip
Explain to your child the things you are doing as you are doing them (for example, Look! I am answering the phone lets see who it is!' The more you talk with your child, the richer your child's vocabulary will be.

Books We Read

Published on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

You are cordially invited to a free showing of the movie "Room with a View" at Palisades Library on Thursday, February 10, at 4 pm.

Published on Monday, February 7, 2011

 Tomorrow February 8 starting at 3:30pm and ending at 5pm, all tween/teen Zombies are welcomed to the Palisades crypt. Moan, shiver, and shake singing zombie lyrics to hit tunes karaoke style. Come elegantly attired and make zombie accessories for your outfit. Move your severed body parts to Motown music while enjoying brain dead punch and fortifying pizza. Check out zombie literature and how to works. Leave with prizes and some parts of yourself.

Published on Monday, February 7, 2011

The sounds of love are in the air. Take this quiz to find which epic work of fiction you should be reading this February. 

Choose an answer for each question, and then find the letter that you choose the most. Your results will tell you which romantic love story you would most enjoy.

1. Your idea of a good date is:

a. a high speed chase through a dark forest filled with rodents of abnormally large size
b. a stroll around the room or perchance a ball
c. a candlelit dance on a flying pirate ship
d. a blind date

2. What's your idea of the perfect man?

Published on Monday, February 7, 2011

Got the winter blahs?  Palisades Library is showing the following romantic movies:

Thursday, February 10, Room With a View; R
Thursday, February 17, Roman Holiday; not rated
Thursday, February 24, An Affair to Remember; not rated
Thursday, March 3, To Catch a Thief; not rated
Thursday, March 10, To Have and Have Not; not rated
Thursday, March 17, Pillow Talk; not rated

All movies are free and begin at 4 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.