On June 14 at 7 p.m. the Speak Easy Salon will discuss A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother by Janny Scott. Stanley Ann Dunham's story begins with her family's history and follows her determination to enter and succeed in the male-dominated field of international development. Join us in the discovery of a substantive and enlightened woman.
This past month at Palisades Library, Art Club made an endorsement for reading. Members of the club came up with their own book ideas and created the covers. Afterwards, they created and filmed their own commercials to advertise their books. Take a look at what the kids came up with.
Please join us for a discussion of Kirsten’s Surprise: A Christmas Story by Janet Shaw. The Larson family celebrates their first Christmas in America, and Kirsten wants to keep some of their Swedish traditions alive in the new country. She secretly plans a Saint Lucia celebration for her family.
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 Wednesday, May 25, at 3:30 p.m, and the fashion show is Tuesday, May 31, at 3:45 p.m. For ages 8 to 14.
Thursday night, Palisades Library sailed the seven seas with Mary Quattlebaum, the author of Pirate Vs. Pirate. Quattlebaum showed up in full pirate gear to celebrate her tale of Mean Mo and Bad Bart. Several young buccaneers showed up for grog and seafaring tales. Some pirates even chose to dress up for the occasion. The crew enjoyed treats constructed by our ship's cook... pirate cupcakes and some (ginger) ale. As the author of Pirate Vs. Pirate, Quattlebaum recounted the story of Mean Mo and Bad Bart with members of the audience acting out the story. The battles raged on as Bad Bart and Mean Mo wrestled sharks and threw cannon balls to find out who was the best pirate of them all. Crabclaw, a pirate companion of the author, came for the show as well. During the evening, the kids asked him a lot of questions, including an interesting conversation about the purpose of a cell phone. "Is it to call your shipmates?" He asked one boy. All and all, it was an enjoyable night on the seven seas for these young buccaneers. Mary Quattlebaum, or Captain Q as she was called, provided a night full of excitement for all who attended. Not only did we have the chance to converse in pirate for a full hour, we met an accomplished author who is excited about writing and the stories she crafts.--by Jess Stork
You are cordially invited to a free showing of the movie Witness for the Prosecution, starring Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich, at Palisades Library on Thursday, May 5, at 4 pm. Light refreshments will be served.