Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, January 14, 2011

The Palisades Neighborhood Library will be closed for scheduled maintenance from Monday, January 24 until Monday, January 31, 2011.  The first floor Adult Department will reopen on Monday, January 31, 2011 but the 2nd floor area containing the Children's Department and the Meeting Rooms will remain closed until Monday, February 7th.  During the two week period from January 24 through February 5 all meetings and programs at the Palisades Library are cancelled or postponed. We will resume all scheduled activities beginning Monday, February 7. 

Customers may return materials to any DC Public Library including the brand new Tenley Branch scheduled to open on Monday, January 24, 2011.  Materials, including audiobooks and DVDs, may also be put in the book drop outside the Palisades Library.  The materials will be brought into the library on a daily basis.

Published on Thursday, January 13, 2011

Have you missed a good book?  Need some suggestions for what to read?  Lost the list of books you want to read?  Can't remember the title your friend suggested?  Palisade Library has a display of the "Washington Post" Best Books of 2010.

Published on Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tween Tuesdays starting at 3:30pm is a just for the tween time. Join your peers in a variety of activities such as bookshares, video gaming, and crafts. Have you been to a Zombie Valentine's Ball? Get ready to attend on February 1 by creating your elegant zombie accessaries.  Raise your voice and make your smooth moves on February 8 for the Zombie Sing-A-Long and Dance Party.  A special pizza for Zombies will be served.

Published on Thursday, January 13, 2011

Life is a bowl of Maraschino Cheeries for the 'red bees' of Brooklyn. This month's Speak Easy Salon conversation focuses on Honeybees and also considers colony collapse disorder in relation to bumblebees. As for the red bees of Brooklyn, they like many humans prefer high glycemic sweets rather than the good for you nutrients. Please contact the library at 202-282-3139 to request that the articles be e-mailed to you. The meeting is on Wednesday, January 19 at 3:30pm. Refreshments will be served.

Published on Monday, January 10, 2011

   Palisades Neighborhood Library will be expanding its repertoir of storytimes in the new year with a storytime geared specifically for babies. There is a large proportion of babies in the community, so the new Lap Time has been added to increase phonetic development in babies and develop a sense of community among families with babies. No registration is required. Come on Monday mornings at 11:15 am for stories, songs and lap bounces with your child. Please call, 202-282-3113 with any questions.

* Note: There will be no baby time on Jan 24 and 31 as the library will be closed for repairs.

Published on Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Early Literacy Tip
Continue reading with enthusiasm even if your toddler wanders away. Your child is benefiting from what he is hearing.

Books we read
counting crocodiles

Counting Crocodiles by Judy Sierra
A first Book All About You: Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes by Judy Hindley

Dressing for the Weather - sweater, hat, scarf, gloves and coat

Published on Monday, January 3, 2011

Baby Love book cover     Chef Geoff Tracy

Is there anything more important than a happy, healthy baby?  Start your children on a lifelong love of food by providing them with fresh ingredients through easy-to-make, cost-effective, environmentally conscious and delicious meals. Join us Saturday, January 8, at 2 p.m. for an afternoon of food, demonstration and discussion with Chef Geoff Tracy.

Published on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dear Santa,

    I know I'm supposed to write you and tell you all about how I've been a good little girl all year. Well, I'm going to skip that part. We both know I've been spending the year eating lots of chocolate pudding and being mean to my sister Cinderella. So I won't even pretend I've been good.

    But that's what I wanted to write you about. You see, I really think you need to look at what it's like for us "bad" children. I think having the word "Ugly" in their name is enough to make anyone act crazy. You need to read a couple of stories from our point of view. Don't believe me? Okay, have you ever read:

Published on Thursday, December 9, 2010

Please join us for a discussion about Honeybees and why they matter. The Speak Easy Salon group will be meeting Wednesday, December 15 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.  The readings are two short articles about the mystery of colony collapse and can be e-mailed to you. Please call Ms. Rosenblatt at 202-282-3139 to make your request.  Also available is the book The Mysterious History of the Honeybee by Hattie Ellis. Copies of the book are at the circulation desk. Enjoy a stimulating discussion, cool teas, pastries, and fruits.

Published on Thursday, December 9, 2010

Express your Holiday Spirit on Thursday, December 16 at 3:30pm. Sing out your joy with seasonal tunes Karaoke and make your own Gingerbread House and craft a Yuletide Necklace. And, let's share real tales of the Holiday Spirit. Holiday Goodies Served.