Palisades
Neighborhood Library

Tween Tuesdays

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.

Speak Easy Salon

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.

New Baby Lap Time Monday Mornings

   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.

Preschool Story Time January 5

Early Literacy TipContinue reading with enthusiasm even if your toddler wanders away. Your child is benefiting from what he is hearing. Books we readCounting Crocodiles by Judy Sierra

A Plea From the Ugly Stepsister

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.

Speak Easy Salon

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.

Teen Holiday Party

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.

Baby/Toddler Story Time, Dec. 8

Early Literacy Tip:Today we read holiday books that we could sing and play instruments to. Singing, rhyming and repetition are important in developing an awareness of different word sounds.  This helps develop their phonological awareness which is important for later reading skills.Books We Read:

Premiere of "A Streetcar Named Desire"

The play "Streetcar Named Desire", by Tennessee Williams, premiered in December, 1947, starring Jessica Tandy and Marlon Brando, and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama the next year.  "Streetcar" was Williams' second critical success, following "The Glass Menagerie", which premiered in 1944-45.  To learn more about Williams and read some of his other writings, come see the display at Palisades Library.

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