Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Please join the discussion for "Twisted" by Laura Halse Anderson on Monday, November 29 at 4pm. It is both a humorous and tragic read about a family who wants more than anything to conform.  Refreshments will be served.

Published on Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Please join the conversation on Wednesday, November 17 about climate change and the water crisis. The readings consist of "High Marks for Clean Water", "Get the Salt Out", "The Big Melt" and the "Burden of Thirst" in National Geographic, April 2010. Copies of the articles are at the circulation desk. Refreshments will be served.

Published on Monday, November 15, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, at 3:30 p.m. join the crew, and construct infrastructure with word blocks.

Create and comment poetically about the environment. 

Submit your Water-Country Quiz, and discover the country origin of the sites. Prizes will be awarded and lots of sustainable refreshments served.  

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2010

If you keep a royals calendar, you may be aware that 2010 marks the 501st anniversary of King Henry VIII's ascension to the throne of England.  Henry's marital adventures, and the accompanying political and religious intrigues, are as fascinating now as they were five centuries ago.

The Folger Shakespeare Library currently has an exhibition of King Henry's documents and artifacts on display.  To get into the quincentennial spirit and learn more about Henry, his wives, his children, his friends, his enemies, and his legacy that changed the course of British history, visit the District of Columbia Public Library, and check out some of the following :

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2010

Image of globe with peopleJoin us in the children’s room every Monday at 3:30 p.m., and celebrate the numerous cultures that make up the Palisades neighborhood by participating in the World Language Story time. 

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2010

Castle craftFor the Kids Euro Festival, we decided to do something a little out of the ordinary. During our Thursday night folktale stories, we tried to change things up a bit by acting out the stories.

For Slovenia, we told the legend of the Predjama castle. The mischievous knight Erazem offends the emperor of Austria. He holes himself up in his famous Predjama castle and then baffles his pursuers by tossing fresh ox meat and cherries over the castle walls.

Little did they know: Erazem was leaving his castle for supplies using a secret entrance in caves behind the castle.

Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Palisades Library welcomes the Spinning Study Group of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild.
The Spinning Group meets at  the library at 7:00 pm on the third Thursday of the month.  Both newcomers and experienced spinners are invited and all types of spinning devices and fibers are welcome.

spinners club

Published on Monday, November 1, 2010

Interested in learning more about Native American culture?  History?  Leading figures?  In celebration of American Indian Heritage Month, Palisades Library has mounted a book display about Native Americans.  Some suggested sources:

Published on Thursday, October 28, 2010

Please join us at Palisades Library for the following movies.  All movies are free and begin at 4 pm.

Thursday, November 18, We're No Angels (1945); not rated
Thursday, December 2, The Dead; PG
Thursday, December 9, The Shop Around the Corner; not rated
Thursday, December 16, The Bishop's Wife; not rated
Thursday, December 30, Holiday Inn; not rated
Thursday, January 6, Christmas in Connecticut (1945); not rated

Published on Thursday, October 21, 2010

Come in on Tuesday, October 26 at 4pm wearing your favorite sheet to star in a RIP thriller. Scripts will be provided as well as ghoulish treats. Harmonize with your fellow ghosties in a scary Karaoke Sing-Along. Accompany yourselves to the beat with a Rain Stick you decorated Halloween style.