Neighborhood Library

Published on Sunday, August 8, 2010

It's time for a party to celebrate the end of summer reading. Tuesday, August 30, at 3:30 p.m., we'll be dreaming up new ice cream flavors and indulging in ice cream sundaes with all the works.

Our new flavor creations will go up on the wall to make one giant ice cream cone that shows some of our favorite books from this summer. We will be mixing up some crazy ice cream madness with real ice cream sundaes in the Large Program Room.

If you have completed your reading goal for the summer reading program, now is the time to come and celebrate with ice cream, stories and some new flavors. For those who have completed their summer reading goal, your names will go in a raffle for prizes.  Ask a librarian for details on how join in on the sweet end to our summer reading program.

Published on Saturday, July 31, 2010

     This weekend was an exciting time for the Palisades Neighborhood Library as the first ever teddy bear spent the night at the library for the Teddy Bear Sleepover. Hobie Bear is a sandy haired stuffed animal originally from Rehoboth Beach. In his overnight adventure, he enjoyed several evening activites such as a pillow fight with the Wild Thing from the famous book, "Where The Wild Things Are", an evening snack of hot chocolate and ofcourse, he enjoyed reading a number of books. His owner was happy to have him back the next day though as they enjoyed a muffin breakfast and Hobie's owner read the letter he had written him about his sleepover adventures.

     You can enjoy some teddy bear titles just like Hobie and his owner. The library is full of fun books about teddy bears and other stuffed animals. Here are just a couple of suggestions:


Published on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Early Literacy Tip

Choose books with simple plots and predictable endings.

Books We Read

The Aunts Go Marching book cover

The Aunts Go Marching by Maurie J. Manning

Two Old Potatoes and Me by John Coy

A Perfect Balance

Published on Thursday, July 15, 2010

On Saturday, July 17, at 3:30 p.m. the Palisades Library welcomes teens to work with sculptor Kevin Reese in creating colorful and intriguing 3-D mobiles. Reese discusses and shows how mathematical principles work to create balance.

Summer Movie Series

Published on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Join us for a series of movie musicals this summer.  All movies are free and begin at 4 pm.

Thursday, July 15, Alexander's Ragtime Band; not rated
Thursday, July 22, Meet Me in St. Louis; G
Thursday, July 29, Show Boat (1951); not rated
Thursday, August 5, American in Paris; not rated
Thursday, August 12, Brigadoon; G
Thursday, August 19, Producers (1968); PG
Thursday, August 26, Chorus Line; PG-13
Thursday, September 2, Little Shop of Horrors; PG-13
Thursday, September 9, Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; not rated

Published on Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Can you hear the beat? Walk in rhythm to the Palisades Library on Tuesday, July 27. At 4pm, Christylez Bacon will beat the Djembe drum and strum his acoustic guitar working with you to create musical waves through poetry and hip-hop.

Published on Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It is all about the water this summer. Join us for a browse through new science fiction titles on the environment. Think of a Hippo in his mud bath and paint your very own Hippo bank. Do all this while enjoying cool refreshments. This happening will be on July 22, Thursday at 4pm.

A Speak Easy Salon Discussion

Published on Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Join the Speak Easy Salon discussion on July 21 at 3:30pm. This month participants will delve deeper into the subject of memory and forgetting. The main readings are two articles "Making Memories" from Smithsonian magazine and "New Brain Condition Shakes up our Idea of how Memories Work" from New Scientist. Please call and request that these articles be e-mailed to you.

July 8 at 7 p.m. with Artist Karen O. Brown

Published on Thursday, July 1, 2010

Teens and Tweens are invited to make waves with books through Maze, Pop-Up, Accordian and other creative constructions. Let artist Karen O. Brown lead the way through pattern-making and collage in decorating your masterpieces.  Join the group on July 8 at 7pm for a fun evening with cool refreshments.

Published on Thursday, July 1, 2010

Everyone had fun at the summer reading kickoff at the beginning of June. Participants made boats, colored some moose hats and set sail in our kiddie pool. If you haven't signed up yet for the summer reading program, it's not too late! Come in and see a librarian today to join in the fun. Below are some pictures of the kickoff and a list of water-filled books to whet your appetite. 
Rubber ducks, reading