Neighborhood Library

Published on Saturday, August 14, 2010

Let's celebrate making your reading goals this summer. Please bring in your completed list, and pick up your prize: an MP3 player. We will be sharing watertight reads and creating ocean commotion zines and sand art pens. Enjoy lots of cool edibles. The party is on Wednesday, August 25, at 3:30 p.m.

Adult Discussion Group of Teen Literature

Published on Saturday, August 14, 2010

Louis Sachar the popular author of Holes has a new book "The Card Turner." Duplicate Bridge players will love the plot about characters who live and learn about life through the game. On Monday, August 23, become a player and add to the discussion. Refreshments will be served.

Published on Saturday, August 14, 2010

 Please join the Speak Easy Salon discussion group on Wednesday, August 18 at 3:30pm.  Two short stories "Roses, Rhododendron" by Alice Adams and "Verona: A Young Woman Speaks by Harold Brodkey will be considered.  These stories reflect their narrators' memories shaped by their present. Both tales focus on the discovery of happiness when looking back at childhood. Tea, fruit and pastries will be served.

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.