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Published on Monday, April 26, 2010

The natural world surrounds us even in the heart of the city.  Earth Day is the perfect reminder to appreciate our beautiful urban environment.  Not sure what you are looking at?  The following books from DC Public Library can help satisfy the amateur naturalist in you:

Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2010

To celebrate the 2010 Motion Picture Academy Awards, Palisades Library is showing a series of terrific movies that did not get nominated for Best Picture.  All movies are free and begin at 4 pm.

April 8, Last Tycoon, PG

April 15, Absence of Malice, PG

April 22, Emma, PG

Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Thousands of used books will be available at the upcoming Friends of the Palisades Library one day sale featuring all sorts of fiction and non-fiction categorized for easy browsing.  Everything is at can't-be-beat prices.  Few are more than $1.00; many are as low as ten cents.  For $10.00 you get a big bag that you can fill with as many volumes as will fit.  The sale lasts from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, April 17 and is truly a book lover's delight.

Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Palisades Library Big Read Book Discussion of  A Lesson Before Dying will be held on Tuesday, April
13 at 7:30 p.m. The film version of the novel will be shown on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. Please join us for either or both of these events.

Refreshments and good conversation will be served on both occasions, and multiple copies of the book are available at DC Public Libraries across the city. All interested individuals and book clubs are encouraged to participate in reading, viewing and discussing this powerful work about injustice and human dignity.

Published on Thursday, March 25, 2010

Have you received a handmade gift?  Have you admired your friend's craft project?  Would you like to learn a new craft?  Would you like to enhance your current skills?  Come see the display at the Palisades Library.

Some suggested titles to check out:

Published on Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lion And Mouse Book Cover      I, like every other person who has ever been a teenager, have been forced to defend the honor of comic books among non-believers. I know with the recent spread of Twitter and other digitized simplifications of information, there is much worry about the plight of the written word. Have no fear; the written words is still alive and well. It just lives in other books.

Published on Friday, March 19, 2010

Teens are invited to perform in an interactive murder mystery titled "A Murderous Melodrama." The crime scene will be ready for investigation on April 22 at 3:30pm.  Choose your role and enjoy food and prizes galore!

Published on Friday, March 19, 2010

Discover the best books for teens by joining the Palisades Library Adult Discussion Group of Teen Literature.  This group meets the fourth Monday of the month.  The next meeting is on April 26 at 4pm. Copies of Mare's War by Tanita S. Davis will be at the circulation desk.  This story is about the experiences of an African-American woman serving in the Women's Army Corps during WW II.

National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month

Published on Friday, March 19, 2010

On April 21 at 3:30 p.m. the Speak Easy Salon will meet to celebrate poetry and jazz.  Please bring in a poem of significance to you. We will also consider poetry written in the jazz tradition and listen to the music of the noted musicians.  The Speak Easy Salon began last March with a focus on the prohibition era, hence, its name.  Some of the program themes have been Landscapes: Literal and Symbolic; World Heritage Sites in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji and book discussions of such titles as Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson; and Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder.