Palisades
Neighborhood Library

Teens: Make Waves

A Perfect Balance

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.

Let Us Entertain You with Some Musicals

Summer Movie Series

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

Teen Musical Waves of Poetry

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.

Teen Watertight Reads and Hippo Banks

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.

Memory and Forgetting

A Speak Easy Salon Discussion

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.

Book Waves for Teens and Tweens

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

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.

Summer Kickoff and Make a Splash Books

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. 

Great Outdoors Month

June is Great Outdoors Month. Are you looking for new hikes in the DC area? Are you planning a trip to some of the National Parks?  Are you looking for new outdoor activities? Come and take a look at the display at Palisades Library for some ideas and information.Some suggested titles:

Selecting, Caring for and Training Pets

Find Resources to Help You With Your Animal

Have a pet? Or just thinking of getting one?The resources below can help you choose which pet is right for you, or help you with the one you have.Selection and Care of DogsThe Dog BibleI Just Got a Puppy.  What Do I Do?

Riveting Western Saga: "The Devil's Paintbox"

The Devil's Paintbox by Victoria McKernan does not flinch from describing the harsh conditions of post-civil war Kansas and the life and death risks of moving west by wagon train.  The Adult Discussion Group of Teen Literature will discuss this highly acclaimed western adventure on Monday, June 28, at 4 p.m.

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