Join us in the discussion of Christina Diaz Gonzalez's powerful novel The Red Umbrella about the experiences of her family during the Cuban revolution. At that time, a number of Cuban families made the heart rendering decision to send their children to live with strangers in the United States. The group will be meeting Monday, September 20 at 4pm.
Ahoy, ye mateys! Talk Like a Pirate Day approaches quicker than a pair of landlubbers to a beach. So in order to fully commemorate this very solemn holiday, I have assembled a scurvy bunch of seafaring tales for ye. So slap on your eye patch and peg leg for a salty barrel full of pirate fun.
Surely, the absence of the Palisades Neighborhood Library from Facebook has left a wide, gaping hole in the internet. Luckily, this void will soon be filled with the creation of the Palisades Library Facebook Page. Not only will this page list our hours and location, it will include notices about special upcoming events, links to book trailers, and links to reviews about new books.
This year, the National Book Festival will be on Saturday, September 25th. For more information, please go to http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/. To help you celebrate, Palisades Library has mounted a display of some of the authors who will be at the festival. Explore some authors who are new to you, celebrate books and reading, and enjoy the festival.
Early Literacy TipMake reading an enjoyable event. You don’t have to read the whole book at once. Pause and talk about the pictures, words, or perform the actions suggested. By bringing the book to life, you are teaching your child that reading and books are valuable. Books We Read
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.