Neighborhood Library

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.

Avid Readers Make Waves for Summer Reading

Join the Teen Book Share June 30

Teens ages 12 and up are joining Make Waves for Summer Reading at the Palisades Library. This summer, teens will set their own reading goals and receive prizes during their Teen Book Share monthly meetings. At the next meeting on June 30 at 3:30pm, participants will discuss their favorite books and express themselves artistically through sand art. 

Speak Easy Salon

The Mystery of Memory

On June 23 at 3:30pm, the Speak Easy Salon will meet to discuss a true story from David Grann's new book The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession. The story "Which Way Did He Run?" describes the agony of a firefighter, sole survivor of his company, who can't remember what happened.

Children's Book Club at Palisades

Children in grades K & 1 have been participating in a weekly book club at the Palisades Library.Each Tuesday at 4:00 pm, Children's Librarian Miss Lorraine chooses a book to read aloud based on participants' interests and combines the story with related games and activities.

Poetry Contest Winners

The winners of the Palisades Library Poetry Contest have been announced. We had several stellar poems submitted this year. In fact, there were so many wonderful poems that we added a new category to the contest, the 6-7 age group category. So without further ado, we are posting the winner poems for your reading pleasure.1st Place in the 6-7 Age GroupThe Ordinary Cup by VirginiaWhen I see a cup full of sparkling waterI think of it being an ocean. The little sparkles are cute

Summer Reading Kickoff

Please join us on Wednesday, June 3, at 3:30 pm for our summer reading kickoff.  Sign up for summer reading, participate in some fun activities, and pick up your duck(s) if you got caught reading.  Hope to see you!

"Tillmon County Fire"

Local Author Pamela Ehrenberg's New Book

Join the Adult Discussion Group of Teen Literature on May 24 at 4pm to discuss Pamela Ehrenberg's new book Tillmon County Fire.  This gripping tale is told from the perspectives of a number of teens. Rich characterizations and descriptions of place create much to ponder and lead to a satisfying read.