Neighborhood Library

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.

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.