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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.

Speak Easy Salon

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Thailand is the focus of this month's Speak Easy Salon on Wednesday, May 26 at 3:30pm . Please join us for a discussion of Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski. This mystery takes place in northern Thailand and focuses on an American couple consumed with finding the murderer of an anthropologist. Ms. Rosenblatt will discuss and show photos of her trip to places mentioned in the book.

Picture Perfect Party

Teens Celebrate Mother's Day

Please join us on May 5 at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate mom. Paint and decorate a  wooden picture frame to capture your perfect image of her and the family.  Enjoy refreshments and browse through the new books about family ties.

Get Caught Reading!

Will you get caught reading?  Come by Palisades Library, get caught reading, and help fill the baby pool with rubber ducks.  At the end of May, you may take your duck home.

Stop to Smell the Flowers and Admire the Weeds

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:

Great Movies Not Nominated for Best Picture Oscar

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, PGApril 15, Absence of Malice, PGApril 22, Emma, PG

Big Used Book Sale April 17

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.

Big Read at the Palisades Library

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.