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'Life Kills Me'

Published on Monday, March 10, 2014

Join us Wednesday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. to view Life Kills Me (La Vida Me Mata)
Movie poster for Life Kills Me
Life and death come wrapped in a mutual embrace as absurd as it is poignant, in this smart comedy about an unlikely friendship between a grieving young cinematographer and a morbidly obsessed drifter. Reveling in a wonderful blend of sardonic humor and loving characterizations, delivered by a terrific ensemble cast, the debut film from celebrated Chilean director Sebastian Silva (Maid, 2009) pulses with a sure, discerning cinematic style as it channels a broadly compassionate vision of frail, formidable, unforgettable lives.

Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014

Image of Green Eggs and Ham book coverBorn on March 2, 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel (more commonly known as Dr. Seuss) would have celebrated his 110th birthday this year! 
 
Honor his memory by reading some of his most beloved works. Please visit our new display area to find some of our favorite Dr. Seuss materials (near the Picture Books in the Children's Room)!

Moving for Better Balance

Published on Monday, February 24, 2014

Drawing of a person doing t'ai chiJoin Susan Lowell, an experienced instructor from tenleytowntaichi.com, and learn about the flowing movements of this time-honored Chinese martial art. 

T'ai Chi weaves together meditation and relaxation with the wisdom of Chinese medicine. Experience a gentle, traditional movement system that emphasizes softness and stability, comfort and awareness as a path to improved health, and find out why it is celebrated by National Institutes of Health, the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School.

Kids' Craft Club: Ages 8-12

Published on Monday, February 24, 2014

Image of Drawing with ScissorsJoin us after school on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 3:15 p.m. to learn the art of collage!

View and discuss examples from famous artists and illustrators such as Eric Carle, Romare Bearden, and Henri Matisse -- then make your own creations!

Open to children ages 8-12. 

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014

James Joyce was born in Ireland in February 1882 and is among the most prominent Irish writers.  Joyce is closely associated with Dublin, although he lived most of his life on the European continent.

His life and works are celebrated around the world every year on Bloomsday, June 16.  The first publisher of Ulysses was Sylvia Beach, an American expatriate who also owned the Parisian-English language bookstore Shakespeare and Company. 

Palisades Library is displaying some books by and about James Joyce, including:

Join the Olympic Readathon, and enjoy Olympic Events

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Image of Olympic RingsIf you haven't already started, now is the time to join in the fun with the Olympic Readathon, exclusively at Palisades Neighborhood Library!  Stop by the Children's Desk for more information on how to earn medals and prizes, from now until the end of the Olympic Games on Feb. 23.

In celebration of the Olympics, the library will also host the following events in February:

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The King Who Tried to Fry an Egg on His HeadPlease join us as we celebrate the Winter 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  Enjoy Russian Fairy Tales, music and activities throughout the celebration!

All ages are welcome, so please bring the entire family!

Suggested age for the fairy tales is 7 and older, but there will be games and activities for all age levels.

We hope to see you there!

Lecture and "Dry" Tasting with Dr. Franklin W. Knight

Published on Monday, January 27, 2014

Photo of Dr. Franklin KnightLearn the fascinating history of rum and the slave trade with Johns Hopkins University's Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History, Dr. Franklin W. Knight.  Embark on a "dry" tasting of premium rums from the Caribbean and South America with Dr. Knight's full-bodied descriptions that might help you become a rum connoisseur, too. 

Join us on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.

'Shyamal Uncle Turns Off The Lights'

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Movie Poster of Shyamal Uncle Turns Off The LightsJoin us Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. to view the film, Shyamal Uncle Turns Off The Lights

Directed by Suman Ghosh India, 2012, 65 mins.
In Bengali with English subtitles. For Adults. 
This film is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2013 film series.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

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