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'The Fantastic World of Juan Oro'

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Film Poster with Juan OrolJoin us Tuesday, Dec/ 17 at 6:30 p.m. to view The Fantastic World Of Juan Orol (El Fantastico Mundo de Juan Orol).

Move over Ed Wood! The real-life story of Mexico’s half-forgotten B-movie master, “involuntary surrealist” Juan Orol (1897–1988), receives a pitch-perfect tribute in this deft, irresistible love letter to a self-made man of showbiz whose career spanned half a century and nearly 60 films.

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Alfred and Emily Doris Lessing was born in 1919 in what is now Iran. In 1925, her family moved to what is now Zimbabwe.

She dropped out of school at 14, left home the following year, and moved to London in 1949. Because of her opposition to apartheid, she was banned from both South Africa and Zimbabwe.

At the time she won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007, she was the oldest person to have become a literature laureate.

Ages 8-12

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

D.I.Y. Greeting Cards

Join us for Craft Club and make creative greeting cards for the holiday season!

We'll be crafting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 3:15-5 p.m.

Ages 8-12 welcome.

Looking for some inspiration?  Here are a few great places to look!

Published on Friday, November 22, 2013
Photo of Chris Cooper, Teacher for Pop-Up Sewing LessonIf you've ever thought about learning how to sew (but didn't know how start), Pop-up Sewing Project with Chris Cooper is for you. 

On Saturday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m., learn the basics of sewing by operating a sewing machine to make a Holiday Stocking. All supplies provided. Makes a great gift for any occasion.

All types of fabrics will be provided. 

For ages 11 to adult. Kids ages 11-17 must be with a parent or other adult.

Make Your Own Gift Wrap!

Published on Monday, November 18, 2013
Make your own gift wrap!

Wrap all of your gifts in your own unique print by creating your own wrapping paper!

Be ready to celebrate the holidays and wrap your gifts in style.

Join us for Craft Club on Tuesday, Nov. 26 3:15-5 p.m. and get crafting!

For ages 8-12.

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013

Can't get enough Hunger Games? In anticipation of Catching Fire arriving in movie theaters, celebrate everything Hunger Games!  Join us after school for games, snacks, and prizes.  Stay late for a screening of The Hunger Games movie (rated PG-13).
The Hunger Games

" Parade"

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Photo of 2 men's hands trying to reach each otherJoin us to view the film, Parade, on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

In exchange for wedding planning expertise, a macho Serbian crime boss, Limun, forms an alliance with gay activists.  He recruits a group of Balkan war buddies to provide protection for their planned Pride march.
 
In Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles. Serbia, 2011, 115 minutes. For adults.
 

Special Performance at Palisades Library

Published on Saturday, October 26, 2013
Kids Euro FestivalKids Euro Festival is a month-long festival of European arts and culture that presents more than 200 free activities to metro-area families. Performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, puppetry, dance, magic, cinema... and it’s all brought to you by the 28 European Union Member States!

A Talk by Alice Fales Stewart

Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The PalisadesPlease join us on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. for a talk by Alice Fales Stewart.

A longtime resident of the Palisades, Ms. Stewart wrote a book entitled, Palisades of Washington, D.C., in 2005.

She will talk about the history of the Palisades, and copies of her book will be available for sale and autographing.

Published on Friday, October 4, 2013

Why We Broke Up book coverDo you remember your first love? The good times, the feeling that nothing could go wrong? Do you remember its fragility and the fear it may all fall to pieces? Most importantly, do you remember what happened when it ended?

Min has gathered every relic of her relationship with Ed, from bottle caps to tickets stubs, wood files to blazers, a love note and the conspicuous absence of a stolen umbrella, and placed them in a box. Each is a reminder of her time with Ed, and as the meaning behind each item is explained, the story of their relationship becomes more clear.

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