Neighborhood Library

With David Newcomb

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

small stone statutesA New Year's resolution worth keeping. Begin your New Year with a four-part meditation workshop series.

Palisades Library is happy to welcome back David Newcomb, author and meditation practitioner of 36 years.  He offers simple, effective meditation techniques that can help you find inner peace. Start the New Year on the right track.

Join us on Thursdays in January -- Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 -- at 7 p.m. to practice Meditation with David Newcomb.

Earn medals and prizes

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

OlympicsJoin us in a race to the finish! In celebration of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Palisades Neighborhood Library is hosting an Olympic Readathon for children and teens.

Each participant will receive a reading log to record their progress.  When each benchmark is reached, participants will receive a medal of their own to be hung on the library wall, as well as other prizes.  Stop by the Children's Desk for more information!

The Olympic Readathon will begin on Jan. 12 in anticipation of the Olympics, and end at the conclusion of the games on Feb. 23.  Go for the gold!

A Holiday Display

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

cokkbook coverEnjoy the diverse tastes of the holiday season.

Browse through our cookbooks and try a new recipe for your holiday feast.

A Variety of Special Events for All Ages

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Picture of a variety of tablets, e-readers, and smartphones.
Photo of the UJE.

Holiday Crafts and Needlework

Published on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cover of Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by J. Hoverson.Hang out with us on Saturday, Dec. 21, 12-4 p.m. and finish your last-minute holiday gifts.

We'll provide the cocoa, cookies, and conversation!

Bring your knitting, crochet or other craft projects. 

Supplies will be available if you haven't started! 

Need inspiration? Check out these titles.

'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.