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Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Relish Book CoverGrowing up is exciting, but sometimes cooking can be an even greater adventure.

Lucy Knisley tenderly recounts her childhood and college years as the child of a chef and a foodie, a life filled with food and spices. Also included are some of her favorite recipes, presented in comic-book form as full-page instructional drawings.

Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Looking at Lincoln book coverDid you know that Abraham Lincoln was over seven feet tall when he wore his famous hat? Did you know he decided to become a lawyer after being kicked in the head by a horse?

Maira Kalman’s picture book biography, Looking at Lincoln, reads in the way a young reader’s mind wanders; uniformly printed facts are accompanied by handwritten musing of Abraham Lincoln’s life:

Published on Monday, September 30, 2013

Celebrate with UsCelebrate the New Sunday Hours at Palisades Library! Starting Oct. 6, the library will be open Sundays 1 p.m to 5 p.m.

To kick off the first Sunday we will have:

  • Story time
  • Craft programs
  • A live animal program featuring Reptiles Alive!
  • Refreshments
  • Giveaways
  • Fun for the entire family!

Make a Tote Bag with Chris Cooper

Published on Saturday, September 28, 2013

Join us Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a sewing lesson with Chris Cooper.

Clip art of Sewing MachineIf you've ever thought about learning how to sew (but didn't know how start) this event is for you. In this Pop-Up you will learn the basics of sewing by operating a sewing machine to make an environment friendly tote bag. All supplies provided.
Each participant (Ages 11 to Adult) will make a tote bag. Kids age 11 - 17 must be with parent/adult.

The tote bag is good for carrying shoes, lunch or just about anything. Also makes a great gift.

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013

Photo of a young manJoin us Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. to view the film Student.

A solitary philosophy student commits a calculated violent crime against the backdrop of Kazakhstan's growing inequality, institutional corruption and a ruthless ethic of eat-or-be-eaten.
In Kazakh and Russian with English subtitles
Kazakhstan, 2012, 90 minutes
For Adults
This film is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2013 film series. For more information, visit

Published on Friday, September 27, 2013

Goodbye for Now book coverWhat if you could stay in touch with the people you love, even after they've passed on?

When Sam, a brilliant computer programmer, meets the love of his life and is fired in the same day, he creates a software that will allow him to do just that, using the digital history of a person's life. As Sam's idea begins to take seed as a profit-turning company, questions of ethical responsibility begin to arise:

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Just My Type Book CoverWhat's your type? Do you go for the traditional, classic type -- the kind that looks like it just came from Ancient Greece and Mount Olympus?
Or are you more of a new age person, attracted to the strong Germanic type?
Maybe you go for the nerdy ones, the ones that look like a computer program.

David Newcomb - Instructor

Published on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Photo of man meditating at sunsetJoin us Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 8, and 15, at 7 p.m. with instructor David Newcomb who has been meditating for over 36 years. Mr. Newcomb will demonstrate a simple, time-tested meditation technique and explore how it can positively impact both our professional and personal lives.

Published on Monday, September 16, 2013

Banned Books"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular."

-- American Library Association