Henry James was born in April, 1843, into a prosperous family of writers and philosophers. He lived in England for most of his adult life, where he was friends with many of the prominent writers of his day. Many of his novels involve Americans trying to fit into European society. In celebration of his birthday, Palisades Library has a display of books by and about Henry James, including:
Feeling stressed? Or maybe you just like to squeeze things!April is National Stress Awareness Month, so visit the Palisades Children's Room to make your own squishy ball. Squeeze it when you want to relieve some tension or when you're feeling bored!
Michelangelo is one of the most famous artists of all time. An accomplished painter, sculptor and architect, he is most closely associated with the Vatican.Born in Florence, he spent most of his life in Rome. Everyone who has any interest in Western art aspires to one day see his works in person.In celebration of his birthday, March 6, Palisades Library has a display of books about Michelangelo and his art, including:
Born 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)!
Join 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.