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
If 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.
Please 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
Learn 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.
Join us Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. to view the film, Shyamal Uncle Turns Off The LightsDirected 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.