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Published on Monday, June 17, 2013

Smithsonian Folklife Festival LogoDid you know that the Smithsonian Folklife Festival begins on June 26? This free festival, held every summer on the National Mall, celebrates several U.S. and foreign cultures each year with music, crafts, food and demonstrations of practical skills. It offers a variety of daily ongoing activities for families and children and is a great place to take children on summer days off! 

Check out these children's materials at library to learn more about folk music, life, and art!

Published on Friday, June 7, 2013
travel books
"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." - Susan Sontag


Come and check out our new travel guides at the Palisades Library.

‘The Secret Tree’

Published on Friday, June 7, 2013

The SecreThe Secret Tree book covert Tree by Natalie Standiford is a great summer read.  Minty is a 10-year-old trying to pass her summer days by biking, ro

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013
Join us on Thursday, June 6 and June 13 at 7 p.m. for Meditation with Karin Silverman
 

KarinLeaf on a rock in sand Silverman has been practicing meditation for over 40 years. Join her as she discusses the extraordinary benefits of meditation and how it improves the overall physical health of the body as well as the mental and spiritual health. Karin will present effective methods for creating more satisfying lifestyle and a deep sense of peace. In these presentations, you will learn effective strategies and simple but profound meditation technique that will help remove stress and worry.

Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

If You Give a Cat a CupcakeDo you like reading? Do you like eating? If so, then join us for a special family-friendly story time filled with both on Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m.

No, we won't be eating the books or reading the food. We will be reading the books and then eating snacks we make based on the books we read. 

This program is part of the DC Public Library Read-In--an all-day celebration of reading for pleasure. Children of all ages and their families are welcome!

‘Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster’

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

Local author Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster Book Cover Katy Kelly’s book, Melonhead and the Vegalicious Disaster  , will please many children of the D.C. region with its numerous local references to monuments and museums. Adam “Melonhead” Melon lives in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He’s in the beginning of his fifth grade year and it’s starting out miserably. Melonhead’s new teacher is strict and his mother is creatively making him eat more vegetables, against his wishes. 

A Groundbreaking Way to Celebrate Reading

Published on Monday, May 13, 2013

Book with starsJoin us on Saturday, June 15 for Read In, an all-day celebration of reading for pleasure.

  • Sign up for Adult Summer Reading and get a prize!
  • Discover groundbreaking books!
  • Chat about your favorite reads!
  • Enjoy light refreshments!
  • Get suggestions for summer reading!

Published on Friday, May 3, 2013

Sunrise with sea gullsDavid Newcomb, an author and practitioner of meditation for over 36 years, will lead helpful and stimulating workshops for old and new meditators. He will demonstrate the most practical methods of controlling and calming the mind for better meditations and stress reduction.

Please join David Newcomb for the following meditation workshops at the Palisades Library:

Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m.: Reducing Stress through Meditation
Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m.: Deeper into Meditation
Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m. Meditation for Spiritual Awareness

'Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie'

Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Julie Sternberg’s Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie takes place in the summer before 8-year-old Eleanor’s third-grade year.Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie Book cover  Eleanor is dealing with the loss of her cherished babysitter, Bibi, who moved away to take care of her ill father.  Eleanor’s parents try to console her but they cannot.  The story follows Eleanor as she builds a relationship with her new babysitter, Natalie.  Natalie encourages her to write to Bibi and while she waits to hear back, Eleanor and Natalie stay busy with plenty of fun activities with frie

'The Rough Guide to World Music for Children'

Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Rough GRough Guide to World Music for Children Coveruide to World Music for Children is a well-curated compilation of irresistible songs from around the globe. While the content is meant for all ages of children, it will definitely appeal to children who have out grown kid music but aren’t quite ready for adult music, around ages 7 to 11.  The uplifting diverse tracks provide a world tour of different cultural sounds. 
 

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