Palisades
Neighborhood Library

James Joyce

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:

Celebrate the Winter Olympics!

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.

Family Story Time: Russian Fairy Tales

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!

Rum: The History and Connoisseurship

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.

Global Lens Film Series

'Shyamal Uncle Turns Off The Lights'

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.

DC Public Library Opens On Two-Hour Delay

Wednesday, Jan. 22

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

DC Public Library Closed Today

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Make Reading Your Winter Sport

Jan. 12 - Feb. 23

Calling all Adults! Join the Olympic Readathon at the Palisades Library. Make reading your winter sport Jan. 12 to Feb. 23!

Honor the Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream'

Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. to view the film of Dr King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

My School DC: School Lottery Information Sessions

Learn - Apply - Enroll

Which school will your child call My School?

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