Jason Wallace's novel Out of Shadowspresents a forceful, tension-filled account of life in a boarding school during the 1980s in Zimbabwe. The unflinching depiction of brutality among school boys is coupled with a nuanced account of political divisions among school administrators and community groups.
Join the Palisades community in commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. Local and award-winning author Carolyn Reeder provides social and historical context for the descriptive letters written by her husband's ancestor.Her presentation will provide in-depth insights into the daily struggles of a soldier. Copies of the book are available for reading prior to the program.The program will be on Saturday, October 1, at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be served.
Crafty Tales for ToddlersMonday, 10:30 a.m.Ages 2-4This story time focuses on singing, stories, fingerplays and art. Each session is centered around a theme, and books and songs are generally chosen to support the theme to increase vocabulary and knowledge of a subject. After the story time session, we complete a process-oriented art activity. Process-oriented art is a type of art that focuses on the process used to make the art rather than the product.
The first ever adult celebration of Summer Reading will be held on August 30 at 7 p.m. Meet your fellow travelers to share novel destinations over an international cast of refreshments.Bring your passport with five destination titles, and enter the drawing for a book certificate. Novel Destinations souvenirs will be awarded and geo quiz and game winners acclaimed. Everyone with a spirit of adventure is welcomed.
Have the upheavals in North Africa and the Middle East kept you riveted to the news? Robin Wright's Rock the Casbah is an analysis of current events.The discussion will be held on August 24 at 3:30 p.m. Express your views and hopes to the group, and enjoy cool refreshments.
Please join us August 22 to discuss Simone Elkeles book Rules of Attraction.This is a contemporary take on the classic Romeo and Juliet theme.The program starts at 4 p.m., and refreshments will be served.
In celebration of a job well done reading this summer, you are cordially invited to the end of summer reading ice cream social. Enjoy toppings representing cultures from around the world, and fill out the last few bubbles in the "Can You Read More than a Librarian" competition. If you read more than Jessica or Colleen, you will be invited to the ultimate end of summer reading party. So far, Jessica has read 28 hours, and Colleen has read 17 hours.