Thursday night, Palisades Library sailed the seven seas with Mary Quattlebaum, the author of Pirate Vs. Pirate. Quattlebaum showed up in full pirate gear to celebrate her tale of Mean Mo and Bad Bart. Several young buccaneers showed up for grog and seafaring tales. Some pirates even chose to dress up for the occasion. The crew enjoyed treats constructed by our ship's cook... pirate cupcakes and some (ginger) ale. As the author of Pirate Vs. Pirate, Quattlebaum recounted the story of Mean Mo and Bad Bart with members of the audience acting out the story. The battles raged on as Bad Bart and Mean Mo wrestled sharks and threw cannon balls to find out who was the best pirate of them all. Crabclaw, a pirate companion of the author, came for the show as well. During the evening, the kids asked him a lot of questions, including an interesting conversation about the purpose of a cell phone. "Is it to call your shipmates?" He asked one boy. All and all, it was an enjoyable night on the seven seas for these young buccaneers. Mary Quattlebaum, or Captain Q as she was called, provided a night full of excitement for all who attended. Not only did we have the chance to converse in pirate for a full hour, we met an accomplished author who is excited about writing and the stories she crafts.--by Jess Stork
You are cordially invited to a free showing of the movie Witness for the Prosecution, starring Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich, at Palisades Library on Thursday, May 5, at 4 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Last month at the library we decided to explore the wonderful world of Star Wars through origami. We have a lot of avid Star Wars readers who anticipate the next new book. So while readers are waiting for the next Star Wars adventure, we folded a couple of our own creations. If you would like to fold your own star wars origami, have no fear.
On Saturday, April 23, 20 children hurried around corners and into the meeting rooms. But they weren't looking for books. They were looking for eggs.As part of the Palisades Library celebration of spring, several colorful plastic eggs were hidden all around the second floor of the library. Even though it was raining outside, participants were able to uncover eggs that held candy and haiku poems. The poems were a combination of traditional Japanese Haiku poems, such as those by Issa, and an assortment of new poems by modern haiku masters such as An'ya.
Share and recycle your old clothes with other fashionistas. Bring three to five items from your closet that you would like to give away and swap for other items. Create new outfits, and personalize your duds by cutting, hemming, appliqué and other techniques to make the perfect summer outfit. Then show off your outfits at the fashion show. Select materials will be provided (sewing machine, thread and buttons). Design session is Tuesday, May 24 at 3:30 p.m., and the fashion show is Tuesday, May 31, at 3:45 p.m. For ages 8 to 14.
Palisades Neighborhood Library is proud to announce the 2011 winners of the Annual Poetry Contest. The first-place winners, Celeste and Claire, will receive a blank book and a quill pen as prizes. Those who won Honorable Mentions, Nicholas, Grace and Anu, will be given a blank book.Below are their wonderful poems. It was a tough decision this year, with many stunning poems. We feel that the winners used creative word choices and interesting images in their poetry.Thank you to all who participated this year. Ages 5-7