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
Frederick Law Olmsted, one of America's first landscape architects, was born in April 1822. He is most famous for designing Central Park and Prospect Park, both in New York City. Among his other achievements are the grounds of the U.S. Capitol here in Washington, D.C., and the Emerald Necklace park system in Boston. Among the books about Olmsted and landscape architecture on display at Palisades Library are:
Please join us April 26, Tuesday, at 7 p.m. for a discussion about the political situation in North Africa and the Middle East.Articles for discussion are at the circulation desk.Refreshments will be served.
While her father is away fighting in World War II, Molly finds her life full of change as she eats terrible vegetables from the victory garden and plans revenge on her brother for ruining her Halloween.
Gather Tuesday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. to discuss female heroines you most admire.The featured book is Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals. This is her triumphant tale of courage in being part of the "Arkansas 9" who struggled to integrate Central High in 1957.Join us for a lively discussion and refreshments.
Please join the group on April 4 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss A Bone from a Dry Sea by Peter Dickinson.This is a time travel story about human evolution, with a distance of four million years between the two protagonists. Discover the suspenseful and insightful writing of Peter Dickinson with us.Refreshments will be served.