The Peace Corps was founded 50 years ago this month. It was the brainchild of President John Kennedy, and was created by the late Sargent Shriver, President Kennedy's brother-in-law. Thousands of American volunteers have served in the Peace Corps all over the world. For more information about the Peace Corps, visit the display at Palisades Library. You might also be interested in the following books:
Test your pen in our Palisades Neighborhood Library Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month. All entries will be displayed at the Poetry Carnival at the library in April. At the carnival, two winners (one in ages 6-9 and one in ages 10-12) will be presented with a blank book and quill pen as a prize from the contest.Entries will be judged on the following points:Your poem fits the format that you have chosen. For example: if you wrote a haiku poem, the syllables in the lines must follow the 5-7-5 pattern.
You are cordially invited to a free showing of To Have and Have Not, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, at Palisades Library, on Thursday, March 10, at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
The Friends of the Palisades Library will be holding a one-day used book sale on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library, 4901 V. St. N.W. (corner of MacArthur Blvd. and V St. N.W.).Thousands of used books will be available, most priced at 10 cents to $1, or fill a bag for $10. All fiction is alphabetized and all nonfiction categorized for easy browsing. Please call 202-966-2873 or 202-362-4492 for further information.
It's easy to grow plants from seeds! You'll get beautiful, delicious varieties grown fresh in your garden or on your windowsill. Find out how at the Seed Planting Seminar at the Palisades Library on Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m.The Palisades Garden Association will talk about early spring favorites, salad greens and herbs, and survey the library's gardening books. There will be free seeds, supplies and seedlings to take home, along with plenty of gardening tips and time for Q&A. Welcome to gardening and cooking enthusiasts of all levels.
Early Literacy TipLes chercheurs ont noté l'un des six domaines de l'alphabétisation précoce à la motivation d'impression. Cela signifie avoir un intérêt et aimer les livres. Les enfants sont plus susceptibles d'avoir la motivation d'impression quand ils sont impliqués dans l'histoire. Comme je l'ai partager deslivres d'aujourd'hui, vous verrez différentes façons dont vous pouvez garder vos enfants intéressés
Early Literacy Tip
Researchers have noted one of the six areas of early literacy to be print motivation. This means having an interest in and enjoy books. Children are more likely to have print motivation when they are involved with the story. As I share books today, you’ll see different ways you can keep your children interested as you read with them.
Books We Read
Join the Adult Discussion Group of Teen Literature on February 28 at 4pm to discuss "For the Win" by Cory Doctorow. This powerful story about teen professional gamers reads like today's news. Readers will gain insight about the struggle for internet control and its effect on the globalization of worker rights. There is here much to ponder on the role of digitization on 'bridging the divide' among first and third world countries. Refreshments will be served.