Celebrate National Poetry Month with DC Public Library
Thank you for celebrating National Poetry Month with DC Public Library! This April, DC Public Library invited residents ages 6 and up to submit a haiku to the 2022 Haiku Contest around the following themes:
✎ Your love of books, reading or the library,
✎ Something small that gives you joy,
✎ DC in springtime, or
The Palisades Library would like to congratulate Kashvi Ramani who won first place in the Music Category of the 2021 Know Your Power Teen Arts Contest! Her piece is titled Alone Together. She said about the piece:
Thank you so much to everyone who entered a haiku. We had so many wonderful submissions. Special thanks to Ms. Bopp at Our Lady of Victory School for encouraging her students to enter. The winners are:
Adult (submitted by Ricky):
A screen does not know
the warmth of hugs or how good
These titles explore the personal stories of individuals who achieved acclaim in the business world and made a significant mark on society and culture. What unique traits do they possess that elevated them above the plane of mediocrity? What principles do they live by?
Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography by Richard Branson
We encourage you to read at least 20 minutes all Winter long. Come into Palisades Library and add a favorite book title to the Winter Reading Tree in the Children's Room. Reading will keep you warm inside.
These books all explore controversial and emotionally charged themes and experiences. Some stories are personal while others are more socially broad. But each one confronts matters that are often swept under the rug.
The Art of Leaving by Ayelet Tsabari
The books in this compilation are for the most part biographical. Spirituality played a deep and transformative role in the lives of each of the subjects. It catalyzed their lives and moved them from anonymity to influence. It got them over fears, hurdles, tragedies, insufficiencies and other types of adversity. Self-realization is a major theme in this list. These books explore the question of what we can become if our beliefs about who we are change.
Hi! My Name is DeVaughn Proctor. I am a Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) worker and I am assigned to the Palisades Library. In the attached staff photo, I'm the one wearing a Super Mario Hat.
One of the things we’ve been doing this summer is arts and crafts on Tuesday afternoons. It’s a part of the 2019 Summer Challenge. Here’s an example of one of the Tuesday programs. We made a wind sock with puffy clouds made out of shaving cream mixed with glue. Hope you enjoy the pictures.