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Winning Haikus

Haiku Winners 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

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DC Public Library Haiku Contest 2021

Do you HAIKU? Celebrate National Poetry Month this April by participating in our Haiku Contest! Click here to sign up. En abril,  celebre el Mes Nacional de la Poesía participando en nuestro concurso de Creación de Haiku. Haga click aquí para entrar. 

Finding my virginity

From Anonymity to Acclaim

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

Winter Reading Tree

Winter Reading Tree

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.

family of owl's

Family Story time

November 2 and 16, 2019

November is National Picture Book Month. Come join us as we read some of our favorite picture books with you and your children. This event is for children ages 2-6 years old.

Art of Leaving

Human Nature

Titles that examine challenging lives and stories

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

Wishes Fulfilled

Leaps of Faith

Titles to inspire personal growth

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.

Palisades Staff Featuring Me

Summer Challenge Arts and Crafts

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. 

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Congratulations to Haiku Contest Winners

Winners in child, teen and adult categories

To honor and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May 2019, Palisades Neighborhood Library encouraged children, teens and adults to write and submit Haiku writing for contest. These are the winners and the poetry selected as best. Child Category: James Shure and Margaret Rapawy   "I hit the baseball it made everything blossom even the people" by James Shure     "Judgmental strangers Your colorful modesty My cloaked friend"


The Human Spirit

I am drawn to people's personal stories of triumph over adversity. I think often about the imagery and symbolism of the lotus plant. The lotus shoot has to grow through the mud of swamps and other still bodies of water. The unseen shoot struggles upward towards the light and when it pierces the surface, a beautiful flower unfurls. What these stories have in common is they explore the resiliency of human peoples despite the misfortunes that can happen in any person's life.