Neighborhood Library

The Palisades Neighborhood library closed on Saturday, March 4, 2017 for renovation (estimated re-opening in late Fall 2017).
A Little Life

Books So Thick You Could Build a House with Them

But really you should read them instead

What better to prepare for those longer, colder nights than with an epically long read. These books will keep you going if you happen to be snowed in; you might find you even them so much, you’ll find yourself forgetting how long they are.

The Unwritten Volume 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity

Not Your Average Character

Graphic Novels for People Who Don’t Like Superheroes

I hear a lot of complaints about graphic novels from adults who don’t understand the genre. They say, “Oh, I don’t like graphic novels, they’re all about superheroes and they always have the same type of villain. It’s all about the comic book artwork and not about the plot. They’re too predictable.” These graphic novels are anything but predictable.

Drew Storen

Thank you, Summer Readers!

Thank you, Summer Readers!   We had a great summer, with over 575 children registered for Summer Reading at Palisades Branch! Every child who completed the program this summer received a free book, and other great prizes, including free tickets to a Washington Nationals baseball game (ages-6-12)!  We hope that everyone had as much fun as we did. Special congratulations go to the raffle winners of the Kindle Fire (ages 6-12) and bag of books (ages birth-5), Sammy K. and Jacob B. respectively (pictured here)! 


Books to Inspire Wanderlust

Nonfiction Books About Hitting the Road

It’s mid-August and the end of summer is a lot closer than anyone would like to admit. Maybe you didn’t have the chance to do as much vacationing as you would have liked to, or maybe you got badly sunburned and have vowed to never go outside again (like me). Whatever the case, these books about wanderlust filled individuals will help to stave off the doldrums of returning to one’s regular life and may even inspire your next journey.

Self-Check Out

My Library Blog

My final post as an SYEP library employee

During my time at the library, I learned how to run the Sirsi system to check people in and out at the circulation desk, check out items myself, learned and explored the library’s website. It was fantastic. I also helped set up programs like: Harry Potter movie night (I also participated in this event.) I also learned how Drupal works, and I worked on a Spider-Man picture! I’m a library tech-guru! Marion Barry’s Summer Youth Employment Program is OVER! I love working at libraries! You get to help out in the library! 

The New Library App

My Week at Palisades

My second library blog

Last week, I learned how to use the library app on my phone. These were on the website and app: Locations Events and classes Services Research

DeVaughn's Library Display

My Week at Palisades

My first library blog

This week at the library, I: helped shelve books in the YA and Children’s Sections boxed up books did a dusty book report did an All About Me display in front of the circulation desk helped out at the front desk cleaned out the friendly bucket of books, and worked on a superhero picture. ​I also want to share a few things about me. I like to:

Huge & Huggable Mochimochi

Clever Crafting

Amigurumi Part Two: Knit dolls and creatures

Amigurumi (編みぐるみ) is the art of crocheting or knitting small animals, dolls or other anthropomorphic creatures. This post is part two of my amigurumi book recommendations, please click here for Part One on amigurumi crochet.

Amigurumi Two!

Clever Crafting

Amigurumi Part One: crocheted dolls and creatures

I admit it. I am a librarian and I like to crochet and knit.

A photo of a woman and man talking

The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense

Learn strategies for handling difficult situations and emotions

When you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you're in control. The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense teaches strategies for handling difficult situations and emotions without resorting to name-calling, swearing, or other verbal pitfalls. Join us Monday, May 11 at 2 p.m. Susan Lowell will lead the class.