Join the Summer Challenge. Do you have a favorite camp song to share? If you think you can't sing, don't worry. Camp songs don't require much skill; just lots of fun! Summer time is a great time for a sing-along. This program is for ages 6 - 12.
Take a musical journey around the Americas with Latin Grammy-winning 123 Andrés and Christina. Their high-energy, bilingual Spanish program is full of movement, rhythm and fun. This program is for children ages birth to 6 years old.
Join us weekly for a casual hour of French language conversation. Maybe you are preparing for a trip to France, brushing up on the French you learned in high school, or just want some practice. You will enjoy our conversation circle!
Celebrate the end of the Summer Challenge. Did you get all your prizes? Have you played Book Bingo? Here is your chance. (Playing Book Bingo may win you more prizes.) This program is for children of all ages with their caregivers and families.
Authentic East and Southeast Asian cooking can be an exciting, but daunting adventure. Don't let your eagerness to make your first sushi roll or your first batch of kimchi be hampered by the fear of not finding the proper ingredients or kitchen gadgets. Each of these books will tell you how you can get your hands on everything you need!
For the summer reading program, the Palisades Library has hosted three walking tours to historical sites located in the Palisades neighborhood. The walk was great; I enjoyed the fun. It was a long walk to the park but I had fun walking with the Palisades Library staff. I really want to do this again. The program was hosted by Kimberly and Becky.
This post was written DeVaughn Proctor, as part of the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program.
Have you ever read a book that featured an item of food, either real or imagined, that sounded so delicious you wanted to taste it yourself? As a child reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, I wondered how delicious a Turkish delight was. What could possibly taste so good that you would sell out your family and friends?
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.
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.
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)!