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E. L. Doctorow

Explore his books

Born in January 1931, E. L. (Edgar Lawrence) Doctorow mostly writes historical fiction.  Many of his books are set in his native New York City. One of his first jobs was reading books looking for potential movies. He came to realize that he could write just as well as the authors he was being paid to read. In celebration of Doctorow’s birthday, Palisades Neighborhood Library has a display of E. L. Doctorow’s books, including:

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Palisades Winter Readathon

Jan. 11-Feb. 28, 2015

Join in the fun this winter at Palisades Library!   From Jan. 11 to Feb. 28, children from birth to age 12 can join the Palisades Winter Readathon! Simply stop by the Children's Desk to sign up, and start earning fantastic prizes for reading.

J. California Cooper

J. California Cooper (J for Joan, California a pen name) was an intensely private person.  She gave few interviews and never admitted to her exact age.  Starting out as a playwright, Cooper decided to try fiction at the suggestion of novelist Alice Walker. Her efforts at novels and short stories won the American Book Award, the James Baldwin Writing Award, and the Literary Lion Award.  In celebration of her life, Palisades Library has a display of Cooper’s works:

American Women of Flight

Aviation History Month

November is Aviation History Month. From hot air balloons to landing a probe on a comet, we have an irresistable urge to fly and explore space. To celebrate some amazing achievements, Palisades Library has a display of books about aviation and space exploration.

Stillness Speaks

The Small Talk Book Club

Stillness Speaks

For Decmeber, we're reading Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle. Pick up your copy at the library, read it, and come to discuss your findings with fellow members on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

50th Anniversary Balloons

Palisades Library Celebrates 50 Years!

From a one-room school house in 1928 to the current location in 1964

Celebrate 50 years at the V St NW location on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Enjoy special performances by Barefoot Puppets at 10:30 a.m., Sherier Mountain Boys at 1 p.m. and the Palisades Community Band at 3 p.m. Technology demonstrations, giveaways, and refreshments will be available during the event. 

Barrier and Freedom

The Creative Juices Workshop

The Creative Juices Writing Workshop group (CJWW) invites you to an evening of sharing peotry and prose. For two years, CJWW met twice a month at the Georgetown Library under the direction of Ginger Ingalls to compose a compiliation of poetry and prose called Barrier and Freedom which was published by DC Public Library in 2014.

The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die

The Small Talk Book Club

'The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die'

If you believe that to feel well and be happy, one must develop a degree of self-awareness and that learning is a lifelong process, you will find The Small Talk Book Club at Palisades Library riveting!   This month, we’re reading The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die by John Izzo. 

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My Sister's Place

Dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence

One in four women will experience domestic violence at some point in her life. October is National Domestice Violence Awareness Month.  Join us Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. for a presentation by Jazmin Albarran, an Outreach Coordinator for My Sister's Place. Jazmin Albarran will speak about how to avoid domestic violence and how to get out of a violent relationships. Learn how to help someone who is in a violent relationship get out alive.

Teen Movie Night

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. On Oct. 8, come watch a movie about the effects of bullying.