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Meet Apollo

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Apollo is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Library when he can. Here are 10 fun facts about Apollo: Apollo is from Florida. Apollo likes warm weather. Apollo is a mutt. Apollo is a cool mix of border collie, boxer and bulldog.

Boats for Papa by Jessixa Bagley

Saying Goodbye

Death and Grief in Picture Books

When a little one in your life must say goodbye to a relative or to a pet, processing the emotions that come along with the death of a loved one can be a challenge. Authors and illustrators take on this sensitive subject in a myriad of ways, leaving grievers with plenty of options that reflect many experiences. These 10 picture books explore everything from the practical side of death to the stark range of emotions those left behind may feel.

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Peace, Kindness, Unity, Fairness

Children's picture books

The Association for Library Service to Children, committee of the American Library Association, recently put out a list of books to share the message of “creating unity, acting with kindness towards others, and promoting peace." Here are a few of their picture book recommendations. I included one highlighting justice, or fairness, since without justice, there can be no peace.  

Photo of Isis the Dog

Meet Isis

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Isis is a PAL volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when she can. Here are 10 fun facts about Isis: Isis is named after a goddess in Egyptian and Greek mythology.

Elephant and Piggie

Picture Book Madness

Who will be Palisades' most beloved picture book character?

Some of the most beloved picture book characters are going head-to-head, and you get to choose the winner. Stop by the Children's Room, read books with each character and vote for your favorite at the Children's Desk. Check the bracket in the Children's Room every week to see who makes it to the next round, and who will be crowned Palisades' favorite picture book character. The madness begins on March 1 and the winner will be revealed on March 31.

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Read Across America

Dr. Seuss Story Time

On Thursday, March 1, at 11 a.m., Anacostia Library presents Read Across America. In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, please join us for a special story time of Dr. Seuss stories for children.

The Boy with 17 Senses

Worlds Where Senses Mix, Part One

Explorations of Synesthesia in Children's Fiction

Young people are often taught that humans have five separate senses. However, the neurological condition of synesthesia, in which a stimulus of one sense involuntarily evokes another sense, challenges the assumed universality of distinct senses. Although once thought to be very rare, recent scientific research has found that as many as 4 percent of people have at least one of over 80 kinds of synesthesia.

Photo of Gabriella the PAL Dog

Meet Gabriella

A Mt. Pleasant Library Volunteer

Gabriella is a P.A.L. volunteer and visits the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library when she can. Here are 10 fun facts about Gabriella: Gabriella is a Shiloh Shepherd. Gabriella is a very fussy eater. Gabriella loves children.

Wonder Women in Black History display

Wonder Women in Black History

Book Display

Throughout February, Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library is celebrating our "Wonder Women in Black History."

12 dancing princesses

Folk Tales with a Twist

Folklore gives context to cultural traditions and explains the natural world.  Across time and generations, oral stories built and strengthened ethnic, tribal and national ties. The Brothers Grimm popularized traditional Western (German) folktales in the 19th century when they published oral tales such as Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince.

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