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Now Streaming: "Road Trip for Ralphie"

Since its release in November 1983, "A Christmas Story" is a holiday movie staple. It's an adaptation from the novel by Jean Shepherd.

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If You Loved "The Crossover"...

Check out these titles!

Kwame Alexander's The Crossover is a book about basketball, middle school, and twin brothers dealing with life. Written in poetry but structured as a novel, The Crossover won the Newberry Medal in 2015.

Bling Your Baby Contest

Bling Your Baby Contest

Send holiday cheer to the entire community with your hilarious photos!

‘Tis the season of giving, and photos of your babies are number one on DC Public Libraries’ wish list (your children, your pets, your sweethearts).

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Fairy Tale Winter

Each season of the year has its own unique qualities. But, it's winter, more than any other season, that feels filled with magic. Maybe it's the quietude, the way an uncommon hush from a snowfall can feel like awe; or maybe just the way we still when  spending more time indoors, more time at home. Magic creeps into my reading taste this time of year, but I like to read things that feel fresh, too, in a way. Below are some books that aren't fully fantasy, but that have it creeping at the edges, like ivy on a wintry house.

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.

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Book Bingo

Winter Reading Challenge

Snuggle up with a good book (or two) this winter break and complete our children's book bingo! Bingo boards will be available at the children's desk from Dec. 15 - Jan, 4. Come join in the fun!

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Wintery Picture Books

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I have a confession: I love snow. Okay, so I prefer to be inside while it's happening, but I love the way snow looks as it descends on the city. Here are some picture books that reflect and showcase the childlike joy snow can bring.   Walking in a Winter Wonderland illustrated by Tim Hopgood

Spending the holidays with people I want to punch in the throat: yuletide yahoos, ho-ho-humblebraggers, and other seasonal scourges

Absurd Christmas Reads

...because what's more absurd than the holidays?

I love Christmas. Last year I made a Christmas list (pun intended) called Scary Christmas to All which covered holiday ghosts, murder and, um, werewolves. I decided to do another reading list this year, but to focus on the funny and/or absurd side of the holidays instead. Family can be stressful. Escape, and come with me to the dark side.

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Celebrate the Holidays

Holiday planning? We got you covered, from cookbooks to entertaining, Christmas cookies and decorating, holiday DVDs and seasonal fiction, cardmaking and other craft guides.

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