Over 50 Years of Service to the Community
Welcome to the Pacific Palisades Library Association (also known as the Friends of the Palisades Library) website. This is the place to find out about the Friends’ activities, how to join the Friends, and how to support the Friends. This site also includes information provided by the librarians of the Palisades branch library regarding upcoming programs and activities.
Upcoming Friends Programs:
SPECIAL BOOK DONATION ANNOUNCEMENT
The Friends of the Palisades Library regret that we will NOT be able to accept ANY book donations during the months of August and September. We will suspend donations until Tuesday October 4th. Thank you for your cooperation and for respecting the library staff and the Friends volunteers by taking your donations to other locations or waiting until October to bring them to the Palisades Branch.
Book Club with Judith Palarz
The Door by Magda Szabo
Tuesday, November 8, noon - 1:30 p.m.
THIRD THURSDAY AUTHOR SERIES
Thursday, October 20, 6:30 pm, Community Room
Author: Suzanne Hertzberg
Photographing an Era of Social Significan
By Suzanne Hertzberg
The remarkable story of Katherine Joseph, a woman who captured the golden age of organized labor with her camera. Her life adds another dimension to the Jewish immigrant women’s experience in America, and her work preserves a legacy of historical, artistic, and feminist significance.
“This is more than a daughter’s poignant remembrance of her mother, a rebel girl of the ‘30s, it’s the story of immigrants’ kids surviving the Great Depression and finding triumph in rank-and-file labor unions.”
Studs Terkel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Thursday, November 17, 6:30 pm, Community Room
Author: Douglas Green
The Teachings of Shirelle: Life Lessons from a Divine Knucklehead is a humorous, yet serious, look at the wisdom I learned – psychological, philosophical, and spiritual – from a ridiculous dog I loved.
Douglas Green is a psychotherapist, writer, professor, and director, living in Los Angeles. He created and runs AskShirelle.com, a website offering advice to kids, teens, parents, and adults, based on the teachings in this book. Also, in our town, Doug has been a mainstay of Theatre Palisades. He directed award-winning productions there of Six Degrees of Separation, The Desperate Hours, and Company, and performed satirical songs at their awards shows for fifteen years.
2016 Children's Summer Creative Writing Contest
Dreaming the Possible Dream
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