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
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Tuesday, September 13, noon - 1:30 pm
THIRD THURSDAY AUTHOR SERIES
Thursday, September 15, 6:30 pm, Community Room
A book discussion with author Sharon Weill and a panel of social change agents
ChangeAbility, How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change (Archer/Rare Bird Books) by Sharon Weill presents ways to meet the movement of complex change with more flexibility, effectiveness, and ease whether initiating change, inspiring change, or adapting to existing change. The book features 25 exciting and innovative change makers that I interviewed on my podcast, Passing 4 Normal: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners are Seeding Change in the World. These guests work with change in areas of: creativity, embodiment and meditation, food and ecology, revisioning medicine, social change, and spirituality.
The book discusses the nature of change, how to work with resistance to change, and identifies seven Principles for Change that are common to all change scenarios.
The Los Angeles-based change maker panelists from the book will be:
Corinne Bourdeau - Producer and PR for social change films
Amanda Foulger - shamanic healer
Rachel Lang - astrologer and intuitive healer
Camille Maurine - women's embodiment and meditation mentor
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
Details and entry form available by clicking here.
2015 Children's Summer Creative Writing Contest Theme : Rockin', Rhythms and Rhymes
Scribblers (First and Second Grades)
1st Place - The Dance Contest by Audrey Yael Smith (Canyon)
2nd Place - The Rock N’ Roll Singing Contest by Hanna Shin (Calvary)
No 3rd Place
Jotters (Third and Fourth Grades)
1st Place - Rockin, Rhythm and Rhyme by a Musical Third Grader by Parker Keston (Marquez)
2nd Place - The Magic Rhyming Spell by Julie Kassin (Marquez)
3rd Place - A Sharp: The Violin With It’s Own Personality by Ilianna Brett (Marquez)
Scrawlers (Fifth and Sixth Grades)
1st Place - An Unexpected Friendship by Sydney Forrester (Seven Arrows)
2nd Place - Rhythm’s Colors by Elsa O’Donnell (Palisades)
3rd Place - The Rhyme Book by Alana Kamins (Brentwood School)
Scribes (Seventh and Eighth Grades)
1st Place - Jazzy Bellies by Joshua Kamins (Brentwood School)
2nd Place - Sounds of the Concert by Clara Green (Paul Revere)
3rd Place - Rhyme and Reason by Becca Whitaker (Paul Revere)
Authors (High School)
1st Place - Whistling by Lillian Steinberg (Brentwood School)
2nd Place - Rhythm of the World by Selby Kia (Notre Dame Academy)
3rd Place - Do You Believe in Magic? by Sarah Enayati (Le Lycee Francais)
For more details see Library Programs