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.
AT THIS TIME, THE BRANCH LIBRARY AND THE PATIO BOOKSTORE ARE CLOSED.
BOOK DONATIONS ARE SUSPENDED AS WELL.
Please save your books for donation at a later date.
We look forward to sharing our love for the library together soon!
Upcoming Friends Programs:
Children's Summer Creative Writing Contest 2020
Theme: Surprise Us!
The Friend of the Palisades Library is excited to offer a virtual contest this summer. The theme is Surprise Us! The theme can be interpreted in different ways, for example, a story that surprises the reader in some way or a story that has a surprise in it.
There are five categories: 1st & 2nd grade, 3rd & 4th grade, 5th & 6th grade, 7th & 8th grade, and high school (the grades that students will enter in the fall). The contest is open to Los Angeles residents or those who attend school in Los Angeles.
Prizes are given in each category. The prizes are gift certificates to Diesel Bookstore, Brentwood (can be redeemed online). First place $250, 2nd place $100, and 3rd place $50.
Please click here for the contest rules and the entry form. The entries are judged by members of the Friends of the Library. Entries can be emailed to the Friends of the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org. The entry form and the entry must be submitted as two separate PDF documents. The entry form must be printed out, filled in, either scanned or photographed, and emailed to the Friends.
The awards ceremony will be held in the fall either in person at the Palisades branch and/or on Zoom. At the awards ceremony the winning stories are performed by actors. We look forward to reading your work. Good luck!
A community-wide book club to foster connections,
spark conversations, and celebrate reading
Dear Palisades Community,
In these times of isolation, the Friends of the Palisades Library invite you to connect via books! As we look forward to Palisades Reads in fall 2020, we seek book nominations for Palisades Reads Fall 2020 events. What book(s) would YOU like to read and discuss? What authors would you like to hear from? (So far our committee has received nominations of The Library Book by Susan Orlean and The Overstory by Richard Powers.)
Send book nominations to email@example.com, with a brief reason for your recommendation. We will announce the selections in the coming weeks. All genres are welcome -- fiction, non-fiction, memoir. If there are several books with lots of support, we can schedule a series of virtual book clubs in the months leading up to the main event.
Also, please let us know if you'd like to join our committee or The Friends of the Library. We welcome you!
Thank you, and stay healthy,
Laura Diamond, Corinne Bourdeau, Gloria Nakamura and Laura Schneider
All events at Palisades Branch Library Community Room
861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Past Library Programs:
CHILDREN’S SUMMER WRITING CONTEST
Scribblers (Gr 1 & 2)
1st Place - Finding His Way Home by Hudson Marks (Marquez)
Jotters (Gr 3 & 4)
1st Place - Red, What and Blue by Riley Keston (Marquez)
2nd Place - The New Girl in the Palisades by Alexis Levine (Brentwood)
3rd Place - The Great Big Science Project by Noah Benharash (Palisades)
Behind the Scenes at Inceville by Olive Boog (Marquez)
The Great Treasure Hunt by Gabe Smith (Canyon)
Scrawlers (Gr 5 & 6)
1st Place - From the Mountains to the Sea: A Swallow’s Story by Audrey Smith (Paul Revere)
2nd Place - What Lurks Beneath...Palisades Village by James Marks (Marquez)
Scribes (Gr 7 & 8)
1st Place - The Adventures of Pearl Dragon by Parker Keston (Archer)
2nd Place - Truesky by Ellery Preven (Paul Revere)
Authors (High School)
1st Place Tie - Palisades 1542 by Sydney Forrester (Windward)
1st Place Tie - Taking Steps on Sunset by Maya Doyle (Harvard-Westlake)
For more details see Library Programs