Palisades Branch Public Library
861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 459-2754 telephone
(310) 454-3198 fax
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:30 AM - 430 PM
Tuesday, Thursday: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 430 PM
Sunday, Holidays: CLOSED
Upcoming Friends Programs:
Speaking at the
Palisades Branch Library
Thursday, February 20; 6:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Library speaker series will present long-time Palisadian Julie Heldman, discussing her memoir, Driven: A Daughter’s Odyssey. The book is an illuminating story of her life, from her tennis career (she was twice ranked No. 5 in the world) to law school, marriage, and a diagnosis of bipolar disease. From the mid-‘60s to the mid-‘70s, she defeated the likes of Virginia Wade, Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong, Martina Navratilova, and Billie Jean King. In 1953, her mother founded and published World Tennis magazine and later was the driving force behind the founding of the Virginia Slims women’s pro tour. Heldman writes candidly about her tennis life, her relationship with an emotionally abusive mother, and her 20-year battle with mental illness and depression, while also providing a behind-the-scenes look at a groundbreaking era in women’s tennis. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the community room. Admission is free.
“Driven is beautifully crafted, written stylishly, presented with utter clarity, leaving no stone unturned in explaining who she is, why she has persevered and how she has coped with the primary issues in her life so unflinchingly.” -Steve Flink, Veteran Tennis Writer
October 23 - November 13, 2019
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)
BABY AND TODDLER STORYTIME Due to the structure of this storytime, please show courtesy by being on time! Lap-sit (or not!) storytime for babies and toddlers and their grown-ups to share together. One child, one lap, please. For ages under 36 months.
FAMILY STORYTIME Suggested for ages 3 and up. Stories, fingerplays, rhymes: building reading skills while having fun!
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION Wednesdays from 6:00-6:30 p.m. starting June 26. We invite you to enjoy a pause in the day to refresh yourself by simply sitting and paying attention to your senses, thoughts and feelings. Learn about Mindfulness and how it may relieve stress in your life. Stay for 5 minutes or the entire 30-minute session. Presented by Natalie Bell, Mindful Wellness consultant.
MOVIES are shown at the Library on Saturdays twice a month at 1:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Please bring a sweater or jacket as the room can be cool!
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC. ADA ACCOMODATIONS UPON REQUEST. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 310-459-2754.
Please click on the link to the Los Angeles Public Library Palisades Branch website for upcoming library programs: