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:
THIRD THURSDAY AUTHOR SERIES
Alan Eisenstock discusses
Hang Time: My Life in Basketball
by Elgin Baylor and Alan Eisenstock
Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 pm
In the Community Room
Longtime Pacific Palisades resident Alan Eisenstock will talk about the memoir he co-authored for pro basketball legend Elgin Baylor, "Hang Time: My Life in Basketball," on Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 in the Palisades Library community room. The public is invited to this Friends of the Palisades Library event. "This book culminates a 4-year labor of love, and I'm very proud of it," says Eisenstock, who has published nine other non-fiction books. Booklist gave "Hang Time" a starred review, calling it "... a compulsively readable autobiography," and stating, "For anyone with an interest in basketball history, this is absolutely essential reading."
Library Book Group
The book group meets every other month on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. The group is self-directed.
Tuesday, May 22
Improvement: A Novel by Joan Silber
2017 Children's Summer Creative Writing Contest and Book Design Contest!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 contest. The list is below. Links to the stories will be available soon.
1st Place Tie
Jolly Rogers Cave by Oliver O’Donnell (Palisades Charter)
Summer’s Dream by Elsa O’Donnell (Paul Revere)
1st Place - Imagine… by Parker Keston (Marquez Charter)
2nd Place - Ode to Owls by Hannah Benharash (Palisades Charter)
3rd Place - This Story is Called Once I Wanted to be a Bat by Riley Keston (Marquez Charter)
1st Place - The Little Glass Doll by Ava Bakhshandehpour (Carlthorp)
2nd Place - One Swallow Made My Summer by Hannah Lunkewitz (Calvary Christian)
3rd Place Tie -
Eclipse by Paul Lunkewitz (Marquez Charter)
It Snow Fun by Emma Tillman (Paul Revere)
The Legend of Bassy by Audrey Smith (Canyon Charter)
For more details see Library Programs