Category Archives: Books

Rev. Peter Kreitler’s New Book, ‘Dear Father Peter,’ Is Illuminating and Insightful

The Reverend Canon Peter Gwillim Kreitler spoke to the Palisades Optimist Club on Tuesday about his new book, “Dear Father Peter: Forty-nine Years of Letters to a Priest.” The book, published by the Virginia Theological Seminary, features 160 of the … Continue reading

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Friends of Library Holiday Book Sale Offers Gift Opportunities on November 23 

There will be gifts for everyone on your list at the Friends of the Palisades Library’s annual Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, November 23. There will be hundreds of nearly new fiction and non-fiction, art books, cookbooks, coffee-table books, DVDs … Continue reading

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LETTER: Friends of the Library and the Community Read ‘Shelter Us’

Thanks for mentioning the Palisades Reads in your newsletter, and the recognition that Marie Steckmest organized a “Palisades Reads” event for “The Soloist.” I’m so happy that Marie’s Palisades Cares was one of the featured non-profits in the program from … Continue reading

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The Daunting Curse of Historians Will & Ariel Durant

  By BOB VICKREY As a newly married young man in my twenties, I belatedly discovered the pleasure of reading, and began my life-long love affair with books. I had recently taken a job with a book publishing firm, which … Continue reading

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Friends of the Library Sponsors Annual

Youth Summer Writing Contest, Grades 1-12 The annual summer writing contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Palisades Library, is underway. The contest is open to children and teens entering grades 1-12. This year’s theme is “Palisades Tales: From the … Continue reading

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Gary Sinise Visits American Legion Post 283

Sinise Speaks about “Grateful American” Gary Sinise, an Oscar-nominated actor and winner of an Emmy, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards, had more than 270 residents and veterans laughing as he talked about aspects of his life. … Continue reading

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Book Signing and Talk by Actor Gary Sinise

To Take Place at Legion Post 283 on Wednesday Actor, author, band member and veterans advocate Gary Sinise will visit American Legion Post 283 on Wednesday, April 24. Tickets are $25 and seating is limited. The event is open to … Continue reading

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