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2013

Veteran of Foreign War speaking at the Library Monday June 3rd @ 11 am

You are cordially invited to hear Mr. Jim Viola, a veteran of foreign war, speak at the Library this coming Monday June 3rd at 11 am.  We are honored to have him and several of his fellow VFW members provide a presentation to our public, and we appreciate their courage in serving our country. This event is sponsored by the Bergen County Community Action Partnership ESL class at the Library.

Thank you for joining us

 

Art Reception - Saturday, February 2nd
from 2-4pm

Featuring art by Irene Lee

 

2012

 

Story Telling with Animal Balloons Friday August 7 @ 2PM

Story teller, Cheryl Anne, mesmerizes all by telling two short stories while creating colorful animal balloon sculptures. (45 min.)

Balloons will be made for each child to take home at the end of the show.
 

Fantastic Fun-Flick Nights in July and August.

Escape from the summer heat and come, join the Palisades Park Public Library for Fantastic Fun-Flick Nights in July and August. Discover what the months of July and August have to offer. Through the selection of the movies chosen, we will celebrate each day of the summer.  Free refreshments will be served.

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - CHOCOLAT (2000)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - STEP MOM (1998)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - GROWN UPS (2010)


Pianist Serina Shimizu & cellist Julia MinJeong Kang
Friday June 8th at 7:00pm

Accomplished pianist Serina Shimizu and cellist Julia MinJeong Kang will play Kreisler, Chopin and Mendelssohn at the Library.  Please join us in our good fortune in having such remarkable talent for the evening.  Ms. Shimizu is back by popular demand and brings with her a cellist of comparable talent.

As you may remember, Ms. Shimizu played inspiringly at the benefit we held following the devastating Japan earthquake and tsunami.  I am confident she will again grace our library with her lyrical piano playiing.  Please join us in welcoming this duo on June 8th.

 

The Palisades Park Library presents "Green Golly and her Golden Flute" March 19th at 3:15.

Rapunzel may have been horrified to spend her days trapped in that big old tower but not Green Golly! She was so inspired she couldn't help but make music. This introduction to the complex, creative and beautiful world of classical music inspires children to listen actively and imagine creatively. Ages 4 and up. Click here to find out more.

 

Dai Sil Kim Gibson will read from her new book
Looking for Don: a Meditation on Monday evening, March 5th at 7pm.

Looking for Don: a MeditationThe Palisades Park Public Library is proud to host a special event featuring author/Film maker Dai Sil Kim Gibson. Ms. Gibson is best known for her book and film Silence Broken as well as her documentary Wet Sand. Dai Sil Kim Gibson will read from her new book Looking for Don: a Meditation on Monday evening, March 5th at 7pm. She will also speak and answer questions as well as sign copies of her book for those who are interested in purchasing one. This event is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served after her reading. For more information, please contact the Palisades Park Library at 201-925-8232.

Korean, Chinese and Hindi-speaking representatives from the department’s Wage and Hour Division and Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be on-site to answer questions and offer information relevant to all industries. Materials will be available in English, Korean and Chinese. All employees are entitled to fair and safe working conditions, as well as to have a voice in the workplace regarding their well-being.

Looking for Don: A Meditation

It is a book by a woman who lost her husband, soul mate and best friend. It is a book about her struggle to live without his physical presence, with her grief and pain deepening as the time passes. It is a book about death, grief, loneliness, old age and ill health. But above all, it is a book about love, the ultimate immortality that conquers death.

Donald Gibson and Dai Sil Kim-Gibson were both born in 1938, the Year of the Tiger, Don on an Iowa farm and Dai Sil in northern Korea. They both left their places of birth and found home in each other in 1979.

A couple of her friends who read her manuscript wrote: “I was completely absorbed in it while reading through it. You really gave an honest account of the grieving process--happy, sad, reminiscent, angry--floating in and out of thought patterns. It is so very sad... but so honest. I felt like I was sitting right beside you, hearing your story.” (Cindy Cavalieri)

“You must feel proud of your achievement in Looking for Don - in some ways perhaps harder than completing your many award-winning films. It was courageous of you to tell what was in your heart—in descriptive and meditative prose, poetry, dreams and paintings—but always conveying the effect of art, shape, and wholeness to your work. What a wonderful tribute to Don and to your marriage.” (Candace Katz)
 


Asian Workers Rights Forum event on February 28th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

PALISADES PARK, N.J. – The U.S. Department of Labor will host a free summit on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Palisades Park to provide Asian workers in and around northern New Jersey with vital information about the
minimum wage and overtime protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act and workplace safety and health protections afforded by the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Korean, Chinese and Hindi-speaking representatives from the department’s Wage and Hour Division and Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be on-site to answer questions and offer information
relevant to all industries. Materials will be available in English, Korean and Chinese. All employees are entitled to fair and safe working conditions, as well as to have a voice in the workplace regarding their well-being.

WHO: Wage and Hour Division’s Northern New Jersey District Office
Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Hasbrouck Heights Area Office

WHAT: Asian Workers’ Rights Forum

WHERE: Palisades Park Library
257 2nd St.
Palisades Park, N.J. 07650

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 28
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. EST
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. – workers rights presentations
7 p.m. – press availability

This event is open to press. Reporters wishing to cover the summit should contact Joanna Hawkins or Leni Uddyback-Fortson in the department’s Office of Public Affairs using the contact information above.

Click here to view the flyer.

Asian Workers' Rights Forum Advisory - Chinese translation

Asian Workers' Rights Forum Advisory - Korean translation
 


Barbara Eknoian to read at the Palisades Park Library on Friday, Feb 2nd at 7pm

California Poet Barbara Eknoian will be reading from her poems on Thursday, February 2 at 7pm at the Palisades Park Public Library.

Many of our patron who have attended our "Evenings of Arts and Poetry" may be familiar with Ms. Eknoian's writings. She has been featured in each of our 5 poetry journals.

Now for the first time, Ms. Eknoian, a former Palisades Park resident will honor us with a reading from her collection of poems and other writings.

BARBARA EKNOIAN'S first collection Jerkumstances received the Jane Buel Bradly Chapbook Award published by Pearl Editions 2002 and she has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She was featured in the 6th Annual Emerging Voices Show produced by Sally Shore's New Short Fiction series in 2009. Her work has appeared in several literary journals and on-line.

 


2011

Thursday, December 1st from 7 - 9pm - Reception for Robert Leddy

Photographer and Korean War veteran Robert Leddy will meet and greet guests in our community room from 7 to 9 pm on Thursday December 1st. His photographs of Korea can be seen through that date, and the article describing them here.

 

7 pm Thursday November 17th - Reception for photography show of the Korean war era.

The photographs span the period of 1951-1952 and show Seoul and its surrounding community. They feature children, families and soldiers living and working in war torn Korea. Photographs by Robert Leddy, Korean War veteran.

 

Animal Welfare Awareness Night
Thursday, June 23rd from 7pm-9pm

On Thursday June 23rd from 7 to 9 pm the Library is pleased to present an evening of art, music, books and talk centered on animal welfare. All are invited to join us as we gather around a subject that touches us all. As Mahatma Gandhi wrote: "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

A silent auction of artwork will be available for those who wish to donate to benefit organizations involved in animal welfare.

Click here to view the flyer.

 

Monk Bup-Jung Donation

The Korean American Association of Palisades Park has donated two sets of books written by the late Buddhist Monk Bup-Jung. It is the last published set of works by the monk, who stated in his will that his works will no longer be printed after his passing. This set has been acquired with great difficulty, and President Jin yeojang would like to pass on the last set to the Palisades Park Public Library.

 

 

5Th annual evening of Art, Poetry & Prose
folio view

We are thankful for your continued interest in our evening of Art, Poetry & Prose, and the collection of work compiled in our Folios.  Please click here to view and print selections from our 5th Annual Folio of Art, Poetry & Prose.

View Folio (29 mb)

 

Japanese Relief Efforts Concert
Thank you for your support!

Click here to view photos from the event.

On Friday April 15th, the Palisades Park Public Library opened its doors to give to the Japan Earthquake Relief fund.  We worked together with Pianist Serina Shimizu and Guitarist Paul Del Corral, both musical artists providing heartfelt music to benefit those who fell victim to the massive earthquake and tsunami that is still devastating areas of Japan.  Along with this free concert, over 20 international artists gave their works to auction off at affordable prices to help in this cause.

Among the artists are Minobu Sato, Jinwon Chang, Steve Cavallo, Hijo Nam, Martha Habib, Lou Spina and Dorrie Rifkin.  Other artists also provided works and care to the cause.

If you would like to support this cause, please contact the Library at 201-585-4150 or 201-925-8232.  We will continue to give the opportunity to the public to help those beyond our doors.

We'd like to give special thanks to Steven Cavallo who coordinated the event and whose efforts were tireless on its behalf.

Click here to view photos from the event.

 

New Library Card

Palisades Park Library Card Palisades Park Library is proud to present their new library card. Click here to apply for a Palisades Park Library card.

 

Click here to see the design history of Palisades Park library cards. All artwork by Steven Cavallo, our resident artist!

 

2010

Can you hear their voices?

Can You Hear their Voices?  was a unique event at the Palisades Park Public Library.

It honored and raised funds for the Comfort Women at the House of Sharing in Korea who were sexually enslaved during World War II.  Below you will see clips from the event, as well as an impassioned talk by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, author of the book Silence Broken, on the silent suffering of these women.

At the April meeting of the Palisades Park Mayor & Council, a resolution was unanimously passed to create a memorial to the Comfort Women who suffered atrocities during World War II and whose voices were silenced for so long.  The memorial will be placed in front of the Palisades Park Public Library where everyone can give homage to these courageous and unsung women of many countries across Asia, and in particular, Korea.  This will be the first memorial of its kind on public land in the United States.

Can You Hear Their Voices?
Dai Sil Kim-Gibson Speech - Part 1
Dai Sil Kim-Gibson Speech - Part 2
Dai Sil Kim-Gibson Speech - Part 3
Can You Hear Their Voices film

 

 

 

 

     
       
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