Palmdale City Library to host Books and Barks, local author

Books and BarksPALMDALE – Palmdale City Library is going to the dogs this Wednesday!

The popular “Books and Barks” program, in which kids are encouraged to read to friendly dogs, will take place at 4 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, at the library, located at 700 East Palmdale Boulevard.

“This is a great program for kids who find reading a challenge,” said Children’s Programming Coordinator Shay Hawken.  “The dogs provide a safe audience, which helps the children relax and feel comfortable reading aloud.”

Meet local author Stacey Nembhard this Thursday

Local author Stacey Nembhard will be at the Palmdale City Library for a meet and greet and book signing this Thursday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Stacey NembhardThe event is part of its ongoing campaign to support local authors.

Nembhard’s book is titled The Jamaican Linguist:  I Remember When.

Nembhard tells the story of her upbringing in Jamaica, describing the challenges, people and events that shaped her life.  At Thursday’s meet and greet, copies of Nembhard’s book will be available for purchase and autographs will be given as well.

The Palmdale City Library is open seven days a week. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm; Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.

For more information, call the Palmdale City Library at 661-267-5600 or visit