Arts & Crafts

50th Anniversary Balloons

Countdown to the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Palisades Library on November 15!

The Palisades Library will celebrate 50 years at the V St NW location from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Library Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan will lead a keynote address beginning at 1:30 p.m. A special day of events is planned including technology workshops, local bands, and a puppet show!  See a 3-D printer in action and meet local community groups!  The day's events have been generously supported by the Friends of Palisades Library.
glitter purple mask

Maker's Social Club: Superhero Day!

  Join us in the Fab Lab for a new edition of Maker's Social Club.  This month, the Maker's Social Club will be celebrating Heroes Day! 
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Family Crafting Night in the Fab Lab

Make paper roll mermaids, decorate 3-D starfishes, and create seashell sun-catchers from laser cut stencils and tissue paper! Recommended for children 6 and above. Children under the age of 6 are prohibited from the lab. Guardians are required to stay with the children while they are in the lab.  

Pokemon Go Meetup

Visit our PokeStop, battle at our gym, meet fellow trainers, make candy sushi, and watch some of your favorite Pokemon episodes here at the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Branch. Don't forget to check out our Pokemon anime collection and to turn in your summer reading game boards you've been working on all summer! Forgot to sign up for summer reading?-No worries, there's still time left to sign up in between catching your favorite Pokemon!
mailbox

Kids Club: Sending Mail

Celebrate letter writing and mail delivery!  Come listen to stories about writing letters and the postal service, then make your own postcards and stationery. Write a letter or draw a picture for someone special in your life. We'll provide envelopes and stamps so that mail is ready to send afterwards. Who will be the lucky recipients of the mail we'll create?For children 3-12. No registration is required. 
Laser cut diamond shapes

Learn to Use a Laser Cutter

Learn everything you need to know about creating files for the laser cutter and using the machine. All participants need to have taken Fab Lab Orientation. Sign up for this certification and other classes in the Fab Lab here.  Please note, available classes in the Fab Lab will only release 30 days in advance for sign-up.
Power Plants

Power Plants!

Come paint your very own flower pot, plant a seed of your choice, and witness the power of nature!  Decorate a plant pot and plant a seed to take home or leave it at the library to watch it grow!  Parents, Be sure to dress children in a smock or in play clothes. Things may get messy.  Hope to see you there! 
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Kid's Club: Alien Invasion!

Come down to the Children's Room on August 2 at 2 p.m. to learn all about our favorite extraterrestrial friends.   Learn about exoplanets and the habitable zone around stars! Discuss what scientists search for when they try to identify alien life far from Earth! Take a look at real life ‘aliens’ here on Earth - small and nearly invincible microbes!  Create two of your very own aliens - one based on our imaginations and one on everything you just learned! It'll be a stellar time - see you then! 
Rainbow handprint

Let's Color! Vamos a Colorear!

Why not let your child start learning a new language early? Right after story time, we will be having a short coloring session with coloring pages that bring words in English and Spanish! A new fun way to learn a new language! Join the West End Library Staff and our wonderful volunteer, Rosy, for a great summer activity!
Rainbow handprint

Let's Color! Vamos a Colorear!

Why not let your child start learning a new language early? Right after story time, we will be having a short coloring session with coloring pages that bring words in English and Spanish! A new fun way to learn a new language! Join the West End Library Staff and our wonderful volunteer, Rosy, for a great summer activity!  

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