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.
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Jazz in the Basement with Chris Barrick

Visit the historic MLK Jr. Memorial Library for an afternoon of jazz (classics and a few originals) with local vibraphonist, Chris Barrick.  Chris Barrick, vibraphone Allyn Johnson, piano Ethan Philion, bass Ele Rubenstein, drums  
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MLK Anime Club August Meeting!

To celebrate our Teens going back to school, we will show anime this month about students in high school!   Swing by the Teen Space from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30th to catch anime like Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun, Chronicles of the Going Home Club, ReLIFE, Haven't you Heard? I'm Sakamoto, K-On!, and anything you'd like to request, as always!   Don't forget - there will be snacks.

Teen Advisory Group

Need Community Service Hours? Consider joining Teen Advisory Group.  We are responsible youth ages 14-18 who help with service projects and plan teen events at the library.  We meet in Teen Space every Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 pm.  Snack is provided and no prior signup is necessary. 
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Floppy Fish

Prepare for upcoming holidays by learning how to do this great craft that uses simple origami, scissors and glue to create a floppy, funny fish.   Ages 11-19
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UNCENSORED: Harry Potter, Profanity, and the Banned Book

Join us as Harry Potter scholars Tolonda Henderson and Kylie Madden share their unique expertise in this lecture double feature in honor of Banned Books Week!
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Banned Book Week-Harry Potter Screening & Book Preview

Did you know that the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowlings were on the Banned/Challenged books list from 2000-2009?

Uncensored: Film Festival

Banning is a removal of materials or books based upon the point of view of a person or group. Read these challenged books and watch the movie adaptations at the Dorothy I. Height Library during Banned Book Week on September 26 - October 1, 2016. For ages 13 -19Monday, September 26

Grand Opening Celebration

Come celebrate the opening of the new Woodridge Library. Special performance and fun activities for all ages. Refreshments. Stay tuned for more details.
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Keeping Cool with Capoeira

Get introduced to the music, rhythm, language and movements of the Afro-Brazilian martial art form. Beginners and advanced students will all have a chance to learn self-defense and creative movements. For teens, ages 13-19. Waiver required.  Please see library staff for more information.