Exhibits

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.
Artist Rik Freeman will discuss his mural entitled Knowledged.

Meet The Artist: Rik Freeman

"Knowledge" is a mural painted on canvas, then digitally reproduced, and then processed onto a high-tech wallpaper and hung. The subject matter is based on Deanwood - a predominately African American neighborhood in northeast Washington DC - and its history, with there being four aspects of knowledge represented in sections of the mural: Community, Earth, Culture, & Self.   - Rik Freeman, Artist
Yellah Girl by Francine HaskinsImage by Carey Francis

Black Art by Black Artists

Black Art by Black Artists is an exhibition curated by Black Artists of DC.  Featured artists include Nanno Smith, Carey Francis, Daniel Brooking, Russell Simmons, Gloria Kirk, Francis Haskins, and T. H. Gomillion.  
King Mural detail

King Mural Discussion

During MLK Week 2017, DC Public Library will celebrate the King Mural by the late artist Don Miller. Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, Graduate Dean Emeritus and Founding Director of the Center for Race and Culture at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) will discuss Don Miller’s body of work in the larger context of American Art.
Art Clip

Gallaudet University Art Student Show: Meet the Artists Program and Reception

In conjunction with the December 1 - 21, 2016 exhibition in the Great Hall featuring Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students, we invite you to a Meet-the-Artists program and reception.  5:30 p.m. - Great Hall - Gallaudet University art students talk about their artwork 6 p.m. - Center for Accessibility, room 215, reception courtesy of the Friends of the DC Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped   For more information, call the Center for Accessibility: Voice or video 202-559-5368
Art Clip

Exhibition of Original Artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students

In celebration of Clerc-Gallaudet Week, December 3 - 10, 2016, come and enjoy an exhibition of original artwork by Gallaudet University Art Students on display in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, December 1 - 21. For more information, call the Center for Accessibility: Voice or video 202-559-5368 Email: lbph.dcpl@dc.gov     
Art all Night: Made in DC

Art all Night: Made in DC

Join us on September 24 at the Tenleytown Library for Art all Night: Made in DC. The library will be open on Saturday from 7 p.m. until midnight for children's art and craft workshops, temporary Henna skin decorations, literary readings, a sculpture room, photo exhibits and a local history display.   
Book with pages shaped like a heart

Blind Date with a Book 2.0 : Date Night

Maybe you helped decorate the cover for a book that you hope someone will choose to "date" or maybe you are just looking to select your own perfect reading material. Visit the library for some mingling and conversation and hopefully leave with a book you'll enjoy reading!
Book with pages in shape of a heart

Blind Date with a Book 2.0 : Matchmakers Edition

Set someone up with one of your favorite books!  Decorate a paper bag book cover for one of your favorite books, showing off its best attributes. (No titles or character names allowed!) We'll put it on display and have a "date night" on Sept. 30 for you to visit the library, see what others have enjoyed, and find something to match your taste! If you want to decorate something but aren't sure we have it, give us a call or send an e-mail. We'll do what we can to have it here for you!
Book pages shaped like a heart

Blind Date with a Book 2.0 : Matchmakers Edition

Set someone up with one of your favorite books!  Decorate a paper bag book cover for one of your favorite books, showing off its best attributes. (No titles or character names allowed!) We'll put it on display and have a "date night" on Sept. 30 for you to visit the library, see what others have enjoyed, and find something to match your taste! If you want to decorate something but aren't sure we have it, give us a call or send an e-mail. We'll do what we can to have it here for you!

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