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.
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! Ages 13-100+
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!
Walking Tour in D.C. Alley MuseumShaw LibraryMural Painting in D.C. Alley MuseumRegie Cabico and Symphony in DC MajorJoseph Green at Carter G. Woodson Monument

Open Stories: Poetry, Murals, and Monuments Exhibition

Please join us for the closing of the Open Stories: Poetry,  Murals, and Monuments exhibit, which documents the people and the poets who attended the walking tour that took place on June 18, 2016. This exhibition will be displayed on the first floor of the library, and will include photographs, video, and excerpts from local D.C. poets. Refreshments will be served.
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RACE: Talc and Ash with Holly Bass 360

Holly Bass of Black Space returns to DC Public Library with RACE: Talc and Ash.  
Open Stories LogoRebecca DupasRegie CabicoJennifer MyersJoseph GreenShaw LibraryBlagden AlleyBlagden AlleySymphony in DC Major Alma Thomas

Open Stories: Poetry, Murals, and Monuments

OPEN STORIES: POETRY, MURALS AND MONUMENTS AIMS TO CREATE NEW DIALOGUE WITH PUBLIC SPACES #OpenStoriesDCPL
Petworth Library

Photos of Petworth Showcase

The Petworth community was invited to tell stories of their daily lives through photography this spring. Come see fifty of our favorite photos, curated by the Open Stories committee. Light refreshments will be provided. 
Open Stories logoAnne Buckwalter artist bookQuique Aviles & Carlos Rosario artist book

Artist Talk for Open Shelves Exhibit

Dialogue with professional book artists and community members who participated in the Open Shelves exhibit. Artists will discuss the handmade artists' books on view as well as community curation, collaborative art, the concept of 'open works' and their experiences creating art and books that grow and change while the exhibit is on view.

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