Special Event

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.

Hispanic Heritage Month: "The Motorcycle Diaries" Film Showing

Join us in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. for a special film showing of The Motorcycle Diaries, starring Gael García Bernal.
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"Hocus Pocus" Film Showing

Join us at 6:30 p.m. on October 31 in the second floor large meeting room for a special film showing of Disney's Hocus Pocus, starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker!

Cantaré: Latin American Music

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Cantaré: Latin American Music! Drawing from the musical heritage of the Caribbean, Central and South America, Cantaré introduces audiences to the beautiful songs and rhythms of Latin America in an exciting interactive performance. Audience is for all ages. 
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Junot Diaz and the Art of Writing in Spanglish

Come join this interactive discussion, led by author Aaron Hamburger, who teaches writing at the George Washington University, to explore how Diaz’s inventive use of Spanglish creates a uniquely layered reading experience, resulting in different stories for different readers.
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un-Banned: A Teen Spoken Word Event

Teens un-Banned! Be heard at this spoken word night at the Parklands-Turner Library
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Trick or Treat!

Kids, Get a head start on Trick-or-Treating at the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library, Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. Come and learn about the history of Trick-or-Treat while making your very own kitty-cat or jack-o-lantern bag! After you make your bag, library staff will fill it with candy and you can take it home, along with your new few fun facts about Halloween! This event is for children ages 2 to 12. Parents, please feel free to join in the fun! 
Happy Halloween

Halloween Storytime

Come and join the staff of the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library and get ready for Halloween by listening to some spooky spectacular stories, Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. Plan to have fun, sing Halloween songs, and count down the days until trick-or-treat! 
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HPA DC Banned Books Trivia

Join the DC Chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance in our Afterschool Lounge program and test your knowledge of all things banned books-related with Banned Books Trivia, covering previously banned books, reasons for banning, films based on banned books, and related pop culture trivia, perfect for students ages 13-18  

Art all Night: Made in DC

Join us on September 24 at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library for Art all Night: Made in DC. The library will be open from 7 p.m. on Saturday until 2 a.m. on Sunday morning for music, crafts, and face painting as well as library cards. Special thanks to Shaw Main Street for providing entertainment. Entertainment includes performances by the Batala Drummers, music by DJ Nuff Said, face painting by Peaky Paints, arts workshops by DC Artspace, and a special installation-in-progress by artist Elizabeth Baldwin.