Neighborhood Library

The Palisades Neighborhood library is closed for renovation and is set to reopen in early 2018.

Palisades Library Grand Opening

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:00 am

Join Mayor Bowser, DC Public Library executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan and other elected officials as we cut the ribbon on the modernized Palisades Library.  Immediately following the ribbon cutting, join us for story time, building tours and other special programs. Special Know-Your-Neighborhood Document Scanning -- Do you have memories of the Palisades neighborhood you would like to preserve? Bring photos and documents to be digitized. Up to 8 1/2 x 11. 11 a.m. — 2 p.m.    
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Toddler Story Time

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10:30 am

These 20-to-30-minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills and a love for books. It is a great time for very young children to socialize with others and be prepared to start school. Children ages 18-36 months are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities, and their grownups are encouraged to participate in the program along with the children.  
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Baby Lap Time

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 2:00 pm

This program is a story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-to-30 minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking.  Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be on their caregiver's lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have an adult person.