Enjoy an exciting live animal show. Professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences with funny and fascinating facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals. This 30-minute family program is for children ages 5 and up.
Join the Summer Challenge. Have you ever wanted to be in a play? Come and join our reader's theatre. No acting experience necessary, but we do need readers. Those who don't have parts can be the audience. This program is for ages 6 - 12.
Join the Summer Challenge. Come join us for a crafty afternoon. If weather permits, we will paint outside. Please wear clothing you don't mind getting paint on. This program is for children ages 3 - 8. Children under the age of 8 must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
Join the Summer Challenge. Let's study a few maps and then make a map. If it is not of your actual neighborhood, the map can show what you think is important in a neighborhood. This program is for ages 6 - 12.
Join the Summer Challenge. Do you have a favorite camp song to share? If you think you can't sing, don't worry. Camp songs don't require much skill; just lots of fun! Summer time is a great time for a sing-along. This program is for ages 6 - 12.
Take a musical journey around the Americas with Latin Grammy-winning 123 Andrés and Christina. Their high-energy, bilingual Spanish program is full of movement, rhythm and fun. This program is for children ages birth to 6 years old.
Celebrate the end of the Summer Challenge. Did you get all your prizes? Have you played Book Bingo? Here is your chance. (Playing Book Bingo may win you more prizes). This program is for children of all ages with their caregivers and families.
For the summer reading program, the Palisades Library has hosted three walking tours to historical sites located in the Palisades neighborhood. The walk was great; I enjoyed the fun. It was a long walk to the park but I had fun walking with the Palisades Library staff. I really want to do this again. The program was hosted by Kimberly and Becky.
This post was written DeVaughn Proctor, as part of the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program.
Have you ever read a book that featured an item of food, either real or imagined, that sounded so delicious you wanted to taste it yourself? As a child reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, I wondered how delicious a Turkish delight was. What could possibly taste so good that you would sell out your family and friends?
What better to prepare for those longer, colder nights than with an epically long read.
These books will keep you going if you happen to be snowed in; you might find you even them so much, you’ll find yourself forgetting how long they are.
Graphic Novels for People Who Don’t Like Superheroes
I hear a lot of complaints about graphic novels from adults who don’t understand the genre. They say, “Oh, I don’t like graphic novels, they’re all about superheroes and they always have the same type of villain. It’s all about the comic book artwork and not about the plot. They’re too predictable.” These graphic novels are anything but predictable.
Thank you, Summer Readers!
We had a great summer, with over 575 children registered for Summer Reading at Palisades Branch!
Every child who completed the program this summer received a free book, and other great prizes, including free tickets to a Washington Nationals baseball game (ages-6-12)! We hope that everyone had as much fun as we did.
Special congratulations go to the raffle winners of the Kindle Fire (ages 6-12) and bag of books (ages birth-5), Sammy K. and Jacob B. respectively (pictured here)!
It’s mid-August and the end of summer is a lot closer than anyone would like to admit. Maybe you didn’t have the chance to do as much vacationing as you would have liked to, or maybe you got badly sunburned and have vowed to never go outside again (like me).
Whatever the case, these books about wanderlust filled individuals will help to stave off the doldrums of returning to one’s regular life and may even inspire your next journey.
During my time at the library, I learned how to run the Sirsi system to check people in and out at the circulation desk, check out items myself, learned and explored the library’s website. It was fantastic.
I also helped set up programs like: Harry Potter movie night (I also participated in this event.) I also learned how Drupal works, and I worked on a Spider-Man picture! I’m a library tech-guru!
Marion Barry’s Summer Youth Employment Program is OVER!
I love working at libraries! You get to help out in the library!