Neighborhood Library

Takeout service available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Closed from 2 - 3 p.m.every day for sanitizing.

Global Lens Film Series

'Life Kills Me'

Join us Wednesday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. to view Life Kills Me (La Vida Me Mata)

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Born on March 2, 1904, Theodor Seuss Geisel (more commonly known as Dr. Seuss) would have celebrated his 110th birthday this year!  Honor his memory by reading some of his most beloved works. Please visit our new display area to find some of our favorite Dr. Seuss materials (near the Picture Books in the Children's Room)!

T'ai Chi with Susan Lowell

Moving for Better Balance

Join Susan Lowell, an experienced instructor from, and learn about the flowing movements of this time-honored Chinese martial art. 

Learn the Art of Collage

Kids' Craft Club: Ages 8-12

Join us after school on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 3:15 p.m. to learn the art of collage!View and discuss examples from famous artists and illustrators such as Eric Carle, Romare Bearden, and Henri Matisse -- then make your own creations!Open to children ages 8-12. 

James Joyce

James Joyce was born in Ireland in February 1882 and is among the most prominent Irish writers.  Joyce is closely associated with Dublin, although he lived most of his life on the European continent.His life and works are celebrated around the world every year on Bloomsday, June 16.  The first publisher of Ulysses was Sylvia Beach, an American expatriate who also owned the Parisian-English language bookstore Shakespeare and Company. Palisades Library is displaying some books by and about James Joyce, including:

Celebrate the Winter Olympics!

Join the Olympic Readathon, and enjoy Olympic Events

If you haven't already started, now is the time to join in the fun with the Olympic Readathon, exclusively at Palisades Neighborhood Library!  Stop by the Children's Desk for more information on how to earn medals and prizes, from now until the end of the Olympic Games on Feb. 23.

Family Story Time: Russian Fairy Tales

Please join us as we celebrate the Winter 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  Enjoy Russian Fairy Tales, music and activities throughout the celebration!All ages are welcome, so please bring the entire family!Suggested age for the fairy tales is 7 and older, but there will be games and activities for all age levels.We hope to see you there!

Rum: The History and Connoisseurship

Lecture and "Dry" Tasting with Dr. Franklin W. Knight

Learn the fascinating history of rum and the slave trade with Johns Hopkins University's Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History, Dr. Franklin W. Knight.  Embark on a "dry" tasting of premium rums from the Caribbean and South America with Dr. Knight's full-bodied descriptions that might help you become a rum connoisseur, too. Join us on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.

Global Lens Film Series

'Shyamal Uncle Turns Off The Lights'

Join us Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. to view the film, Shyamal Uncle Turns Off The LightsDirected by Suman Ghosh India, 2012, 65 mins.In Bengali with English subtitles. For Adults. This film is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2013 film series.

DC Public Library Opens On Two-Hour Delay

Wednesday, Jan. 22

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.