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Make the Most of Your Space in the City

Discover the best options for designing your small space

City-living sometimes means cramped-living, and finding your ideal space at the perfect price can be nearly impossible. It can also provide the opportunity to work from home, which is appealing to some, and less than ideal for others. These reads will spark inspiration, help you redesign your small space and guide you in finding the perfect balance between comfort and functionality.

Elephant and Piggie

Picture Book Madness

Who will be Palisades' most beloved picture book character?

Some of the most beloved picture book characters are going head-to-head, and you get to choose the winner. Stop by the Children's Room, read books with each character and vote for your favorite at the Children's Desk. Check the bracket in the Children's Room every week to see who makes it to the next round, and who will be crowned Palisades' favorite picture book character. The madness begins on March 1 and the winner will be revealed on March 31.

The Year of the Dog

It's the Year of the Dog

Celebrate Chinese New Year with these reads for all ages

The Chinese New Year is a time for fresh beginnings, celebrations with friends and family and honoring ancestors. These books will give insight into how Chinese New Year is celebrated, and how centuries-old traditions came to be. The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin

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Libraries and Schools Go Together

Calling all teachers in the Palisades community. Palisades Branch Library has been renovated, and the Children's Room is reserving Tuesday and Thursday mornings for class visits and story times for groups. Please call 202-282-3113 to schedule a one-time visit or set up a regular monthly visit. Accommodations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Come see what is new!

Flashlight

Who Said Books Need Words?

Indulge in these fantastic wordless picture books!

Wordless picture books are a fantastic format to boost children’s literacy skills and to foster a rich imagination. These books allow children to interpret the illustrations and create their own stories as they “read” the book – one book can have countless stories within it! They also reinforce the fact that pictures tell as much of a story as words do, they help children develop storytelling skills, and when you “read” the book with them, you can introduce them to a plethora of new vocabulary.

Tap the Magic Tree

Interactive Picture Books

You can do more than just read along with your picture books!

One day, a dog will need your help convincing a dinosaur not to steal his ice cream! Or farm animals will want you to jump on a poor chicken's sofa! Or the zoo might send you mystery animals in the mail! Don't believe me? Well it's possible, with interactive picture books! Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson

Real Sisters Pretend

Celebrate LBGTQ Literature

Looking for picture books featuring diverse types of families? DC Public Library System has inclusive reads for everyone!

Yum-Yum Bento All Year Round

Perfecting East and Southeast Asian Cuisine

Cookbooks To Make You a Master Chef

Authentic East and Southeast Asian cooking can be an exciting, but daunting adventure. Don't let your eagerness to make your first sushi roll or your first batch of kimchi be hampered by the fear of not finding the proper ingredients or kitchen gadgets. Each of these books will tell you how you can get your hands on everything you need!

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Books, Bites and Brews

Meeting location during renovations

Books, Bites and Brews, the Palisades Library's book club for 20-30 somethings, will be taking a break from our regular meetup spot during the Palisades renovation.

Teen Kindle Winner

Congratulations to the Winner of the Summer Reading Raffle!

Congratulations to Steve M., winner of the Teen Summer Reading Raffle!

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