Palisades
Neighborhood Library

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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!

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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!

Walking Tour of Palisades

Walking Tour of the Palisades

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. 

Image from the BioArt collection, by scientist Paul Odgren

BioArt

Visiting Exhibit at Palisades Library!

A brand new exhibit is coming to Palisades Library, and it is the STEAMiest exhibit in town!

Palisades Library Renovation Project

The Palisades Library is going to be renovated. Learn more about the project.

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