Neighborhood Library

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Village Book Club

'The Children Act'

Join us Thursday, May, 7 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss The Children Act by Ian McEwan.

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Palisades Village Book Club

'Gray Mountain' by John Grisham

The Palisades Village Book Club will be discussing Gray Mountain by John Grisham on Thursday, April, 2 at 1:30 p.m.

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T'ai Chi

Relaxation, balance, awareness

Come join us for a T'ai Chi class Tuesday, April, 14 at 7:30 p.m. Experienced instructor Susan Lowell from Tenleytown T'ai Chi will lead the class.

101 Things You Didn't Know About Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Man of Mystery

Considering that William Shakespeare is one of the most influential authors in English literature, remarkably little is known about him.  It would be incredibly difficult to steal his identity!  For more informaton about Shakespeare and his cultural significance, see the following titles, some of which are on display at Palisades Library.

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Thank you, Winter Readers!

Thank you to all who participated in the second annual Palisades Winter Readathon!  The Readathon started on January 11 and ended on February 28, with children from 24 different schools reporting 962 hours of reading time!  We hope that everyone had as much fun as we did, and that you'll join us for future programs at Palisades Library. Keep on reading, and we'll see you at the library!

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom Craft

Celebrate Japan's gift with a special craft!

Celebrate Japan's gift of the cherry blossom tree with a craft in the Children's Room. The craft is open to all ages and will take place on Sunday, March 22 at 2:30 p.m. To learn more about the cherry blossoms, visit our display in the Children's Room. Also, be sure to check out D.C.'s National Cherry Blossom Festival! Events start on March 19.  

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Weekly Online Trivia Contest!

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes! Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook.  Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week!  We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day Craft

Start your week with a lucky craft!

Please join us on Sunday, March 15 at 2:30 p.m. in the Children's Room for St. Patrick's Day crafts! This craft is open to children of all ages! Want to learn about the history of St. Patrick's Day and read other lucky stories? Visit our St. Patrick's display in the Children's Room! Feeling extra lucky? Check out the various St. Patrick's Day events happening in the D.C. metro area!


Purim Craft

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim at the Palisades Library! Join us in the Children's Room on Sunday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. for a Purim craft! Want to learn more about Purim? Visit our display of Purim books, located in the Children's Room! Craft is open to all ages.

Library Closed February 17

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to inclement weather.