Neighborhood Library

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Craft

Get a head start on your Mardi Gras celebration at the Palisades library! Join us on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 2:30 p.m. for a special Mardi Gras craft in the Children's Room. All ages are welcome to participate and to check out our display of Mardi Gras and Easter books!

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Crafts

Please join us on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m. for Valentine's Day crafts! While you're visiting, be sure to browse our Valentine's Day display. Take some books home and share the love of reading with your friends and family. This craft is open to all ages!

Uncork'd Art Logo

Celebrate Black History Month with Uncork'd Art!

Create your African American art-inspired masterpiece!

Join us for a Just-For-Fun paint party in celebration of Black History Month! Create your own African American Art inspired masterpiece with Uncork'd Art at your library.   According to Uncork'd Art's manager, A.J. Francis, "Uncork’d Art’s first priority is to ensure that everyone has a fun night (or day) out!  Our “Just For Fun” session is exactly how it sounds …. JUST-FOR-FUN!  Fun Night, Great Art, and Something different to try!" 

Homer & Langley

E. L. Doctorow

Explore his books

Born in January 1931, E. L. (Edgar Lawrence) Doctorow mostly writes historical fiction.  Many of his books are set in his native New York City. One of his first jobs was reading books looking for potential movies. He came to realize that he could write just as well as the authors he was being paid to read. In celebration of Doctorow’s birthday, Palisades Neighborhood Library has a display of E. L. Doctorow’s books, including:

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Palisades Winter Readathon

Jan. 11-Feb. 28, 2015

Join in the fun this winter at Palisades Library!   From Jan. 11 to Feb. 28, children from birth to age 12 can join the Palisades Winter Readathon! Simply stop by the Children's Desk to sign up, and start earning fantastic prizes for reading.

Instant DCPL

7 Ways to Enjoy the Library Instantly

The library's closed, but is open 24/7!

All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online! 1. Have your own film festival at home. View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.

J. California Cooper

J. California Cooper (J for Joan, California a pen name) was an intensely private person.  She gave few interviews and never admitted to her exact age.  Starting out as a playwright, Cooper decided to try fiction at the suggestion of novelist Alice Walker. Her efforts at novels and short stories won the American Book Award, the James Baldwin Writing Award, and the Literary Lion Award.  In celebration of her life, Palisades Library has a display of Cooper’s works:

American Women of Flight

Aviation History Month

November is Aviation History Month. From hot air balloons to landing a probe on a comet, we have an irresistable urge to fly and explore space. To celebrate some amazing achievements, Palisades Library has a display of books about aviation and space exploration.

Stillness Speaks

The Small Talk Book Club

Stillness Speaks

For Decmeber, we're reading Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle. Pick up your copy at the library, read it, and come to discuss your findings with fellow members on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

50th Anniversary Balloons

Palisades Library Celebrates 50 Years!

From a one-room school house in 1928 to the current location in 1964

Celebrate 50 years at the V St NW location on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Enjoy special performances by Barefoot Puppets at 10:30 a.m., Sherier Mountain Boys at 1 p.m. and the Palisades Community Band at 3 p.m. Technology demonstrations, giveaways, and refreshments will be available during the event.