These 20 to 30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills and a love for books. It is a great time for very young children to socialize with others and be prepared to start school. Children ages 18-36 months are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities, and their grownups are encouraged to participate in the program along with the children.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers, these 20-to-30-minute story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be on their caregiver's lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. It is recommended that each child have an adult with them.
Children of all ages are invited to enjoy a story time with dogs from the People Animals Love (PAL) organization.
*Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
*Please do not bring family pets to the program.
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.
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!
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.
The Chinese New Year is on Feb.19 this year, but that doesn't mean you have to stop celebrating!
Join us in the Children's Room on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2:30 p.m. for a special Chinese New Year craft!
Learn more about this holiday by checking out our collection of Chinese New Year books on display. To find out about Chinese New Year events taking place in the D.C. metro area, click here!
This craft is open to all ages.
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!
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!
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!"
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:
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.