Arts & Crafts

50th Anniversary Balloons

Countdown to the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Palisades Library on November 15!

The Palisades Library will celebrate 50 years at the V St NW location from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Library Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan will lead a keynote address beginning at 1:30 p.m. A special day of events is planned including technology workshops, local bands, and a puppet show!  See a 3-D printer in action and meet local community groups!  The day's events have been generously supported by the Friends of Palisades Library.
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Summer Reading Kickoff!

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 1:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate our kickoff for summer reading! Adults, children, and teens will be able to sign up on Beanstack for our popular summer program; learn more about gardening and sustainable living; and participate in environmentally focused activities including outdoor fun, chia pet creation, and crafts. 

In the Zone: Straw Rockets

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 4:00 pm

For this month’s In the Zone, we will have a blast making straw rockets.  In the Zone is held the third Tuesday of each month for kids to kick back and enjoy games, crafts, or other fun. Best for ages 4-12. 
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In The Zone: Popsicle Stick Baby Chicks

Come and get those creative juices flowing with a popsicle stick baby chick! In the Zone is held the third Tuesday of each month for kids to kick back and enjoy games, crafts, or other fun. Ages 3-12
Block Party

3rd Annual Neighborhood Block Party

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 1:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon celebrating the Summer Reading theme of Build a Better World! This year's party will feature games, snacks (slushies!!), surprises, music performances, and more.   Open to all ages. From 1 - 4 p.m. in front of the library on 7th Street NE. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library.   P.S. Do you have some old puzzles you no longer use? Maybe you'd like one of ours? Look for the Puzzle Swap table at the Block Party.
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Deanwood Day!

Celebrate Deanwood Day at Deanwood Library! We'll have activities all day so be sure to stop by for: Build It!: Put your STEAM skills and imagination to work and create one of a kind structures and projects, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Craft Time: Build your own robot army with Ms. Patricia and Ms. Kate 12 - 2:30 p.m. Family Movie: Join us for a movie suitable for the whole family, 2:30 - 5 p.m. We hope to see you there!
Memorial Day

Flag Crafts

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 3:00 pm

In honor of Memorial Day, join us in the Children's Room to make a flag-related craft. For children ages 4-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.   
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Reading Dewey Story Time

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 10:30 am

Just the facts...   Using factual books, from the collection’s Dewey Decimal Classification, we will explore new topics each month to whet the inquisitive nature of wee ones.   
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Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10:30 am

Come join us as we kickoff DCPL's 2017 Summer Reading Program - Theme: "Build a Better World" - with a special Family Fun Storytime at 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Room, followed by a craft and some LEGO playtime on the carpet! Register for Summer Reading, pick up your sign-up prize, and begin your challenge!
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In the Zone: 3-D Portraits

Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 4:00 pm

Change a flat portrait into 3-D art! Learn about portraiture and explore the life of Albert Einstein, an iconic figure of the 20th century, as we change a flat image into art that comes of the page! (literally) For ages 4 and older and their caregivers. No registration required.