January: A Month of Gaming

Kid's Night - January: A Month of Gaming

Come hang out with your friends and enjoy a variety of activities all about gaming!   Monday, Jan. 5 - Wii! Play Wii games with friends. Monday, Jan. 12 - Sploder! Learn how to design your own video game. Monday, Jan. 26 - Life Size Chutes & Ladders! Turn the library into a giant game board. These events are recommended for children ages 6-12. Each event will take place in the Children's Room on the second floor of the library.
Music time

Music time

Children sing and move to the music and have a hands on opportunity to play musical instruments.
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Palisades Winter Readathon Ongoing!

The Palisades Winter Readathon is in full swing!  Stop by the Children's Room at Palisades Library to sign up, and earn prizes for reading! The Winter Readathon runs from Jan. 11 to Feb. 28.  This program is for children from birth to age 12.
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Palisades Winter Readathon Begins!

Only at Palisades Library, join us from Jan. 11 to Feb. 28 to earn prizes in a Winter Readathon!   This program is for children from birth to age 12.  Sign up in the Children's Room starting on Jan. 11!  
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Winter Book Sale

The Petworth Library cordially invites you to the Winter Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Petworth Library in the lower level meeting room.  Join in the fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You'll find terrific bargains, great books for the whole family, and even a special children's section!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Join us for stories about Valentine's Day and a craft. This program is for ages 3 and older.
LEGO Bricks


Drop by and build during our new weekly LEGO club! Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up. Best for ages 5-12.
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Homework Club

Do you need help with homework? Do you have a topic you need to research for a project? Want to study with friends? Come to homework club! Free homework help and resources will be provided every Wednesday October 1, 2014 — December 10, 2014. Register for this free program at the reference desk.  

Holiday Party to Celebrate the Season!

Join us in the MLK Children’s Room (Room 200) for a festive Family Fun Time! Children ages 12 and younger (and their adults) are invited to celebrate the holidays with stories, crafts, games and lots of fun!  No registration required. Questions? Please call 202-727-1248.
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Beginners' Amharic

The principal language of Ethiopia, Amharic is a Semitic language belonging to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It takes its name from Amhara, a central province in Ethiopia and is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world, after Arabic.   Learn the basics of this fascinating language with Ms. Yacob, every Friday afternoon in Conference Room 1 on the lower level. All ages are welcome!