Family Programs

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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Build Your Own Story

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 10:00 am

We will explore how reading and writing go hand in hand to build a better YOU! Participants will make a story starter and create their own story.  Also, meet published authors who have written more than one book;  all before Middle School. All ages welcomed. Light refreshments will be served.
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Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 12:00 pm

Let's celebrate our Summer Learning Accomplishments and enjoy ice cream. After this, there are only 22 days to Complete your Summer Reading and win your prize!  
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Summer Reading Finale!

Thursday, August 31, 2017, 4:30 pm

Join us in the children's room for fun and festivities! Celebrate your summer reading accomplishments! Enjoy stories, activities, and chances to win prizes!  
Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear Crafts

In honor of National Teddy Bear Picnic Day, join us for some teddy-bear-themed crafts! Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Pokemon Visual Companion

Pokemon Day

Saturday, July 29, 2017, 3:00 pm

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us to play Pokemon games and make Pokemon crafts. Pokemon GO lures will be set from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the library's Pokestop! Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
Moana movie

Friday Films

Friday, August 4, 2017, 3:00 pm

Join us for an animated movie about a girl named Moana who journeys across the sea with the demigod Maui. Children under 9 must  be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 6:00 pm

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Questions? Call 202-724-4691. 
Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:30 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years. Children and their caregivers, will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. This 30 minute program is designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.  Currently, no tickets are required. However, that may change subject to demand.  Questions? Call 202-724-4691.
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Baby and Toddler Story Time

Monday, July 31, 2017, 10:30 am

These 20-30 minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children birth to two years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program.   Questions? Call 202-724-4691.