Special Event

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.
"Summer Fun"

Hot Fun In The Summer Time Summer Programming!

Monday, July 3, 2017 (All day)

Join us for special programs in July! We'll take a little break from weekday story times, and enjoy summer fun every day at 10 a.m. Don't forget, you can always drop in for story time on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m.    Monday, 7/3: Bubble baby boogie * Outdoors on the patio Tuesday, 7/4: CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY Wednesday, 7/5: Dance party * Lower Level Meeting Room Thursday, 7/6: Play date * Children’s room Friday, 7/7: Crafty kids * Lower Level Meeting Room
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Shakespeare for the Young: Midsummer Magic

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 10:30 am

Midsummer Magic is a fun, interactive puppetry performance featuring the characters Titania and Oberon, Puck the Fairy and Bottom the Weaver from Shakespeare’s whimsical play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is a gentle and inclusive journey for children under eight into the rich world of Shakespeare. The Bard himself makes an appearance in puppet form as the performers make this delightful fairy story accessible and exciting for young children through soft body puppetry, movement and interactive play with the audience.
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Soapstone Valley Tree Walk

Take an hour-long walk in the Soapstone Valley led by an arborist from Casey Trees and learn the basics of tree identification by observing a variety of native D.C. trees in our neighborhood. Rain or shine!  Wear appropriate foot gear for walking on wooded paths. Gather at the Cleveland Park Interim library to start the walk promptly at 6:30 p.m.
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2017 Chipotle Fundraiser for DC Public Library

Cause an Effect Make eating a selfless act by dining at any Washington, DC Chipotle location on Thursday, June 1 from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Show the image on this page on your smartphone OR tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to ensure 50% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to DC Public Library Foundation.
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Bilingual Story Time in English and Mandarin

Come celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a bilingual Story Time in English and Mandarin Chinese. We will sing songs, hear stories, and enjoy rhymes in both languages. No foreign language experience is required. This program is for all ages.
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English-Mandarin Bilingual Storytime

May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month. We will host a special English-Chinese Bilingual storytime for children. Everyone is welcome...you don't have to speak Chinese (or English)!  Free and Open to All.
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Banghra/Bollywood Dance Class for Adults

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Take a Banghra/Bollywood dance class to have fun, work out and learn about other cultures. The class is forty-five minutes long, suitable for adults, and free. Teachers from the Dakshina Dance Company will lead the class.
Photo of Dakshina dancersAPA Month logo

Banghra/Bollywood Dance Class for Adults

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Take a Banghra/Bollywood dance class to have fun, work out and learn about other cultures. The class is forty-five minutes long, suitable for adults, and free. Teachers from the Dakshina Dance Company will lead the class.
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English-Chinese Bilingual Storytime

May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month. We will host a special English-Chinese Bilingual storytime for children. Everyone is welcome...you don't have to speak Chinese (or English)!

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