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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

3:30 p.m.

Come watch an animated, anime, or live action film!

Appropriate for families and ages 5 and older.

4:00 p.m.

Earth Day GraphicCelebrate Earth Day by making something new out of recycled materials in the Children's Room!

4:00 p.m.

Rock PaintingTweens, join us for an Earth Day rock painting activity and let your creative juices flow!

Materials will be provided.

Ages 9-12.

4:00 p.m.

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for take-home crafts, games and other activities!


April 1 April Fools' Disguises and Photobooth
Create your own mysterious disguise and pose with your friends for photos.
April 8 Instant Recess
Get moving in the library with physical games and activities.
April 15 Silly Poetry
Listen to some silly poetry, write a rhyme as a group, and create your own mix-and-match poem to take home.
April 22 Terrariums
Build your own miniature plant habitat to take home.


4:00 p.m.

Japan-In-A-Suitcase is a cultural presentation given by National Association of Japan-America Societies.  

They will give an interactive presentation on Japanese culture, history, and dress.  

This program is appropriate for ages 6-12.

4:30 p.m.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory CoverJoin Rosedale's Reel Reading Book Club! Kids read a book and then watch the movie that the book inspired, or the movie that inspired the book. Kids can enjoy a brief group discussion as well!

April's book is Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which spawned two movies! The kids will get to vote on which one they want to watch: 1971 version and the 2005 version.

6:00 p.m.

karaokeCelebrate National Karaoke Week with KIDS LOVE KARAOKE, two special programs primarily for ‘Tweens (ages 9 - 12 years old).

Do you have a secret dream of auditioning for American Idol or The Voice?

Rosedale Neighborhood Library will give you the opportunity to have fun while practicing and showing off your vocal gifts in a supportive, friendly environment before you get discovered!

6:00 p.m.

james and the giant peach cover imageFor April's Read-Out! we will be reading the first few chapters of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. After we finish, snacks will be provided and copies of the book will be available to be checked out.

Why is the peach so giant? Come to Read-Out and find out!

This program is appropriate for children ages 9-12 and will be held in the Children's Story Circle.

6:00 p.m.

Join us for our Special Needs Information Series with Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Inc. All programs start at 6 p.m.

April 22: Special Needs Trusts
Speakers Yolanda Mazyck, Shared Horizons, Phil Fish, Sandy Spring Bank, and Tanya Harvey, Loeb & Loeb, LLP, will present. Preserving the benefits and any possible assets are a complicated discussion. The governmental benefits are created for survival living only. There are ways to support a person who needs the governmental benefits to be able to have his or her supplemental needs met to increase the quality of life after reaching the age of majority.

May 13: Supported Decision Making, Guardianship and the Other Alternatives
Speakers Tina Campanella and Jonathan Martinis, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Inc., will present. Many parents of children with special needs are encouraged to seek legal guardianship for their child as soon as the child attains the age of majority. Parents should know and understand the different alternatives that are available, so their child can exercise their human and civil rights most effectively. The legal options are vast but often expedited for efficiency. This is not the best interest of anyone.

May 27: Understanding Benefits and Financial Planning for the Future

June 17: Resources for Life

In partnership with:
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7:00 p.m.

NOE PJ StorytimeJoin us for stories, songs, rhymes and more for all ages. Feel free to bring your favorite stuffed animal and PJs!

Please call the Children’s Desk at 202-698-0183 with questions.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

(All day)

Poem in Your Pocket LogoSign up to read a poem aloud at Poem in Your Pocket Night, and win a prize!  With a special schedule for children's, teen, and adult poetry, readers of all ages are welcome.  

Sign-ups will be taken from today through the event date on April 24.


Each person who reads aloud to the group will win a prize!  Just sign up for a time slot with your friendly library staff at Palisades Library.  The evening is scheduled as follows:

  • Children's Poetry - 3-4:30 p.m. - readers win a set of glow-in-the-dark stars!
  • Teen Poetry - 4:30-6 p.m.readers win a multicolored ink pen!
  • Adult Poetry - 6-7:30 p.m.readers win a chalkboard-surfaced mug!





Introduce your child to a love of reading and the library at our weekly Wednesday story times. Each week enjoy adapted stories, songs and movement activities that engage children.

Ages birth-36 months.

10:00 a.m.

Story time for ages 3-5 featuring picture books, storytelling and movement.

This is also the open call for class and daycare groups.

If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a different time.  

10:00 a.m.

Mother reading to childChildren will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 

Ages 2-3.

10:00 a.m.

Books, music and rhymes for 2-year-olds.

10:00 a.m.

ReadingStories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and singing and music for preschoolers!

A story time geared towards children ages 3-5.

10:00 a.m.

Baby/toddler lap times are story times geared for babies ages birth to 24 months and their caregivers.

Free tickets are required for entry, and can be obtained 10 minutes before the start of the program in the upstairs reading room.

10:00 a.m.

Stories, songs and so much more. 

For children ages 2-4 and their caregivers.

10:15 a.m.

Come explore the world and new ideas through reading stories, movies, arts and crafts.

Story time is held in the Children's Area Story Room.  All programs are free and open to the public.

10:15 a.m.

Come explore the world and new ideas through reading stories, movies, arts and/or crafts.

All programs are free and open to the public for children ages 2-5 with an adult(s).

10:30 a.m.

Enjoy the world of reading through stories, movies, crafts and action rhymes.

Ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

Please join us for stories, songs, movement, and rhymes.

This program is for children age 3-5 and their caregivers.

Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a story time.

10:30 a.m.

Story time for ages 3-5 featuring picture books, storytelling, and movement.

This is also the open call for class and daycare groups. If your daycare cannot make this story time, please call 202-717-0971 to schedule a different time.  

10:30 a.m.

It's story time!Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading.

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

10:30 a.m.

Let's read books together! Spanish books and English books with Spanish vocabulary.

Perfect for children learning Spanish OR English!

Ages 2-5 and caregivers. 

10:30 a.m.

Join us for our weekly preschool storytime!

Appropriate for ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

This movement-based story time includes reading stories, singing familiar songs as well as learning new rhymes and songs with the librarian.

For ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs and rhymes for ages 3-5.

If you are interested in scheduling a class visit for a separate story time, please call the library at 202-698-1959.

10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs and fun for young ones.

Please note that 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will be ticketed to a maximum of 60 people. Tickets are available for free at the Children's Desk, starting at 9:30 a.m.

The second Baby Time at 11:00 a.m. will be the same program but will be open admission.

10:30 a.m.

Each weekly program will include songs, fingerplays, action rhymes and picture books. Occasionally, we also hope to have instruments, flannel board stories and puppets.  Groups are welcome. 

Ages 3-5.

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