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    Summer Reading

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

10:45 a.m.

Enjoy stories and songs with the children's librarian every week!

For ages 3 - 5 with their caregivers.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, with their caregivers.

For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m.

To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

11:00 a.m.

Story time for ages 2-5 years old.

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

11:00 a.m.

Stories, songs and so much more. 

For children ages 2-4 and their caregivers.

Space is limited to 60 people.

1:30 p.m.

A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants.

For children ages 0-12 months.


Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

2:30 p.m.

A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants, for children ages 0-12 months. Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.

3:00 p.m.

picture of a skullHave you ever watched an episode of Bones or CSI and wondered how the forensic scientists are able to identify someone using just a tooth? Come to the Forensic Mystery Workshop led by educators from the National Museum of Health and Medicine! This program is a science workshop designed to teach teens about forensic science in a hands-on way. Teens will get the chance to examine a set of bones and other evidence to determine the identity of an unknown person. Attend this program and earn the STEM badge.

Spark a Reaction this summer and win prizes!

Click here for more info about the Library's Summer Reading Programs and sponsors.

Ages 11-19.

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.

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

Ages 5-12



6:00 p.m.

Come and participate in the chess club activities at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library. Every Tuesday, engage your chess moves with other players.
This program is open to youth ages 10 to 16.  Call 202-715-7707 for more information.

7:00 p.m.

Summer Reading lightbulbIn the first comprehensive history of the Metro, Zachary M. Schrag tells the story of the Great Society Subway from its earliest rumblings to the present day, from Arlington to College Park, Eisenhower to Marion Barry.  Unlike the pre–World War II rail systems of New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia, the Metro was built at a time when most American families already owned cars, and when most American cities had dedicated themselves to freeways, not subways. Why did the nation's capital take a different path? What were the consequences of that decision?  Join us for a conversation with Prof. Schrag on the social ideas that helped shape the DC Metro system.

Great Hall

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

(All day)

intermissionIt's intermission time! Pardon us as we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming for vacation and planning/preparatory time for our Fall schedule.

Our programming will resume on Friday, September 5 with a special story time to honor Grandparents' Day at 4 p.m.

(All day)

Fizz, Boom, Read!Summer Reading is ongoing from now until August 31st.  Please remember to turn in your reading logs and claim your prizes!  You can also still sign up!

Every child (birth to age 12) who completes and returns their Summer Reading log at Palisades Library will be entered to win special raffle prizes!  We'll draw the lucky winners at our End of Summer Reading Party on Wednesday, September 3rd.

See you at the library!


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.

Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers.

For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m.

To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

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.

Stories, songs and flannel boards for children ages 0-3.

Daycare groups and individuals with children are welcome.

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.

Space is limited to 60 people.

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).

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

Ages 3-5.

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.

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.

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.

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.