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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Join us for our Pre-School Story Time celebrating Dia (Diversity in Action). We will have bilingual stories, songs and rhymes.

Recommended for ages 2-5. 

11:00 a.m.

Celebrate El Dia de los Ninos with stories such as Book Fiesta by Pat Mora, Say Hello! by Rachel Isadora, I Am the World by Charles R Smith, Jr., and Fiesta Babies by Carmen Tafolla. 

For ages 3 - 5.

1:15 p.m.

Learn about jazz greats Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald through stories, music and movies. 

This program is free and open to the public. 

Please call for more information.

3:30 p.m.
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It's a DIA Read-Aloud Story Circle!

Children ages 5-9 will form a reading circle and choose to read aloud from our selection of Easy Readers starring popular characters like: Doc Mc Stuffins, Dora & Diego, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Kai Lan, Katie Woo and Little Bill.

We will enjoy music from a variety of cultures and incorporating several languages for Diversity In Action week!

DIA activity pages will also be provided and all participants will receive a free book of their choice!

3:30 p.m.

Watch the childhood favorite movie involving a magical nanny and a twinkletoes chimney sweep -- in French.

4:00 p.m.

Globe Games Tag, you're it! Come learn about different cultures around the world through a mix of board and playground games.

We are celebrating Día, a day that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Best for ages 5-10.

4:30 p.m.

In celebration of Diversity in Action and El Dia de los Ninos, we will be having a special after-school story time in the Children's room featuring stories from different cultures, songs in Spanish, French and Hebrew, and a craft.

Ages 8 and younger.

6:30 p.m.

Join us for a special Story Time to honor El Día de los Niños/El Día de Los Libros.  

Featuring songs, rhymes, and stories from different cultures, this event is for the whole family.
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7:00 p.m.

Come brush up on basic GED math skills including calculator use; fractions, decimals, percents, & ratios; word problems; and basic geometry & algebra.  

For more information please email megan.janicki@dc.gov. 

7:00 p.m.

Join us for a special PAL Pajama Party where we'll be celebrating Dia (Diversity in Action). 

Recommended for all ages. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Join us in your pajamas for a bilingual multicultural Spanish/English story time.

For children ages 0-5. 


Friday, May 2, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Join us for a multicultural story time with songs, rhymes, and stories celebrating different cultures and languages. 

For babies and toddlers ages 0-2. 


10:00 a.m.

Join us as we celebrate Dia (Diversity in Action) with bilingual songs, stories and rhymes. 

Recommended for ages 0-5. 

10:30 a.m.

DiaIn celebration of Día — El Día de los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) — Preschool Story Time this week will feature multicultural books.

This story time helps children with literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills.

This program is limited to the first 25 attendees by ticket only.

Tickets are available at the children’s reference desk for that day's program. 

10:30 a.m.

 In celebration of the upcoming DIA (Diversity in Action) our special program will feature stories, music and crafts from around the world for children of all ages.
Dia

10:30 a.m.

Join us for a multicultural story time with songs, rhymes, and stories celebrating different cultures and languages. 

For babies and toddlers ages 0-2. 

11:00 a.m.

Join us for a multicultural story time with songs, rhymes and stories celebrating different cultures and languages. 

For babies and toddlers ages 0-2. 

11:30 a.m.

DiaIn celebration of Día — El Día de los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day) — Wonderful Ones this week will feature multicultural books.

Join us for this interactive story time that encourages early language and literacy skills through stories, songs, and rhymes.

Registration is required each week.

Siblings and nanny share buddies are welcome!

To register, please email Christina McTighe or call the Children's Reference desk at 202-727-1449.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

10:30 a.m.

Join us for an all ages multicultural story time with songs, rhymes and stories celebrating different cultures and languages.

2:00 p.m.

Image of fish piñataJoin us in making papier-mâché piñatas in preparation for Cinco de Mayo.  Make one for the library's Cinco de Mayo celebration and make one to take home!

Come prepared to get messy!

All ages welcome 2-3:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

1:00 p.m.

Come play with us! We will provide classic board and card games, as well as Duplo blocks!

All day Sunday (1-5 p.m.) in the Children’s Room.
 

1:00 p.m.

Need help with homework? Want feedback on your creative writing? Stop by the information desk! We’ll set you up in a quiet study space and give you tips on how to ace your assignments.

On the lower level, every Sunday.

Image of teens holding books in a library.

2:00 p.m.

All ages arts and crafts.

Monday, May 5, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Knit DC FlagFor this month's Knitty Gritty Committee meeting, we are knitting for National Bike Month and sharing our District pride.

Come learn to knit these bike helmet earmuffs AND learn how to read a chart to add a Washington, D.C. flag to this or any project.

Whitney Meagher
, last year's DC State Fair Knitting winner, will be on hand to share tips about how she included the design in the gloves.

Explore other National Bike Month events.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

3:00 p.m.

The result of an unsuccessful, illegal experiment in genetic mutation, Experiment #626 has been locked up by its inventors. The creature escapes to Earth where Lilo, a young Hawaiian girl, mistakes it for a strange dog, adopts it, and renames it Stitch. As Stitch becomes part of Lilo's unusual family life, Lilo's innocence and the aloha, family-friendly spirit of the Islands confuse and ultimately civilize the creature.

Family-themed activity pages will be available for children during the film. This program is especially appropriate for children ages 9 and younger with their families.

7:00 p.m.

Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at any time after 7 p.m. 

Ven al Club de Conversación en Ingles (ESL English Conversation Club) para practicar y conversar en ingles en un entorno relajado. El grupo de conversación es para todos los niveles, pero los participantes deben tener un nivel básico de inglés. El grupo es abierto, y pueden venir a cualquier hora después de las 7.
 
来到我们的ESL(英语作为第二种语言)英语交谈俱乐部,您能在一个放松的环境里练习您的英语技能。这个交谈小组是为具有任何水平的英语学习者开办的,但是参加者最好具备一些英语知识。这是一个开放松散的小组,您可以在傍晚七点以后任何时间来。


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Come brush up on basic GED math skills including calculator use; fractions, decimals, percents, & ratios; word problems; and basic geometry & algebra.  

For more information please email megan.janicki@dc.gov. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Want to learn how to access dozens of your favorite magazines online for free?

The Advocate, Consumer Reports, Cosmopolitan, Discover, The Economist, ESPN, Harper’s, The Nation, Popular Science, Smithsonian, US Weekly, Vibe, and more!

In English and Spanish. Stop by the large meeting room for a fun, interactive demonstration.
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Friday, May 9, 2014

3:00 p.m.

Bike helmetMay is National Bike Month!  We’re celebrating with several events throughout the month at Palisades Library. 

On Friday, May 9 at 3 p.m., come in with your bike helmet and use our craft supplies to decorate it!

This craft is open to children of all ages. 



Saturday, May 10, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Photo of Steven Shafarman, creator of FlexAwareFlexAware is a dynamic practice created by Steven Shafarman that helps people breathe freely and move easily, for healing, fitness, exercise and mindfulness.

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