Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
The SynchroniCity ensemble performs a suite of Strayhorn composition.

This program is presented by East River Jazz, in partnership with the DC Public Library and funded by the Elizabeth Holden Bequest.
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 2:00pm
Are you up to the challenge? Use your creative engineering skills to make buildings out of newspaper, just like Rose from Brian Selznick's Wonderstruck. The challenges will include building towers from limited materials with the goal of creating the tallest and strongest buildings.

This program is a specially themed Family Fun Day Sunday being held in honor of the upcoming Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Brian Selznick. Mr. Selznick’s work will be celebrated this spring to honor his selection as the Association for Library Services to Children’s 2015 Arbuthnot Lecturer at DC Public Library on May 8.

Be sure to check out the Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick/Exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

This event is for children ages 6 - 12 and their caregivers.
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 2:30pm
Please join us every Sunday at the Palisades Library for crafts in the Children's Room!

All ages are welcome and crafts will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Let's have fun crafting at the library!
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 2:30pm
Come learn the skills your children need to be ready to learn to read.

This will be an interactive presentation.

Your children are welcome: Every child will receive a free book.  

The program is for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 5.
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 3:00pm
Knitting GroupJoin us on Sunday afternoons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle.

All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners.

In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 3:00pm
Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess!

For kids 10 and older.
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 3:00pm
Are you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese speaking families, and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already and are encouraged to use Chinese exclusively during conversations. 

We will meet in the Children's Area. 

你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭.

Can't make it this time? Sign up to receive email notification of monthly Chinese Conversation Corner meetings. 
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 3:00pm
Learn how to ditch the chemical cleaners in your home and start using less toxic, homemade products. Homemade green cleaning supplies not only help the environment but save you money as well.

esides learning all the benefits of using environmentally sound cleaning practices, participants will also have an opportunity to make their own disinfectant and other cleaning products to take home with them.
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 3:30pm
A program incorporating different formats for stories, from songs and movement to books and rhymes.

All ages are welcome to participate, but the program is specifically targeted for ages 3 to 8.
Monday, April 20, 2015 (All day)
Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You is a national photography exhibition produced by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of women who wear natural hairstyles. The photographs feature women throughout the African Diaspora of various ages, sizes, and complexions. Women representing a variety of professions are photographed both in the studio as well as on stunning locations. Yours Naturally offers an extraordinary opportunity for women to have conversations around issues of health, fitness, nutrition, self-esteem, and beauty standards, particularly as it relates to their hair.

Jason Miccolo Johnson is a national award-winning photographer perhaps best recognized for his trademark visual call-and-response shooting style where the focus is on the subject's eyes and hands. He is the author of the bestseller Soul Sanctuary: Images of the African American Worship Experience. Fifty of his photographs are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution, the St. Louis Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

This exhibition will be on display in the windows of the Popular Library of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from March 26-April 25.

In addition to the exhibit, Johnson will host a panel discussion with several of his subjects titled “The Politics of Natural Hair, 1968-2015," on Saturday, April 4 at 2 p.m.