Get up and get moving at our Toddler Story Times. These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are encouraged to participate and engage with the stories and activities.
Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.
A story time experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minutes story times introduce books, songs, rhymes, tickles and bounces developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to when they start walking. Baby Lap Time is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This story time is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program; it is recommended that each child have their own adult with them.
Please join us on Sunday, March 15 at 2:30 p.m. in the Children's Room for St. Patrick's Day crafts!
This craft is open to children of all ages!
Want to learn about the history of St. Patrick's Day and read other lucky stories? Visit our St. Patrick's display in the Children's Room!
Feeling extra lucky? Check out the various St. Patrick's Day events happening in the D.C. metro area!
Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim at the Palisades Library!
Join us in the Children's Room on Sunday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. for a Purim craft!
Want to learn more about Purim? Visit our display of Purim books, located in the Children's Room!
Craft is open to all ages.
The Chinese New Year is on Feb.19 this year, but that doesn't mean you have to stop celebrating!
Join us in the Children's Room on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2:30 p.m. for a special Chinese New Year craft!
Learn more about this holiday by checking out our collection of Chinese New Year books on display. To find out about Chinese New Year events taking place in the D.C. metro area, click here!
This craft is open to all ages.
Get a head start on your Mardi Gras celebration at the Palisades library!
Join us on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 2:30 p.m. for a special Mardi Gras craft in the Children's Room.
All ages are welcome to participate and to check out our display of Mardi Gras and Easter books!
Please join us on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m. for Valentine's Day crafts!
While you're visiting, be sure to browse our Valentine's Day display. Take some books home and share the love of reading with your friends and family.
This craft is open to all ages!
Create your African American art-inspired masterpiece!
Join us for a Just-For-Fun paint party in celebration of Black History Month! Create your own African American Art inspired masterpiece with Uncork'd Art at your library.
According to Uncork'd Art's manager, A.J. Francis, "Uncork’d Art’s first priority is to ensure that everyone has a fun night (or day) out! Our “Just For Fun” session is exactly how it sounds …. JUST-FOR-FUN! Fun Night, Great Art, and Something different to try!"
Born in January 1931, E. L. (Edgar Lawrence) Doctorow mostly writes historical fiction. Many of his books are set in his native New York City.
One of his first jobs was reading books looking for potential movies. He came to realize that he could write just as well as the authors he was being paid to read.
In celebration of Doctorow’s birthday, Palisades Neighborhood Library has a display of E. L. Doctorow’s books, including:
Join in the fun this winter at Palisades Library!
From Jan. 11 to Feb. 28, children from birth to age 12 can join the Palisades Winter Readathon!
Simply stop by the Children's Desk to sign up, and start earning fantastic prizes for reading.
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.