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.
J. California Cooper (J for Joan, California a pen name) was an intensely private person. She gave few interviews and never admitted to her exact age.
Starting out as a playwright, Cooper decided to try fiction at the suggestion of novelist Alice Walker. Her efforts at novels and short stories won the American Book Award, the James Baldwin Writing Award, and the Literary Lion Award.
In celebration of her life, Palisades Library has a display of Cooper’s works:
November is Aviation History Month. From hot air balloons to landing a probe on a comet, we have an irresistable urge to fly and explore space.
To celebrate some amazing achievements, Palisades Library has a display of books about aviation and space exploration.