Neighborhood Library

The DC Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.

Speak Easy Salon: Happiness Rediscovered

 Please join the Speak Easy Salon discussion group on Wednesday, August 18 at 3:30pm.  Two short stories "Roses, Rhododendron" by Alice Adams and "Verona: A Young Woman Speaks by Harold Brodkey will be considered.  These stories reflect their narrators' memories shaped by their present. Both tales focus on the discovery of happiness when looking back at childhood. Tea, fruit and pastries will be served.

Celebrate Summer Reading's End with Ice Cream!

It's time for a party to celebrate the end of summer reading. Tuesday, August 30, at 3:30 p.m., we'll be dreaming up new ice cream flavors and indulging in ice cream sundaes with all the works. Our new flavor creations will go up on the wall to make one giant ice cream cone that shows some of our favorite books from this summer. We will be mixing up some crazy ice cream madness with real ice cream sundaes in the Large Program Room.

Bear Spends the Night at the Library

     This weekend was an exciting time for the Palisades Neighborhood Library as the first ever teddy bear spent the night at the library for the Teddy Bear Sleepover. Hobie Bear is a sandy haired stuffed animal originally from Rehoboth Beach. In his overnight adventure, he enjoyed several evening activites such as a pillow fight with the Wild Thing from the famous book, "Where The Wild Things Are", an evening snack of hot chocolate and ofcourse, he enjoyed reading a number of books.

Story Time Reads July 27

Early Literacy TipChoose books with simple plots and predictable endings. Books We Read

Teens: Make Waves

A Perfect Balance

On Saturday, July 17, at 3:30 p.m. the Palisades Library welcomes teens to work with sculptor Kevin Reese in creating colorful and intriguing 3-D mobiles. Reese discusses and shows how mathematical principles work to create balance.

Let Us Entertain You with Some Musicals

Summer Movie Series

Join us for a series of movie musicals this summer.  All movies are free and begin at 4 pm.Thursday, July 15, Alexander's Ragtime Band; not ratedThursday, July 22, Meet Me in St. Louis; GThursday, July 29, Show Boat (1951); not ratedThursday, August 5, American in Paris; not ratedThursday, August 12, Brigadoon; GThursday, August 19, Producers (1968); PGThursday, August 26, Chorus Line; PG-13Thursday, September 2, Little Shop of Horrors; PG-13Thursday, September 9, Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; not rated

Teen Musical Waves of Poetry

Can you hear the beat? Walk in rhythm to the Palisades Library on Tuesday, July 27. At 4pm, Christylez Bacon will beat the Djembe drum and strum his acoustic guitar working with you to create musical waves through poetry and hip-hop.

Teen Watertight Reads and Hippo Banks

It is all about the water this summer. Join us for a browse through new science fiction titles on the environment. Think of a Hippo in his mud bath and paint your very own Hippo bank. Do all this while enjoying cool refreshments. This happening will be on July 22, Thursday at 4pm.

Memory and Forgetting

A Speak Easy Salon Discussion

Join the Speak Easy Salon discussion on July 21 at 3:30pm. This month participants will delve deeper into the subject of memory and forgetting. The main readings are two articles "Making Memories" from Smithsonian magazine and "New Brain Condition Shakes up our Idea of how Memories Work" from New Scientist. Please call and request that these articles be e-mailed to you.

Book Waves for Teens and Tweens

July 8 at 7 p.m. with Artist Karen O. Brown

Teens and Tweens are invited to make waves with books through Maze, Pop-Up, Accordian and other creative constructions. Let artist Karen O. Brown lead the way through pattern-making and collage in decorating your masterpieces.  Join the group on July 8 at 7pm for a fun evening with cool refreshments.