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Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email for additional information.

Published on Thursday, January 9, 2014
  • Raven's GiftAre you looking for something good to read during a cold snap? 
  • Do you think you might have missed some really good book? 
  • Can you not quite remember the title that your friend suggested? 

The Washington Post published their Best Books of 2013

Palisades Library has a display of some of theses recommended books, including:

With David Newcomb

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

small stone statutesA New Year's resolution worth keeping. Begin your New Year with a four-part meditation workshop series.

Palisades Library is happy to welcome back David Newcomb, author and meditation practitioner of 36 years.  He offers simple, effective meditation techniques that can help you find inner peace. Start the New Year on the right track.

Join us on Thursdays in January -- Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 -- at 7 p.m. to practice Meditation with David Newcomb.

Earn medals and prizes

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

OlympicsJoin us in a race to the finish! In celebration of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Palisades Neighborhood Library is hosting an Olympic Readathon for children and teens.

Each participant will receive a reading log to record their progress.  When each benchmark is reached, participants will receive a medal of their own to be hung on the library wall, as well as other prizes.  Stop by the Children's Desk for more information!

The Olympic Readathon will begin on Jan. 12 in anticipation of the Olympics, and end at the conclusion of the games on Feb. 23.  Go for the gold!

A Holiday Display

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

cokkbook coverEnjoy the diverse tastes of the holiday season.

Browse through our cookbooks and try a new recipe for your holiday feast.

A Variety of Special Events for All Ages

Published on Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Picture of a variety of tablets, e-readers, and smartphones.
Photo of the UJE.

Holiday Crafts and Needlework

Published on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cover of Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by J. Hoverson.Hang out with us on Saturday, Dec. 21, 12-4 p.m. and finish your last-minute holiday gifts.

We'll provide the cocoa, cookies, and conversation!

Bring your knitting, crochet or other craft projects. 

Supplies will be available if you haven't started! 

Need inspiration? Check out these titles.

'The Fantastic World of Juan Oro'

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Film Poster with Juan OrolJoin us Tuesday, Dec/ 17 at 6:30 p.m. to view The Fantastic World Of Juan Orol (El Fantastico Mundo de Juan Orol).

Move over Ed Wood! The real-life story of Mexico’s half-forgotten B-movie master, “involuntary surrealist” Juan Orol (1897–1988), receives a pitch-perfect tribute in this deft, irresistible love letter to a self-made man of showbiz whose career spanned half a century and nearly 60 films.

Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Alfred and Emily Doris Lessing was born in 1919 in what is now Iran. In 1925, her family moved to what is now Zimbabwe.

She dropped out of school at 14, left home the following year, and moved to London in 1949. Because of her opposition to apartheid, she was banned from both South Africa and Zimbabwe.

At the time she won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007, she was the oldest person to have become a literature laureate.

Ages 8-12

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

D.I.Y. Greeting Cards

Join us for Craft Club and make creative greeting cards for the holiday season!

We'll be crafting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 3:15-5 p.m.

Ages 8-12 welcome.

Looking for some inspiration?  Here are a few great places to look!