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Join the Olympic Readathon, and enjoy Olympic Events

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Image of Olympic RingsIf you haven't already started, now is the time to join in the fun with the Olympic Readathon, exclusively at Palisades Neighborhood Library!  Stop by the Children's Desk for more information on how to earn medals and prizes, from now until the end of the Olympic Games on Feb. 23.

In celebration of the Olympics, the library will also host the following events in February:

Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The King Who Tried to Fry an Egg on His HeadPlease join us as we celebrate the Winter 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  Enjoy Russian Fairy Tales, music and activities throughout the celebration!

All ages are welcome, so please bring the entire family!

Suggested age for the fairy tales is 7 and older, but there will be games and activities for all age levels.

We hope to see you there!

Lecture and "Dry" Tasting with Dr. Franklin W. Knight

Published on Monday, January 27, 2014

Photo of Dr. Franklin KnightLearn the fascinating history of rum and the slave trade with Johns Hopkins University's Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History, Dr. Franklin W. Knight.  Embark on a "dry" tasting of premium rums from the Caribbean and South America with Dr. Knight's full-bodied descriptions that might help you become a rum connoisseur, too. 

Join us on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.

'Shyamal Uncle Turns Off The Lights'

Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Movie Poster of Shyamal Uncle Turns Off The LightsJoin us Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. to view the film, Shyamal Uncle Turns Off The Lights

Directed by Suman Ghosh India, 2012, 65 mins.
In Bengali with English subtitles. For Adults. 
This film is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2013 film series.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Published on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DC Public Library will open at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DC Public Library is closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 due to inclement weather.

Jan. 12 - Feb. 23

Published on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Picture of SnowmanCalling all Adults! Join the Olympic Readathon at the Palisades Library. 

Make reading your winter sport Jan. 12 to Feb. 23!

Here's how:

  1. Register at the Adult Reference Desk and receive a prize. 
  2. Read 3 books and/or eBooks.
  3. Return your complete book form and get a library bag.
  4. Use the book form to enter the drawing for the grand prize Feb. 25.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream'

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on book coverJoin us on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. to view the film of Dr King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Following the film we will discuss The Speech: The Story Behind Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream by Gary Younge.

Learn - Apply - Enroll

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: