Neighborhood Library

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:

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.