Friends of the Library

50th Anniversary Balloons

Countdown to the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Palisades Library on November 15!

The Palisades Library will celebrate 50 years at the V St NW location from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Library Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan will lead a keynote address beginning at 1:30 p.m. A special day of events is planned including technology workshops, local bands, and a puppet show!  See a 3-D printer in action and meet local community groups!  The day's events have been generously supported by the Friends of Palisades Library.
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Book Sale

Come support the Friends of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library by buying a few books! Proceeds go to support library programs.
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Summer Reading Block Party

We’ve come to the end of our summer reading program, so let’s party! A block party, that is. Join us on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2-5 p.m., for fun activities and stories and to claim your summer reading prizes! We’ll be set up outside of the library on 7th Street NE between D Street NE and the alley.  Event line up: Get your face painted with cool designs Choose from options of balloon twisting designs Watch guest master storyteller Arianna Ross perform on the patio area 3-4 p.m. Make hero-themed crafts
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Metamorphosis series: 'Wild Seed'

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series continues.  We will discuss Wild Seed by Octavia Butler.
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Back To School: Happy Hour

Celebrate the New School Year: Meet your Neighborhood Librarians Sign up for your Educator’s Card Learn about online educational tools Discover video streaming services for your classroom Bring your own paper & use our Accu-Cutter Die Block System to decorate your room Random door prize drawing Mocktails and light refreshments 
Back To School

Back To School: Happy Hour

Celebrate the New School Year: · Meet your neighborhood librarians · Sign up for your Educator’s Card · Learn about online educational tools · Discover video streaming services for your classroom · Bring your own paper & use our Accu-Cutter Die Block System to decorate your room · Random door prize drawing · Mocktails and light refreshments      
Back To School

Back To School: Happy Hour

Celebrate the New School Year:   · Meet your neighborhood librarians · Sign up for your Educator’s Card · Learn about online educational tools · Discover video streaming services for your classroom · Bring your own paper & use our Accu-Cutter Die Block System to cut letters and shapesdecorate your room · Random door prize drawing    
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'Metamorphosis' - 'Orlando'

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue on July 21 at 6 p.m. We will be discussing Orlando by Virginia Woolf. Our guest lecturer for this session will be Roberta Rubenstein, professor of literature at American University. 
Friends Open House

Friends Group of the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

You are invited to attend an informative meet and greet for the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library Friends. Learn how you can become an active voice  for your neighborhood library. Light refreshments will be served. Door prizes.    

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