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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Makers-In-Residence 3D and Robotics Workshop - Walking As Drawing

Join the Friends of Tenley-Friendship Library and Freespace Collective, DCPL's Makers-In-Residence group, in their first interactive program of the 2015-2016 season. Participants will help create a 3D-printed map of the area around Tenley Library.  The map, entitled "Walking As Drawing," will function as a collective time-based map of the city.  Participants will explore the area around the library, and the paths walked will be integrated into the map. For ages 10 and up.
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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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Friends of Southeast Library Book Sale

So many books, so little time! Come to the Friends of Southeast Library book sale on the lower level of the library the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. History, biography, mystery, fantasy, literature, photography, cookbooks -- it's all here! Plus, most books are only $1.  Proceeds from the sale supplement programs for children. 
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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