Arts & Crafts

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.

Tea Time Under the Trees

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month with "Tea Time Under the Trees"--listen to stories, play group games and make art on the front lawn during an early evening of summer breezes and shady trees. Fragrant iced tea will be served as refreshment! Bring your own fancy, child-friendly tea cups and a favorite snack to enjoy as well. Appropriate for ages 3 - 7.
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Summer Reading Kickoff

Come join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff carnival! Fun activities will include:   Sign up - for our Summer Reading program Eat snacks - cool off with a tasty treat Be creative - decorate firefighters' hats and police badges Dig in - visit the library garden and DC Central Kitchen's Truck Farm Play games - duck toss, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk Be safe - tour a fire truck and learn bike safety from police officers Read more - storytimes with firefighters, librarians, and furry friends
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Candy and Aquarium Celebration Month

Come make your own nautical creations out of candy and pick up information about the National Aquarium! Special family program highlighting two of June's national themes!

Create Your Own Superhero

Blending concepts of figure drawing, fashion illustration and anatomy, this workshop allows you to stretch your imagination. Your unique super hero/heroine is created through the selection and creation of body types, head wear, shields, logos, hand wear, sleeves, leg wear, footwear, super powers, logos, accessories and hairstyles. Led by artist Rajan Sedalia, this workshop will reveal the hero within you.

Crafty Thursday at Afterschool Lounge!

Come join us in the large meeting room upstairs for a craft during afterschool lounge hours! This week we will be making clothespin picture frames! Ages 11-19.   
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Are You a Wild Thing too?

Join us for a joyous rumpus as we celebrate the classic adventures of Max and all of his "wild things." We'll read some of Maurice Sendak's texts, including the famous Where the Wild Things Are and then participate in a craft or two. You don't have to roar though - they'll be a special snack too! For ages 6 and older. 
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Zoo Day!

June is National Zoo month. Join us for a fun afternoon as we peer at all of your favorite animals; we'll read some zoo related stories and enjoy an animal related craft. We'll have a roaring good time!  For ages 6 and older. 

LGBTQ Read Aloud and Craft

Join us for this special read aloud as we celebrate all types of families! June is National Pride month; the children's department will host an inclusive storytime featuring different songs and stories. We'll have a rainbow craft afterwards and books will be available for checkout.  For ages 4 and older.

Superhero Training Camp

Discover your Superhero Identity!  From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., come to the Chevy Chase Library for Superhero Training Camp! Kids and teens can create their own superhero identity, complete with costume. You'll be saving the world in no time! Training camp includes a photo booth, so bring your super fast camera to capture the action.