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.
Creative Movement Storytime

Creative Movement Storytime

Join us at Deanwood Library for a storytime focused on different types of movement. Together we’ll read stories and explore, imitate and improvise movements that each story inspires. Wear some comfy clothes and shoes so you can wiggle around! Ages Birth-12.
Mother's Day Party Poster

Mother's Day Party

Want to show your mom or maternal figure some love for her special day? Come celebrate Mother’s Day at Deanwood library. We’ll make gifts and a special card to show her how much you care.  
Karen Brown:  Visual Artist  & Arts Educator

Karen Brown: Visual Artist & Arts Educator

Make one-of-a-kind books and bookmarks through techniques such as pop-ups, maze books, accordion and The One Page Wonder!     For ages 6-12
Karen Brown:  Visual Artist  & Arts Educator

Karen Brown: Visual Artist & Arts Educator

Make one-of-a-kind books and bookmarks through techniques such as pop-ups, maze books, accordion and The One Page Wonder!     For ages 6-12
Two people indigenous to Hawaii bring outrigger canoes onto the sand of a beach

STEAM: Outrigger Canoes

What are outrigger canoes?  Can you make one that floats?  Join us for some hands-on STEAM fun as we learn about these unique Hawaiian vessels.  
donald duck

Newspaper Comics Craft

On May 9, 1754, the first American comic appeared in a newspaper. In celebration, we will be using the comics section of the newspaper to create a fun craft! All supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. This program is part of a special three-week collaboration with the Mount Pleasant Library.
turtle

World Turtle Day Craft

Have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan in you family? Or an endangered animal lover? Bring them this special program in honor of World Turtle Day! We will be making a turtle-themed craft and learning some fun facts about these endangered critters. All supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up.This program is part of a special three-week collaboration with the Mount Pleasant Library.
Picture of kites flying

Up, Up and Away!

May 12 is National Kite Day! Do you have yours ready? If not, join us for a simple craft where you can make your own kite. We'll read some stories and then go outside to fly our new creation. For ages 7 and up (unless assisted by a parent). All supplies will be provided. 
Picture of hot air balloon

It's a Bird, It's a Plane - It's a Hot Air Balloon?

May is the perfect time of year to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. While it would be lovely to take a hot air balloon ride, sadly we can't do that at the library. But we can make one - join us as we make our very own hot air balloon. We'll read some related stories and you can take your balloon home as a keepsake. For ages 5 and up. All supplies will be provided.

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