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.
Box of school supplies

In the Zone: Customize Your School Supplies

Make a cool pencil topper. Give your new school notebooks a makeover.  Customize your school supplies at this month’s In the Zone. Limited amounts of pencils and notebooks will be provided. Feel free to bring your own new school supplies to liven up with your own design. For ages 6 - 12.
kid super hero

Make Your Own Superhero Shield

Bring out your inner superhero by creating a shield with paper plates, markers, and other special materials! This craft is appropriate for ages 4-12. 
Girls in Tutus

My Sisters And Me

The purpose of this program is to get a good amount of young girls of different races, sizes and ages together to learn about different family structures and about one another. You DON'T need a sister to attend this program. We're creating a sisterhood within the community!    Together with our Mayor's Summer Youth Employee, Janine, we'll create a puzzle piece mural and make our own tutus.   This program is intended for customers ages 6 to 13. The program will take place in the Children's Room on the Second Floor.
Picture of a Dog Reading a Book

Doggie Storytime with PAL

Join us for a doggie themed story time.  We’ll read some dog related stories and have a simple craft on hand that you can also take home to complete. Best of all, come and meet Candy our PAL (People. Animals. Love) companion! She would love to have her new friends read her a story. Family and Friends are invited to join in the fun!  
Water balloon pelting of 2014

End of Summer Reading Party

Join us for the End Summer Reading Party. We will have games, crafts, ice cream, snacks and water balloons. And if you are in the League of Extraordinary Readers and you have read more than either Ms. Liz, Ms. Stacy, Mrs. Jess or Ms. Ruth, it is finally time for you to pelt us with water balloons!
Play, Learn, and Grow Together! Clip art

It's My Body! Art and Movement Workshop

This workshop complements DCRCC's Good Touch Bad Touch curriculum. It is designed to create a shared learning experience between adults and youth. It incorporates theater, art, and games to explore the concepts of expression, communication, and boundaries.         
wizard hat

Wizard Week Craft

It's Wizard Week at Palisades Library! In celebration of J.K. Rowling's and Harry Potter's birthdays, join us for wizard-themed crafts! Don't forget to drop in for our screening of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on Thursday, July 30.
Visual Artist Karen

3-D Art Workshop for Children

Create handmade book sculptures and other 3-D projects in this hands-on workshop with artist, Karen Brown. For ages 6-12

Youth Photography Workshop

Join Sign of the Times Art Center for a four-week youth workshop that includes “Photography of my Neighborhood” & “Photography for the Young” for ages 10-15. This workshop will teach the youth how to use both digital and 35-mm SLR cameras focusing on basic camera functions, good picture taking skills and documenting changes in the community. All workshop will expose the youth to books of famous, local and national professional minority artist in photography.