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.

Diving Into Summer Reading!

Diving and swimming are Olympic sports, but they are also a favorite way to spend your time during the summer! Join us as we read The Whale In My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan, Mermaid Dreams by Mark Sperring, and In The Waves by Lennon and Maisy Stella. Stories and songs about swimming and the sea will be followed by putting together your very own tissue paper fish. Click on swimming to find more books on swimming and click on sea to find more books about the sea in our catalog. 
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Kids Club: Summer Solstice

Summertime and the sun!  Join us as we learn about the sun and eclipses with hands-on activities, then celebrate the longest day of the year by building the longest paper chain and bridge we can!
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Show Your Pride: Storytime 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 story time featuring different songs and stories. We'll have a rainbow craft afterwards and LGBT books will be available for checkout. 
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Harry Potter Crafts & Movie

Join us for Harry Potter Night at the library in celebration of Harry Potter and JK Rowling's birthdays! 4pm: Crafts and Activities 5pm: Movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (PG, 142 minutes)
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I Spy: Patterns and Puzzles for Teens, Tweens, & Young Children

Every Tuesday after school, teens, tweens, and young children test their visual, spatial, mathematical, and logical acumen, using mandalas; logical, geometric, and pictorial puzzles; LEGO and wooden blocks; and more.  3:00-5:00 pm NOTE: Children under age 8 must be accompanied by someone who is 13 years or older.  (Although materials are provided in age-specific areas, this program occurs in an open space in which young children who are left unattended could be exposed to small, moveable parts.)
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LEGO Mask Making

It's LEGOs all this month in the Petworth Library Children's Room. Join us this afternoon as we create a LEGO head mask. If you've ever wanted to create your own LEGO mini figure, then this is the craft for you! But check our calendar for more LEGO related events such as games, crafts, or free build days each Monday and Thursday at 4:30 p.m. We provide the LEGOs and other assorted supplies - you just bring the fun! For ages 5 and up.
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LEGO Inspired Paper Bag Puppet

It's LEGOs all this month in the Petworth Library Children's Room. Join us this afternoon we create a LEGO inspired paper bag puppet. But check our calendar for more LEGO related events such as games, crafts, or free build days each Monday and Thursday at 4:30 p.m. We provide the LEGOs and other assorted supplies - you just bring the fun! For ages 5 and up.
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Seashell Painting Craft

Come enjoy a craft of seashell painting and celebrate the summer! Appropriate for ages 3-5.

Mega Maker

Maker Month is here!   From July 5 to July 30, join us for hands-on, creative workshops every Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.   Weekly Themes: July 5-10: Fantasy July 11-17: Motion July 18-24: Fun & Games July 25-30: Engineering & Electronics   Children ages 8 and older and teens are invited to come join the fun. No registration necessary.  

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