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.
All American Boys Cover

Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club meeting either 12/16 oe 12/23 need to decide @4:30pm


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College & Career Senior Challenge

Join DC Public and Charter High School seniors for the 2nd annual College and Career Senior Challenge. Support these teens as they demonstrate the skills they need for college and career success!
Library Basement Show

Library Basement Show with Rom, Booby Trap and Psychic Subcreatures

December's DC Punk Archive Library Basement Show hosts Rom, Booby Trap and Psychic Subcreatures. This is a great opportunity to explore the A-Level of the historic MLK Jr. Memorial Library before closing for renovation at the end of 2016.  Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:30. 

Percy Jackson Series Book Club

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief takes the reader on an adventure where adolescent heroes travel across the globe to save the one person that Percy values most in life: his mother.  Join me in a discussion comparing the book and movie.      

Polar Express Film

Have you ever wanted to travel to the North Pole? Hey, do you want to know a secret?                       You know who will be there!  Shhh. Tick Tock!   Tick Tock!   Choo-Choo!!  Hop on board the express train as we take a wild adventure to the North Pole.
teens and database demo

African-American Database Tutorial

Need assistance finding primary sources, new and diverse information to complete a homework assignment or just want to explore the fascinating history of African Americans? Join us for a hands on tutorial as we explore and demonstrate African-American databases. Follow this link for databases accessible at District of Columbia Public Library. Come and learn something factual, new and exciting. Visit http://dclibrary.org/teens/homework. Best for ages 12-19.
Black Explorers

Black Explorers: 2300 BC To the Present

Noted author, lecturer, and historian C. R. Gibbs will lecture on Black explorers. Join us for this engaging and educational lecture and presentation.
African American Inventions

Black Inventions Party

Come in any day in the month of February, randomly choose an invention by an African American from our inventions bowl, and bring that invention or a photo of that invention to our Black Inventions party. This is a fantastic learning project for the entire family. Inventions will be on display during library hours beginning on Saturday, February 27 through Sunday February 28, 2015.