Musical Performances

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.
Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. kick-off National Hispanic Heritage Month in the Great Hall with music, dancing, live performances, face-painting and crafts for kids. This event is free and for all ages. Families are welcome! De la 11 a.m. a 4 p.m. venga para celebrar la Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Habrá música, baile, espectáculos en vivo, pintura de la cara, y manualidades para niños. Este evento para la familia es gratis y para todas las edades. ¡Traiga la familia!
Words, Beats and Life

Books & Beats

Fridays at the library from 11am - 1 pm! Books & Beats is a weekly outdoor music series in front of the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. Check out a book from the Uni, sign-up for Summer Reading (through August 31) or simply enjoy the beats outside the historic Mies van der Rohe building.
Chip Py

Chip Py: Photographer of DC Music Scene

Please join us in the Black Studies Center as we launch the celebration of Chuck Brown's birthday with a special presentation by photographer, Chip Py. Py has been shooting the DC music scene for the past ten years and most recently, had the unique opportunity to photograph Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, in his last year.

Books & Beats

Take a break on the loggia for lunch this Friday! Join DCPL staff outside for Books and Beats, our weekly music program outside. Sign up for Summer Reading, check out books from the Uni, or simply sit and eat your lunch while listening to playlists curated by Freegal!  
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Join us for our monthly Family Movie Sing-Along, and go on a journey with Robin Hood, Little John, and Maid Marian! Bring the whole family, and sing along with the words on the screen!This film is rated G, with an 83-minute run time.
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Bobbing Along, on the Bottom of the Beautiful Briny Sea..

Join us for our monthly Family Movie Sing-Along, and go on a magical journey to the bottom of the "beautiful briny sea", the Isle of Naboombu, and Portobello Road!  This Disney musical, based on Bed-knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton, features Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson in starring roles, singing some of your favorite songs!

Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Based on Frank L. Baum's original book The Wizard of Oz, this movie musical takes us on a journey from a farm in Kansas, all the way to Emerald City!
Rock Creek Singers

Rock Creek Singers in Concert

Kick off Pride month in style with this fun, fabulous, and free performance by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington's chamber ensemble. 
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Our Voices

Curated By: Chris Ousley & Free MindsIn an event that brings together music, storytelling, poetry and film, Chris Ousley of the 30's jazz and country group, Bumper Jacksons (Strathmore Musicians in Residence), teams up with Free Minds, a DC-based organization that helps formerly incarcerated youth find their voice through writing and poetry. Our Voices combines well-known local musicians, including members of the Chuck Brown Band, who will play original pieces while members of Free Minds recite their powerful poetic works.