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.
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Aqua4: (di)Visions of Washington Water

Curated By: Courtney Sexton and Michael O. Snyder
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Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair

Every year, Mt. Pleasant hosts a public art exhibition of work by local students, so everyone in the community can see what talented kids we have in our midst! Stop by the Children's Room on the second floor to view selected works from the 2015 Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair. This year's theme is "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant." The show is featured here at the library and at surrounding local businesses.
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Mt. Pleasant Youth Arts Fair Opening Night Reception and Award Ceremony

Join us to honor the participants of the Mt. Pleasant Youth Art Fair until 8 p.m. in the Children's Room on the second floor. Participating artists will receive certificates, and prizes for best in show will be presented.  The artwork relating to this year's theme, "Heroes of Mt. Pleasant," will be on display at the Library, in the Children's Room on the Second Floor, and at local businesses May 4-31.
Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You is a national photography exhibition produced by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of women who wear natural hairstyles. The photographs feature women throughout the African Diaspora of various ages, sizes, and complexions. Women representing a variety of professions are photographed both in the studio as well as on stunning locations.
Black Space Exhibit

Black Space Artist Talk & Closing Reception

Join Michelle Joan Wilkinson, curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the artist Holly Bass in a public conversation about the Black Space project.
Gary Coletrane and Dorothy I. Height

Gary Coletrane: Artist Unveiling & Reception

In celebration of Women's History Month, local artist Gary Coletrane will reveal his work entitled "Go Forth My Child." Dedicated to Dorothy I. Height, he will explain how he created this mixed low relief composition. A light reception will follow the discussion.
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Zinio Digital Magazine Tutorial

Zinio is the home of the world's first and largest digital magazine newsstand. Zinio has provided millions of readers with access to thousands of magazines via desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Black Space with Holly Bass

Black Space Art Exhibit

Black Space is an art exhibition by Holly Bass in the Great Hall of the MLK Library. Black Space is a tiny house in the shape of the District, which has been a center of Black culture since the early 1900s. As D.C. residents, we all occupy black space, regardless of ethnicity or background. Visitors will be invited to share their D.C. memories with the artist and create collaborative responses – photographs, poems, sketches, and oral histories, which will be catalogued and displayed in the house.