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.
Please join us for the debut of the Open Stories: Poetry, Murals, and Monuments exhibit, which documents the people and the poets who attended the walking tour that took place on June 18, 2016. This exhibition will be displayed on the first floor of the library, and will include photographs, video, and excerpts from local D.C. poets. Refreshments will be served.
The Petworth community was invited to tell stories of their daily lives through photography this spring. Come see fifty of our favorite photos, curated by the Open Stories committee. Light refreshments will be provided.
Dialogue with professional book artists and community members who participated in the Open Shelves exhibit. Artists will discuss the handmade artists' books on view as well as community curation, collaborative art, the concept of 'open works' and their experiences creating art and books that grow and change while the exhibit is on view.
BioArt is an exhibit that crosses science with art! Join us in kicking off this exciting exhibit:
Learn about BioArt from a special guest
Enjoy fun activities relating to the exhibit, and
View the exhibit in the Children's Room
This event is recommended for families with children ages 6 and up.More About the Exhibit:
African American women played a fundamental role in the struggle for freedom during the Civil War Era. Among their contributions, they served as nurses and cooks; operated as spies, scouts and couriers; and supported black troops in many ways.