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.
Walking Tour in D.C. Alley MuseumShaw LibraryMural Painting in D.C. Alley MuseumRegie Cabico and Symphony in DC MajorJoseph Green at Carter G. Woodson Monument

Open Stories: Poetry, Murals, and Monuments Exhibition

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.
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RACE: Talc and Ash with Holly Bass 360

Holly Bass of Black Space returns to DC Public Library with RACE: Talc and Ash.  
Open Stories LogoRebecca DupasRegie CabicoJennifer MyersJoseph GreenShaw LibraryBlagden AlleyBlagden AlleySymphony in DC Major Alma Thomas

Open Stories: Poetry, Murals, and Monuments

Petworth Library

Photos of Petworth Showcase

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. 
Open Stories logoAnne Buckwalter artist bookQuique Aviles & Carlos Rosario artist book

Artist Talk for Open Shelves Exhibit

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.
Open Stories logoAnne Buckwalter artist bookQuique Aviles and Carlos Rosario artist book

Opening Reception for Open Shelves Exhibit

Join the community in celebrating the opening of the Open Shelves exhibit. Light refreshments will be available.
Image from the BioArt collection, by scientist Paul Odgren

Exhibit Opening: BioArt

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:

Contributions of African American Women During the Civil War

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.