Educational Programs

Art from Star Wars: Episode VII-the Force Awakens.

May the Fourth Be With You - A Star Wars Celebration

The Palisades Neighborhood Library invites you to celebrate May the Fourth with all things Star Wars. ​Dressing up as your favorite Star Wars character is highly encouraged!  4:00-5:00 p.m.:  Make Star Wars themed crafts, decorate an edible Wookie Cookie, and test your lightsaber skills on our piñata. 5:00-7:15 p.m.: Settle in for a showing of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.  May the fourth be with you! All ages welcome.

Book Hill Talks: French Garden Spirit

Art Historian Vanessa Badre will stop by the Meeting Room to discuss her research on French gardens.  

Early Stages!

Do you have questions about your child's development? Do you want to give your child a healthy and strong start to school? Join us for an exciting & FREE parent workshop with Early Stages! Come meet the Early Stages Child Find Program Coordinator, Jamekaa Flowers for a wonderful workshop on Early Childhood Development, FREE Developmental Screenings and how you can help your child soar! Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Poetry in the Library

Louder Than A Library: Community Open Mic

April is National Poetry Month. Louder Than A Library is a DC Public Library Poetry series that brings spoken word to your local library. Bellevue Library will host a community open mic on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The event starts at 3 p.m. and is open to the public. Come early if you would like to get on the open mic sign up list to perform. Share your original work, your favorite O.P.P. (other people’s poetry), or just come hear from the amazing poets in our community!  

D.I.Y. Indoor Gardening: Kokedama Plants

Join us as we create kokedama ("moss ball") plants for this D.I.Y. indoor gardening project. A variation of Japanese bonsai, kokedama is a small plant bound in a ball of clay-like soil and moss. The plant can then be suspended from string to incorporate into a hanging garden or simply placed in a decorative dish.

Pruning Woody Plants

Come into the library and listen to Christopher Elenstar, horticulturalist at Brookside Gardens, discuss the proper method for pruning woody plants.  Whether you want to learn the basic principles of pruning trees and shrubs, or refresh your memory on techniques and strategies, this lecture will cover it all.  Mr. Elenstar will discuss why, when and how to prune all of your favorite woody plants.  This lecture is presented by the Takoma Horticultural Club.
Truck Farm Picture

D.C.Central Kitchen's Truck Farm

Come learn about good nutrition and how fruits and vegetables are grown with a presentation by the D.C. Central Kitchen’s Truck Farm. Visitors get the opportunity to plant seeds and sample foods grown on the truck. Join us here at Capitol View Library on Monday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. Children and adults are welcome. Please call to make a reservation if your group is five or more by contacting Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Glover or Ms. McIntyre at 202-645-0755.
Model of the human figure

Biotensegrity Discussion

Biotensegrity asks why the tendons, ligaments, and other material that hold our skeletons together are important. Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T'ai Chi will lead the discussion. She has studied kinesthetic learning, t'ai chi, and other forms of movement for over thirty years. 
Boys and Girls Standing in Line at Northminster Presbyterian Church

Preserving Your Past

Come to this special presentation with Jaime Mears, archivist, National Digital Stewardship Resident, and creator of the Memory Lab, on preserving your history through personal archiving.  Learn how to save:  Home movies Photographs Social media accounts Papers Audio recordings  Email And more... 
Money Smart Week

Digital Financial Literacy Resources at the Library

Join us for an informational session centered on the many digital financial literacy resources available through your library. Learn about money management tools, stock research, small business resources and much more.  The session will be held in the large meeting room on the 2nd floor.