'My First Nutcracker" book cover

Reader's Theatre Featuring My First Nutcracker

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, December 14 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.
"Four Friends in Autumn" book cover

Reader's Theatre Featuring Four Friends in Autumn

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, November 30 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Four Friends in Autumn by Tomie DePaola is the featured piece.
Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat at the Southeast Library

Stop by the Southeast Library on Halloween in costume and get a free treat! All ages welcome.
Art by Jessie Wilcox-Smith

Hungry Like the Wolf: Re-Tellings of the Red Riding Hood Tale

Over the years, Little Red Riding Hood, a story that originated in France and was collected and written down by Charles Perrault, has been adapted and re-told many times. It remains a fascinating tale and the West End Interim Library welcomes families with children ages 3 to 7 to attend a story-time that will present several versions of the classic tale. The story will become new and exciting again for those who have heard the classic version before, and will be enjoyed by those experiencing it for the first time.  
scared boy

Scream Cinema

Get ready for spooky good times with frightfully, funny movies. Showings:  Ages 5-7    4:30 pm Ages 8-12  6:00 pm  

Treats at Checkout!

On October 29-31, every child who checks out library materials at Palisades Library will receive a treat at the Circulation Desk.* Happy Halloween! *One treat per child, while supplies last.

Hok-noth-da? American Indian Storybook Program

Brought to you by the National Museum of the American Indian, Hok-noth-da? (“Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language) gives young people a chance to hear a Native American story and engage hands-on with cultural objects that deepen their understanding of the tribe and traditions represented in the story.  Space is limited, so register early!  Recommended for ages 5 and up. Need information? Call us at (202) 727-1248

ASL Story Time

Stories, games, fun in American Sign Language (ASL).  Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will read stories about Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.       Ages 3-5.  ASL/voice interpreters will be present. Children's Room, Room 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library 901 G Street, NW Washington, DC   20001 Questions? voice/video 202-559-5368 or email    

Marshmallow Towers

Come to the Children's Room for this great STEaM activity! Join us to try this hands on experiment.

S.T.A.R: Sing, Talk and Read

S.T.A.R. is a program that assists parents and caregivers on what they can do to help their child be ready to read. This program is for parents, caregivers, librarians, teachers and anyone who is interested in helping children from newborn to 5 years old get ready to learn to read. The S.T.A.R. program uses six early literacy skills to lay a strong foundation for learning.