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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.
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone DVD

Movie Madness

Join us to watch the first adventure in the Harry Potter series and make themed crafts. For children ages 6 to12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.  
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Reader's Theatre Featuring Just Itzy

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, November 9 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Just Itzy by Lana Krumwiede is the featured piece.
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2nd Saturday STEM Storytime!

Join us the second Saturday of every month for a STEM-themed story time! It’s never too early to introduce basic concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to our youngest learners as they begin exploring their world. We’ll Sing, Talk, and Read about numbers, colors, plants, weather, and more. Stick around for a simple STEM craft at the end! Best for ages two to five.
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Reader's Theatre: Featuring Pinocchio

Calling all readers! Please join us in the children's room on Monday, December 7 at 4 p.m. for Reader's Theatre.Pinocchio by Walt Disney is the featured piece.