Family Programs

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.
Podium with three young readers holding up books

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Kick off Summer Reading at Woodridge with a day of crafts, games, movies, and more to celebrate this year's theme- Go For the Gold: Read!  Readers and library-enthusiasts of all ages can sign up for this year's program and earn prizes all summer long!
The Bubble Lady

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Learn about the science of bubbles with the Bubble Lady. Pose as she sculpts bubble hairdos and bubble helmets and offers a lifetime opportunity to be enclosed in a huge bubble!  For ages 5-12.
Mad Science

Mad Science

Things That Go Boom   Discover the science behind sound and vibration!   See amazing color changing chemical reactions, explore sublimation, radical reactions  and more.   For ages 6 and up

Pacific Rhythm

We feature traditional dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands, and Samoa with authentic costume changes for each island. In our program we bring the culture of the Pacific Islands, the music, and the dancing to you. We then get the library patrons up on their feet as we teach them some Polynesian dances. 
Glow in the dark

Glow in the Dark Storytime

Hear stories in the dark! We'll be doing stories and music with glowing additions for a completely new experience at storytime. This program is recommended for ages 2-6.
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:
Wii controllers

Wii Game Night

Join us every Monday night at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library to play Wii games. Ages 6 and up.  

Free Comic Book Day

In celebration of Free Comic Book Day on May 7, 2016 stop by Francis Gregory Library to pick up a Dark Knight goody bag complete with Batman timeline poster, 75th anniversary pins, and masks - while supplies last!
Picture of Dog's Paw Print

Doggie Storytime with PAL

Join us for a doggie-themed story time.  We’ll read some stories and have books on display for you to check out and take home.