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.
Black history month clip art

Family Craft

Join us for a seasonal family craft in the Georgetown Children's Room.  In February, we will do a craft centered around Black History Month.  This program is appropriate for families with children 3 and up.
Black History Month resource book

African-American History Month Celebration!

Does your child want to learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.? Rosa Parks? The Honorable Thurgood Marshall? Jackie Robinson? Children will be invited to re-enact famous scenes from African-American History and will learn about these individuals and much more! Families are welcome to attend. 
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Crazy About Coloring

For this month's In the Zone program, join us for a relaxing afternoon of coloring mandalas. Mandala is a Tibetan word that means "circle" and monks use sand and paint to create beautiful works of art. You can create your own design or color one of ours. Colored pencils and crayons provided.  Best for ages 5-12.  
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Valentine's Day Party

We all know that Valentine’s Day is coming up, but did you know that February is also Library Lover’s Month? Celebrate both your love for your friends and family, and your love of the library! Join us for crafts, a scavenger hunt, and more. Bring the whole family!
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Global Stories and Songs

Hello, Bonjour, Buenos Dias! Good Day, Guten Tag, Konichiwa! Ms. Tea and Ms. Tracy invite you to come enjoy stories and songs from all around the world! Help build multi-cultural awareness and appreciation in your young child as our books and music fuel the imagination and carry us across the globe to different delightful destinations each month!  
Image of actress Mary Ann Jung performing as Dr. Sally Ride

Sally Ride: Shoot for the Stars

In 1983 aboard the space shuttle Challenger, Sally Ride became America's first female astronaut. What was it like to be our first woman in space?  How do you eat, sleep, and work in zero gravity?  
Image of actress Mary Ann Jung performing as Dr. Sally Ride

Sally Ride: Shoot for the Stars

In 1983 aboard the space shuttle Challenger, Sally Ride became America's first female astronaut. In this interactive History Alive! show, learn what it was like to be our first woman in space. How do you eat, sleep, and work in zero gravity?

Family Story Time

Beginning Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will host Family Story Time every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Chinese Dragon

Chinese New Year Family Storytime

Join the Parklands Turner Library Staff for a special Chinese New Year Family Storytime!   Together we will read books about Chinese New Year, learn how the Chinese New Year is celebrated, learn about the Chinese Zodiac, and make a monkey craft in honor of the Year of the Monkey!  This storytime is for families and children of all ages up to 12.

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