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.
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Wacky Winter Wii Dance & Karaoke!

Early learners ages 3 to 7 (Pre-K - 2nd grade) are invited to wear their comfiest, wackiest winter outfits to the Petworth Library from 11 - 12:45pm to where they will share their voices and get moving as we sing karaoke versions of our favorite songs and dance along with Wii Zumba for Kids! (Photo consent will be requested from school groups that attend, so we can post a story about our fun day on the library website).  Petworth neighborhood school groups must call 202.645.8337 to register on a first come, first served basis since space is limited.
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Jedi Jamboree: A Star Wars Party!

Excited for the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens? We are, too! Come join us Wednesday, December 16, 2015 in a galaxy far, far away (a.k.a. the Northeast Neighborhood Library) for an evening of games, trivia, crafts, and snacks! All ages are welcome. All Day on the Second Floor:  Track down Darth Vader and other galactic baddies in our scavenger hunt. Solve all the clues to decode a secret message from Yoda and win a prize!On the Lower Level:
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Doggie Storytime with PAL

Join us for a doggie themed story time.  We’ll read some dog related stories and have a simple craft on hand that you can also take home to complete. Best of all come and meet two of new dog friends from PAL (People. Animals. Love)! They would love to have new friends to read them a story. Family and Friends are invited to join in the fun!
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Movie Madness

Join us in the Children's Room for three short Christmas movies: A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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Holiday Card Making

Come to the West End Library Children's Room to make holiday cards! Appropriate for ages 3+
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Pajama Storytime

Bring your favorite furry (stuffed) companion and join us for some fun stories! Appropriate for ages 3-5.
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

Warning - this activity may produce high levels of fun and enjoyment! Can you solve the clues? Sprinkled throughout the children's room will be a series of clues to lead your next step. Use all of your crafty reasoning to crack this puzzle and deduce what this riddle is all about. A prize may involved for those who successfully finish this challenge! For all children, caregivers or parents. 
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Winter Holiday Party

Celebrate the holiday season with stories, crafts, games, snacks and the film, The Polar Express. This program is recommended for all ages.

Author Talk: Ruth Fitts

Georgetown Library’s children’s librarian Ruth Fitts will be reading from and talking about her new book, Australia to Zimbabwe - A Rhyming Romp Around the World. There will be crafts, trivia and activities from around the world to explore. This program is appropriate for children ages 5-12.