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.
Washington Area Bicycle Association

Everyday Biking Workshop with WABA

Ever considered biking to the store to save time? Or biking to work to save money? Or maybe you just want to get out and exercise and be outside more? 
Wonderstruck Book Cover

Newspaper Building Challenge

Are you up to the challenge? Use your creative engineering skills to make buildings out of newspaper, just like Rose from Brian Selznick's Wonderstruck. The challenges will include building towers from limited materials with the goal of creating the tallest and strongest buildings.
Picture of LEGO figure's head

LEGO Craft

Ever wondered what it would be like to create your own LEGO figure? If you have a love for LEGOs and want to try a fun craft, then stop on by! We will create a LEGO head for you to take home. Get your crafting skills on and don't forget to check us out throughout April as we celebrate LEGOs all month long.   Please note, however, that this program involves the use of some craft supplies that require safe handling, so it is recommended that parents or caregivers supervise children during this activity.
Picture of LEGO block

It's a LEGO movie!

During the month of April, the library is celebrating all that makes LEGOS so unique and wonderful. What better tie-in than a related movie of the same name? Join us for a snack as we sit down to watch Emmet attempt to save the universe from the evil Lord Business. For children, parents and caregivers. 
Washington Area Bicycle Association

Family Biking Workshop with WABA

Join Kidical Mass organizers and WABA for an interactive workshop on biking with children. We'll go over the ins and outs of family-friendly bikes and equipment, packing, preparation, and riding confidently and comfortably with children. 
easter basket


It's time for our annual Eggstravaganza! Join the egg hunt on the front lawn and make a fun craft. Hear springtime stories and play games. For ages birth-12 and families. 

Joe Cepeda: Children's Book Illustrator

Capitalizing on the exuberance of young minds, this workshop looks to plant the seeds of innovation. Through drawing and interactive demonstrations that will engage and inspire, children will realize what it is to be a creator, to be an innovator. Anything is possible when a young person feels they have the basic tools of invention right at hand.
Bookcover  for Pete The Cat; Big Easter Adventure By Kimberly Dean

Family Fun For Everyone

Get ready for Easter and enjoy a read aloud adventure story with Pete the Cat. Easter goodies and a craft will round out the fun. All ages welcome.

Spring Egg Hunt and Story Time

The event will be outdoors, weather permitting. Egg baskets will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. The egg hunt will last until all eggs have been retrieved.  Story time will begin at 11 a.m.  Ages 8 and younger.