Family Programs

May Day Fairy Festival

May is a wonderful month as the weather turns warmer and the flowers start to bloom.May Day in particular is cause to observe the change in seasons as it is a holiday celebrated in many cultures.Help us celebrate May Day by participating in our Fairy Festival. We''ll read fairy-related stories and later make a felt flower garland that you can wear!So don your best pair of wings and join us in the festivities.For ages 5 and older.

PJ's in the Library

What better way to get comfortable than in your pajamas! Better yet, why not enhance the cozy feeling with a couple of books?It's PJ night in the library; that means bring your mom, your dad, your brother, you sister - whoever for an evening of fun and laughter.But don't forget your best stuffed animal friend because they want to share in the fun too! Listen to some good stories and when your ready to go home, leave your stuffie with us for a special evening in the library.

Trickster Tales

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival will be held this year between June 25-29 and July 2-6.But that doesn't mean that the festival is the only place you can go to participate in the fun. Join us for a folklore inspired afternoon as we tell stories about various trickster characters such as Anansi, Raven, or Kokopelli.

Family Story Time---DATE CORRECTION!

Adults with children ages 8 and younger come together at Rosedale Library on Saturday, May 17 to enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and poems.

Family Storytime

Join us on Saturday morning for a fun family story time.Stories and activities  for the whole family!

Monday Evening Family Story Time

Come and enjoy an evening story time as we read, sing and rhyme.This program is recommended for families with children.

Dance, Music and Romance

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the music and story of Tito Puente.There will be stories, music and dance lessons accompanied by the music of Tito Puente. Come listen, learn and dance!    

Wrapped in the Rhythm of Words: Poetry for Adults

Adults are invited to share personal work or recite favorite poems.Poetry night is hosted by The D.C. Poetry Project's Michael Ingram.Light refreshments. This program is free and open to the public.

Poem in Your Pocket Night

In celebration of Poem in Your Pocket Day, Palisades Branch will host a night of poetry reading for all ages, where members of the audience become the readers!

CANCELLED: Firefighters to the Rescue!

UPDATE: As of April 24, this event has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but hope to reschedule it for a different date in the future.