Special Event

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? 

Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Four short films celebrating nature will be shown in the Children's Story Room on the second floor.  Featured are two films based on children's books and two films about life in the ocean. Suggested age for all films is 2-5.
Coat Drive

Coat Giveaway Extravaganza

Stop by Tuesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 12 between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. for a FREE Gently Used Winter Coat and warm refreshments. Call 202-727-5012 for more details.    

A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture: 21st Century Black Women Still Specialize in the Wholly Impossible

Join us in celebration of Dorothy I. Height's 103rd birthday with a presentation from Dr. Sandra Jowers- Barber entitled,  " A Century of Black Life History, and Culture: 21st century Black Women Still Specialize in the Wholly Impossible"
Dorothy I. Height


Join FemEx for a crash course on the history of feminism and the women's movements in the U.S.
library lovers

Library Lovers Unite!

On Friday, February 20 at 3 p.m., Mature & Motivated presents... "Library Lovers Unite!"  This program is planned in observance of Library Lovers Day, which functions as a wonderful opportunity to communicate and enjoy the value of libraries to others including administrators, politicians and lawmakers whose decision-making affects the state and fate of our libraries. 

Celebrate Black History

A reading and activities based on the amazing true story of Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself across the country! For ages 5-12.  
bookcover What color is my world

Get the “Scoop” on Black History

Start Black History Month with a family game time. Get the “scoop” on Black History: We will play "Famous African Americans J-I-N-G-O” --  a Bingo-style game; it's fun for all ages --  and enjoy information  from the pages of What Color is My World?” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. All ages are welcome.