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.
Teens, Black History Month Programs

Fun Black History Month Events for Teens

Three fun Black History Events for Teens A Movie & Popcorn: "Slavery by Another Name" challenges one of American’s most cherished ideals: that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation.  This film documents how for more than 80 years, thousands of African Americans, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested,and forced to work without pay. Feb. 12 @ 2pm
women history month

Women's History Month Film: Grrrl Love and Revolution

Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl New York CityThis film is showing at Petworth Library Saturday, March 19th at 2:00 p.m.
bookcover Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day

Happy Birthday Dr. King!

Join us for this Saturday Family Program.  We will be honoring Dr. King with stories and songs and a birthday cake. All ages are welcome. Meeting Room 2.  
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Take Your Child to the Library Day

Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day! Come on out and go someplace special... your library.  
Cecil Isaac Street Sense

Celebrate MLK Week with Cecil Isaac's TRU Band and Street Sense

Celebrate MLK Week with music by Cecil Isaac and the TRU Band (The Road Unknown), and true life stories told by Street Sense representatives in the Great Hall of the historic MLK Jr. Memorial Library.
Holiday Display

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.
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Holiday Handicrafts Workshop

Arts and crafts gets all grown up! Come by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on Sunday, December 13 from 2-4 p.m. and learn to make some special holiday handicrafts to call your own. We'll be working with burlap and ribbon, glitter and glue, or just good old paper and scissors to create adorable decorations that will help spread the holiday cheer. Due to the projects included, this event is recommended for ages 18+. Materials and refreshments provided.
Amina Hassan

Dr. Amina Hassan discusses biography about Civil Rights Attorney Loren Miller

Please join us in the Black Studies Center for an author talk and discussion with Amina Hassan, Ph.D. as she presents her new book, Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist. Loren Miller was one of the nation's most prominent civil rights attorneys from the 1940s -1960s, successfully arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court with co-counsel, Thurgood Marshall.
Tony Browder

2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Address

DC Public Library presents author, and historian Anthony "Tony" Browder. Join us for the 2016 MLK Week signature event. Mr. Browder will deliver the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Address. The lecture will take place in Great Hall of the library.

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