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.

Cantaré Bilingual Musical Performance

Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of el Día de los Niños/el Día de los Libros with a bilingual musical performance by Cantaré. All ages are welcome.  

Parklands-Turner Teen Film Festival for the Month of April

Just for Teens!  Every Friday at 3:00 pm, staff at Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will show a film in celebration of Poetry Appreciation Month.  "Keep calm, and poetry slam on!"

Parklands-Turner Jazz Appreciation Film Festival

Every Wednesday at 11:00 am and Thursday at 1:30 pm, staff at Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library will show a film in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.
National Poetry Month Poster

Playing With Words ~ A Children's Poetry Month Activity

Do any of your children like reading or writing poetry? Have you noticed your child has a particular gift with words? Are your family and friends receiving custom hand-written greeting cards from your child(ren)? Would you like to help your children discover their hidden poetic gift? If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, you and your child are encouraged to join our poetry program (and if you answered "no," come and explore poetry with us anyway!).  
Starting Blocks

STARTING BLOCKS, The Parklands-Turner Summer Reading Kickoff

GET READY, GET SET, GO! Visit the Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library all day long on Tuesday, June 7th for the official Congress Heights Neighborhood kickoff of the DC Public Library's Summer Reading Club for 2016.  Activities are planned all day long for adults, children and teens, which feature the summer reading theme for 2016 "Go for the Gold, Read!". 
Neighborhood Legal Services Program

Background Checks: Know Your Rights!

Are you a job applicant with concerns about what employers might find when running a background check? Come to this interactive workshop to learn about your rights during the job search if you have a criminal record (either convictions or arrests) or problems with credit reports.
Annual Chili Cook-Off

The Friends of the Francis A. Gregory Library Annual Chili Cook-Off

It's that time of year again! The Friends of the Francis A. Gregory Library are hosting their Annual Chili Cook-off on March 12th from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor. 
Environmental Film Festival Logo featuring a frog

Children's Short Film Festival

Stop by after school for a screening of eight short films from around the world! Part of the Environmental Film Festival, activities will include crafts, snacks, and some great films!
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