Dig into Poetry and Jazz

Groove to the beat through music and verseMartin Luther King, Jr. librarians will take you on a journeyLearn about famous jazz masters past and presentRecite poems old and newAnd do haiku or two.All ages.

Pop-Up Book Showcase!

We have a special collection of pop-up books here at Francis A. Gregory Library. Many of these books are very delicate and not available to check out, but can be read and handled in the library. The librarians will present a short introduction about our pop-up books, including how to handle them and how to get started on making your own basic pop-up cards.   

Blue Sky Puppet Theater

The Blue Sky Puppet Theater is back with a special show, The Time Capsule, designed specifically for DC Public Libraries and the“Dig into Reading” Summer Reading program. Ages 3-12.Find out about more Blue Sky Puppet Theatre shows at DC Public Library locations.

Pacific Rhythm

Family dance troupe Pacific Rhythm brings the cultures of the Polynesian islands to life through dance.For all ages.Find out about more Pacific Rhythm shows at DC Public Library locations.

Middle School Trivia

Test your knowledge and challenge your friends.Join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library on Monday, May 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the story time room on the first floor for trivia games for middle schoolers.For kids in sixth to eighth grades on general knowledge.

Maru Montero Dance Company Performs Mexican and Latin American Dance

El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros = Children's Day/Book Day Maru Montero Dance Company Performs Mexican and Latin American Folk Dances.

'The Watsons Go to Birmingham' and the 60’s

Lamond-Riggs is hosting a book discussion program on The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis. Topics will include America’s Civil Rights timeline, the author and his other books.This program is for fifth- and sixth-graders.

Learn, Talk, and Read about the Civil Rights Movement and Beyond

Come get a head start on your summer reading list and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Be inspired by the young leaders and stories of the Civil Rights Movement in an insightful book talk for children.

ASL Story Hour

Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen will sign Moses Goes to the Circus in American Sign Language.  After the story, the Children's Division librarians will lead craft activities.  ASL/voice interpreters and therapy dogs from People Animals Love  will be present.  For more information, call 202-559-5368, voice or videophone.

Explorers Club

This week at the Explorers Club, we're discovering the Five Senses! Come learn about how we see, taste, smell, touch, and hear, and how all of these senses work together to inform us about our world! We'll be meeting in the Story Time Room.