Family Programs

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.

UNCENSORED: Frequently-Challenged Children's Books Adapted to the Screen

In honor of Banned Books Week, Petworth Library celebrates families' freedom to watch and discuss frequently-challenged Children's books that have been adapted into family films. We will show 2 very different films--"Where The Wild Things Are" on Tuesday, September 27th at 4:30pm and "Harry Potter and the "Goblet of Fire" on Thursday at 4:30pm. 
Bartholomew and the Oobleck Book Cover

Maker Month: Oobleck

Join us for a reading of Dr. Seuss’ Bartholomew and the Oobleck. Stick around as we create the slimey, Seussian creation and explore its mysterious properties. For Ages 6-12.  
Go For The Goal - READ art

Summer Reading Finalé: Ice Cream Social

Celebrate your summer reading accomplishments and enjoy ice cream. .    
Music Time

Music Time

Sing, play, dance and learn. That’s our motto for this program. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to play musical instruments, sing along with popular songs, dance to their favorite music, and learn the alphabet and how to count. This program is all about rhythm and speech stimuli that allow children to enjoy music.

Pokemon Go Meetup

Visit our PokeStop, battle at our gym, meet fellow trainers, make candy sushi, and watch some of your favorite Pokemon episodes here at the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Branch. Don't forget to check out our Pokemon anime collection and to turn in your summer reading game boards you've been working on all summer! Forgot to sign up for summer reading? No worries, there's still time left to sign up in between catching your favorite Pokemon!
Kids Dancing

Music and Movement

Sign up to sing, dance, and play instruments with your child! For children ages birth to 6 and their caregivers.  To register for this program, please call the Children's Room at 202-282-3113.  Don't forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!
Click Clack Moo book cover

Kid's Club: Reader's Theatre

Bring stories to life through Reader’s Theatre, where we read aloud from scripts created from children’s books.

Kids Club: Sending Mail

Celebrate letter writing and mail delivery!  Come listen to stories about writing letters and the postal service, then make your own postcards and stationery. Write a letter or draw a picture for someone special in your life. We'll provide envelopes and stamps so that mail is ready to send afterwards. Who will be the lucky recipients of the mail we'll create?For children 3-12. No registration is required. 
DC Central Kitchen Truck Farm

DC Central Kitchen Truck Farm Visit

Join us for a visit from DC Central Kitchen's Truck Farm for a hands-on gardening activity. See how to grow vegetables in small spaces. For children ages 6-12. Children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Questions? Call 202-724-4691.