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.

Family Movie

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a feature family film and books every Sunday at Deanwood Library!  

Build It!

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:00 am

Design, construct, build, and play at Build It!  Put your STEAM skills and imagination to work and create one of a kind structures and projects with colorful building blocks, magnetic tiles, recycled objects, every day craft materials and more!   Recommended for age 0-12  

One Love

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 10:30 am

Join us at the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Branch as we celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month.On June 20 2017, We will welcome the Embassy of Jamaica for a special family program about the History and Culture of Jamaica. All ages are welcome to attend.

Fun + Games

Friday, May 5, 2017, 4:00 pm

We have the games, just bring your skills and a friend (or make a new one here!).  Board games, computer games, team based games and more! Recommended for ages 5-12
makey kit

Makey Makey Mondays

Monday, April 24, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us, each month from April - July, we will be hosting Makey Makey Mondays.  Makey Makey Monday uses Makey kits that turn everyday objects into touchpads. Each month will be a new project. Registered attendees will have preference, after 7 minutes, the program will open up to first come first serve.Age Range: Children 5 to 13 years of ageLocation: Bellevue/ William O. Lockridge Library, 115 Atlantic St SWProgram is limited to 8 children.
Fort Davis Community in Southeast DC

Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, July 1, 2017 (All day)

Explore your neighborhood AND win Summer Reading prizes this July when you stop by the Francis A. Gregory Library to participate in the Fort Davis Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt!
Nate Scheible

Fringe Music in the Library - Nate Scheible

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 2:30 pm

Nate Scheible is a DC based drummer by way of Cleveland who has performed and recorded in a variety of bands and ensembles spanning multiple genres over the past 20 years. Regular collaborators over the past decade have included Mark McGuire, Bbob Drake, Ian McColm, Patrick Cain, Layne Garrett, Luke Stewart, the Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group, and countless others.
Rainbow Heart

Rainbow Family Story Time

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 7:00 pm

Everyone is welcome at this story time celebrating all types of families. Fun for the entire family, this story time explores themes of family, love and friendship. Sing songs and read stories about all the wonderfully different ways a person and a family can be in the world.

May the Fourth Be With You

Thursday, May 4, 2017 (All day)

Calling all young Jedis, Wookies, Ewoks, Stormtroopers, and other friends: come celebrate all things Star Wars with crafts, games, music, and books!