Family Programs

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Milkshake! Music for Kids

The Grammy-nominated group Milkshake will perform in the Great Hall at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 4. Bring the whole family for a very special musical program!  Call the MLK Children's Room if you have any questions: 202-727-1248 (This program replaces our regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.)
Pajama Storytime

Pajama Story Time

An evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Destruction Derby

Do you have broken electronics that you want to repair or disassemble? This is a drop-in workshop where you can bring in your broken or discarded electronic devices to either repair them or to destroy them! Kids (6 and older) and teens welcome. Learn about electronics and DIY repair. Please note that you must have completed your Fab Lab orientation to attend this program. Sign up for orientation and other classes here.
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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.  

ABC's: A Workshop For Parents & Caregivers

Design your own  cuddly ABC cloth book to use with children.
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!
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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.