Family Programs

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.  

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!
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. 
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Petworth Putt Putt

Do you have what it takes for the Petworth All Stars Mini Golf Challenge? It will be an exciting end to maker month as we use some of the skills we learned this July in a two day extravaganza. Join us Wednesday July 27 and Thursday July 28 at 1:30 p.m. as we first build our mini golf course and then play on it. There will be special prizes and snacks on hand. For ages 9 and up unless accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 
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Kid's Club: Alien Invasion!

Come down to the Children's Room on August 2 at 2 p.m. to learn all about our favorite extraterrestrial friends.   Learn about exoplanets and the habitable zone around stars! Discuss what scientists search for when they try to identify alien life far from Earth! Take a look at real life ‘aliens’ here on Earth - small and nearly invincible microbes!  Create two of your very own aliens - one based on our imaginations and one on everything you just learned! It'll be a stellar time - see you then!