Summer Reading

Chuck Brown Day

Library Takeout at The 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Day & Book Bag Giveaway

Join DCPL staff at the 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Celebration and Book Bag Giveaway with the Chuck Brown Band, Plunky & Oneness and Secret Society. Visit the UNI, our mobile library bookshelf, to check out a book, learn about The Labs,

Pokémon Go Party!

Come by the library for some Pokémon Go fun! We will play a Pokémon movie, decorate Pokémon  cupcakes and go on a Pokémon hunt through the library. All ages
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 27.  Copies of this month's title, The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, are available at the information desk.
Yoga pose

August Yoga at Georgetown

Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class for all levels every Tuesday at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. August class schedule: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 Questions? Email for more information or to join our email notification list.
Older Adults doing yoga

August Gentle Yoga at Georgetown

Join our instructors for a free one-hour yoga class every Tuesday morning at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library. The 10 a.m. gentle yoga class is designed to accommodate all skill levels and ranges of motion, especially targeting adults ages 55+.August class schedule: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30
Tyrone Allen

Jazz in the Basement with the Tyrone Allen Quartet

Visit the historic MLK Jr. Memorial Library for a Sunday afternoon with the Tyrone Allen Quartet, playing the music of Kenny Wheeler and others.  Theo Rosenfeld, Alto Saxophone Kenny Nunn,Tenor Saxophone Joshua Espinoza, Piano Tyrone Allen, Bass Jazz in the Basement is a monthly series designed to support and promote the local DC jazz community.   

Life-Sized Candy Land

Celebrate the last week of summer vacation and your summer reading accomplishments by visiting the Candy Castle! But first you’ll have to travel through the candy cane forest and avoid Lord Licorice. Stop by to play our life-sized edition of the classic board game. Snacks included! Ages 4+  
Photo of Milkshake performers

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.)

Pokémon Crafts

Did you know that Tenley-Friendship Library is a Pokéstop? Stop on by to obtain items you need to hunt Pokémon. While you are here, make a couple of very simple Pokémon crafts. This is a drop-in event. We will be crafting until 3:00 p.m. or while supplies last.  

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!