Rajan Sedalia's caricature page

Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party/Back to School Celebration

It's time for summer reading wrap-up and to celebrate going back to school!  Come and have fun with special guest local artist Rajan Sedalia. He will be drawing caricatures for the children. We will have a games table, a crafts table, a Library Information table, and snacks. For all ages.
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,

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!
Young girl participating in science program

Science in the Summer: Level 1

GSK Science in the Summer - Come Learn About Oceanography! This year's program will introduce students to Oceanography through fun activities to help them learn about the oceans and the plants and animals that live there. Level 1 classes are for children entering grades 2 and 3. Register in-person at the library or online at
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!
back to school image

End of Summer Reading and Back to School Craft Party

Come spend time at the West End Library to celebrate the end of summer and the start of the school year! Grab a fun book to read for when you are not doing school work, create some scribble art, learn how to use a DC One Card to check out library books, and redeem any unclaimed summer reading prizes. All Ages

Graphic Novel Summer Book Club

Attention, kids! Go for the Gold, and read graphic novels this summer with Cleveland Park!   We will meet three more times this summer, once in July and twice in August, and read some cool graphic novels and discuss. A snack will be provided!