Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
Young builders are invited to explore their creativity through imaginative play. Our LEGO club each week will feature a new challenge or activity. We have both Duplos and Legos so come and join us!
For children aged 4 or up and their parents/caregivers.
Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them.
Feeling crafty? Children can join us for a fun, simple after school activity that gives them a chance to show their creative side.
Some skills needed for a project may require the assistance of a parent or caregiver. For ages 5 and up.
Art is a wonderful way to engage your child in a meaningful activity. Help them to practice their fine motor skills while learning to express their creativity through projects. Each week we will explore a different idea or topic. For ages 6 and up. Large groups please RSVP in advance.
Whether you’ve been playing for years or are interested in learning from U.S. National Master David Bennett,
come join us for an evening of Chess! All ages and experience levels welcome.
The Chess Club will meet every Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please call (202) 727-6044.
Whether you've been playing for years, or are interested in learning, come join us for an evening of chess.
This program is for anyone who want to learn to play or improve their chess moves
All ages and experience levels welcome.
The Chess Meet up will meet every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call 202-727-6044.
It's time to shake, shimmy and dance to the beat. A movement-and-music-oriented story time, this program is dynamic and interactive. As a story time that emphasizes early literacy skills children are engaged in a playful creative manner.
Appropriate for children aged 1-6 and their caregivers.
These 20-to-30-minute story times are full of books, songs, rhymes and finger plays for children from birth to 2 years old. Our Baby and Toddler Story Time is a great way to introduce your child to language skills in a positive and fun environment. With slightly more activity and movement than our lap times, children and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the books and songs and to actively participate in the program
Check out the audio collection. . . .
You may listen to these audio books when you travel by road or air, when you do your chores, when you exercise, when you need something to calm you down to sleep at night… Audio books are available now as Playaways.
Playaways are small (half the size of a playing card), self-contained, audio devices that are easy to use. They are not downloaded audio books or MP3 players or CDs.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
If you have a special talent, a passion, and wish to turn this into a lucrative business, come learn the framework of business, and building financial wealth.Evie L. Washington, a local entrepreneur, will share the basics of starting your own business.
please call the library to register - 202-645-4297
Francis Gregory Library 3660 Alabama Avenue SE Washington DC 20020 202-645-4297
Come and join us for this class on scrapbooking basics taught by one of our customers. Saturday October 24, 2009 11:00 am to 12 noon.Francis Gregory Library3660 Alabama Avenue SEWashington DC 20020202-645-4297
Each Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m., several patrons queue up at Francis Gregory Library to learn more about basic PC and online skills. These engaging, accessible classes have become a popular fixture at the library.
Every year, the James Beard Foundation gives awards in the food and beverage industry. Time magazine calls the awards “The Oscars of the food world.”This year’s cookbook of the year went to: Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient by Jennifer McLagan.Other nominated cookbooks that are available from the D.C. Public Library include:
Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited by Arthur Schwartz (American Cooking)