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.
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.
Whether you've been playing for years, or are interested in learning, come join us for an evening of chess.
All ages and experience levels welcome.
The Chess Club will meet every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting May 30. For more information, please call 202-727-6044.
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
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. Including Legos, puzzles, or other STEM related activities, all are welcome. For children aged 5 or up and their parents/caregivers.
Learn how to develop an oral or written record of your family’s history. We’ll discuss easy conversation starters to inspire recollections, informal ways to store and record the information you collect, and best ways to share what you discover. We’ll also talk about The Memory Lab, DCPL’s newest resource for digitizing your materials. This workshop will take place on April 13, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.
Come ready to share a few of your own personal stories!
Do you think it’s impossible to afford college these days?
Think it’s too late in life to go back to school?
Need help with tuition costs?
Then this is the workshop for you!
Join our partners from the Reach4 Success- College Information Center as they provide tips, resources, and a variety of other information to help you afford college.
When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Welcome one and all!
The Alliance Francaise de Washington D.C. and the District of Columbia Public Library are partnering to present a special bilingual Story Time at Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library!
The Story Time will combine songs and stories for children in English and French. Whether you speak English, or si vous parlez francais, we hope you join us on Thursday, May 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Caregivers and parents are welcome to attend. Refreshments provided!
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month, and win fantastic prizes!
Every Monday in March, a new trivia question will be posted on Twitter (@dcpl) and Facebook. Respond by Friday with the correct answer using #herstoryDCPL, and get entered to win a different prize each week! We'll reveal the correct answer at the end of the week.