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.
Through fun activities, kids will learn how their circulatory and digestive systems power their bodies and their brains help them make sense of their experiences. They will learn about DNA and how it makes them who they are.
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.
Come learn from DC Public Library’s Memory Lab staff about ways that you can digitize your personal archive using library technology. Highly trained archivists and librarians will be on hand to assist in scanning materials, assess the condition of materials, answer questions, and provide one-on-one guidance in digital preservation, home movie preservation and creating oral histories. Bring in your photos, slides, personal papers and home movies to receive a consultation on a first-come, first-served basis.
Join the Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club which meets the second Tuesday of the month. We read mostly literary fiction with some narrative non-fiction thrown in.
July: Big Little Liesby Liane Moriarty
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 wants to learn to play or improve their chess moves
All ages and experience levels welcome.
The Chess Meet up will meet every Wednesday from 7 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.
The Children’s Librarians at the Francis A. Gregory Library have a special treat in store for January!
Stop by and see the chilliest movie featuring Anna and Elsa at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 26! Dress up as your favorite character and enjoy this new family favorite!
We will have crafts and treats for all!
The library's closed, but dclibrary.org is open 24/7!
All library locations are closed today, but there's myriad ways you can enjoy the library online!
1. Have your own film festival at home.
View films from major festivals like Sundance, Tribeca and more. Log into IndieFlix with your library card.
Cuddle up to books this winter break and be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card!
This winter break, between Dec. 21 and Jan. 3, elementary and middle school students who visit their neighborhood branch can be eligible to receive a Chipotle gift card for sharing their winter reading with their librarian.
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. The initial damage caused by the storm was worsened by the collapse of levees surrounding the city. Most of the city is below sea level, so water flooded the city and had to be pumped out over the following weeks.