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.
Are you thinking of starting your own business? Don't know how to begin?
Come to this free two-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center (DCSNDC). This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why.
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.
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.
Did you know Francis Gregory Library has been holding open mic nights since February? Kids, teens, and adults have been sharing poems, reading stories, singing songs, and telling jokes on select Wednesdays.
Did you know that The District of Columbia has twelve sister cities and two partner cities around the world? The Sister City Challenge, a new program at the Francis A. Gregory Library, is designed to allow children to learn about the countries of the District’s sister (and partner) cities.Participants will:
You may have heard the title, written in gold stickers on book covers: "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize." But who was the man behind all that? Joseph Pulitzer was a journalist who shaped American newspaper journalism in the late 20th century. This year, it would be his 167th birthday! Joseph was born on April 10, 1847 in Mako, Hungary. As a young man, Joseph attempted to enlist in the army before emigrating to America.