Are you interested in playing Chess?
We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!
For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 202-727-0321.
06/22/2014 - 12am
Back to School
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Are you interested in playing Chess?
Come play with us! We will provide classic board and card games, as well as Duplo blocks!
All day Sunday (1-5 p.m.) in the Children’s Room.
Sundays @the Teen Space are for the creative, the artsy, and the inspired!
From basic bracelet-making to Manga cartooning and duct tape projects, we have a range of fun activities for a perfect crafternoon.
Check the wall calendar in the Teen Space for upcoming projects - suggestions welcome!
This series is for people who have never before used a computer. Participants will learn to use the mouse and keyboard, begin to navigate the Internet and even use email.
Week 1: Intro to Computers
Week 2: Intro to Typing
Week 3: Intro to the Internet
Week 4: Intro to Gmail
For all workshops, students can sign up by either registering ahead of time with Byte Back (202-529-3395) or by showing up at the workshop the day it is scheduled. Registration is first come, first served.
Students who register ahead of time will have a saved spot in the workshop that expires at the start of the class. If a registered student is not in their seat at the start of the class, they may lose their spot to a walk-in student.
Curriculum and training provided by ByteBack.
Technology for this program made possible through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
Join us for a Sunday Funday to celebrate our summer reading programs! This year's themes are science-focused, so come find out what the library has in store for you this summer!
Kids: Fizz, Boom, Read!
Teens: Spark a Reaction
Adults: Literary Elements
Explore more Summer Reading events in the calendar.
A variety of family friendly programs that may include dance, music, movement, movies, sign language and much more.
Recommended for ages 0-12.
Sunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!
Children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers are welcome, and all craft supplies will be provided.
This program is intended for children ages 4-12 and their families.
Come spend a Sunday afternoon at the library and watch family movies.
For ages 5-12.
Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more!
Please call 202-727-1248 if you have any questions, or if you would like to know the specific theme for this week's STEAM Team.
Join us in the children's room for a movie! We will be showing new family-friendly films and old favorites in the children's room every Sunday.
Recommended for families and children ages 4+.
Visit the Children's Room to make your own beautiful butterfly and take home some butterfly books from our collection!
All ages are welcome!
Join us at every Sunday afternoon to play fun board games against your friends or learn chess!
For kids 10 and older.
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival will be held this year between June 25-29 and July 2-6.
But that doesn't mean that the festival is the only place you can go to participate in the fun. Join us for a folklore inspired afternoon as we tell stories about various trickster characters such as Anansi, Raven, or Kokopelli.
Tricksters are mythical beings who are typically wily, tricky (what else!) or devious but they can also be heroic. After our stories conclude, we'll make a cardboard mask that you can decorate yourself.
Who knows - someone might just say you look like a trickster!
For ages 6 and older.
An hour filled with stories, dance and crafts for big kids!
This program is appropriate for 6- to 12-year-old children.