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Thursday, August 28, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Pop-up booksCome into the library on Thursday evenings for stories, songs, crafts and fun for the whole family. For this program, we will be using some of our special collection of pop-up books. 

At story time, the librarians will give a short presentation on our collection of pop-up books, some of which are very delicate and must be handled with care. Many of these books are very delicate and not available to check out, but you will be able to read them and handle them in the library!

Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.

We will also have a craft where you can get started on making your own pop-up cards and other craft creations.

Recommended for ages 4-12.


6:30 p.m.

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. StedmanJoin us on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss August's book club selection, The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

After four years on the Western Front in World War I, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, an isolated island many miles from the coast, with supply boats arriving only once a season. After years of isolation on the island with his wife Isabel, and several miscarriages, one night a baby's cry is heard. To Tom's terror and Isabel's delight, they find a boat washed ashore carrying a crying baby and a dead man. Despite Tom's reluctance, Isabel convinces the baby is a gift from God, and the couple take the baby home and name her Lucy. When Lucy is just two-years-old, they all return to the mainland, and Isabel and Tom are once more reminded of what they left behind before and since leaving their isolated island.

Pick up a copy today and discover this New York Times bestseller that O magazine calls “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page.”
 
The Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Copies are available for check-out.

For more information, please call 202-698-6373.

Friday, August 29, 2014

10:30 a.m.

An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces.

A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 24 months.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.

This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.

Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 


Sunday, August 31, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday 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. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

10:30 a.m.

This movement-based story time includes reading stories, singing familiar songs as well as learning new rhymes and songs with the librarian.

For ages 3-5.

5:00 p.m.

Have some great ideas for teen programs? Want to help plan the next teen party?

Come to the Teen Space for Teen Advisory Group! We meet every Tuesday. 

Call 202-698-6373 for more information.

6:30 p.m.
 
A.D. cover

In remembrance of the flooding of New Orleans 9 years ago, we will be reading and discussing A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld. A.D. follows the lives of five real people from different parts of the city - some who stay through Hurricane Katrina, and others who evacuate - from August 27 until September 1.

We will be meeting in the second floor conference room at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30. All ages welcome.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

10:30 a.m.

This movement-based story time includes reading stories, singing familiar songs as well as learning new rhymes and songs with the librarian.

For ages 3-5.

4:30 p.m.

Come in after school to play board games, cards or do puzzles. 

Recommended for ages 4-12. All children under 9 must be supervised by a parent or guardian over the age of 13. 

6:00 p.m.

pen and paperIt's your time to shine at the library!

Recite a poem, short story, or song at our Open Mic Night being held on select Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Show off something you've been working on or share an old favorite.

The sign-up sheet will be posted from Wednesday afternoon until 5:45 p.m. First-come, first-served.

We will meet in the board room upstairs. All ages.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

4:30 a.m.

LEGOs!Join us for an hour of building and playing with LEGOs! Kids will be given a theme each session to guide their creations, which will be featured on our branch’s website. 

6:00 p.m.

Pop-up booksCome into the library on Thursday evenings for stories, songs, crafts and fun for the whole family. For this program, we will be using some of our special collection of pop-up books. 

At story time, the librarians will give a short presentation on our collection of pop-up books, some of which are very delicate and must be handled with care. Many of these books are very delicate and not available to check out, but you will be able to read them and handle them in the library!

Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.

We will also have a craft where you can get started on making your own pop-up cards and other craft creations.

Recommended for ages 4-12.


Friday, September 5, 2014

10:00 a.m.

DC Job SeekersCome one, come all to a casual resume drop-in clinic and hands-on introduction to DC Job Seekers, a one-stop portal to job seeking resources.

In this casual but informative workshop, patrons will learn the necessary steps in job seeking, from resume building to interview basics with online resources available completely free of charge through DC Public Library's homepage. Gain access to online tutorials, resume templates, and more with this visual walk-through of the DC Job Seekers website.

Need a change but don't know where to start? DC Job Seekers offers more than just resume building and links to job search engines. Use the Career Exploration Web Guide to find descriptions of vocational and technical careers, or use Career Zone to assess yourself and the job best suited for you.

Discover these job-seeking tools and more at the Francis A. Gregory Library. For those wishing to learn more but unable to stay, handouts with steps for accessing DC Public Library's Job Seekers info will be provided to take home.

For more information, please contact the Francis A. Gregory Library at 202-698-6373.

10:30 a.m.

An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces.

A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 24 months.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.

This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.

Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 


Sunday, September 7, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday 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. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

4:15 p.m.

STEM Mondays at the library!STEM is an acronym for fields of study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Join us after school every other Monday as we explore STEM concepts and activities. We'll be doing experiments, studying nature, doing real world math problems and even taking the Hour of CODE challenge. Hour of CODE is an introductory lesson in computer science, where children learn basic concepts of problem solving and programming. 

To RSVP for STEM, please call the children's room at: 202-698-3873.

This program is intended for children ages 7-12. Please note that children under 9 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, 13 years of age or older, at all times. 

6:30 p.m.

Yoga ActivistJoin us on Mondays for a free yoga class for adults, ages 18 and up, provided by Yoga Activist.

Yoga Activist is an organization dedicated to providing free yoga instruction to communities by partnering instructors with social service organizations interested in promoting the benefits of yoga.

Mats will be provided. Registration is preferred, but not required.

Please call 202-698-6373 for more information.

6:30 p.m.

"Yad Vashem Books burned by Nazis" by David ShankboneJoin us on Monday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. for Socrates Club, a NEW club that will meet for monthly philosophical discussions, covering a wide range of topics this Fall.

September’s theme will be: “Why is censorship dangerous to our freedom?”

In celebration of September’s upcoming Banned Book Week and freedom of speech, join us for an exhilarating forum led by the participants!

Call (202) 698-6373 for more information.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

10:30 a.m.

This movement-based story time includes reading stories, singing familiar songs as well as learning new rhymes and songs with the librarian.

For ages 3-5.

5:00 p.m.

Have some great ideas for teen programs? Want to help plan the next teen party?

Come to the Teen Space for Teen Advisory Group! We meet every Tuesday. 

Call 202-698-6373 for more information.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

10:30 a.m.

This movement-based story time includes reading stories, singing familiar songs as well as learning new rhymes and songs with the librarian.

For ages 3-5.

4:30 p.m.

Come in after school to play board games, cards or do puzzles. 

Recommended for ages 4-12. All children under 9 must be supervised by a parent or guardian over the age of 13. 

6:00 p.m.

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Don't Eat The Baby: Adventures at Post-Katrina Mardi Gras shows the city of New Orleans banding together to throw the 2005 Mardi Gras celebration just six months after Hurricane Katrina, and the flooding that followed, decimated the city. 

Don't Eat the Baby will be shown in the large meeting room on the second floor on September 10 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Running time is 84 minutes.

The film will be viewed through IndieFlix, one of DC Public Library's new electronic resources. IndieFlix films are not rated by MPAA, but Don't Eat the Baby is listed as appropriate for teens on the IndieFlix website.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

4:30 a.m.

LEGOs!Join us for an hour of building and playing with LEGOs! Kids will be given a theme each session to guide their creations, which will be featured on our branch’s website. 

6:00 p.m.

Pop-up booksCome into the library on Thursday evenings for stories, songs, crafts and fun for the whole family. For this program, we will be using some of our special collection of pop-up books. 

At story time, the librarians will give a short presentation on our collection of pop-up books, some of which are very delicate and must be handled with care. Many of these books are very delicate and not available to check out, but you will be able to read them and handle them in the library!

Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.

We will also have a craft where you can get started on making your own pop-up cards and other craft creations.

Recommended for ages 4-12.


Friday, September 12, 2014

10:30 a.m.

An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces.

A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 24 months.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Come in for weekend story time as we read, sing and rhyme.

This program recommended for families with children ages 0-5.

Join us afterwards for our Imaginative Play program. 


Sunday, September 14, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Crafts at the librarySunday 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.