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Monday, July 28, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Books, music and rhymes for 1-year-olds.

10:00 a.m.

board booksAn early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays; sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 3.

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

10:00 a.m.

morning gloriesRise, shine and join us for morning glory stories!

Come enjoy books, songs, movement, rhymes and fingerplays.

This story time program is for children under age 4 and their caregivers. 

Groups of 10 or more, please call 202-727-5012 to schedule a special story time.

10:00 a.m.

Regularly scheduled story time for babies and toddlers.

10:00 a.m.

Recommended for ages 4 and under, this 45-minute class is focused on the growing mobility of the child as they move to crawling, standing and walking.  There will be rhymes, songs, games, and yoga poses geared toward their development.  

This class is limited to 15 children. Free tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis.  

An adult must participate with the child but no previous yoga experience is required.  Yoga mats are also not required.


10:15 a.m.

Come explore the world and new ideas through reading stories, movies, arts and/or crafts.

All programs are free and open to the public for children ages 2-5 with an adult(s).

10:30 a.m.

Fun films for the little ones, ages 3-5. Second showing at 11:30.

If bringing a group, please call 202-576-7252 ahead of time to reserve a spot.

10:30 a.m.

story timeStory time recommended for children between the ages of 0 - 3.

We read stories from the library's collection, sing songs, and engage in play to encourage early literacy.

Please call the library if you plan on bringing a large group.

10:30 a.m.

boy readingStory time for all ages with stories, songs, crafts and more.

For ages birth through 5 years with caregiver.
11:00 a.m.

Story time for children age 3 to 5 years old.

11:00 a.m.

Around The World Storytime at MLK Library Children's RoomCome and read, sing and dance with stories and songs from around the world. This story time will be partially in English and also feature songs and stories in a variety of foreign languages.

Please call 202-727-1248 for more details.

Ages 0-5.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, rhymes, bounces and tickles every Monday for children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.

11:00 a.m.

Stories, music and songs for 1-year-old children.

11:00 a.m.

board booksAn early literacy program that combines doing fingerplays; sharing stories, songs, dances, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 3.

Please call 202-698-0183 with questions. Story time takes place on the Lower Level.

11:00 a.m.

Two and three year olds are invited to join us for stories, songs, and more! 

A program for children two and three years old.

Registration required: To sign up, come in or call us at 202-282-0021.

1:30 p.m.

children with goggles onThis summer come learn about Bioscience!
Build models of plant and animal cells and learn how they are similar and different. Discover why cells are important for life. Use magnifying glasses to examine everyday things up close and microscopes to look inside the cells of plants and animals. Learn about bacteria and find out why some bacteria are helpful and others are harmful.
Advance registration required. Registration begins June 1. Come to the library to register or call 202-541-6351 for more information. Space is limited.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Level I (Grades 2-3)
3- 4 p.m. Level II (Grades 4-6)
GSK Science in the Summer is a free science education program sponsored by GSK, in partnership with AAAS and the DC Public Library.

1:30 p.m.

Character of Devin Walker - Uncle DevinMusician Uncle Devin will introduce children to the world of percussion and a brief history of various percussion instruments.  Children will also learn rhymes that are easy to memorize.
Ages 5-12

2:00 p.m.

google maker campFrancis Gregory Library is now a site for Maker Camp from Google and Make: magazine! Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, we will be watching a team of makers as they build awesome projects, go on epic virtual "field trips", and interview the world's coolest makers. 

MakerCamp starts at 2 p.m. in the large meeting room upstairs. All kids and teens below the age of 18 welcome. Go to the Maker Camp website for a daily schedule. Call 202-698-6373 with any questions. 

2:30 p.m.

Join us for board gamesGirl playing Checkers, card games, and Wii games.

3:00 p.m.

LegoLEGO Builders is a free-play session using large Duplo LEGO building blocks, for ages 1½ and up.

All materials will be provided by the library. 

3:30 p.m.

Babies enjoy books, rhymes, songs and other activities on the laps of their caregivers. For pre-walkers.

Registration required. Sign up at the children's desk or by phone, 202-282-0021.

4:00 p.m.

Arts and crafts activities for ages 7 and older. 

4:00 p.m.

Curtain with stage clip art
Bring stories to life
Read aloud scripts from popular children’s books
Hone your acting chops

Recommended for readers GR 2-5
Parent participation welcome and encouraged

4:00 p.m.

Create and celebrate each week with seasonal art projects.

Ages 6 to 12.

4:30 p.m.

chessChildren and teens learn winning strategies for playing chess.
Best ages 7- 19

7:00 p.m.

Stories, songs & rhymes for all ages.

This program is held upstairs in front of the fireplace.

7:00 p.m.

summer time!Come hang out at the library with your friends! Every Monday night this summer we'll have lots of fun in the Children's Room with a variety of activities including games, crafts, movies, and more! These activities are recommended for kids ages 6-12.

Kid's Night will occur every Monday from June 23 - August 18, 2014.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, dances and FUN, for ages birth to two and their caregivers every Tuesday.

10:00 a.m.

An interactive musical experience, incorporating the use of musical instruments.  

For ages 0-5.

This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.  

10:00 a.m.

Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 0-2, with their caregivers.

For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time.

Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m.

To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.