Calendar

Friday, April 18, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Drawing clubJoin us after school on Fridays where we will use books from our collection to sketch, copy, draw and create our own artwork, manga and comics.

Recommended for children 8 to 12. 

4:00 p.m.

Kids of all ages can spend the afternoon making special Easter-related crafts.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

2:00 p.m.

All ages arts and crafts.

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, April 21, 2014

1:00 p.m.

earth day clipartTo celebrate Earth Day, we are having an Earth Day Arts and Crafts even in the Children's Story Circle! We will have a few earth and/or recycling related crafts as well as coloring sheets and Earth-related books available to browse or check out.

This program is appropriate for children ages 8-12 and their adults.

2:00 p.m.

Time to celebrate Spring through stories, crafts and an egg hunt.

For ages 3-10.

4:00 p.m.

Arts and crafts activities for ages 7 and older. 

4:00 p.m.

Create and celebrate each week with seasonal art projects.

Ages 6 to 12.

5:00 p.m.

justgirlsPlay Wii games, watch movies, work on arts and crafts and more!

An open program for girls ages 8 - 12.

6:00 p.m.

Bring your child in to make it and shape it with Play Dough.

This program is free and open to the public.

For ages 2-5.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

(All day)

Create a fun art project every week at Create Club, on second and fourth Tuesdays.  

Ages 5-12; children 8 and younger should attend with an adult. 

4:00 p.m.

Earth Day GraphicCelebrate Earth Day by making something new out of recycled materials in the Children's Room!

4:00 p.m.

Rock PaintingTweens, join us for an Earth Day rock painting activity and let your creative juices flow!

Materials will be provided.

Ages 9-12.

4:00 p.m.

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for take-home crafts, games and other activities!


April 1 April Fools' Disguises and Photobooth
Create your own mysterious disguise and pose with your friends for photos.
April 8 Instant Recess
Get moving in the library with physical games and activities.
April 15 Silly Poetry
Listen to some silly poetry, write a rhyme as a group, and create your own mix-and-match poem to take home.
April 22 Terrariums
Build your own miniature plant habitat to take home.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Planting a RainbowTo celebrate Earth Week, kids and their parents can enjoy Earth Week-themed story time, which will include Lois Ehlert's Planting a Rainbow and Victoria Kann's Emeraldalicious.

Afterwards, children can play a game called the Recycling Think and Sort, or have fun with an Earth Day craft called Trash Rainbow in which children make a rainbow using recycled items!

4:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Poetry Month by making your own book.

Fill it with poems we'll provide, or your own words... you choose.

All materials will be provided.

All ages are welcome. 

7:00 p.m.

Arts and crafts for children's of all ages.

A program for children and their families.

Friday, April 25, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Drawing clubJoin us after school on Fridays where we will use books from our collection to sketch, copy, draw and create our own artwork, manga and comics.

Recommended for children 8 to 12. 

4:00 p.m.

Come learn how to recycle everyday objects into works of art.

For children of all ages.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

(All day)

Art StudioTweens, join us for Petworth's new Tween Scene Art Studio. We'll have art supplies set up so you can draw, sketch or color.

It's your time to let your creativity shine. We might even put your artwork on display throughout the library!

Materials provided.

Ages 9-12.

11:00 a.m.

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 

3:00 p.m.

We've got craft supplies and a trained artist.

We need children who want to dabble in art. 

For ages 3 - 10.

3:30 p.m.

Express yourself for El Dia de Mimis Dada Catifestolos Niños and National Poetry Month.

Learn more about the 20th century radical art movement known as Dada.

Experiment with collage, using multicultural text and images to create your own "found poetry."

Fun for children ages 5-14 years.

Sunday, April 27, 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. 

2:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate International Children's Book Day.

Explore the world through eight different children's books and make a postcard to commemorate your journey. You can sketch a part of your voyage or create something entirely abstract; it’s up to you!

Don't forget:

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
-- Marcel Proust

For children 6 and older.

2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Diversity in Action with a special craft time!

We'll be making maracas and decorating them.

2:30 p.m.

Rainbow CloudTake advantage of the beautiful April weather and make mini clouds on Popsicle sticks, complete with rainbow ribbons in the Children's Room. Take them outside and watch them blow in the wind!

Afterwards, be sure to breeze on through our selection of kite books to take home!

All ages are welcome to participate!


Monday, April 28, 2014

3:15 p.m.

Image of "I am Tama, Lucky Cat" book coverPlease join us in celebrating Japanese culture and the cherry blossoms of D.C. by hearing one of our favorite Japanese folk tales, I Am Tama, Lucky Cat, making a cherry blossom craft, and enjoying cherry treats!

This event is in conjunction with Diversity in Action's (DIA) Dia de los Niños.

4:00 p.m.

Papel picado are beautiful paper decorations, traditionally made in Mexico. They are put up for Day of the Dead, Easter and Quincineras.

Papel picado are easy to make yourself, and look really cool at a party or hung up in your room.  

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