Come join us for fun children's storytelling activities. Tell your story by creating your own illustrations.
Back to School
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Join us for songs, books and more!
A program for children 12-24 months.
Registration required: To sign up, come in or call us at 202-282-0021.
Please join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers.
For questions, please call the children’s reference desk at 202-727-1449.
Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Mathematics? Join us to design, construct, discover, create, and so much more!
Please call 202-698-0183 if you have any questions.
Explore with a different hands-on Science activity every Wednesday afternoon. Ages 5+.
Tweens, looking for a way to spend your summer afternoons? Stop by Petworth Library and get your LEGO on! Put your creativity to use and improvise or try to build something specific and complex. Depending on the crowd and various interests, there may be a weekly theme challenge to make things more interesting and encourage some friendly competition. After the program, final creations will be displayed in the Children's Room. Let's see what you can build in an hour!
Program will occur in the Children's Program Room. Ages 9-12.
Join us for hands-on activities in our outdoor garden! This program is designed for ages 5-12; children younger than 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
Join us for Kids' Book Club at 4 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month. Ask for book club books at the information desk. Didn't read the official book selection? That's okay! Come anyway, share a book that you like and tell us why we should read it!
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.
We'll read stories, sing songs, and perform finger plays together.
Come with your family and enjoy a a story before bedtime.
Ages birth to 5 with family.
It's a Pajama Party... with doggies!!!
Join us in your jammies for a doggie story time, a take-home craft/project, and an opportunity to read to a PAL dog.
The whole family is invited to join in the FUN!
Arts and crafts for children's of all ages.
A program for children and their families.
A family story time with books, songs, and rhymes before bed.
For kids of all ages.
The Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
We welcome players of all ages and abilities.
This program will be held in the first floor meeting room unless otherwise noted.
Part of our summer reading science program. Ages 4 and up are invited to come explore scientific concepts and conduct experiments. This week we will explore the science of archeology and dig for treasure!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
An interactive story time to encourage early literacy skills for one-year-old children through stories, songs and rhymes.
Ages 12 - 24 months.
Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs.
Enjoy stories, songs, and fun in the sun at CityCenterDC. Located at 9th and H Street NW, CityCenter's Plaza can be accessed via H or I Street NW, in between 9th and 10th Street NW. Our preschool story time is geared towards children ages 3-5 and will help them develop early literacy skills and enjoy our beautiful summer at the same time!
Weather permitting. Please call the Children's Desk at 202-727-1248 with any questions.
The Georgetown Library is now a Maker Camp site! The Maker Camp is sponsored by Make: and Google. From July 7 until August 15 we will be doing exciting experiments and projects every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-3pm. Children 8 and above and teens are invited to come join the fun every day of the camp or just whenever they are free; there is no registration necessary. And every Friday at 2 p.m. you can join us at the library or at home for a streaming Field Trip to places like Cartoon Network, Lego Land and Jim Henson's workshop! For more information please visit the Maker Camp website or the Georgetown Library.
Week 1: July 7-11
Makers in Motion
Be it by land, sea, or air, makers are always moving, using the things we build to propel ourselves forward with the power of our imaginations. Being a part of Maker Camp means you’re on the move as well, and it’s no coincidence we’ll be launching this awesome summer-long journey from the spaceport to the future, the New York Hall of Science.
Streaming Field Trip Friday to Google Treks at 2 p.m. on July 11.
Week 2: July 14-18
Art and Design
When we make something, we’re infusing it with a little bit of ourselves, whether it’s a robot or a painting, and this week campers get to try their hands at merging form and function to create things that are beautiful as well as useful. People say it’s important to create art for art’s sake; at Maker Camp we make for making’s sake.
Streaming Field Trip Friday to Cartoon Network Studios at 2 p.m. on July 18.
Week 3: July 21-25
Fun & Games
It wouldn’t be summer if we couldn’t take a little time to play, and this is the week we devote to making fun. Let’s get outside and fly a homemade kite, or build a fort, or invent a new and exciting game to play with the friends we’ve met at Maker Camp. Whatever the outcome of the game, everyone wins when we make it ourselves.
Streaming Field Trip Friday to Lego in Billund, Denmark at 12 noon and Disney at 2 p.m. on July 25.
Week 4: July 28-August 1
Science & Technology
Makers push the boundaries—where others see roadblocks, we see opportunities to overcome using our imaginations and the tools around us. And if something we need doesn’t yet exist, we make it ourselves. As part of Maker Camp, you accept the challenge to look forward, dream of better things, and then figure out how to make them a reality. It’s up to every one of us to create the future, and learning how to make is the first step.
Streaming Field Trip Friday to Google’s self-driving car team at 2 p.m. on August 1.
Week 5: August 4-8
We may not know the name of the song, but if you hum a few bars, we can probably build an instrument to play it on. At Maker Camp this week, we celebrate music by learning how we can make it ourselves. While building a guitar or an amplifier may seem like something only craftspeople can do, you’d be surprised what you can make with a few parts scrounged from around your home. And once you’ve made your own instrument, it’ll be time to jam with the other campers, and make some noise!
Streaming Field Trip Friday to Blue Man Group at 2 p.m. on August 8.
Week 6: August 11-15
In a world where the line between reality and fantasy is thinner than a carbon nanotube, making our imaginations come true can be a whole lot of fun. In this final week of Maker Camp, we bring a little Hollywood magic to life, learning about special effects and make-up, and exploring the make in make believe.
Streaming Field Trip Friday to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop at 2 p.m. on August 15.
A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants.
For children ages 0-12 months.
Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.
This 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.
Slow your busy afternoon down with a stop at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a story break for kids.
A short story time: a couple books, a couple songs. A nice break!
Get an exciting introduction to the world of reptiles. Learn snake secrets and laugh at lizard stories and turtle tales. Featured animals may include a boa constrictor, tortoise, exotic lizards and other amazing animals.
A time of stories, songs, and rhymes designed to foster early literacy in infants, for children ages 0-12 months. Space is limited, please call 202-282-3073 to register.
Let your creative juices flow by drawing pictures, making cards, or creating comics.
Come to the library and enjoy a double feature...we will read A Day with Wilbur Robinson and then watch the movie that was inspired by the book. Bring your blankets, snacks and imagination as we become Reel Readers.
For more information about this program, please call (202) 698-0183.
Come to Woodridge to celebrate the birthday of the greatest wizard who ever lived! Join us for an afternoon of Harry Potter themed games, a "potions" class, and treats. And don't forget to come dressed in your finest wizard apparel!
Today is J.K. Rowling's birthday! In honor of this occasion, the Palisades Library will be having Harry Potter themed crafts in the Children's room from 3 to 5 p.m.
This will be the final Wizard Week program, so please join us!
Come to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a party to celebrate the birthday of Harry Potter, one of the greatest literary characters ever!
Test your HP knowledge in Teen Space and win Prizes.
Play Wizard Chess in the Children’s Room and enjoy tasty snacks.
Watch the latest Harry Potter movie to see the final battle against He Who Must Not Be Named.
Do a Harry Potter craft and earn prizes in the summer reading program for youth or for teens.