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.
Where did all of the pop-up books go?! Don't worry, they're still here! 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! Just drop on by Thursday nights and our children's staff will bring them out for you.
Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.
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.
Have you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world? Come Write in at DC Public Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month
LEGOs are a great tool for facilitating creativity and using your imagination, as well as a great way to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Many architects and engineers credit playing with LEGOs as children as a primary reason for sparking interest in their fields. Besides all of that, they are also just plain fun!
Francis 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.
Fantasy books don’t always have to star dragons, aliens, or other imaginary creatures. Sometimes, the best fantasy books use the real world as their basis. July’s book selection for the Fantasy Book Club is The Toothpaste Millionaire, does just that!
Dates changed to the first and third Wednesday of every month
Our open mic nights are continuing this summer. Beginning in July, open mic nights will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Participants can read poems, short stories, or even sing us a song! Our open mics are all ages. Not feeling inspired? Here are a few books to give you some ideas. Participants are also welcome to share original works.
Teen Summer Reading has begun and lasts until August 31. This year, it's all about badges. All of our yellow badges are activity based, all of our blue badges are earned by reading. Earn one badge from each category and win a Chipotle coupon. Earn two badges from each category and get a voucher for free tickets to see the Washington Nationals.