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.
Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? Foster parents provide a safe, nurturing home for children or teens temporarily separated from their families through no fault of their own. If you are interested in becoming a foster/resource parent, please come to one of these special info sessions taking place at DC Public Libraries.
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
As part of DC's Kids Euro Festival our library had a week-long celebration of Greece. Along with a display of books on Greek cooking, culture, history and mythology, we also had a showing of Disney's Hercules. We had puppet and drawing crafts in the Children's Room during the week.
October is typically a month where you will find the library filled with ghosts and ghouls and goblins. This year is no exception in the Teen Space, where teens are working hard preparing for their Haunted Halloween Party on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. (ages 8 and older!). Scary books will be read, games will be played, and candy is sure to be plentiful!
When young Duncan, a student and budding artist, opens his desk at school one day, he doesn’t find his crayons. Instead there is a stack of letters. The letters are from his disgruntled crayons telling him that they quit. Each one has a different complaint they want Duncan to address. Red is overworked.
Have you ever eaten dirt? What about worms and ants? Doesn’t sound too appetizing, does it? Here at the Francis A. Gregory branch though, we have a few children who don’t mind a little mud. They might even say that it’s pretty yummy.