Family Programs

Happy Lunar New Year

The 15-day-long Lunar or Chinese New Year festivities begin Jan. 31.Add the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library to your calendar of events and celebrate on the sixth day of the Year of the Horse with us.Crafts, games and more will available for all ages.

The Smithsonian Presents Mission: Preservation

 In this Smithsonian Institution sponsored program, children will learn from primary resources about preserving family oral histories and objects.

Read Aloud Time

Join a rotating team of readers every Saturday for stories, action rhymes and songs.For ages 2 - 5 and caregivers. 

Celebrate Sundays at West End Library!

Come celebrate West End being open on Sundays!

Synchronicity: Honoring the Dream

The DC Public Library's Adult Literacy Resource Center, in partnership with Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. -- Alpha Omicron Chapter and AFSCME DCPL Local 1808 presents Synchronicity --  Unified, Dynamic and Classical -- in the Great Hall.

Eureka! A Celebration of Kid Inventors and Inventing

Did you know kids invented earmuffs? The Popsicle? The snowboard?In fact, Benjamin Franklin himself invented swim flippers nearly 300 years ago when he was just 12 years old.Today, thanks to children all over the world, our lives are better and even more fun because of their creativity. 

National Symphony Orchestra Presents: The Last Stand Quartet

The National Symphony Orchestra presents The Last Stand Quartet, an evening of classical music with NSO musicians Joel Fuller and Alexandra Osborne, violins; Mahoko Eguchi, viola; and Rachel Young, cello.

Crafts & Coloring

Sunday afternoons are for crafts and coloring at Francis Gregory library. Come in and make something to take home - craft, sketch, color, draw or paint!

Pop-Up Story Time

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.

Board Game Night

Bring your friends or family to the DIH/Benning Library for Board Game Night. We will have over a dozen games at the children's desk that you can borrow and play.Board games help children develop math, reading and social skills. Also, they are lots of fun!This program is free and open to the public.