Mike Canning's Hollywood on the Potomac is the first comprehensive book to investigate how Washington, D.C. is portrayed in American films spanning from the 1940s to 2011. In this close-to-home inspection of some of Washington, D.C.'s most famous appearances in American film, Mike Canning exposes the laughable, memorable, and occasionally reproachable appearances of our nation's capital on the big screen. For fans of politics, history, and film, Hollywood on the Potomac provides the reader with production notes, location goofs, and the trials and errors of filming on-location in Washington, D.C.
Please join us on May 29 at 7 p.m. for a presentation and Q&A with the author, local resident, Mike Canning. Following the presentation, he will be signing and selling copies of his book.
For more information, please call (202) 698-6373.
Francis A. Gregory
Published on Monday, May 6, 2013
DCPL has a large selection of lift-the-flap, touch-and-feel and pop-up books in our Toy and Movable Books collection. Many of these books are board books for younger children and available for check out. They are colorful, fun and stimulating for story time at the library or reading together at home.
Published on Monday, April 29, 2013
When a little girl visits her great-grandfather's house for the first time, he invites her to choose something from the room and he will tell her its story. When she finds a cigar box filled with matchboxes, her great-grandfather explains that before he was able to read or write, he collected his memories in these matchboxes. Each matchbox contains an object attached to a memory; a journey from Italy to the United States, and the challenges and joys that he and his family experienced.
'A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty' by Joshilyn Jackson
Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013
May's Book Club selection is A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by New York Times-bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson. A saga of three generations of women, whose lives are changed forever by a devastating secret, this one-part mystery, one-part comedy is a page-turner you will never forget.
Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Moses Jenkins was a superstar rapper until he was shot on the steps of his mother's house. Waking from the traumatic event as a slave in the antebellum South, Moses learns firsthand the accounts of his ancestors as he endures torture, isolation, and adversity. As Moses slips between realities, he must determine the truth: is it all just a dream or is he already dead?
Overdrive and E-readers Made Easy
Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Do you own a Kindle, Nook, or iPad? Did you know that you can download thousands of titles free of charge with just your DC Public Library card?
Come to the library at noon on May 9 for a lunchtime workshop to explore our Digital Catalog, overflowing with fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks and videos, and get hands-on help with downloading content to your computer or e-reader.
Laptops will be provided for you to browse Overdrive.
Can't stay? Instructional sheets will be provided for you to take home.
Space is limited.
Instruction provided by Georgetown University Hospital
Published on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Georgetown University Hospital will be providing instruction on how to evaluate the quality and relevance of health information available through the Internet at this one-on-one workshop hosted by DC Public Library at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8 at the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library.
The workshop will focus on using quality Internet-based health resources reviewed by health care professionals, with emphasis on resources available through the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
May 6 and May 20 at 6 p.m.
Published on Monday, March 25, 2013
Join us Mondays, May 6 and May 20 at 6 p.m. for a free yoga class for adults provided by Yoga Activist.
Yoga Activist is an organization dedicated to providing free yoga instruction to communities by partnering instructors with social service organizations interested in promoting the benefits of yoga.
Mats will be provided. Registration is preferred, but not required.
Please email email@example.com or call 202-698-6373 for more information.
For more information about Yoga Activist, please visit their website at www.yogaactivist.org.
Dessert Madness at the Library
Published on Monday, March 18, 2013
Funfetti! Whoopie Pies! Lemon chess! Move over Pi(e) Day, March Madness is starting soon and that means it's time for Dessert Madness!
Every day throughout March Madness, Ms. Bobbie will pit cake versus cake and pie versus pie - and it is up to YOU to decide the final victor! Come out to Francis Gregory Library and cast your vote on the Teen Space white boards. At the end of March/Dessert Madness, we will have one champion dessert that may or may not make a special appearance at a Teen Advisory Group meeting.
Hungry for something to read while you wait? Head to the teen space for magazines and books on basketball and dessert.
'Kindred' by Octavia Butler
Published on Monday, March 11, 2013
The March book selection for the Francis Gregory Adult Book Club is Kindred by Octavia Butler. The book club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. Below is a synopsis of the story.
Published on Friday, March 8, 2013
In a fortress of a school in France in 1948, professor Clement Mathieu sees an opportunity to bring some joy to the young boys' lives by establishing a chorus. His decision angers the headmaster, so he must proceed in secret. But the power of music and his generosity of self changes his students forever.
The Chorus is rated PG-13. In French with English subtitles.
Join us Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m.