Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

Published on Friday, August 22, 2014

NOLAOn August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. The initial damage caused by the storm was worsened by the collapse of levees surrounding the city. Most of the city is below sea level, so water flooded the city and had to be pumped out over the following weeks. 

New Orleans is a beautiful city - the public art, the music on the street, and the oaks growing out over wide streets make every visit one to love. It is tragic that the city was forced through such a horrible catastrophe. Hurricane Katrina was unavoidable. Faulty levees and political debacles that allowed the city to stay underwater for weeks could have been prevented.     

Francis Gregory Library will host two programs about New Orleans this month. On September 10 at 6 p.m., come watch Don't Eat the Baby: Adventures at Post-Katrina Mardi Gras. The film documents the first post-Katrina Mardi Gras celebration. On September 30 at 4:30 p.m. we will discuss A.D.: After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld. A.D. is a graphic novel that follows the lives of five people living in New Orleans through the hurricane and shortly after.

Come volunteer to complete your high school graduation requirement

Published on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Teen volunteerDid you know that every DC Public High School student has to finish 100 hours of community service to graduate? The hours can be fulfilled by volunteering at your local neighborhood library. Learn more about the Community Service Guidelines for DC Public Schools here.

'Boy, Snow, Bird' by Helen Oyeyemi

Published on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen OyeyemiJoin us on Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss September's book club selection, Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi.

Published on Friday, August 8, 2014

Pablo Picasso was a revolutionary artist. Here at the Francis A. Gregory branch, we will celebrate his achievements on Tuesday, August 12 at 4:30 p.m. by encouraging children to embrace the artist within themselves and paint masterpieces! The Pint-Size Picasso Painting Party is a crafting program where children will be encouraged to sketch, draw, and paint their own wonderful creations.  Ages 6-12.
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Published on Friday, August 8, 2014

Calling all kids! Can you sing, dance, or act? Do you know how to perform magic tricks? Do you like to write and perform poetry? Then come and participate at the Francis A. Gregory Library’s talent show for children ages birth-12, on Wednesday, August 20 at 4:30 p.m. The talent show will showcase the artistic abilities of the neighborhood’s children. Registration before the show at the children's information desk is strongly recommended, but we will sign up acts until the show starts! Don’t miss it!
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Published on Friday, August 8, 2014

ipad miniThe top 4 winners of the teen book review contest will win an iPad mini! Must be 13-19 to enter and all reviews are due on August 15. If you write a book review, you also earn an Express Yourself badge for Teen Summer Reading.

There will be a writing workshop in the teen space at 4 p.m. August 13. Come get help writing or editing your book review.

Published on Friday, August 8, 2014

LEGOLEGOs 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!

Join us for an hour of building and playing with LEGOs! Kids will be given a theme each session to guide their creations, which will be featured on our branch’s website. Our first session will be Aug. 7 and we will meet every Thursday.

'Light Between Oceans' by M. L. Stedman

Published on Friday, August 1, 2014

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. StedmanJoin us on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss August's book club selection, The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

75th Anniversary of The Dark Knight

Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

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Published on Monday, July 21, 2014

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! The Toothpaste Millionaire tells the story of a thrifty young boy, Rufus, and his adventures as an entrepreneur in the toothpaste business, with amazing results! Based on making math and finance applicable to the everyday lives of children, The Toothpaste Millionaire uses the real world as a backdrop to a great story about what the children in the story achieve with teamwork, luck, and creativity!