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"The Red House" by Mark Haddon

Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Red House by Mark HaddonJoin us on Thursday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss June's book club selection, The Red House by Mark Haddon.

When Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join him and his newly-acquired wife and stepdaughter for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside, the stage is set for seven straight days of a tragicomedy at its finest.

"And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini

Published on Friday, May 16, 2014

And the Mountains Echoed Join us to discuss And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

Published on Monday, May 12, 2014

Pen and paperDid you know Francis Gregory Library has been holding open mic nights since February? Kids, teens, and adults have been sharing poems, reading stories, singing songs, and telling jokes on select Wednesdays.

In May and June, open mic nights will be held on the first and last Wednesday of the month - on May 28, June 4, and June 25. Come to the conference room on the second floor at 6 p.m. to share your talents. Our open mic nights last about an hour. 

Published on Monday, May 12, 2014
Bangkok book
 

Did you know that The District of Columbia has twelve sister cities and two partner cities around the world? The Sister City Challenge, a new program at the Francis A. Gregory Library, is designed to allow children to learn about the countries of the District’s sister (and partner) cities.

Participants will:

Unleash your imagination!

Published on Monday, May 12, 2014

James and the Giant Peach cover



Fantasy books are a great way for readers, especially young readers, to imagine a world different than their own. This spring, the Francis A. Gregory Library will host a Fantasy book club for children on the second Monday of each month at 5 p.m. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl will be our first selection.

Published on Thursday, May 1, 2014

cap and diplomaA representative from the College Information Center will be visiting Francis Gregory Library on Saturday, May 10 beginning at 3 p.m. Come learn about how to apply to college and how you can afford to go to college. The College Information Center is located in Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on the third floor and is a part of Reach 4 Success

Published on Thursday, May 1, 2014

The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day! Come to the information desk on May 3 to receive a free comic book to keep while supplies last.

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Heaven book coverHeaven is the story of a 14-year-old girl whose life is turned up side down when she learns a family secret from her Uncle Jack. Marley has lived in the town of Heaven, Ohio with her family since she was two years old. How will she cope with the family secret in her otherwise happy life? Heaven explores what it means to feel at home and to be a family. Heaven was awarded the Coretta Scott King Author Award in 1998. 

The Man Behind the Prize

Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

You may have heard the title, written in gold stickers on book covers: "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize." But who was the man behind all that? Joseph Pulitzer was a journalist who shaped American newspaper journalism in the late 20th century. This year, it would be his 167th birthday!

Find out how to use library resources to teach yourself a new language

Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I've always wanted to learn Spanish, but have never found the time to schedule taking a class. This could be the year I finally learn, thanks to all of the free resources available at the library. 

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