Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

'Silver Sparrow' by Tayari Jones

Published on Monday, February 4, 2013

Silver SparrowThe February book club selection is Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones.  

The novel revolves around the two Witherspoon families: the public one and the secret one. James Witherspoon, the father, is a bigamist. The story is about the relationship between the two sisters, only one of whom knows that they are sisters.   

Registration Begins Friday

Published on Friday, January 25, 2013

Teen Guide Job Search Book CoverSnow on the ground? It must be time to start thinking about the summer! If you are a D.C. youth interested in participating in this year's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), then listen up. Registration opens up on Friday, Jan. 25th at 12:15PM, so grab your library card and head over to the library right after school to sign up with our computers.

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The children’s room at Francis A. Gregory Library is reactivating its Monthly Book Club.  To join, pick any book you want to read this month and share it at our Book Club meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 4:30 p.m.!

Not sure what to read? Here's a few suggestions among our new arrivals:

Published on Tuesday, January 8, 2013

meditateStart the new year with a new lease on life...learn to meditate.  Karin Silverman will return to the the Francis A. Gregory Library to teach a meditation class. All levels of meditation practice are welcome, especially beginners.  

Regular meditation has been shown to promote tranquility and relaxation, and to lower stress levels.   

Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m.



Published on Monday, January 7, 2013

movieFor January's Foreign Film Night, we are showing Three Seasons:

"As foreign interests, technology, and industry changed Vietnam from a French colonial country into a place of high rises and neon, struggles between traditional values and contemporary transformations, poverty and the trappings of modern life collide. Three stories about characters whose intertwined lives illustrate the struggles faced by many of the people of Vietnam with beauty and compassion showing the redemptive power of selfless love."

MLK Week, Inauguration and more

Published on Monday, January 7, 2013

Image of tree with snowflakesThe holidays are finally over! That means it is time to find other fun distractions from the cold blistery weather. Youth ages 12 to 19 are invited to join Ms. Bobbie in the Teen Space for books, crafts and games all month long. Throughout December, we received shipment after shipment of new books for the Teen Space, so be sure to peruse our new books display!

Published on Monday, December 31, 2012

William O. Lockridge/BellevueThe District's new libraries stand out in their neighborhoods, and they continue to win praise nationally. The Wall Street Journal has recognized the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue and Francis A. Gregory libraries as two of the best designed buildings for 2012.

"We are proud that the District continues to be honored for offering its residents world-class libraries," said Ginnie Cooper, chief librarian of the DC Public Library. "By putting great design in the heart of our city's neighborhoods, more District residents are discovering all the wonderful things their Library offers."

Published on Monday, December 17, 2012

Living with Mom and Living with DadLiving with Mom and Living with Dad, by Melanie Walsh, is a lovely book dealing with a hard subject for children.  The young girl in a book has parents who are divorced, and sometimes lives with her mom and sometimes lives with her dad.  The book uses lift-and-flaps to contrast the difference her two homes. 

Jewelry Workshops, Crafts and more

Published on Thursday, December 6, 2012

Image of holiday tree

Give the gift of handmade this holiday season with help from the library. We have lots of great resources on crafty gifts for friends and families. Whether you're into knitting and crocheting, paper crafts, beading, or jewelry, we've got plenty of inspiration for you! Here are a few titles worth perusal:

Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects
by Sarah Goldschadt | 745.594 G623

Crafts, Book Club, and more

Published on Friday, November 9, 2012

American Indian image

The Francis Gregory Teen Space has a new librarian! Come say hello to Ms. Bobbie and learn about the programs and activities she has planned for this month.

Celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month this November and make your own Chippewa Dream Catcher in the Teen Space on Nov. 19th at 5 p.m. Discover what your dreams mean and craft your own dream catcher to ward off nightmares. Learn more about American Indian Heritage Month online at nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov.

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