Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

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

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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

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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

December Book Club Selection

Published on Thursday, November 8, 2012

Book coverThe Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman is the Adult Book Club selection for December. The following is a brief synopsis:
"In 70 CE, 900 Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on a mountain in the Judean, desert, Masada. Only two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman weaves a spellbinding tale of four extraordinary bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom comes to Masada by a different path."

The book club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  The December meeting is on the Dec. 26.

Published on Monday, October 15, 2012

Black Boy/White School book coverBlack Boy/White School by Brian Walker tackles the idea of identity and belonging. Anthony “Ant” Jones, an East Cleveland native, has been forced by his mother to apply to Belton, a private, preparatory high school in Maine. Though his school performance is about average, Ant is accepted, much to his dismay and apprehension. It is not until one of his good friends is gunned down that Ant willingly leaves East Cleveland, seeing Maine as a safer option. What he finds is a completely different world.

Published on Monday, October 15, 2012

Stella loves the stability and routine she has living with her great-aunt Louise in Cape Cod.  It’s the exact opposite of the Summer of the Gypsy Moths book coverlife she had with her flighty mother who abandoned her just before summer.  Still, she can’t help but fantasize that one day her mom will settle down, take responsibility and they will live happily ever after. Angel, the foster child Louise has taken in to keep Stella company, only laughs at Stella’s naiveté. The two can’t stand each other.

Published on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Picture of a computer keyboardInterested in learning the basics of the Internet and Microsoft Office programs?  Do you need help and would like to know more about the computer? 

Starting Saturday, Oct. 20, the Francis A. Gregory Library will be offering computer classes to seniors.  The class starts at 10 a.m. and will run for six weeks. If you want to be a part of the class, you must register.  Please call the library to reserve a spot. 

The first class will be an introductory course and the instructor, Peter Krieger, will be looking to answer questions from the class in order to gauge the lessons that will be taught. If you have any questions and to reserve a spot, please call 202-698-3870. Space is limited!

Published on Friday, October 5, 2012

Where to BikeAre you interested in biking with a group of smart, talented, health-conscious women? 

Black Women Who Bike is having a information session on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. for those who want to learn more about biking in the nation's capital. If you own a bicycle and a lock, please bring them. 

If you don't own a bicycle, but want to learn more, please join us.  All levels of experience are welcome.


Published on Thursday, October 4, 2012

KolyaThe Francis A. Gregory Library is starting a Foreign Film Night. The first film, showing on on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m., is Kolya, the Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Language film in 1996. 

Keeping It Simple and Practical

Published on Wednesday, September 12, 2012

energyDid you miss the September Energy Efficiency Workshop?  Good News! Pamela Nelson, Energy Efficiency Outreach Specialist, from the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia, is coming back to the Francis A. Gregory Library on Wednesday, October 10, at 7 p.m. to present another Energy Efficiency Workshop.

Participants will learn strategies and tips that can immediately be used to reduce energy costs and get hands-on experience through demonstrations.

Please join us!