Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

Reducing Stress in the New Year

Start 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.   

Foreign Movie Night: 'Three Seasons'

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

January Teen Programs

MLK Week, Inauguration and more

The 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!

The Wall Street Journal Names Two Libraries Among 2012's Best-Designed Buildings

The 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.

Book Review: 'Living with Mom and Living with Dad'

Living 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

Make it a Handmade Holiday

Jewelry Workshops, Crafts and more

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:

November Teen Programs

Crafts, Book Club, and more

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.

The Dovekeepers

December Book Club Selection

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman is the Adult Book Club selection for December. The following is a brief synopsis:

Black Boy/White School

Black 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.

Summer of the Gypsy Moths

Stella loves the stability and routine she has living with her great-aunt Louise in Cape Cod.  It’s the exact opposite of the life 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.

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