Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

For Healthy Living

Published on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ohhhhmmmPlease join us on Monday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a rejuvenating meditation program led by Karin Silverman.

Ms. Silverman has been practicing mediation for more than 40 years. She will discuss the extraordinary benefits of meditation and how it improves the overall physical health of the body as well as mental and spiritual health.  The audience will have a chance to practice this simple technique that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth.

The library has a rich collection of books about mediation.  Here are a few examples.

Published on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Congratulations to Taylor Best, the winner of the Francis A. Gregory NeighborCongratulations Taylor! hood Library grand prize drawing for Dream Big, Read Summer Reading program!  Taylor is the proud owner of a new Kindle Fire. Taylor plans to use her Kindle Fire for both academic and recreational reading, and browsing the Internet. 

Published on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lolita the movieLolita is one of the four books that the women in Reading Lolita in Tehran meet to discuss.  As part of the DC Reads initiative, the Francis Gregory library is hosting a viewing of the film, Lolita, in the Elizabeth Holden Room on the second floor. 

A Movie for Banned Books Week--Monday, October 1 at 6:30

Published on Thursday, September 6, 2012

Come celebrate Banned Books Week at the Francis A. Gregory Library.  In addition to our display of banned books, we are showing The Kite Runner, the film version of the book written by Khaled Hosseini.  The book is one of the most popular banned books.

Why do we have a Banned Books Week? Banned Books Week was first launched in 1982 in response to an increase in the number of books challenged at schools, libraries and bookstores.  Banned Books Week is a national event celebrating the importance of reading and the freedom of the First Amendment.

Discovering Your Roots

Published on Thursday, September 6, 2012

rootsAre you curious about your family's genealogy?  Have you started a search, but would like to learn more? 

Please join us on Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. for an informative genealogy presentation by Ms. Beryl Coley, retired Library of Congress librarian.

The library has many books on genealogy.  Stop by the branch and talk to a librarian for suggestions.

Published on Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cover of Lions of Little RockIt’s 1958 in Little Rock, Ark., one year after the Little Rock Nine attempted to integrate the formerly all-white, Little Rock Central High School. In a battle with the federal government, the state government has decided to shut down all public high schools in Little Rock, splitting up families and siblings.

Retirement: Planning Now and for the Future

Published on Thursday, August 9, 2012
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Keeping It Simple and Practical

Published on Thursday, August 9, 2012

lightPamela Nelson, Energy Efficiency Outreach Specialist, from the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia, is coming to the Francis A. Gregory Library on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. to present an 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!

Published on Friday, August 3, 2012

yogaSeptember is National Yoga Month. 

At the Francis Gregory Library we are celebrating by hosting an information and instructional program on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. 

Mr. Juneous Pettijohn, a registered Yoga instructor, will teach the class about the benefits of yoga and then lead the class in a series of yoga poses for beginners. 

Please bring a mat, towel, water bottle, and wear comfy clothes. We are going to have a lot of fun. We hope you can join us.

The library also has a wonderful collection of books on yoga.  Here are a few that are in our collection.

The Reality And The Myth

Published on Friday, August 3, 2012

Do you feel the need to be more organized or more productive?  Do you rush around but feel that you haven't accomplished anything?  Have too many balls in the air?  

On Monday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m., Ms. Judy Tiger, professional organizer, will provide strategies and tips to help us better manage our time, so we can lead less stressful lives.

Ms. Tiger has made several presentations at the DC Public Library. She is the founder of Just That Simple, a clutter buster company that provides home and office organizing services to the greater Washington, D.C. area.