Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, June 25, 2012

YA Book ClubCome in and discuss your favorite, not-so-favorite, would-read-again, hate or would-recommend books by getting involved in a book club for the Summer Reading program “Own the Night.”

This summer, drop everything and read!

The book club will be every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., starting July 11.

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Published on Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Ribbon cutting

The new Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library opened its doors on June 19 after a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials.

Designed by award-winning architecture team of Adjaye Associates and Wiencek Associates, the new library opened on June 19, 2012 with Mayor Gray and other city officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.

The new library features:

Join Mayor Gray and City Officials at a Ribbon Cutting at 11 a.m.

Published on Thursday, May 3, 2012

New Francis Gregory LibraryThe new Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library will open Tuesday, June 19. Join Mayor Gray and city officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.

The Francis Gregory Interim Library, at 2100 36th Place, SE, closed permanently on Saturday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m. During the move, library customers can return books to any DC Public Library and pick up holds at Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd. SE. For more info, call 202-727-1101.

Come to the Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 30. Fun events for all ages.

Published on Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hand of cardsIt appears that Kathy Williams's bridge-playing at the Francis A. Gregory Interim Library has paid off.

Kathy, a novice bridge player and DCPL volunteer, won a novice game at the Washington Bridge Unit in Mount Rainer, Md. on Saturday, April 29. 

She has been learning to play the card game at the Francis A. Gregory Interim Library on Tuesday afternoons with a group of 12 dedicated novices. The group has been meeting since January 2012. 

Congratulations Kathy!

(Photo by huangjiahui @ Flickr)

Published on Wednesday, March 7, 2012

book coverApril is National Jazz Month, and we invite you to celebrate with us.  We will be viewing the PBS series Jazz by Ken Burns.

Monday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m.
Part 1 Gumbo: Jazz began in 19th-century New Orleans.  Tonight we will meet the pioneers of jazz: Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton and Sidney Bechet.

Monday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m.

Books that Changed Your World

Published on Monday, February 27, 2012

Have you read a book that changed your life or made you remember the characters so well you wanted to "shout out" to the world?
Well, this is your opportunity to express your feelings. Come to the DC Read-In and share your favorite book with others who love to read.

The DC Read-In takes place on March 10,  from 10 a.m. - noon. 

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Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Library was burglarized and six Mac computers were stolen and three more were damaged.  The Library is open but with a limited number of computers, and no printing is available.  The Library was closed at the time of the burglary and there were no injuries.  We expect to have computers replaced with PCs in the next couple of days.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

book coverThe Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club is reading The Red Tent by Anita Diamant for its March meeting. 

The book club meets on the third Wednesday of the month. The next meeting in Wednesday, March 21, at 6:30. 

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

Getting Ready for Tax Season and Beyond

Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

cabinetDo you dread tax season?  Does organizing papers and receipts seem insurmountable? 

On Wednesday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m., Judy Tiger, a professional organizer, will make a presentation on how to get organized and prepared to do taxes.  In addition, she will provide helpful suggestions about getting your home organized and clutter free.

Published on Thursday, January 26, 2012

Stop by the Francis Gregory Library on Saturday, February 18, and Saturday, February 25, for an informational session on District Children Rooted by Literacy summer program, run by founder Tracey Roach. District Children Rooted by Literacy is a five week, full-day summer literacy program, which will be housed at the Georgetown Day School in summer 2012. At this location, the program will be serving children who range from rising fourth grade to rising eighth grade.

The organization's mission is to teach children to read critically via cultural, political, social and global literacy. The program consists of the reading workshop pedagogy mixed with explicit teaching of reading in the morning and the afternoon, the "learning comes alive time," which consists of book clubs, exploration of a foreign language, theatrical training, debates, word games and field trips.