Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Thursday, July 12, 2012

Movie popcorn and ticketsTired of sitting at home with nothing to do? Come to the library and join us for our Monday Movie Matinee series. 

For the month of July, we are showing films at 1 p.m., including our next showing, Tyler Perry's Good Deeds, on July 23. In August, movies will show at 1:30.

Other movies scheduled are:

Come Celebrate on Saturday, June 30

Published on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Library Logo with BalloonCome celebrate the opening of the Francis Gregory Library on Saturday, June 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fun events for all ages! Refreshments! Sign up for Summer Reading! Meet Star Wars characters, including Darth Vadar...

11 a.m. -- Story Time with Special Guest Sheila Stewart from Radio One (ages 2-6)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Face Painting

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Meet Star Wars Characters

11 a.m. -- Create Your Own Super Hero Workshop (ages 6-12)

12 p.m. -- Visions Performing Arts Company (all ages)

1 p.m. -- Star Wars Trivia Contest (ages 7-up)

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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