Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Monday, January 9, 2012

civil warPlease join us on Monday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m. for a Black History Month Program about Pre-Civil War free African-American women.  The Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) will bring to life several African-American women who were free and independent before the Civil War. 

Come meet Elizabet Keckley, dressmaker for President Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. Hallie Q. Brown, an educator, author and reformer will also join us. 

The re-enactors will be dressed in authentic period costumes.

Published on Thursday, January 5, 2012

book coverDo you have a favorite African-American poet?  Have you written a poem about some aspect of African-American history or culture?

Please join us, and share a poem by or about African-Americans at the Black History Month Family Poetry Reading on Wednesday, February 15, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Need help finding a poem?  Stop by and talk to a librarian.

Published on Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bridge Club

Why play Bridge? There are many social and intellectual benefits to playing Bridge. It improves memory and concentration. Playing Bridge helps to develop logic, judgement and analytical skills as well as the ability to develop and modify plans. Playing Bridge is also a great way to meet people.

If you play Bridge or if you would like to learn to play, please join us at the Francis A. Gregory Interim Library on Tuesday, January 24.

Published on Tuesday, December 6, 2011

ereaderDid you get a new digital gadget as a holiday gift?  Would you like to learn how to download digital material from the District of Columbia Public Library catalog to your new device?

Please join us Monday, January 23, at 7 p.m. to learn how to download electronic material to your computer, ereader and MP3 player.

Please call 202-698-6373 for more information.

Adult Book Club December 2011

Published on Thursday, November 17, 2011

book coverThe final 2011 book selection for the Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club is Life Is Short But Wide by J. California Cooper.  The book is a heart-warming story about the importance of living one's life boldly and squeezing out every ounce of joy. 

Copies are available at the branch in book and CD formats.

Date Changed

Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wench Book CoverThe Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club has changed its meeting date to November 30 at 6:30.  We will discuss "Wench," by Dolan Perkins-Valdez.  We look forward to seeing you then.