Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Francis A. Gregory Library welcomed George Norfleet on February 28. This was the final black history program for the branch. Norfleet is a local author who lives in the Hillcrest community of Washington, D.C. He is the author of A Pilot's Journey: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman Curtis Christopher Robinson. Curtis C. Robinson was also a resident of the Hillcrest Community and an American hero. Pilot's Journey talks about Robinson's life as a Tuskegee Airman.

Norfleet did a wonderful presentation about the life of Robinson and the history of the Tuskegee Airmen. The patrons enjoyed the presentation and had many interesting questions afterward.

George Norfleet and Maria Perry

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cane RiverThe Francis A. Gregory Library Adult Book Club will discuss Cane River by Lalita Tademy
on March 23, at 6:30 p.m.

Come join us in our lively discussions.  The book is available at the library.

For more information about the book club, please call 202-698-6373.

Published on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

We had a wonder preschool program featuring picture books on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. The children shared their dreams as they visualized what they wanted to accomplish, as an adult, in the future.

We sang songs that represented freedom and a better life for people of all colors. Each child contributed to our menu for Dr. King's lunch. We had an extensive menu of foods that young children would enjoy, such as hot dogs, pizza, macaroni and cheese, fruits and an assortment of juices.

The purpose of this program was to enrich young children's minds to be aware that Dr. King's purpose was to make sure everyone was treated equally throughout our nation. 

Published on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Book Reviews:

The Magic Thief by Sara Prineas is a magical adventure that includes wizards, dragons and spells.
This three book series will capture your attend in the very beginning as the main character
Connwaer has to set out to find his locus magicalicus. Conwaer encounters many challenges as
he searches for signs of his magical stone.  Conwer becomes an aprentice for Nevery, a senior wizards,
who takes him under his wing to teach his spells and mentor throughout this enchanting story.

Published on Friday, February 11, 2011

Blink coverDue to Inclement weather on January 26, the Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club
will discuss the book Blink by Malcolm Gladwell on Wednesday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m.

Come out and bring you list of books that we can consider to read in the future.

Published on Thursday, November 4, 2010

The library, in cooperation with Byte Back, is offering free PC Basics computer classes at Capitol View Library and Anacostia Library starting in November. Classes will be offered morning, early afternoon and late afternoon.

You must be a D.C. resident to enroll in this rogram. All students must present proof of residency on the first day of class to be admitted. To register, call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those who complete the course (6 weeks) and who qualify (by income) will also get a free computer and free Cricket broadband card, good for one year's free Internet.

Partners:  DC Public Library, DC Office of the Chief Technology Office, ByteBack, First Time Computers, Cricket Communications.

Published on Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Francis Gregory celebrated National Poetry month with daily readings of favorite poems by customers and staff. We also shared poems through e-mail, and had a Poetry Jam on the evening of April 14.

Children and adults read poems over the Public Address system and everyone
enjoyed this thoroughly.

Many enjoyed "The Seed" by Susan Ioannou.

Low Income District Residents May Qualify for All Three

Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2010

NOTE: You must be a DC resident to qualify for this program. Morning and afternoon classes will be held at various libraries around the city, with a focus in Wards 5, 7 and 8.  Classes are led by ByteBack instructors.

Low-income students will receive a free computer from First Time Computers and one free year of broadband Internet service from Cricket.

Please call ByteBack for more information or to register: 202-529-3395.

Poetry Jam - April 14, 2010

Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Poetry Jam

Please join us to celebrate National Poetry Month on April 14, 2010 at 6:30 PM.  Bring your favorite poem and share it with others, or come and listen to others reading their favorite poems. 

Francis Gregory Library is also reading  a poem a day at 5:00 PM over the PA system.  If you would like to stop by and listen, or participate in a reading, let us know and we will schedule you.


Published on Friday, April 2, 2010

The Francis Gregory Interim Library, located at 2100 36th Place S.E. (near the Anne Beers school), is now open.

The interim library will remain open during the construction of the new Francis Gregory Library, which is scheduled to open in summer 2011.