Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, June 16, 2011

Our June selection is Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen.  There are copies available at the circulation desk. Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22.

We are taking a summer break in July and August and will resume our monthly meeting in September.

Published on Friday, May 20, 2011

Spring Is Here - Coverage

Spring Is Here by Will Hillenbrand is a colorful picture book about Spring.  Mole wakes up to a bright Spring morning.  He wants to tell his friend bear that spring is here.  Mole finds out that bear is still sleeping and needs a little coaching to get ready for spring.

Find out what Mole must do to get Bear ready for spring.

Published on Thursday, May 12, 2011

Practicing What You Preach

Join us Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. to discuss Practicing What You Preach by Vanessa Davis Griggs. 

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Published on Saturday, May 7, 2011

Waddle book cover

New York Times bestselling illustrator David McPhail has a new book, Waddles.  Waddles is a raccoon, and he always hungry.  He has a best friend named Emily, who is a duck. Waddles and Emily love spending time together.

Waddles persuades Emily to let him watch over her eggs while she takes a swim. 

Read what Waddles must do to keep his promise to Emily.

Published on Friday, April 29, 2011


Finding a job can be a competitive process.  Make sure you have the skills you need to find, apply and land a job

The Francis A. Gregory Library is having a Career-Building Seminar every Monday in May at 6:30 p.m.

Please come out, bring your résumé, and be prepared to learn.

Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Come and join the D.C. Rape Crisis Center and the Francis A. Gregory Library Thursday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. for a 30-minute interactive presentation that explains the difference between good touches and bad or secret touches. 

The presentation features a puppet show to empower children to assert their rights and to seek help if they experience a bad touch.  This educational program helps to reduce risk in a fun and nonthreatening setting.

For more information, please contact Community Educator for Children Stina Janssen at or call the Francis A. Gregory Interim Library at 202-698-6373.

Location:  Francis A. Gregory Interim Library, 2100 36th Place S.E.

Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Wide-Mouthed Frog image book cover

The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner is a great book to share with kids who are in love with pop-up books.  The illustrations on each page bring out colorful characters your child will fall in love with over and over again.

Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy book cover

Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy is a colorful picture book by Denise Fleming.  It has wonderful pictures of babies engaged in one of their favor pastimes, sleeping.  This book is an excellent choice for your picture book collection.

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.