Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

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.

202-645-4297.
www.dclibrary.org/francis

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.

Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ByteBack Inc, in partnership with two branches of the District of Columbia Public Library – Francis Gregory and Woodridge -- offers basic computer training to seniors in the District, with special preference to residents of Wards 5 and 7. The program includes basic computing skills training, as well as professional development. It is funded by the Holden Bequest.

What the students are saying about these classes…

Home-Based Business Option: Direct Sales & Network Marketing

Published on Friday, February 5, 2010

Time:             Saturday February 20, 2010   2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter:      Rick Weedon (Lawyer, Business Development Specialist & Network Marketer)

Venue:          Francis Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. S.E., Washington DC 20020, 202-645-4297

The present economy is compelling people in the U.S. and abroad to consider alternative methods of earning money. Today, the Direct Sales and Network Marketing industry is exploding!

Join us to learn the benefits of starting your own home-based business in Direct Sales and Network Marketing. 

This economic seminar will cover the following:

Published on Monday, February 1, 2010

Duann Gaston retires….

   After 36 years of service, Gaston retired from the District of Columbia Public Library this January 2010.  Gaston began working at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in 1974, worked a few years in Woodridge, then transferred to the Langston branch where she worked as Desk Supervisor until it closed a few months ago. 

Soft-spoken, serene, gracious, and well-grounded, Gaston reached out to help people instinctively. Customers and colleagues alike felt the support Gaston offered by always "being there."

We will miss Gaston here at Francis Gregory, where she came to help us out for her final months.  Gaston looks forward to helping her pastor husband, Henry Gaston, and to opening and operating  a library for children in her church. 

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