Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

Tuskegee Airmen Presentation

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.

Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Program

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.

Book Review: "The Magic Thief"

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 characterConnwaer has to set out to find his locus magicalicus. Conwaer encounters many challenges as

Book Club for Adults

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

Free PC Basics Classes

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.

Celebrating Poetry

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.

Free Training, Free Computer, Free Internet

Low Income District Residents May Qualify for All Three

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.

National Poetry Month

Poetry Jam - April 14, 2010

Poetry JamPlease 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.