Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

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. www.dclibrary.org/francis

Now Open: Francis A. Gregory Interim Library

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.

Computer Classes for Seniors

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…

Alternative Methods of Earning Money

Home-Based Business Option: Direct Sales & Network Marketing

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

Duann Gaston Retires...

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. 

Celebrate Special Occasions

Learn to Make Handmade Cards

Free Workshop on Saturday, January 16, 2010, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.Learn to make handmade cards for special occasions. It can be a Valentine's Day card, a Birthday card, a Thank You card....Materials will be provided.  Just bring a pair of scissors and your favorite glue, if you have these.Ages 8 and above.  For more information, call us at 202-645-4297

Francis Gregory Book Club

Francis Gregory Library Book Club meets on January 27th, 2010, 6:30 - 7:30 PM to discuss "A Lesson Before Dying" by Earnest Gaines.

Crochet and Knitting Club

Monday, December 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

I see so many interesting creations at our Crochet and Knitting Club ranging from beaded necklaces to doilies to socks and scarves. A relaxed and friendly bunch will inspire and encourage you to get into the game.Join us on Monday, December 28, 2009 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM and work on your projects in the company of these fine crochet learners and experts.

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