Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

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. 

Learn to Make Handmade Cards

Published on Thursday, January 14, 2010

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

Published on Monday, January 4, 2010

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

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

Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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.

Published on Monday, December 21, 2009

The Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library is closed on Mon., December 21.  It will re-open on Tues., December 22.

The Latest in Audio Books

Published on Thursday, December 10, 2009

Check out the audio collection. . . .

You may listen to these audio books when you travel by road or air, when you do your chores, when you exercise, when you need something to calm you down to sleep at night…

Audio books are available now as Playaways.

Playaways are small (half the size of a playing card), self-contained, audio devices that are easy to use. They are not downloaded audio books or MP3 players or CDs.

They come pre-loaded with the entire audio book in a single unit. Each Playaway runs on a single battery and has a universal headphone jack. So is you need are ear buds; we provide the rest.
You can navigate back and forth through chapters, bookmark where you stopped listening, and control the reader’s speed.

Audio books are also available as books on disc (CDs)

Published on Friday, October 23, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009  6:30 to 8:30 pm.

If you have a special talent, a passion, and wish to turn this into a lucrative business, come learn the framework of business, and building financial wealth.

Evie L. Washington, a local entrepreneur, will share the basics of starting your own business. 

please call the library to register - 202-645-4297

Francis Gregory Library    
3660 Alabama Avenue SE
Washington DC 20020   

Published on Thursday, October 22, 2009

Come and join us for this class on scrapbooking basics taught by one of our customers. 

Saturday October 24, 2009 11:00 am to 12 noon.

Francis Gregory Library
3660 Alabama Avenue SE
Washington DC 20020

Published on Thursday, October 8, 2009

For the latest on construction progress, check out our Francis A. Gregory Library construction update page.

Published on Monday, July 27, 2009

Each Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m., several patrons queue up at Francis Gregory Library to learn more about basic PC and online skills. These engaging, accessible classes have become a popular fixture at the library.

Though not limited to seniors, the classes are popular with an older crowd who did not grow up with computers or even use them at all during their professional lives. Library associate and instructor Mike Carter guides students through the basics of computer hardware (“I make them point to where the monitor and keyboard are,” he says) and later into the essentials of Windows file management. “Most students now have a flash drive and can download and save documents from Websites, such as tax forms,” he adds.

Carter hopes to offer more classes at Francis Gregory this fall. He also hopes to have a teen-oriented computer class.