Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

October is Bullying Prevention Month

Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October is typically a month where you will find the library filled with ghosts and ghouls and goblins. This year is no exception in the Teen Space, where teens are working hard preparing for their Haunted Halloween Party on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. (ages 8 and older!). Scary books will be read, games will be played, and candy is sure to be plentiful! 

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013

This summer our library had Summer Reading programs for Adults, Teens and Children. The children’s summer reading programs were divided into two programs; the Dig Into Reading Program for children 6-12 and the Read With Me Program for children 0-5.

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Grab one of these stellar books.

'The Invisible Ones' by Stef Penney

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013

Invisible OnesAugust's Book Club selection is The Invisible Ones by bestselling author Stef Penney.

Teen Summer Reading Close Out Party

Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013

Calling all Francis Gregory Teens! 

What a bummer that summer is winding down and the school year is only three weeks away! Fear not. You've still got time to participate in our Beneath the Surface Teen Summer Reading program. Keep reading for fun and earn prizes for all your hard work until Aug. 24.

Girl singing karaoke

Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Book CoverWhen young Duncan, a student and budding artist, opens his desk at school one day, he doesn’t find his crayons. Instead there is a stack of letters. The letters are from his disgruntled crayons telling him that they quit. Each one has a different complaint they want Duncan to address. Red is overworked. Purple hates it when Duncan colors outside the lines. Blue, last year’s favorite color, is down to a nub. Pink feels like it is neglected because it’s only used for girly pictures. Orange and Yellow are no longer on speaking terms. And peach…well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out.

Beach Bag Worthy

Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Try these reads as you head to the beach.


Food Crafts at the library

Published on Monday, July 29, 2013

Have you ever eaten dirt? What about worms and ants? Doesn’t sound too appetizing, does it? Here at the Francis A. Gregory branch though, we have a few children who don’t mind a little mud. They might even say that it’s pretty yummy.

As part of the Dig Into Reading and Read With Me Summer Reading programs, the Children’s Room is having a Food Craft program through the end of July, generously sponsored by the Friends of Francis A. Gregory Library. For this week’s gardening theme we made dirt cups, mini models of soil layers.

We started with some bedrock:

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
free summer meals
Free Meals Served Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


DC Public Library is participating in the Free Summer Meals Program. The Free Summer Meals Program (FSM) is a federally funded program which enables state and local governments to establish feeding sites that offer free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in particularly low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow, throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

What libraries are offering the FSM?

Past event review: Blue Sky Puppet Theatre

Published on Friday, July 5, 2013
Blue Sky Puppets

The Francis Gregory Library celebrated "Digging Into Reading" with a performance by the Blue Sky Puppet Theatre.

The Blue Sky Puppet Theatre performed a special show, "The Time Capsule", designed specifically for DC Public Libraries and the "Dig into Reading" Summer Reading program.

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