Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Thursday, July 4, 2013

March2 The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C. in order to influence the federal government to end discrimination, provide the disadvantaged with opportunities for work, establish a $2.00-an-hour minimum wage and to grant self-government to the District of Columbia. 

'The Age of Miracles' by Karen Thompson Walker

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson WalkerJuly's Book Club selection is New York Times Bestseller and debut novel The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. When the Earth's rotation begins to slow, a gradual apocalypse of longer days and failing gravity flip the comfortable suburban life of 10-year-old Julia upside down in this startling and poetic page-turner that you will never forget.