Francis A. Gregory
'The Invisible Ones' by Stef Penney
Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013
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.
Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
When 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
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
Published on Thursday, July 4, 2013
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
July'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.
Presented by the Friends of the Francis A. Gregory Library
Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The Friends of Francis A. Gregory Library welcome you to attend Jazz at the Gregory, a fundraiser featuring The Arnold Sterling Quartet.
Join us at 6 p.m. on June 15 as we celebrate community and the mission of the library with refreshments and music.
Please call 202-698-6373 for more information.