Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

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.

Presented by the Friends of the Francis A. Gregory Library

Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Jazz at the Gregory

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.

June 1st through August 24th

Published on Monday, June 3, 2013

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Book Review

Published on Saturday, June 1, 2013

Time-Out for SophieIf you are a long time fan of Rosemary Wells, you will love her new book, Time Out For Sophie.

This story portrays the behavior of a toddler while testing her parents and grandmother patients with repeated naughty behavior.

See if several visits to time-out will change the typical behavior of this mischievous little mouse.

Published on Friday, May 31, 2013

The Reluctant Assissin by Eoin ColferRiley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, a former illusionist turned murderer, who now uses his conjuring skills to gain access to his victims dwellings.

Ground-Breaking, Heart-Staking Horror Films

Published on Friday, May 31, 2013

Carrie Original Theatrical PosterStephen King, the Master of Horror, has written 50 books, all of them bestsellers, selling over 350 million copies worldwide. Unprecedented and unrelenting, overcoming drug addiction, accusations of plagiarism, and a near-fatal car accident, Stephen King is a trailblazer in the horror genre. It is no surprise the brilliantly disturbing musings in the pages of his novels have been adapted into some of the world's most famous horror films.

In celebration of Stephen King's ground-breaking novels, please join us every other Saturday in June and July for a Stephen King film series showcasing his most famous film adaptations.

One-on-One Help Navigating DCPL's Online Resources

Published on Friday, May 31, 2013

Explore DCPL's online resources any time, anywhere!Did you know your DC Public Library card opens more doors than those to the physical library? With your DC Public Library card, you have access to thousands of online resources and databases, completely free of charge and accessible anywhere there's an internet connection.

Join us on June 19 at 4 p.m. to cross technology barriers with this one-on-one demonstration of DC Public Library's online resources and databases, spanning from biographies and art to magazines and local newspapers.

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bookcover Ribbit!One day in this peaceful community of frogs appeared an uninvited visitor.

It was a pink-colored pig with a very large head.  If that wasn’t enough, every time he opened his mouth, he says, "Ribbit!"

Well you can only imagine how this didn’t set well with the frogs. See how the frogs handle this unwelcome intruder in Rodrigo Folgueira’s new book, Ribbit!

Tales in celebration of Asia Pacific Heritage Month

Published on Saturday, May 25, 2013

Peachboy bookcoverFor Asia Pacific Heritage Month, the Children's Room at Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood library had two special kamishibai performances of Momotaro, the peach boy. Children were shown a variety of pictures explaining that Asia is a huge continent, comprised of many different countries, cultures and climates, and  that our story time would focus on Momotaro, a folk tale from Japan.