Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

National Library Week 2013

Published on Friday, May 24, 2013
Janice Greene (picture)
In honor of National Library Week (April 14-20), Francis Gregory Library invited a special guest, Janice Greene. Ms. Greene is a griot, or storyteller, who performs folk tales in the West African tradition.

Ms. Greene told many stories, including one about how the turtle got its shell. She also sang songs, engaged our children in call-and-response, and included lessons on life and the importance of literacy.

 

'River, Cross My Heart' by Breena Clarke

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

River, Cross My Heart at DCPLJune's Book Club selection is River, Cross My Heart, an Oprah's Book Club Selection by debut author and Washington D.C. native Breena Clarke. When their youngest daughter Clara drowns in the Potomac River at the negligence of her sister, Johnnie Mae's parents suffer disappointment and grief, and she finds it difficult to move past the sorrow and guilt.

Author Talk with Mike Canning

Published on Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hollywood on the PotomacMike Canning's Hollywood on the Potomac is the first comprehensive book to investigate how Washington, D.C. is portrayed in American films spanning from the 1940s to 2011.

Published on Monday, May 6, 2013

DCPL has a large selection of lift-the-flap, touch-and-feel and pop-up books in our Toy and Movable Books collection.  Many of these books are board books for younger children and available for check out. They are colorful, fun and stimulating for story time at the library or reading together at home.  

Published on Monday, April 29, 2013

Cover for the Matchbox DiaryWhen a little girl visits her great-grandfather's house for the first time, he invites her to choose something from the room and he will tell her its story. When she finds a cigar box filled with matchboxes, her great-grandfather explains that before he was able to read or write, he collected his memories in these matchboxes. Each matchbox contains an object attached to a memory; a journey from Italy to the United States, and the challenges and joys that he and his family experienced.

'A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty' by Joshilyn Jackson

Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Grown-Up Kind of PrettyMay's Book Club selection is A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by New York Times-bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson. A saga of three generations of women, whose lives are changed forever by a devastating secret, this one-part mystery, one-part comedy is a page-turner you will never forget.

"Antebellum"

Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

"Antebellum" by R. Kayeen ThomasMoses Jenkins was a superstar rapper until he was shot on the steps of his mother's house. Waking from the traumatic event as a slave in the antebellum South, Moses learns firsthand the accounts of his ancestors as he endures torture, isolation, and adversity. As Moses slips between realities, he must determine the truth: is it all just a dream or is he already dead?

Overdrive and E-readers Made Easy

Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Kindle, Nook, and iPadDo you own a Kindle, Nook, or iPad? Did you know that you can download thousands of titles free of charge with just your DC Public Library card?

Come to the library at noon on May 9 for a lunchtime workshop to explore our Digital Catalog, overflowing with fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks and videos, and get hands-on help with downloading content to your computer or e-reader.

Laptops will be provided for you to browse Overdrive.

Can't stay? Instructional sheets will be provided for you to take home.

Space is limited.

Instruction provided by Georgetown University Hospital

Published on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Health Information WorkshopGeorgetown University Hospital will be providing instruction on how to evaluate the quality and relevance of health information available through the Internet at this one-on-one workshop hosted by DC Public Library at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8 at the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library.

The workshop will focus on using quality Internet-based health resources reviewed by health care professionals, with emphasis on resources available through the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

May 6 and May 20 at 6 p.m.

Published on Monday, March 25, 2013

YogaJoin us Mondays, May 6 and May 20 at 6 p.m. for a free yoga class for adults provided by Yoga Activist.

Yoga Activist is an organization dedicated to providing free yoga instruction to communities by partnering instructors with social service organizations interested in promoting the benefits of yoga.

Mats will be provided. Registration is preferred, but not required.

Please email alana.quarles@dc.gov or call 202-698-6373 for more information.

For more information about Yoga Activist, please visit their website at www.yogaactivist.org.

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