Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

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. 

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.  

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