Renowned local author and historian, C.R. Gibbs will be holding a Black History Lecture Series at the Francis A. Gregory Library this November and December.Wednesday, Nov. 5: "Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement."Wednesday, Nov. 19: "Crossroads of Destiny: WW I & The African Diaspora."
The Francis A. Gregory Library Chess Club meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. We welcome players of all ages and abilities.This program will be held in the first floor meeting room unless otherwise noted.
Where did all of the pop-up books go?! Don't worry, they're still here! Many of these books are very delicate and not available to check out, but you will be able to read them and handle them in the library! Just drop on by Thursday nights and our children's staff will bring them out for you.
Please note that young children must handle pop-up books with a parent.
An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces.A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.For ages birth to 24 months.
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.
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.
Moses 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.
Do 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.