The March book selection for the Francis Gregory Adult Book Club is Kindred by Octavia Butler. The book club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. Below is a synopsis of the story.
Francis A. Gregory
Published on Friday, March 8, 2013
In a fortress of a school in France in 1948, professor Clement Mathieu sees an opportunity to bring some joy to the young boys' lives by establishing a chorus. His decision angers the headmaster, so he must proceed in secret. But the power of music and his generosity of self changes his students forever.
The Chorus is rated PG-13. In French with English subtitles.
Join us Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m.
How to Research and Evaluate Health Information on the Internet
Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013
Come to your local DC Public Library branch and learn about health resources on the Internet!
A series of workshops on finding health information on the Internet is scheduled at a number of DCPL branches through June. The workshops will provide instruction on how to evaluate the quality and relevance of health information available through the Internet.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The DC Public Library will be open during its regular hours on Thursday, March 7.
Healthy Relationships at the Library
Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Francis A. Gregory Library Teen Advisory Group chose to explore the issue of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention this February. Teen volunteers created a display with posters all around the Teen Space and books on teen dating, relationship drama, abuse, sexuality and health. Our Teen of Distinction, Mariama Williams did some more digging and wrote a piece for our website. Read it below:
Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
What Was Your Dream, Dr. King? by Mary Kay Carson is a wonderful resource to teach young children about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This book has been set up in question-and-answer format, answering many questions about Dr. King, segregation, Civil Rights and the March on Washington. It has many beautiful illustrations depicting the history of the civil rights movement.
Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Have you ever thought about growing a garden? You don’t always need a lot of space. People grow gardens in their front and back yards, and even on their roof tops!
Watch Me Grow! A Down-to Earth Look At Growing Food In The City, by Deborah Hodge, shows children how simple it is to start and maintain a garden in the city. Children can learn how city gardeners can grow vegetables, keep chickens to lay eggs and even keep bees for honey!
Published on Saturday, February 16, 2013
Molly, By Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter, by Diane Ochiltree, tells the story of Molly Williams, the first known female firefighter. Molly Williams was a cook for the New York City's Fire Company 11. One day, when many of the volunteer firefighters were ill with the flu, Molly jumped in to stop a house from burning down. Molly’s bravery earned her the undying gratitude of the fire company men, along with the nickname, "Volunteer No. 11."