Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

American Sign Language

Beginners American Sign Language Classes

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 2:00 pm

Join us in learning the fundamentals of American Sign Language: alphabet, numbers, finger spelling and vocabulary words. For information, call Neil Bailey at 202-698-6373 or email at
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Winter Tree Craft

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 4:00 pm

If you want to create a winter wonderland you need to start somewhere: join us for a simple tree craft as we celebrate the seasons. It may cold outside but it's cozy inside. All crafts supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. 
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Snowflake Craft

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 4:00 pm

Snowflakes are beautiful but much to fragile to enjoy for long. Join us for a simple snowflake craft so you have a memento you can enjoy all season long. All craft supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. 
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Gingerbread Craft

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 4:00 pm

Spicy but of so sweet, gingerbread is wonderful to eat. Join us for a gingerbread related craft - we'll make a simple paper ornament you can keep. All craft supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. 
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Snowman Craft

Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 4:00 pm

Who doesn't love Frosty the Snowman? So let's make our own! Join us for a simple craft this afternoon - all craft supplies will be provided. For ages 5 and up. 
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The Regulatory Process of Starting a Business

Monday, January 22, 2018, 6:30 pm

Are you interested in starting a small business in the District?  Do you know about the necessary regulations to get started?The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has partnered with DC Public Library to educate prospective business owners on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. Come and learn about: Business Licensing Corporate registration

Mass Incarceration: Racial Disparities in the United States

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 6:30 pm

Racial disparities in the criminal justice system continue to be a concern in the United States today. According to data from the D.C. based organization, The Sentencing Project,  the number of incarcerated Americans increased from approximately half a million  in 1980 to slightly over 2.2 million by 2015.  However, African Americans are imprisoned at more than five times the rate of whites.  

C.R. Gibbs Lecture Series on African American History and Culture

Monday, February 12, 2018, 7:00 pm

In celebration of 2018 African American History Month, noted historian C.R. Gibbs will deliver a presentation from his African American History and Culture Series entitled "Black Metropolis: Great African Cities, Their Founding and Evolution."  Join us for this thought-provoking lecture.   
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Malcolm X: What Might He Think of America's Military Presence in South Asia, the Middle East and West Africa?

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 6:30 pm

If Malcolm X were alive today, what might he think about America's involvement in the War in Afghanistan, Syria and military presence in Niger? On November 10, 1963, Malcolm X delivered a riveting presentation at King Solomon Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan entitled "Message to the Grass Roots" in which he discussed imperialism and mentioned the United States' military involvement in Southeast Asia.