Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

Janice Green (Griot)

National Library Week 2013

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.

Adult Book Club

'River, Cross My Heart' by Breena Clarke

June'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.

Hollywood on the Potomac

Author Talk with Mike Canning

Mike Canning's Hollywood on the Potomac is the first comprehensive book to investigate how Washington, D.C.

Pop-Up Books at the Library!

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.  

'The Matchbox Diary'

When 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.

Adult Book Club

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

May's Book Club selection is A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by New York Times-bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson.

Adult Book Club and Author Talk with R. Kayeen Thomas


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.

Downloading E-books 101

Overdrive and E-readers Made Easy

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.

Health Information Workshop

Instruction provided by Georgetown University Hospital

Georgetown 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.

Yoga Classes for Adults

May 6 and May 20 at 6 p.m.

Join 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.