Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

Ground-Breaking Technology: Electronic Resources and Databases

One-on-One Help Navigating DCPL's Online Resources

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.


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!"

Momotaro, the Peachboy

Tales in celebration of Asia Pacific Heritage Month

For Asia Pacific Heritage Month, the Children's Room at Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood library had two special kamishibai performances of Momotaro, the peach boy.

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.