Francis A. Gregory
Neighborhood Library

Neighborhood Legal Services Program

Background Checks: Know Your Rights!

Special Event for Jobseekers provided by Neighborhood Legal Services Program

Are you a job applicant with concerns about what employers might find when running a background check? Come to this interactive workshop to learn about your rights during the job search if you have a criminal record (either convictions or arrests) or problems with credit reports.

"Daring Ladies of Lowell" by Kate Alcott

Adult Book Club

"The Daring Ladies of Lowell" by Kate Alcott

Join us to discuss April's book club selection, The Daring Ladies of Lowell by # 1 New York Times bestselling author of 


Is There A Griot In The House?

Collecting Family Stories

Learn how to develop an oral or written record of your family’s history.  We’ll discuss easy conversation starters to inspire recollections, informal ways to store and record the information you collect, and best ways to share what you discover. We’ll also talk about The Memory Lab, DCPL’s newest resource for digitizing your materials. This workshop will take place on April 13, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. Come ready to share a few of your own personal stories!    

Annual Chili Cook-Off

The Friends of the Francis A. Gregory Library Annual Chili Cook-Off

Enter Your Favorite Chili Recipe

It's that time of year again! The Friends of the Francis A. Gregory Library are hosting their Annual Chili Cook-off on March 12th from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor. 

"The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert

Adult Book Club

"The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert

Join us to discuss March's book club selection, The Signature of All Things by # 1 New York Times bestselling author of 


You Can Afford College

Do you think it’s impossible to afford college these days? Think it’s too late in life to go back to school? Need help with tuition costs? Then this is the workshop for you! Join our partners from the Reach4 Success- College Information Center as they provide tips, resources, and a variety of other information to help you afford college. When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

"Enrique's Journey" by Sonia Nazario

Adult Book Club

"Enrique's Journey" by Sonia Nazario

Join us to discuss February's book club selection, Enrique's Journey: the True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother


The Drinking Gourd Festival

Follow the Drinking Gourd to freedom!

The Drinking Gourd Festival is an artistic and musical celebration of the history of the song "Follow the Drinking Gourd" in the Underground Railroad.

The Young World by Chris Weitz

Teen Book Club

'The Young World' by Chris Weitz

The Teen Book Club selection for July 2015 is The Young World by Chris Weitz. Copies are available in the Teen Space. The Book Club will meet in the Teen Space. 

The Eiffel Tower

Bilingual Story Time (French/English)


Welcome one and all! The Alliance Francaise de Washington D.C. and the District of Columbia Public Library are partnering to present a special bilingual Story Time at Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library! The Story Time will combine songs and stories for children in English and French. Whether you speak English, or si vous parlez francais, we hope you join us on Thursday, May 28 at 1:30 p.m. Caregivers and parents are welcome to attend. Refreshments provided!