When young Duncan, a student and budding artist, opens his desk at school one day, he doesn’t find his crayons. Instead there is a stack of letters. The letters are from his disgruntled crayons telling him that they quit. Each one has a different complaint they want Duncan to address. Red is overworked.
Have you ever eaten dirt? What about worms and ants? Doesn’t sound too appetizing, does it? Here at the Francis A. Gregory branch though, we have a few children who don’t mind a little mud. They might even say that it’s pretty yummy.
The 1963 March on Washingtonfor Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C.
Presented by the Friends of the Francis A. Gregory Library
The Friends of Francis A. Gregory Library welcome you to attend Jazz at the Gregory, a fundraiser featuring The Arnold Sterling Quartet.Join us at 6 p.m. on June 15 as we celebrate community and the mission of the library with refreshments and music.Please call 202-698-6373 for more information.
It is that time of year again! Head to www.dclibrary.org/summerreading and get your Summer Reading on! We have programs for all ages this year, including adults. This year's teen theme is "Beneath the Surface." Just like the past two years, teens will register and keep track of books entirely online.
Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, a former illusionist turned murderer, who now uses his conjuring skills to gain access to his victims dwellings.