On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. The initial damage caused by the storm was worsened by the collapse of levees surrounding the city. Most of the city is below sea level, so water flooded the city and had to be pumped out over the following weeks.
Pablo Picasso was a revolutionary artist. Here at the Francis A. Gregory branch, we will celebrate his achievements on Tuesday, August 12 at 4:30 p.m. by encouraging children to embrace the artist within themselves and paint masterpieces! The Pint-Size Picasso Painting Party is a crafting program where children will be encouraged to sketch, draw, and paint their own wonderful creations. Ages 6-12.
Calling all kids! Can you sing, dance, or act? Do you know how to perform magic tricks? Do you like to write and perform poetry? Then come and participate at the Francis A. Gregory Library’s talent show for children ages birth-12, on Wednesday, August 20 at 4:30 p.m. The talent show will showcase the artistic abilities of the neighborhood’s children. Registration before the show at the children's information desk is strongly recommended, but we will sign up acts until the show starts! Don’t miss it!
LEGOs are a great tool for facilitating creativity and using your imagination, as well as a great way to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Many architects and engineers credit playing with LEGOs as children as a primary reason for sparking interest in their fields. Besides all of that, they are also just plain fun!
Francis Gregory Library is now a site for Maker Camp from Google and Make: magazine! Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, we will be watching a team of makers as they build awesome projects, go on epic virtual "field trips", and interview the world's coolest makers.