Opa! Greek Week at Francis Gregory Library

Francis A. Gregory Library

Opa! Greek Week at Francis Gregory Library

Greek displayAs part of DC's Kids Euro Festival our library had a week-long celebration of Greece. Along with a display of books on Greek cooking, culture, history and mythology, we also had a showing of Disney's Hercules. We had puppet and drawing crafts in the Children's Room during the week. We also had special Greek story times where we read Aesop's fables and tales from Greek mythology.
Cheryl Allen with her laurel crown.
Our Greek celebration had our patrons making laurel wreath crowns and discussing what people, things, ideas, words and events come from Greek. We also tried yummy foods that are common in the Mediterranean, like pita chips, hummus and baklava. Together we all learned and performed a simple Greek dance using music from Zorba the Greek.

Ioulia Katsadima from the Archaeological Museum of Ioannina in Greece.
Our Greek Week ended with a special presentation by Ioulia Katsadima, from the Archaeological Museum of Ioannina. Ms. Katsadima flew all the way from Greece to show us artifacts and toys that children commonly played with in ancient Greece and Byzantium! 

Even if you missed our Greek week, you can still check out plenty of books, movies, comics and more about Greece at the library. Ask your librarian how you can get into the Greek spirit!

About GreeceGreek Mythology
GreeceD'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
by Sharon Gordon

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

Inspired By Greek MythologyAncient Greece
The Lightning ThiefAncient Greece
The Lightning Thief 
by Rick Riordan
Ancient Greece
by Anne Pearson