'Dream Flag' Exhibit Continues to Inspire at Library's Children's Room

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Thumbnail image for Dream Flags 6.jpgGreenwich, CT -- The dreams of nearly 500 Brunswick School students will adorn the walls of Greenwich Library's Children's Room throughout April.

During an all-school Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in February, Brunswick students were inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes, the American poet, novelist, playwright, short-story writer and columnist known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. Burke Gymnasium was festooned with more than 470 Dream Flags made by Middle and Lower School students.

The flags were given to the Library in April and have since acted as inspiration to the hundreds of young patrons that utilize the Children's Room every day.

Brunswick Dream Flags @ GW Lib 2.jpg"The Dream Flag Project," also inspired by the tradition of Nepalese Buddhist prayer flags, is an annual poetry/art/community-connection project for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The project has inspired more than 100 other schools in 26 states. To date, students in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Honduras and China have created more than 30,000 Dream Flags.

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