Multicultural Immersion Possible at El Dia May 4

Families can immerse themselves in the traditions of the Hispanic and Latino cultures at El Día de los Ninos/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) Friday, May 4 – perfect timing for those planning family friendly activities in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

El Día offers visitors free snacks, free books and exposure to different cultures. Check out the library’s Spanish-language materials and sign up for summer reading, where you can earn more free stuff just for reading the books and authors you love.

El Día Schedule of Events | Cambio de horario (all events in Marvin Auditorium)
6:00 pm –
Book Pick-up | Entrega Recepción de Libros
6:05 pm –
Dennis Rogers, Native American Dance Performance | Dennis Rogers presenta espectáculo de danza Nativa Americana
6:25 pm –
Abuelita Mary Valdivia Reads Llama Llama Red Pajamas | La abuelita Mary Valdivia lee Llama Llama Rojo Pijama
6:35 pm –
Rosie Cutrer, a Multicultural Storyteller | Presentación de Rosie Cutrer – cuentista multicultural
7:00 pm –
Craft Time – Create a craft you can eat! | Tiempo de Manualidades- ¡crear una manualidad que te puedas comer!

About 500 individuals participate in our program each year, and many are Hispanic or Latino. All activities are presented in English and Spanish.

Día was founded in 1996 by Author Pat Mora to link children’s books, languages and cultures. Día means “day” in Spanish and is a family literacy initiative celebrated every year. It’s an opportunity for communities across the country to practice DÍA = Diversity in Action.

This program made possible by a generous donation from Marianna and Austin Nothern to The Library Foundation.

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