A Multicultural Celebration at the Library

With a Mariachi band and Native American and traditional Mexican folk dance performances, April 30 is a great time to expose children to new cultures and share yours. Join us for Día de los Ninos/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). It’s all to raise awareness of the importance of reading to children every day and celebrating language and culture with them.

Ballet Folklorico TopekaTwo multicultural opportunities for fun and learning:

Schedule of Events | Horario de los Eventos
10:00 am – Bilingual Storytime & Craft (in the Story Zone)
Cuento bilingue y trabajos manuales
7:00 pm – Ballet Folklorico de Topeka, Native American Dancer Dennis Rogers
and Mariachi Giraso
Ballet folklórico de Topeka, con bailarines nativos americanos
Dennis Roger y el mariachi girasol

Catch the evening’s action in Marvin Auditorium. Every family in attendance receives a free book (first come, first served).

The 7pm Día program includes information about different types of cultural traits and traditions. Visit with representatives of community organizations, such as El Centro, MANA de Topeka, Tonantzin Society, Chinese artist Yequiang Wang and Washburn’s French Club, among others. Drop into the Instrument Petting Zoo going on at the same time in the Story Zone.

April 30 is also a great time to check out books, movies and games. The library closes for checkout system upgrades May 1-5. For more information, see tscpl.org or call the library.

Día was founded in 1996 by author Pat Mora to link children to books, languages and culture. 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 “DIA = Diversity in Action.”

Library hours are Mon. through Fri. 9 am to 9 pm, Sat. 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 9 pm. Visit the library 24/7 when you use our Digital Branch, tscpl.org.                                         

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