Book Fiesta

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

1:00 PM–4:00 PM  |  Main Library – 111 Library St NE

Come learn about the Latin American holiday Día de la Madre (Mother’s Day), experience dance performances by Grupo Tarasco, hear a bilingual storytime, make a fun craft and enjoy delicious food. Explore the library’s Spanish collection and get a library card if you don’t have one. This is a Fiesta for the whole family and there will be a special gift for mothers (while supplies last).

Free and open to the public.

Fun Facts about Día de la Madre

  • While most countries celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May, Mexico and El Salvador use a fixed date, May 10.

  • In places like Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico, Cuba, and El Salvador, the celebrations go beyond just thanking and honoring your own mother. Latinos include grandmothers and other matriarchs in the festivities, as the whole family shows their gratitude for the strong women who bind them all together.

  • On the Día de la Madre in Latin America, you won’t see the sort of sedate, perfunctory luncheons and greeting cards that are now-a-days common in the United States. Instead, you will find big parties that can take all day long!

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