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Day of the Dead, Día de Muertos

Day of the Dead dancersDay of the Dead, Día de Muertos, is celebrated in Mexico and throughout Latin America around All Saints Day; October 31, and November 1 – 2.

Join us for the Library’s Celebration of Day of the Dead on Saturday, October 27, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Activities include:

  • 10:30 am – Movie showing: The Book of Life in English
  • 12-4 pm – Decorate sugar skulls and make Catrina headbands
  • 12–2 pm – Calavera-themed face painting
  • 1 pm – Ballet Folklórico performance
  • 1:30 pm – Catrina Contest. Parade your best Catrina  for all to see! We’ll have prizes for best costumes.
  • 2:30 pm – Movie showing: The Book of Life in Spanish
  • Altars made by Lafayette community members will be on display all day throughout the library; the exhibit continues through November 9. Find out more on the significance of Día de Muertos altars, and read on for more background on the holiday.

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Teen Read Week – Get Caught Reading & Win Prizes

Get caught reading at the library during Teen Read Week October 7th – 13th!

Library staff will be randomly giving out small prizes to teens reading in the library.

Need some new reads? Check out our staff picks for teens and recommendations for teens by the Teen Collection Connection.

-Contributed by Dominique, Youth Services Librarian