Hispanic Heritage Month at FCPL

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact: Leslie Marinelli, Communications Manager, marinellil@forsythpl.org, 678-513-9392

  

Forsyth County Public Library CELEBRATES Hispanic Heritage Month

 CUMMING, Georgia (September 29, 2021) – Forsyth County Public Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the following free programs through the end of October:

 

Bilingual Storytime for All Ages

Hora de Cuentos Bilingües

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street

 

Join us for English and Spanish stories, songs, and activities! This storytime is perfect for anyone who is new to the Spanish language, as well as those who are native speakers. No registration required.

 

More information: https://www.forsythpl.org/event/5548400

 

 

The Cuisine of Mexico: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Sunday, October 10, 2021, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road

 

Local Hispanic-owned business Tacos & Tequilas will talk about Mexican holiday foods, typical meals in regions of Mexico, and food staples found in a Mexican kitchen. A tasting buffet will be included as part of the presentation. This program will be in English and Spanish. Seating is limited. Adults only. Registration is required.

 

More information: https://events.forsythpl.org/event/5609660

 

 

Adult MakerDay: Sugar Skull Canvas Art

Sunday, October 24, 2021, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road

 

Arts and crafts are essential to cultural expression. MakerDay participants will be given a brief introduction to Mexican El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) traditions and the cultural significance of the sugar skull design. Participants will paint their sugar skull design on canvas.

No crafting skills are needed. This is an adults-only program and registration is required.

 

More info: https://www.forsythpl.org/event/5585889

 

 

Identity with Dr. Ary Malaver: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street

 

Dr. Ary Malaver, a professor of Spanish & Portuguese at UNG, will talk about how cultural awareness, identity, and creativity can influence how we perceive differences. Dr. Malaver’s short story collection, Incidentes, will be available for sale. This is a bilingual program in English and Spanish.

 

¿Qué hacemos con la diferencia? Usando la noción de la diferencia, el Doctor Malaver hablará sobre conciencia cultural, identidad y creatividad.

 

More information: https://www.forsythpl.org/event/5663406

 

 

Stories for the Day of the Dead with Barry Stewart Mann

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street

 

Join us for a celebration of Latin American culture just in time for El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). Storyteller Barry Stewart Mann will present stories from Latin America in English and Spanish. There will be props and puppets and plenty of opportunities for audience participation! 

 

This program is for all ages and speakers of every language.  No registration is required. 

 

More information: https://www.forsythpl.org/event/5618580

 

For more information about any of these programs or other fantastic, free resources available at Forsyth County Public Library, please visit www.forsythpl.org.

 

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