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CORONA—Storytime: Mommy Eats Fried Grasshoppers

September 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm

A person with long dark hair holding a children's book with colorful illustrations in one hand and a small rice pot in the other hand. Behind her are shelves of books in a library.

Image/Vanh Bender

CORONA—Home Gardens Library is launching a series of multicultural book-based programs for children and parents. Books, craft materials, and snacks will be distributed to the participants and appropriate social distancing precautions will be observed. 

On September 29, join  Vilayyanh Bender, the Laotian-American author of Mommy Eats Fried Grasshoppers. The book tells a story of generational and cultural differences between mother and daughter. It is a great way to inspire a conversation about childhood, culture and family history. After reading from her book, the author will lead a discussion about her childhood in Laos and immigrant experience, and demonstrate traditional Lao arts and crafts.  Activities will include making a rag doll/ninja, trying a Lao jump rope, seeing how a banana leaf horse is made, book signing, and even eating a grasshopper if you dare!

September 29, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Home Gardens Library Basketball Court
3785 Neece Street
Corona, CA 92879

Please RSVP by calling 951-279-2148!

Please visit www.rivlib.net for more information! Each event will be recorded and posted on the library’s FB and Youtube.

This program is supported by California Humanities through a Library Innovation Lab Grant.


September 29, 2020
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Home Gardens Library
3785 Neece Street
Corona, CA 92879 United States