"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
One event on September 29, 2022 at 12:00 am
One event on October 15, 2022 at 12:00 am
One event on December 3, 2022 at 12:00 am
Escondido Public Library kicks off Around the World in Many Ways, a series of family-friendly programs celebrating the cultural heritage of its immigrant communities.
Saturday, September 8th 5-7 p.m.
The series begins with a Mid-Autumn Festival on September 8th from 5-7pm. Local author Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan will share stories and invite participants to learn about the origins and meaning of this pan-Asian tradition. Families will be able to enjoy moon cakes while making lanterns to take home for their own celebrations. For more information, contact librarian Maureen Hogan at Maureen.Hogan@escondidolibrary.org.
Thursday, September 29th 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tune into a South American Story Time on September 29th from 5:30-6:30pm. The event will feature bilingual storyteller Georgette Baker and her South American story time. Baker will perform a 45-minute interactive, musical story time highlighting different countries/regions of South America. She will also bring a table with cultural artifacts for children and families.
Saturday, October 15th 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Attend a performance with Danza Xinatli on October 15th from 3:30pm-4:30pm. A group of local Aztec dancers will put on a dance and hand singing performance for all ages. The dancers will have a presentation to discuss their background and encourage audience participation. Staff will serve atole or champurrado to taste (while supplies last) following their performance.
Saturday, December 3 11:00-1:00 p.m.
Tradición Mexicana USA visits Escondido Public Library on December 3rd from 11am-1 pm. Local Baile Folklorico group Tradición Mexicana USA will be perform several dances and share the stories behind them. Head of studio will give a bilingual presentation. Enjoy a piñata craft with jelly beans to hang on your Christmas tree and sample puerquitos, gingerbread cookies shaped like pigs, will be served (while supplies last).
This program is supported by the Library Innovation Lab.