Hispanic Heritage Month 2009

Mambo, Merengue & Cha Cha, Oh My!

Last week's Latin Dance Demonstration was a success - check out my attempt at merengue with coworker Nancy Rodriguez!  I didn't fall down and consider that a great success.  Gene McEwen and Kelly Felix explained the history of several types of Latin dance.  They followed up with demonstrations of the dances, accompanied by two couples who are students of Kelly's.  We also enjoyed chips, salsa and iced tea provided by the Friends of Freeman Library along with sopapillas provided by Casa Olé! 

Mariachis at Aldine

Join us Saturday, October 3rd for another Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. There will be a mariachi performance at 3pm in the meeting room. The musicians will share what it is like to perform as well.

Mariachis

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month @ The Atascocita Branch Library

In September, many children and their families enjoyed the puppet show and craft celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.  We wanted to inform you of another great program that you will not want to miss!

The Houston Grand Opera will present the story "How Nanita Learned to Make Flan."
Nanita makes a pair of shoes that magically transport her far away from home. With the help of an Old Woman and parrot she returns home and learns the secret of making delicious flan.
This program is best suited for school aged children.  Registration is not required.

When: Wednesday, October 14th @ 3:30 pm
 

Latin Dance Demonstration

Have you ever wondered about Latin dancing? This Thursday night, September 24th is your time to learn! Gene McEwen, former Arthur Murray dance instructor, and his partner Kelly Felix will demonstrate Latin dances for us at 6:00 p.m. in the Marge Jacobson Community Room. We will also have snacks provided by the Friends of Freeman Library and Casa Olé!

Ole! It's Fiesta Time!

It is time to party at the library!  We'll be hosting our annual Hispanic Heritage Festival next Saturday, September 26 from noon to 4 PM.  We'll have crafts for kids, food and cooking demonstrations, dancing and music.  The cooking demonstration will begin at noon.  Omni Salsa will be here once again at 12:30 PM for our annual Salsa demonstration followed by several Ballet Folklorico groups.  At 3:15 PM a hispanic guitarist will be here to serenade us.  The crafts will go on the entire festival.  Watch out for our pinata, it may just drop candy at anytime!

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Dedication Elation

Library staff & customers, clergy, and YMCA representatives were on hand at the Aldine Library to dedicate crape myrtle trees and Aztec grass on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 15th. The celebration, which kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month 2009 at the Aldine Branch Library, began with introductory remarks and a short speech by Ms. Claudia Sanchez of the YMCA. Father Giantonio Baggio then led the attendees in prayer before blessing the trees and the library building.

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