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Celebrating and Remembering Family: Día de los Muertos

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free

This bilingual celebration explores the cultural, spiritual, and intergenerational significance of Día de los Muertos. Author Selene Dávila will share El esqueleto que ama bailar (The Skeleton that Loves to Dance) and families will be invited to participate in art-making activities.

This event will be a bilingual story time that will engage child and parent participants across languages with the cultural, intergenerational, and spiritual significance of Día de los Muertos through multiple senses: a local author’s story, a felt storyboard visualizing a family alter, a craft to honor a deceased loved one, and the traditional holiday bone bread. Selene Dávila, a Columbus parent-author will share the meaning behind the holiday’s traditions in reading her story, El esqueleto que ama bailar, The Skeleton that Loves to Dance. Additional bilingual books authored by Columbus parents and sharing Latinx culture will be on display.

This event is geared toward PreK-6 youth, families, parents, and educators of all backgrounds. The storytelling portion of this event will be conducted live at the library and will also be livestreamed on the Bartholomew County Public Library’s Facebook page. In-person attendance is necessary to participate in the other activities.

A partnership between IUPUC Division of Education; Bartholomew Co. Public Library; Family School Partners; Cultural Learning Center, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.; and Bartholomew Co. Literacy Taskforce.

Contact the event organizers at (812) 348-7244 or lbliu@iu.edu.

Walk-ins welcome, but registration is encouraged by Nov. 3.

Register below.

Book cover art of a dancing skeleton
Image Credit: The Skeleton that Loves to Dance by Selene Davila

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Date:
November 4
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Bartholomew Co. Public Library – Outdoor Plaza
536 5th St.
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Parking Instructions
Free parking next to the library with accessible ramps and walkways leading to the outdoor library patio. Inclement weather location: Red Room.