You and your family are invited to join us every third Saturday of the month for art and literacy activities hosted by the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC), a collective of artists dedicated to promoting Chicano/Latino art and culture.
On Saturday, September 21, we will learn about hand-made paper with origins in pre-Hispanic Mexico and how this paper is used for indigenous paintings. Be inspired and create your own paintings on hand-made paper from Mexico.
Preschool Arts and Crafts for ages 3 – 5. We’ll read a book and create a simple craft. We’ll also learn about color, experiment with texture, get exposure to various art materials and even practice with scissors. Please be on time!
Manualidades para los niños preescolares, edades 3 a 5 años. Vamos a leer un libro y hacer una manualidad sencilla. También vamos a aprender sobre colores, texturas, materiales artísticos y hasta practicar el uso de tijeras. Por favor, llega a tiempo.
The “Sisters of Freedom” is an exhibit of classic and modern poster-art paying homage to African-American women who have transformed their lives, their culture and their country. These phenomenal women--activists, entertainers, teachers and preacher--represent some of the most indomitable figures from the 1800s to the present. The exhibit in its entirety highlights the work of 41 women leaders (as well as 33 Freedom Riders) who have changed the course of history with their commitment to, and passion for, social justice and racial equity.
Join us for the final showdown of the Battle of the Books 2013!
The winners have been announced:
The Three Ninja Pigs, by Corey Rosen Schwartz
The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Alchemist, by Paolo Coelho
Read any or all of the winning titles carefully, and then join us at the final showdown at the Byers Branch Library on Wednesday, July 31 from 2-3:30pm. At our party, you'll be enjoying ice cream, answering questions about the book(s) you read, and entering for the chance to win fabulous prizes like games, or the grand prize, an iPod Nano!