By Donicia Soliz – Library Manager
Explore the culture and traditions of the Latine communities in St. Paul through stories, music and art at several St. Paul Public Library locations, now through November 4.
Kids and families will learn and have fun with stories and puppet shows celebrating the Latine community. George Latimer Central Library, 90 West 4th St. in downtown St. Paul, will host “Lupita Does Not Want to Sleep,” a family puppet show in Spanish, on Saturday, October 14, from 11:00 a.m. to noon, presented by ArtStart, followed by hands-on craft-making. In the Heart of the Beast puppeteers will delight families at Riverview Library, 1 East George St., on Saturday, October 21, from 11:00- 11:30 a.m., with a puppet show in both English and Spanish. On November 4, Chilean-American author Monica Rojas will share her beautiful bilingual story, “Nana and Abuela,” followed by hands-on craft-making.
Get your blood pumping with Afro-Puerto Rican drumming and Bomba at Hayden Heights Library, 1456 White Bear Ave., on Saturday, October 7, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., or create stunning butterflies out of recycled materials at Rondo Library, 461 North Dale St., on Sunday, October 15, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Check out sppl.org/hispanic-heritage to find more events like these, and discover picture books, movies, young adult reads and other titles featuring Latine characters and stories.