Schaumburg Library creating Community Ofrenda to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
This fall, Schaumburg Township District Library is celebrating Hispanic Heritage with a Community Ofrenda, Day of the Dead celebration and much more. Join the festivities Oct. 1 through Nov. 1, 2022.
To bring the community together in a celebration of Hispanic heritage, the library is partnering with local Mexican artist Cristina Colunga to create a Community Ofrenda at each of their locations. An ofrenda is a display, sometimes called a memory table, built to honor lost loved ones. You're invited to contribute photos of your lost loved ones to the Community Ofrenda. Bring a photo to any library location or upload online at SchaumburgLibrary.org/community-ofrenda.
In addition to displaying the Community Ofrendas from Oct. 1 through Nov. 2, the library has many ways for everyone to celebrate Hispanic Heritage throughout the month. Featured all ages programs include:
• Community Ofrenda Kick Off: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct., at the Central Library, 130 S. Roselle Road. Help kick off the library's Community Ofrenda with crafts, face painting and a dance performance by Grupo Folklorico Quetzal. You can also bring photos and memories of lost loved ones to add to the Community Ofrenda.
• Day of the Dead Celebration (Día de los Muertos): 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, Central Library. Enjoy a dance performance from the Center of Peruvian Arts, a bilingual storytime, hands-on crafts and Mexican treats (while supplies last) at this Día de los Muertos event to help you remember lost loved ones and celebrate their memory.
Other programs include a virtual field trip to Mexico for kids, Frida Kahlo-inspired art for teens and a discussion of Silvia Moreno-Garcia's "Velvet is the Night" for adults.
Visit SchaumburgLibrary.org/community-ofrenda for more information, including complete program listings and registration details.
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