Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Latino Americans" Screening this Thursday

A screening of a documentary episode “The New Latinos” will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St.

Admission is free.

Dr. Juan Armando Rojas, professor at Ohio Wesleyan University, and Dr. Jennifer Rathbun, associate professor at Ashland University, will lead a discussion after the screening. Audience members will be encouraged to share their stories.

The episode is part of the 2013 PBS documentary “Latino Americans.” The screening is made possible from the “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

“Latino Americans” chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos who have helped shaped our nation and have become the largest minority in the United States, according to Delaware County District Library officials.

A second documentary episode, “Peril and Promise,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Strand Theatre. Admission is free and discussion will follow the screening.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Kids Cookbook Club

The Ostrander Branch Library hosted a Kids Cookbook Club earlier this week where children learned how to make a Mexican Chocolate Trifle.

Laurie began with stories highlighting Hispanic heritage and Latino culture.

Then the fun with chocolate began!

The kids walked away with smiles on their faces and full bellies!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Son Del Caribe Salsa Music and Dance Night

Bring the whole family out to the Orange Branch Library this coming Monday, September 14 for a program that will get you and your little ones up and dancing!

The Cincinnati-based Latin music ensemble Son Del Caribe is widely acknowledged by both dancers and listeners as the top salsa band in Ohio. The band's exciting, energetic, eclectic and very danceable pan-Caribbean, pan-American sound includes salsa and other styles of Latin dance music such as merengue, cumbia, son, bomba, plena, and bachata.

Kids will dance, sing, and even play some instruments along with the group and their energetic music stylings.

Son Del Caribe is led by the versatile trombonist Jaime Morales, a top salsa musician from Puerto Rico, and the conductor of the Delaware-based Central Ohio Symphony.

Check out just one example of how they wow a crowd in the video below!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Ballet Folklorico with El Corazon de Mexico

DelawaREADS programming began this week with a kick, a stomp, a twirl, and much hand clapping! The energetic group El Corazon de Mexico brought Folkloric Dance to the Ostrander Branch Library.

Founder Elaina Hernandez and her team demonstrated grace and beauty while teaching about the history and culture of Mexico through dance. You'll get a glimpse of all their beautiful costumes and dances in the video below.

Be sure to visit our Community Calendar to see what free programs are coming to your neighborhood next!