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Día de los Muertos Celebration

Post Date:10/01/2017 12:59 p.m.
Enjoy stories, crafts, a movie and sugar skull decorating at the Pflugerville Public Library’s Día de los Muertos celebration on October 28. This is the library’s third year celebrating Día, and we are excited to expand the event this year.

The celebration starts at 2 p.m. with a special bilingual story time with Ms. Silvia. She will share the history of the holiday and will read two stories: The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos by Bob Barner and Día de los Muertos by Roseanne Greenfield Thong. The Day of the Dead is a bilingual tale that follows two children as they celebrate their ancestors with offerings of flowers, sugar skulls, and delicious foods. Día de los Muertos is a story told in rhyme that describes a whole town getting ready for Día festivities.

After story time, guests can enjoy several crafts. We’ll provide tissue paper for guests to make paper marigolds and papel picado. Paper marigolds, or cempazuchitl, are known in Mexico as the flower of the dead. Papel picado, or “pecked paper”, is a decorative craft made out of paper that is cut into beautiful and detailed designs. It is commonly displayed during holidays like Easter and Día, as well as during weddings and quincañeras.

We’ll also have calavera crafts. Personalize a paper skull or decorate a real sugar skull with icing, miniature paper flowers, and sequins. One sugar skull will be provided per family while supplies last.

While guests work on crafts, we’ll screen a Día de los Muertos themed animated movie. The film tells the story of a young man who must face his greatest fears as he embarks on a journey across three worlds.

All ages are welcome. Materials for crafts will be provided while supplies last.

The Library is located at 1008 W. Pfluger St in Pflugerville. Visit us online at library.pflugervilletx.gov. We hope to see you soon!
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