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Grant Award Makes For a Very Special Día Celebration

February 11, 2016 - 12:02pm -- sshea

Thanks to a generous grant award of $2,000 from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), PCL will be able to add some special touches to this year’s El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día) celebration. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of Dia as a national event, and to celebrate, award winning Ecuadorian artist Ildefonso “Poncho” Franco will lead a two-part mask making workshop for children at Mount Pleasant and Olneyville and a three-part animation workshop at Knight Memorial and Washington Park. To register, call Carolina Briones 401-467-2700 x1608 or contact your librarian.

Mount Pleasant: Mask Making with Poncho Franco

  • Thursday, March 31  3:30 - 5:30 (part 1)
  • Thursday, April 7  3:30 - 5:30 (part 2)

Ages 7-10; 20 youth can participate (same group both Thursdays)

Olneyville: Mask Making with Poncho Franco

  • Friday, April 1  3:30 - 5:30 (part 1)
  • Friday, April 8 3:30 - 5:30 (part 2)

Ages 7-10; 20 youth can participate (same group both Fridays)

Knight Memorial: Animate! with Poncho Franco

  • Saturday, April 2  2:30 - 4:30 (part 1)
  • Saturday, April 9  2:30 - 4:30 (part 2)
  • Saturday, April 16 2:30 - 4:30 (part 3)

Ages 11-13; 10 youth can participate (same group all 3 Saturdays)

Washington Park: Animate! with Poncho Franco

  • Wednesday, March 30  3:30 - 5:30 (part 1)
  • Wednesday, April 6  3:30 - 5:30 (part 2)
  • Wednesday, April 13  3:30 - 5:30 (part 3)

Ages 11-13; 10 youth can participate (same group all 3 Mondays)

On Dia Day itself, there will an awards ceremony for the winning young authors, and entertainment will include a short performance of Shakespeare in Spanish, suitable for children,  to celebrate the forthcoming exhibit in April of the Shakespeare’s First Folio at Brown University.  Full details of this year’s Día schedule will be posted on PCL’s website and featured on the blog and in a later newsletter. The grant award is funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation through the Everyone Reads @ your library grant awarded to ALSC.