Friday, March 29, 2013

Coming Up in May: The Mission Branch Library 2013 Open House & Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

Continuing a long-standing tradition, the Mission Branch Library will host an afternoon of programs on Saturday, May 11 as part of its Open House and Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The programs will begin at noon, right outside the main entrance of the library (weather permitting) with a performance by Los Chiles Verdes, a rocking Mission youth band founded by local bandleaders Jose Leon and Tony Price. The band performs a variety of Latin music and is comprised of young musicians ranging from ages 8-16. This performance will be hot, so dust off your dancing zapatos and come have a good time!

At 1:30 p.m., in the Adult Reading Room, Mission High School students finalists in the Youth Speaks! 2013 Poetry Slam will read their poetry. This will be followed by a discussion of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America with award-winning author and Editor of the Orange County Weekly Gustavo Arellano. ¡Ask a Mexican!, Arellano’s column in the OC Weekly where he answers “any and all questions about America's spiciest and largest minority” became nationally syndicated with a weekly circulation of over 2 million in 39 newspapers across the United States. The event will be followed by a book signing hosted by Modern Times Bookstore.

All programs are free and all ages are welcome so please come join us at the Mission Branch!

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