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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Dakota County Library hosting programs to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

During Hispanic Heritage Month, Dakota County Library is honoring the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America by hosting the following programs:
 
Alma Andina
10:30–11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4
Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley
Alma Andina, a Minneapolis-based group, performs Andean and Latin American music inspired by a love of folklore and a desire to share the rich cultural heritage of Latin America and the Andes. All ages.
 
Skeletons in the Closet
11 a.m.–noon Saturday, Oct. 11
Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley
See this bilingual puppet show about remembering grandparents who have passed away and the connection that continues beyond death. The story, presented in Spanish and English by the In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, helps children discover the meaning of the Day of the Dead. All ages.
 
Don't Cry for Me
6–7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14
Wentworth Library, 199 E. Wentworth Ave., West St. Paul
See and discuss a thought-provoking presentation of Don't Cry for Me performed by Paulino Brener. The story features an Argentine who comes to the U.S. and discovers that changing the language you speak might change who you are. Ages 16 and older.
 
Hispanic Heritage Month programs are funded by the Minnesota Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.
 
For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us/library and search Hispanic Heritage Month or call 651-450-2900.

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