August 8, 2003

Bilingual Reading & Discussion Series @ The Library!

The community is invited to participate in the third of six Bilingual Reading and Discussion Series where stories that unite Latino families in the United States and Latin America are read and discussed on Thursday, August 14 at 7 p.m. in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public library, located at 239 South Kalmia Street.

The procedure to participate in this unique program is simple. Throughout the four weeks prior to the book discussion, individuals can use their library card to check-out the book to be discussed from the Library’s Customer Services Desk. Since every discussion focuses on a different title, individuals may participate in as many discussions as they like. The book discussions are held every second Thursday of each month. Journalist Miriam Ruvinskis moderates the discussion after sharing well-researched facts about the author, his/her country of origin and other authors and literature from the same region.

The dates of the next discussions and book titles are:

August 14 — I, Rigoberta Menchu

September 11 — In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

October 9 — Body in Flames by Francisco Alarcon

November 13 — Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

The Bilingual Reading and Discussion Series is free and open to the public. This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Library and is made possible by Human Pursuits with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. For information call (760) 839-4329.

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