- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
The Day of the Dead = El Día de los Muertos is a fun bilingual (Spanish-English) book written and colorfully illustrated by Bob Barner and translated into Spanish by Teresa Mlawer. A family celebrates El Día de los Muertos by honoring their ancestors in traditional ways. Happy skeletons can be seen on some of the pages.
Clatter Bash! A Day of the Dead Celebration written and illustrated by Richard Keep is another fun book for young children and families. This delightfully illustrated book is from the point of view of the visiting skeletons. The back of both of these book have a nice descriptions of the holiday.
Today and tomorrow mark the celebration of el dia de los muertos (the day of the dead). This is a day where many people remember relatives who have died and gives an opportunity to celebrate their lives. Many cultures have similar observances to mark the passing of loved ones, but this observance has become very well-known by families creating small shrines to commemorate deceased family members and the making of candy skulls. If you would like to learn more about this unique holiday visit your local SJPL branch and check out the many different types of materials pertaining to this celebration.
Kids and their families are invited on
Monday, October 29th at 3pm at the Joyce Ellington Library
to come listen to some stories in a bilingual (English & Spanish) atmosphere
and participate in a craft activity decorating sugar skulls to celebrate this Latino tradition!
Craft supplies will be provided.
This program is limited to the first 40 participants.
¡Niños y sus familias están invitados
el lunes, 29 de octubre a las 3pm en la Biblioteca Joyce Ellington
a escuchar algunos cuentos en un ambiente bilingüe
y participe en una actividad de manualidades
decorando calaveras de azúcar
para celebrar esta tradición Latina!
Todos los materiales para la manualidades serán proporcionados.
Este programa esta limitado a los primeros 40 participantes.
In addition, visit your local library to participate in fun crafts, and Halloween shows.
Celebrate pumpkin season with a story and art activity! Parents and children ages 3-8 are encouraged to join us for one of our many Pumpkin Story and Craft events.
If what you need is a trick-or-treat bag, or a Senor Calavera (Mr. Skull) mask, join us for “Kids Craft: Halloween / Dia de los muertos” at a San José Public Library Branch near you.
Teens or tweens interested in creating a skull themed tote bag, can attend one of our Advanced Craft: Skull Bag essions in the months of October.
If you enjoy crafting, you may also want to join in our Advanced Craft:Tin Art where we will cutting, shaping and coloring sheets of tin.
Visit the 5th annual Day of the Dead exhibit at King Library- Day of the Dead 2011: The Art of Remembrance.