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October 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The 4th Annual HOUSTON LibroFEST 2015
October 3, 2015 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Central Library | 500 McKinney St., 77002
Houston Metropolitan Research Center at the Julia Ideson Building | 550 McKinney St., 77002
Join Pop Shop America at LibroFest for our second year in a row.
We’ll be there to teach you how to make garlands with Loteria Cards and Day of the Dead Masks! We’ll have all the supplies and know how to help you make some awesome LibroFest creations and take them home. Our workshop is kid friendly and fun for beginners to advanced crafters.
Explore the Festival
Celebrating Latino Literature, Culture in the Bayou City, and our Hispanic Heritage Heroes
Browse books and more by publishers and local arts organizations. Discover crafts and activities for children and the entire family with us at Pop Shop America!
Featuring Remembering World War II: Houston’s Latino Veterans Exhibit & Lecture Series
Musical Performance: Enjoy live music by Jefferson Davis High School’s Mariachi Pantera
10 AM | Central Plaza
Screening of Latino Americans, Episode #3 “War and Peace”: Screening followed by a discussion led by Dr. Jesus J. Esparza, Dr. Emilio Zamora and author Viola Canales
10:30 AM – 12 PM | JIB Auditorium
Bilingual storytime for Kids: Meet Xavier Garza, author and illustrator of The Great and Mighty Nikko!
11 AM | Central Library, 1st Floor Gallery
Platanos Y Collard Greens: Preview performance by the Ensemble Theatre.
11:30 AM | Central Plaza
Artist Chat: Jesse Treviño and Gabriela Magana honor veterans and laborers through unique trading cards and paintings.
12 PM – 1 PM | Central Library, 2nd Floor
U.S. Latinas and the Second World War: Panel discussion on wartime labor, cultural production, and the political ideology of Hispanic women during World War II
12 PM – 1 PM | JIB Auditorium
La Llorona, Lotería and Other Curiosities: Literary Tricks for Writers: Acclaimed Hispanic authors discuss superstitions and symbolism in their work.
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM | Central Plaza
Barrio Writers Poetry Slam
1:45 PM – 3 PM | Central Plaza
Houston Metropolitan Research Center Archives Tour: Staff provide an overview of various archival materials related to WWII.
1 PM – 2 PM | JIB Auditorium
On the Home Front and Abroad: Mexican Americans During World War II:Discussion by Dr. Emilio Zamora, Alejandro Pereira, and Valerie Martinez
2 PM – 3 PM | JIB Auditorium
Sofrito and Frijoles: the Cuban and Mexican-American Experience through Fiction: Authors Jesús Treviño and Phillippe Diederich speak about their works.
3 PM – 4 PM | Central Plaza
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