Schaumburg Library creating Community Ofrenda to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

  • Performers from Grupo Folklorico Quetzal are ready to entertain at Schaumburg Township District Library's Community Ofrenda kick off on Oct. 1.

    Performers from Grupo Folklorico Quetzal are ready to entertain at Schaumburg Township District Library's Community Ofrenda kick off on Oct. 1. Courtesy of Schaumburg Township District Library

 
 
Updated 9/22/2022 9:42 AM

This fall, Schaumburg Township District Library is celebrating Hispanic Heritage with a Community Ofrenda, Day of the Dead celebration and much more. Join the festivities Oct. 1 through Nov. 1, 2022.

To bring the community together in a celebration of Hispanic heritage, the library is partnering with local Mexican artist Cristina Colunga to create a Community Ofrenda at each of their locations. An ofrenda is a display, sometimes called a memory table, built to honor lost loved ones. You're invited to contribute photos of your lost loved ones to the Community Ofrenda. Bring a photo to any library location or upload online at SchaumburgLibrary.org/community-ofrenda.

 

In addition to displaying the Community Ofrendas from Oct. 1 through Nov. 2, the library has many ways for everyone to celebrate Hispanic Heritage throughout the month. Featured all ages programs include:

• Community Ofrenda Kick Off: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct., at the Central Library, 130 S. Roselle Road. Help kick off the library's Community Ofrenda with crafts, face painting and a dance performance by Grupo Folklorico Quetzal. You can also bring photos and memories of lost loved ones to add to the Community Ofrenda.

• Day of the Dead Celebration (Día de los Muertos): 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, Central Library. Enjoy a dance performance from the Center of Peruvian Arts, a bilingual storytime, hands-on crafts and Mexican treats (while supplies last) at this Día de los Muertos event to help you remember lost loved ones and celebrate their memory.

Other programs include a virtual field trip to Mexico for kids, Frida Kahlo-inspired art for teens and a discussion of Silvia Moreno-Garcia's "Velvet is the Night" for adults.

Visit SchaumburgLibrary.org/community-ofrenda for more information, including complete program listings and registration details.

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