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The community is invited to celebrate the Latin American Day of the Dead at the Springfield Public Library on Saturday, October 26 from 1:00-3:30pm. Festivities open with special guest, award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales, who will give a presentation to be followed by a book signing and celebration.

Traditionally, this holiday is observed on November 1 and 2 in many Latin American countries as a way to honor those who have passed away. Springfield’s celebration will include elements from many different countries including storytelling and musical performances. Attendees can make cascarones (festive confetti-filled eggshells), decorate sugar skulls and participate in other fun family-friendly crafts. Each family can receive a free Yuyi Morales book, while supplies last. The event is free, for all ages, and will be held in the lobby just outside of the library. Event brought to you by a sponsorship from Joan Gray and Harris Hoffman.

La comunidad está invitada a celebrar el Día de los Muertos en La Biblioteca Pública de Springfield, el sábado, el 26 de octubre, de  1:00-3:30 pm. La fiesta empieza con una presentación dinámica de la autora e ilustradora destacada Yuyi Morales.

La celebración de Springfield combinará elementos de varios países latinoamericanos donde observan el Día de los Muertos (1 y 2 de noviembre) incluyendo presentaciones de cuentos. Los asistentes pueden hacer cascarones, decorar calaveras de azúcar y participar en otras actividades divertidas para las familias. Cada familia se puede recibir un libro gratis escrito por Yuyi Morales. Este evento es gratuito, para todas las edades, y se llevará a cabo en el vestíbulo afuera de la biblioteca. Patrocinado por: Joan Gray y Harris Hoffman.

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