The Watsonville Public Library is holding its 3rd Annual Día de Los Muertos Family Celebration during the month of October 2014. Please come and celebrate with us!
Local groups Youth Now and the Peace & Unity Coalition are helping us create our Community Altar. The public is invited to make a paper flower with a message for our altar garland.
Día de Los Muertos/ Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican celebration of life and death—a festive and joyous day of remembrance and celebration in honor of the dead. It has roots in indigenous groups of Mesoamerica and is celebrated within the Mexican, Central and South American diasporas.


Papel Picado for Teens!

For ages 12 and older

Saturday, October 11th, 1:30-3:30pm,
Freedom Branch Library

 Tuesday, October 14th, 4-6pm,
Main Library, Meeting Room

 Special Family Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, October 14th, 6:30pm,
Main Library Storytime Room

Día de los Muertos Family Crafts

Enjoy a special dance performance by the White Hawk Indian Council. Then decorate sugar skulls, make crafts and create a miniature altar.

Thursday, October 23rd, 6-8:00pm
Civic Plaza Community Room 4th Floor

 Día de los Muertos Family Crafts

Come make decorate sugar skulls, crafts and create a miniature altar.

Saturday, October 25th, 1:30-3:30pm
Freedom Branch Library

Ofrenda Ceremony and Altar Building

Our altar building this year will feature a community-made paper garland – please come to the library to make a paper flower and write a message for your loved one.

Thursday, October 30th, 4pm
Main Library Lobby

Photographs might be taken at this event and may be used in marketing materials of library activities.