“Know Cultura” throughout October at Deschutes Public Library
Immerse yourself in the rich and diverse world of Hispanic and Latin American culture
at Deschutes Public Library in October. This month-long celebration invites people
of all backgrounds to “Know Cultura” through presentations and hands-on classes
at their local library.
All programs are free and open to the public; sugar skull-making
programs, as indicated, are intended for youth and teens.
Programs with an asterisk
(*) feature a bilingual presenter; programs with two asterisks (**) are presented
in a bilingual format.
Know Cultura: Carnaval!
Un evento familiar, uniendo culturas. Tendremos juegos, manualidades, bocadillos,
y sorpresas para nuestros hijos.
A family event uniting cultures, games, crafts,
snacks and surprises!
Second Sunday with Ivonne Saed
Writer and photographer Ivonne Saed reads from her work and discusses the creative
process. Saed’s published work includes the novel Triple crónica de un nombre
is currently in translation to English (Triple Chronicle
of a Name.)
Know Cultura: Making Mole
Sometimes called the “curry of Mexico,” mole sauce has a reputation for being time
consuming, labor intensive and requiring a plethora of ingredients. COCC instructor
Robin Martinez talks about the history of mole and leads a demonstration of how
to make mole at home.
Know Cultura: Traditional Music and Instruments of Latin America
Spend an hour with Chilean professor/musician Freddy O. Vilches and friends as they
celebrate the history of Latin America through music. Freddy will talk about the
rich musical traditions and instruments of Latin American, incluing the quena, zampoñas,
charango, cuatro, maracas, güiros, Bongos, and claves.
Know Cultura: Making Salsa
Salsa long ago surpassed ketchup as the top-selling condiment in the United States.
But salsa can be used for much more than a chip cip, and it has a rich history going
back as far as 3000BCE. Join COCC instructor Robin Martinez as she explores the
history of salsa while also demonstrating how easy it is to make at home.
Know Cultura: Mexican and Mexican-American Murals
Artist and educator Héctor H. Hernández highlights Mexican and Mexican-American
Know Cultura: Traditional Cooking with Veronica Castro
Participemos con Veronica Castro una chef local, para una demostración y prueba
de empanadas tradicionales.
Join local chef Veronica Castro for a demo and tasting
of traditional empanadas. Limited to 20 participants; register online at the link below.
or call 541-312-1056.
Know Cultura: Day of the Dead & Titlakawan
Explore the history and the practice of Day of the Dead (Dia de los muertos
Willan Cervantes, COCC’s Latino College Prep Coordinator. Cervantes will provide
a brief history of the holiday as well as lead participants through the building
of a typical alter. The program concludes with a performance by Titlakawan, a traditional
Aztec group that preserves movements and rituals.
Know Cultura: Sugar Skulls
Prepare and decorate this traditional Dia de los muertos treat.