Though separated from Mexico by a border, the United States shares a rich relationship
with its neighbor to the south.
The Deschutes Public Library is proud to present a series of programs in September
that explore the history, music, food, and culture of Mexico. From making tamales
to exploring the myths and realities of Spanish conquest, get to “Know Mexico” at
these free events throughout September at the branch libraries.
Learn to make tamales with Domestic Goddess Ahja King. Class size limited to twenty
participants. Register online.
La Guitarra in Mexico
Appropriations and Transformations
This lecture-demo with Freddy Vilches of Lewis and Clark includes classical and
popular repertoire, and showcases Mexican variations of the guitar used in different
regions and styles of music.
Maps of Early Mexico
Conquest and Resistance
Professor Stephanie Wood from the University of Oregon on European maps of the Americas
from the Age of Exploration. Such maps eventually came to include Mexico.
Myths and Realities of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico
Mexico Historian Robert Haskett explores what really happened after Hernando Cortés
landed on that fateful day in 1519.
Letters from Diego Rivera’s Mistress
COCC instructor Robin Martinez explores how the despair of famed Mexican artist
Diego Rivera’s Russian mistress, Angelina Beloff, led to a rediscovery of artistic
independence and creative will.