Know Mexico

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.

September 8, 2012 - 12:00 noon
Redmond Public Library

September 12, 2012 - 12:00 noon
La Pine Public Library

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.

September 8, 2012 - 3:00 pm
Downtown Bend Public Library

September 9, 2012 - 2:00 pm
Sisters Public Library

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.

September 13, 2012 - 6:30 pm
East Bend Public Library

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.

September 14, 2012 - 12:00 noon
Sunriver Area Library

Dear Diego
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.

September 29, 2012 - 2:00 pm
East Bend Public Library

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Last modified on Wednesday, August 15, 2012