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    Día at Discovery – A Sweet 16 Celebration of Children’s Day, Book Day

    Presented by and Houston Public Library at Discovery Green

    April 21, 2012

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    Día at Discovery – A Sweet 16 Celebration of Children’s Day, Book Day

    Arte Público Press presents Día at Discovery – A Sweet 16 Celebration of Children’s Day, Book Day, Saturday, April 21, 10am-1pm.

    Spring is in the air and so is literacy! Celebrate books, languages and cultures with storytelling, crafts, food and music as El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros, Children’s Day / Book Day festivities bloom at Discovery Green. Meet beloved author, founder of Día and advocate of “bookjoy,” Pat Mora.

    Stroll near the library to visit with popular guest authors Gwendolyn Zepeda and Xavier Garza. Kids can plant sunflower seeds with Zepeda and cheer for Garza’s Mexican wrestlers—characters and situations straight out of their award-winning bilingual children’s books. There will be an abundance of fun activities and treats for children of all ages!

    Detailed Schedule of Events:

    10:00 a.m. Welcome!
    10:15 a.m. Pat Mora discusses El día de los niños / El día de los libros and her children's book, The Desert Is My Mother / El desierto es mi madre
    10:45 a.m. Handout of Día bookmarks, pins, and pan dulce!
    11:15 a.m. Gwendolyn Zepeda reads from her book Sunflowers / Girasoles
    11:35 a.m. Activity for kids-gardening
    12:15 p.m. Xavier Garza reads from Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil and Other Stories
    12:35 p.m. Activity for kids-coloring lucha libre (wrestling) masks
    12:50 p.m. Book and Balloon giveaway

    Día is a daily commitment to link all children to books, languages and cultures. Founded in 1996 by Pat Mora, Día is housed at the American Library Association. Día celebrations are held across the country on or near April 30th.

    Presented by Houston Public Library, Houston PBS, Arte Público Press and Discovery Green.

    Discovery Green

    Labranch at Lamar
    Houston, TX 77010

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    Admission Info:

    Free event!

    General Day and Time Info:

    10:00 am - 1:00 pm (see detailed schedule above).

    Phone: 713-743-2999


    Surface lot and garage parking available.

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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