Friday, October 19, 2007

BPL and the Literacy Council to Participate in Fiesta 2007

fiesta photoThe 5th annual Fiesta that celebrates Hispanic culture is happening on Saturday, October 20 from noon to 8:00 p.m. in Linn Park. Festivities will include live music, children’s art activities, dance performances, food, and more. It is free and open to the public.

Representatives from the Birmingham Public Library and the Literacy Council of Alabama will be on hand to participate:

  • Nationally known storyteller Antonio Sacre will perform twice
  • More than 500 bilingual books donated by the Literacy Council will be available to win via book walks
  • UAB students will have blankets set out where the winners may sit with a student and listen to and/or read with them
  • The library will have bilingual staff on hand to answer questions about library services

Other happenings during Fiesta 2007 is a visit from C-SPAN2’s Book TV Bus. The bus will be parked outside of the Birmingham Public Library from noon to 3:00 p.m. The nationwide tour is promoting C-SPAN’s unique non-fiction book programming. In partnership with Bright House Networks, the bus will offer tours of its studio set, participation in an interactive demonstration about Book TV programming, the opportunity to learn how a television show is produced, and a chance to sign up for programming alerts.

Photo courtesy of fiestahbc.com.

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