EAST CHICAGO | Summer Reading Club participants will learn how to make Maracas at all library locations of the East Chicago Public Library. "How to make Maracas" is scheduled at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 14 at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive and at the Pastrick Branch Library, 1008 W. Chicago Ave.
The same program is scheduled at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 22 at Roberto Clemente Center, 3616 Elm St.; Heritage Hall, 4506 Tod Ave.; King Center, 4802 Melville Ave.; Pennsylvania Center, 3550 Pennsylvania Ave.; and on Thursday, June 23 at Marktown Community Center, 3509 Spruce St.; 151st St. Center, 4925 Gladiola; and Bessie Owens Center, 4001 Alexander Ave.
Celebrate the theme "One World, Many Stories" and explore the traditions and cultures of Latin America while making maracas. The maraca is a musical instrument with a long and storied history. It has evolved over the centuries to define the sound of Latin and Caribbean rhythms. It is used to invoke the gods, dispel evil spirits and bring joy to player and listener alike.
Summer Reading Club activities continue through July 29. Contact individual sites for more information: Main Library, 397-2453, Pastrick Branch Library, 397-5505; Roberto Clemente Center, 397-4065; Heritage Hall, 397-5773; King Center, 397-4092; Pennsylvania Center, 397-4014; Marktown Community Center, 391-8370, 151st Center, 397-3241 and Bessie Owens Center, 397-4039.
The Summer Reading Program is in partnership with the Foundations of East Chicago.