Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration at the East Chicago Public Library

2012-07-20T10:41:00Z 2012-07-20T10:47:08Z Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration at the East Chicago Public LibraryContributed by East Chicago Public Library nwitimes.com
July 20, 2012 10:41 am  • 

EAST CHICAGO |The East Chicago Public Library cordially invites you to attend a FREE program celebrating Puerto Rican Heritage. The program, which is titled “Simbolos de Puerto Rico” (Symbols of Puerto Rico) will highlight the heritage and talents of the Puerto Rican community. The program will be at the Main Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Drive on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM. This family event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

“The East Chicago Public Library has a long history of showcasing the area's exciting diverse ethnic heritage," said Charles Moore, Interim Library Director. "Programs such as this celebrate those differences while drawing all of us closer together through knowledge and understanding." The program’s lineup will display the many talents of the Puerto Rican community.

Refreshments will be served following the program. Guests also are invited to tour an exhibit highlighting the culture of Puerto Rico. Items include musical instruments, traditional cooking items and a variety of other objects reflective of Puerto Rico. The display, in the Main library's Templeton Gallery, can be viewed during regular library hours through July 31.

For more information, please contact Cheryl L. Smith, Interim Department Head of Public Relations at 219.397.2453 or via e-mail at csmith@ecpl.org.

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