North Side Library
Dia de los Muertos – “Day of the Dead” in English – is a traditional Mexican holiday. It focuses on the gathering together of families and friends to remember loved ones who have died. As a celebration of life, this family-friendly holiday is full of bright colors and traditional treats. Join us to learn more about Dia de los Muertos with our storyteller, Alma Haines. We’ll decorate sugar skull cookies and have other fun crafts available. Please preregister for this event by calling 283-4152, ext. 3, or by going to dmpl.org.
More than 200,000 people died in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, at the end of World War II. These cities have been rebuilt, but the impact is not forgotten. Pa Vang Goldbeck will share her experience of a recent visit to Hiroshima during this program at the North Side Library. Goldbeck’s two-week visit came as part the Mayors for Peace organization. Des Moines mayor Frank Cownie is the lead U.S. mayor for Mayors for Peace, which dedicates itself to world peace and a nuclear-free world.